The Preserve is located along the Shawankgunk Ridge, and is home to three sky lakes; Lake Minnewaska, Lake Awosting, and Mud Pond. The area right in front of the parking lot, where we started, overlooks Lake Minnewaska, which was covered with snow, which looked awesome. I went swimming there two summers ago, and have made a mental note to go a lot more this year. We took the 3 mile trail out to Lake Awosting for some nice pictures, then took the same trail back to the car. It would be a huge understatement to say that I am exhausted by now.