The Mohonk Moutain House and Preserve is a nice day hike, you can park in their lot at the bottom of the mountain and hike to the top where the Mountain House is located. The hike up is not hard and gives some nice views of the valley as you hike up. As you reach the top where to Mountain House is located (which by the way is celebrating its 145th year as a Hotel) you will see the Gardens, they are a photographers dream beautiful flowers and Landscaping everywhere. You then have a choice to continue up the Skytop trail or take a stroll around the Lake. The Skytop trail leads you further up the mountain and when you reach the top the Skytop Tower. From there you can see the entire region it is a stunning site in the spring and fall. On the trail that runs around the lake there are sub trails that have some nice paths that have some beautiful rock formations with plants growing on them, overall it is a great day and if you are too tired to hike back you can take a shuttle that runs up to and down from the Hotel to the visitors parking lot.