If you're not hiking in the Hudson Valley during the Fall, you're wasting your residency and it should be revoked! :-) Minnewaska is a beautiful park and we should be into a good time of year to see the changing colors. We'll set a leisurely pace and try to stop for a few breaks but I expect it'll be a bit longer than some of our other previous hikes. So, make sure to bring some water and a snack. For the health of equines sharing the trails, Minnewaska requires a clean health permit for all equines and there is a small fee for that per animal. I can't access the site at the moment to find the cost, but for this hike, I'll need to pass on a very small per person charge to cover that. I would expect it'll be on the order of $3/person and have initially set that as the rate. I'll update it as soon as I can determine what it should be. I'll collect it the day of the walk.
Note that Minnewaska has an $8/vehicle parking charge. We can try to coordinate people meeting outside the park and carpooling in to reduce costs.
We will be parking in the lower lot. Most people will be coming to the park from the East. You will pass the Main Gate entrance and proceed to the next entrance which is the lower parking area.