Flooded Trails

We ask that you wear appropriate footwear and stay on the trails. Stepping off the trail can damage the landscape. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

Trails are open!

Trails are open! Welcome to the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, an oasis of rich woodland and old-growth forest one hour’s drive from New York City. The preserve is open to the public from April 1 through November 30 from 8:30am to 5pm for hiking only. The hiking paths are narrow and winding, well kept, yet […]

Time to Clean Out Bluebird Boxes

Time to clean out last season’s Bluebird boxes! Bluebird scouts are checking out potential nesting sites for building their nests. Hopefully Bluebirds occupied your birdhouses, but you may find they were overtaken by Wrens, Swallows, or mice that filled them up with little sticks and other materials. Bluebirds may have built nest upon nest if […]

Winter Trail Rest Dec. 1 to Apr. 1

Trails are Closed for their Winter Rest December 1 to April 1 Ever since 1986 the preserve has been closed to hikers for its winter trail rest to prevent the Gorge from being loved to death. We all know the damage caused by uncontrolled visitation in some of our state and national parks. Overuse of […]

Spotted Lanternfly

Intro to SLF The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has recently made its way to the Mianus River Gorge and surrounding areas. Native to China, the spotted lanternfly was first discovered in the US in Pennsylvania in 2014, but was not detected at the Gorge until 2022. Just one year after their arrival, […]

Remember to Donate Before December 31

Making a gift to Mianus River Gorge this holiday season can be a gratifying experience that also will help us fulfill our mission in the coming year. Whether you choose to make a cash gift, a gift of securities, or join The Anable Society by indicating a bequest or giving a major gift for land […]

Year-End Matching Donation Challenge

Mianus River Gorge has received a year-end matching donation challenge that makes your gift twice as impactful. Every dollar we receive through December 31st will be matched up, to $25,000! Please make a donation today! If you’ve already given, thank you very much. If you are able to give another gift to help us get […]

Mianus Minutes

Fall 2023 We put together a snapshot of some of the projects, partnerships, and new initiatives we have been working on. Click here.


As we near the end of the year, we reflect on how much your support means to the Mianus River Gorge today and every day. If you’ve already donated, we sincerely thank you for your support. If not, we’ll let the words “Giving Tuesday” serve as a reminder that Mianus River Gorge needs your help […]