Moonbeams Preserve
Middletown, NY

Moonbeams Preserve is comprised of 150 acres of fields, forest and wetlands located at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge and bordering the Shawangunk Kill. Donated to the Orange County Land Trust by The Nature Conservancy, this lovely preserve is open to the public for hiking, birding and nature study. There is parking and a kiosk with posted information on interesting flaura and fauna found on the preserve, as well as maps of the preserves two trail systems.

Take Rt. 17 west from Middletown. Take exit 118 and turn left at the exit’s stop sign onto Brown Road. After the overpass, turn right onto Rt. 76. After 1.1 miles, turn left onto Prosperous Valley Road (called Shawangunk Rd on the opposite side of Rt. 76). Follow Prosperous Valley Road 0.6 miles to stop sign. Turn left there, continuing on Prosperous Valley Road an additional 1.6 miles to the Preserve. There will be a sign for Moonbeams Preserve on your left with the parking area immediately beforehand on the right. Park in the grassy area adjacent to the large red barn. The barn is private property and not part of the preserve.

For GPS:
Use 219 Prosperous Valley Road, Middletown, NY 10940.