Landscape Photography: Lake Minnewaska, New York


New York State is an absolutely beautiful place to live or visit. The landscapes from Long Island to the Finger Lakes give us photographers much to shoot.

Last weekend, the family and I took a little day trip to Lake Minnewaska in the Mohonk Preserve. Located in the Mid-Hudson Valley just past New Paltz, this state park is a gorgeous area. Picnic, hike, bike, swim, or just sit and take in the natural.

I used to visit as a kid and would go hiking with my dad. Now, I’m the dad and take my little man on the trails.

Here a few shots to give you some inspiration:

A little-hidden rock formation. Reminding me of something from a fantasy novel.

The view from a break in the trees along the Red path.


One last shot of the view. It was a beautiful day and perfect for a hike.


Live each day. Get out into nature. Bring a camera. Remember that phone you’re attached to? Take some pictures and enjoy the beauty of our natural world.

Remember too, when you’re on marked trails, stay on the path. Don’t disturb what nature gives us. No photo is worth destroying the nature we enjoy.

Go. Live. Be.

P.S. I captured these images using an LG Stylo 2. 

Also published on Medium.

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