Let’s face it: One of the very best things about Mohonk Mountain House is their incredible grounds and the amazing opportunities for hiking all around the grounds. Here are some season-specific tips for your springtime visit to Mohonk Mountain House:
One really fun thing about Mohonk is that they change their display gardens every year! They choose a new theme, and often build new structures to complement the plantings. I love visiting in the springtime to see what the new theme is and what’s happening in the (always-breathtaking) gardens.
The grounds are incredibly extensive, but the paths are well-marked and you can walk for miles with the house in view. This will help you feel secure if you’re new to Mohonk and worried about getting lost. Just look for the big mountain house, and you know which direction to head for (and how far away you are from afternoon tea and cookies)!
If you’re timid about hiking alone or want to learn more about your surroundings, Mohonk has fabulous guided hikes (and they are included with your meal). If it’s not a busy day, you may even get a private hike – that’s happened to us! We showed up at the appointed meeting spot and no one else did, so off we went with our guide. When you arrive at Mohonk, check the daily activities list to find out when the guided hikes are scheduled so you can plan your day and arrive on time.