Depending on which route you take to Hudson Woods from New York City chances are you’ll drive right past Awosting Falls without ever realizing it. Located on the edge of Minnewaska State Park the falls are a must visit stop when in the area. A hike that is less than 15 minutes from the parking lot to the perfect waterfall viewing vistas is perfect for anyone!
Continuing the exploration of nature near Hudson Woods this week we visit Awosting Falls via Danny Wild’s guide to the falls and the park surrounding the falls. Whether you take a full day to explore all of the state park or just a brief respite at the falls he is sure to get you motivated to head outdoors!
“If you’re not familiar with Minnewaska, it’s a New York state park up in the mountains about 15 minutes outside of Main Street in New Paltz, which is Exit 18 on the Thruway. The lake and park area itself boasts a lot of history — some quite tragic. In short, the lake is a beautiful spot that once housed two sprawling resort hotels but is now a gem of a state park, open to the public year-round to enjoy.”