Minnewaska State Park Will Get New Welcome Center & Other Improvements

(Kerhonkson, NY) -- Construction is beginning on a five-thousand square-foot, six-point-one-million dollar welcome center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

The center in Kerhonkson will feature classrooms and exhibits to educate visitors about the preserve's natural and recreational features, and will also offer bathroom access and public drinking water. Additionally, the project will renovate more than 21-miles of carriage roads, and will create a campground for the Shawangunk Gateway, among other various site improvements. The plan is part of a 28-point-two-million-dollar investment in connection with Governor Cuomo's 2020 state park initiative.

"New York is home to world-class parks and recreational activities that attract tourists from all across the globe," Governor Cuomo said. "This new visitor center will provide much-needed amenities and new learning experiences to the thousands of tourists who come to the Minnewaska State Park every year, helping to boost tourism across the entire Hudson Valley region."

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Architectural Rendering Image: Courtesy Governor Cuomo's Office

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