Mohonk Preserve Nude Trail and Naked Sunbathing At Split Rock

Getting Some Naked Sun At Split Rock And the Mohonk Preserve
While we still have some beautiful fall days left, I needed to share a clothes-optional place to go where you may also get your outdoor / autumn leaves fix! It is located in social values. To imply that guests have to refrain from touching or in town of New Paltz in upstate New York. It's about one hour and half drive from NYC.

We went there on a sunny day in August.
The area we went to is a clothing-optional section on the Coxing Trail. It was full upon our day arrival so instead we parked at the West Trapps trail head. It was a longer manners away (approx 30 minutes), but a fine hike anyway! It is a relatively easy hike, but sneakers are recommended. Then a ways down you reach that sign posted on the tree.
Mohonk Preserve - Split Rock Nude Section
And it is possible to remove all clothes and be as freely naked as the wildlife![There is so sadly no established name for this region. Many refer to it as Split Rock, though that is the name of the textile section. More on this later.] A little further down we located the place where people (mostly men on this day) hang out on the flat rock relaxing out in chairs or on towels. It is in the middle of the woods so there's a mixture of shade and sunshine. The stream of water moves steadily around the rock, creating pools and small waterfalls. So pretty and calm!
However the water was ice cold, so swimming is best reserved for hot summer days. The area is thick with trees and loads of natural plant life for the perceptions to feast on. Take a look at these orange mushrooms I spotted and a butterfly in motion!
FKK Has Maintained The Nude Section Of Split Rock
Shortly after our visit, I wrote to the Mohonk Preserve to ask why there is no info on their website about this clothing-optional area. Their answer:
"Within an attempt to accommodate a diverse population of visitors, the clothing-optional area on the Coxing Kill stream is a longstanding tradition at the Mohonk Preserve. Only a tiny fraction of our visitors make the most of this area.
Over the years we've had to handle a particular number of conflict between the vast majority of our visitors and the group using the clothes-optional area. Many of our members and visitors usually do not feel that this is an appropriate use of our landscape since it has the possibility of bringing families with kids into contact with people in the clothes-optional area.
Families have expressed to us their discomfort with this exposure (pun intended) and feel that this region of the Preserve becomes, de facto, off-limits to them. Because we try to balance chances for all to love our properties, we don't publicize the clothes-optional area on the Coxing Stream."
Sounds like they ran into a little controversy plus some angry parents. The usual "What about the children!" crap. Thank you, MP, for determining a designated clothing-optional area is appropriate.
Now to educate people on how simple nudity actually does not hurt children. You would believe that with an area set aside, both groups would manage to peacefully coexist. The Preserve is huge enough! I also don't believe these families recognize how very few areas there are to legally skinny dip outside in NY state.
Naked Mushrooms Cooling Naked At The Mohonk Preserve
Anyway, we haven't been back since August, but I'll bet it's gorgeous there this time of year! What are Breasts? up for a clothes-optional hike this autumn?
Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trail Split Rock Bare Section