Here at Jellystone Park™, we have all the ingredients for a fantastic vacation, such as access to all our attractions, facilities, daily activities, and so much more! With everything we have to offer, you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored”. In addition to all the amazing things on site, there’s also tons of fun to be had right around the corner. Keep reading to learn all about one of our favorite places to go that is a must see when visiting the area!
Located just 15 minutes and 8 miles away from our Camp-Resort, Awosting Falls makes a great destination for you to visit while staying at Jellystone Park™! Whether you’re looking to cool off in the summer, or would like to experience the gorgeous fall foliage, Awosting Falls is breathtaking during any season. Plus, it’s situated on the Shawangunk Mountain Range, so you’ll enjoy mountain views in the background!
In order to get to Awosting Falls and experience the waterfall for yourself, you must take a walk through Minnewaska State Park. Luckily, this trail is perfect for all skill levels, so there’s no need to worry if you don’t hike often! Just remember to wear some good shoes, bring a water bottle, and of all things, don’t forget the camera!
During the summer, you can visit Awosting Falls anytime between 9am – 8pm. In the fall, hours are a little more limited. Be sure to check hours here so you are prepared before you leave our Camp-Resort! A trip to this tourist destination can be anywhere from a quick stroll around the preserve to a day-long getaway. We recommend planning for a few hours so you don’t feel too rushed and can enjoy everything nature has to offer!
Don’t think it gets any better? Well, it does! Your furry friend can join you on your expedition! Dogs are allowed on the trail up to Awosting Falls as long as they are kept on a leash. Now that’s paw-tastic!
Another reason why many people love Awosting Falls is for all of its nature. It’s a good hour and a half drive from New York City – the perfect distance to get away from the busyness and traffic of the city without feeling too far away. Here, you’ll enjoy the fresh air and calm breeze of nature, and will be able to relax under the sun with the sound of the waterfall beside you. Doesn’t that sound amazing?!
Besides Awosting Falls, Minnewaska State Park also includes three lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges that lead to beautiful views, clear streams, 35 miles of carriage roads and 50 miles of footpaths. Whether you choose to bike, walk, or hike your way through the trail, you won’t be disappointed with what this preserve has to offer.
If your trip is already planned, make sure to squeeze in some time to enjoy the local fun. If your vacation is still in the works, make sure to begin planning your family vacation today – you don’t want to miss out on this summer’s best memories! Once you’re here, whether you choose to experience one of our favorite places to go or remain at our Camp-Resort, we know you will have a vacation to remember. So pack your sunscreen, bug spray, and of course your camera and get ready for the best vacation ever!