Research & Policy

The Pulse of the Parks: Minnewaska (2015)

Photo Credit: Steve Aaron

Just an hour-and-a-half drive from the heart of Manhattan, Minnewaska State Park Preserve’s 23,000 acres offer visitors world-class rock climbing, sky lakes for swimming, and panoramic landscape views atop the Shawangunk Ridge. Nearly 300,000 people visit the park each year to enjoy 35 miles of carriage roads and 35 miles of footpaths for biking, hiking, snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing.

This edition of The Pulse of Parks reports on a sample survey of 402 visitors to the park during the months of July through September in 2014, offering insights about park-goers’ economic contributions, needed upgrades to park amenities, and other subjects.

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