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Moonbeams Preserve Trail is a 0.8 mile out and back trail located near Middletown, New York that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 65 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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An Orange County Land Trust nature preserve that includes 150 acres of fields, forest and wetlands located at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge and bordering the Shawangunk Kill. Open to the public for hiking, birding and nature study. There is parking and a kiosk w/ maps of the preserves two trail systems. Trailhead is across the street from parking area.

Parking area is clearly marked; look for kiosk and signs reading "Orange County Land Trust - Moonbeams Preserve"

For GPS, use: 219 Prosperous Valley Road, Middletown, NY 10940. - Take Rt. 17 west from Middletown. Take exit 118 and turn left at the exits stop sign onto Brown Road. - After the overpass, turn right onto Rt. 76. - After 1.1 miles, turn left onto Prosperous Valley Road (called Shawangunk Rd on the opposite side of Rt. 76). - Follow Prosperous Valley Road 0.6 miles to stop sign. Turn left there, continuing on Prosperous Valley Road an additional 1.6 miles to the Preserve. There will be a sign for Moonbeams Preserve on your left with the parking area immediately beforehand on the right. Park in the grassy area adjacent to the large red barn. The barn is private property and not part of the preserve.

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Gabby T
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Overall, a good trail! It was an easy walk and there was lots of cool scenery. It’s just very muddy and I would recommend bug spray. Got there at 12, plenty of parking. No dogs are allowed, which was a downside but otherwise I loved it!

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amy Clark
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relaxing water- all uphill to get back up - great exploring for the kids

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Susan Plog
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A nice quiet walk on wooded and field trails. Mowed paths with some of the wooded on south end prone to muddiness (icy). Posted habitat protecting nesting so no dogs or horses requested.

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Maria Scarzfava
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Couldn't find a trail anywhere, grass was really tall.

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Mike Conklin
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Nice easy trail, no views really but the rail bed was cool to look at. Says no dogs but I took mine anyway didn't see another soul on the trail. Didn't get to do the blue trail bc I was on a time limit.

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Sarah Lipoff
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Vinny Cina
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Irene Cina
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Heather W
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Rick Lo
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Anthony Valentin
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Fallon Rose
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Lloyd Henry
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Corrinne LaFleur
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Eli Wolkenstein
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Devin Devin Cabrera
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