| Times Herald-Record
Fall foliage guide to New York
Cooler weather brings fall colors throughout New York. A weekly state-issued report tells where to find peak colors throughout the fall.
KERHONKSON – Minnewaska State Park Preserve’s new $6.1 million visitor center debuted Friday, just in time to help the park with anecdotal reports of pandemic-driven visitation spikes.
State officials and leaders from the nonprofit Open Space Institute, which provided $3 million in grants and donations toward the project, touted the new 5,400-square-foot building near Minnewaska’s upper parking lot.
The 24,000-acre-plus Minnewaska preserve, New York’s third-largest state park, is “the crown jewel of the state park system,” said Mike Baden, supervisor of the Ulster County Town of Rochester – the town that contains the hamlet of Kerhonkson, where the park is partly based.
Minnewaska is perched atop a 2,000-foot-high escarpment, the Shawangunk Ridge, which runs west from the New