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Crepuscular Series - Equinox Sunset
Sunday, December 21, 2014 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "night light." See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days.

3 hours / 2 miles

Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper.

Treasure Hunt!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Use a treasure map to discover clues and search for signs of critters along this 1 mile explore. If we succeed in finding all our clues, a treasure awaits!

$2/person or $5/family. Recommended for 5-10 year olds, but younger siblings are welcome to tag along for the adventure.

Held at Shaver Pond Center, 194 Shaver Pond Road in Grafton. Please pre-register: 279-1155.

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Copper Creations
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover the art of copper tooling. It's fun and easy! Enjoy creating your very own unique copper wind chime while exploring the uses of one of the earth's most versatile minerals. (Due to safety concerns, only children ages 8 and older may participate in the program.)

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program; please call (631) 265-1054.

Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3/17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Copper Creations
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover the art of copper tooling. It's fun and easy! Enjoy creating your very own unique copper wind chime while exploring the uses of one of the earth's most versatile minerals. (Due to safety concerns, only children ages 8 and older may participate in the program.)

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program; please call (631) 265-1054.

Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3/17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us on a hike to welcome winter! We will hike along our green and blue trails and see what winter visitors have arrived!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us on a hike to welcome winter! We will hike along our green and blue trails and see what winter visitors have arrived!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Mad Scientist's Lab
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enter the Mad Scientist's Lab to conduct several different science experiments using household items. You never know what we might create, split in half, or even blow up! Crazy things are bound to ahppen in the laboratory! (This program is ideal for children 7 & up).

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program; please call (631) 265-1054.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3/17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Mad Scientist's Lab
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enter the Mad Scientist's Lab to conduct several different science experiments using household items. You never know what we might create, split in half, or even blow up! Crazy things are bound to ahppen in the laboratory! (This program is ideal for children 7 & up).

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program; please call (631) 265-1054.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3/17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Kids Lake Walk
Monday, December 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

If the kids are home from school and are making the house their playground, come to the park to enjoy an educational walk that is full of play and will help burn off some energy. All ages welcome, however, the walk is not stroller friendly.

Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice.

Registration: Required
Kids Lake Walk
Monday, December 29, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

If the kids are home from school and are making the house their playground, come to the park to enjoy an educational walk that is full of play and will help burn off some energy. All ages welcome, however, the walk is not stroller friendly.

Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice.

Registration: Required
Kids Outdoor Cooking
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

A park educator will teach the kids about some delicious treats we can make over the open fire. Along with cooking some treats, we will learn a bit about safety when around an outdoor fire pit. $3 per child to cover food costs. All ages are welcome. Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice.

Registration: Required
Kids Outdoor Cooking
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

A park educator will teach the kids about some delicious treats we can make over the open fire. Along with cooking some treats, we will learn a bit about safety when around an outdoor fire pit. $3 per child to cover food costs. All ages are welcome. Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice.

Registration: Required
Where Do They Go In Winter?
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

Learn about the animals that live in Spa Park and how they survive the winter months! Participants will enjoy a fireside lesson before heading out to track our winter wildlife. Snowshoes will be available if there is snow.

Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 ext. 116 to register.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Family Fun: May the Forest Be With You
Friday, January 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

A long time ago in a forest far, far away, trees provided food and shelter for man and beast alike. Through hands-on activities and games, we will discover the importance of trees.

Reservations are required for all programs and will  be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; call (631) 265-1054

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3/17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Family Fun: May the Forest Be With You
Friday, January 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

A long time ago in a forest far, far away, trees provided food and shelter for man and beast alike. Through hands-on activities and games, we will discover the importance of trees.

Reservations are required for all programs and will  be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; call (631) 265-1054

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3/17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Fantastic Fishers at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, January 2, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Come and learn about the facts and myths surrounding this elusive, yet increasingly common mammal in our area. Learn the natural history of these large weasels through Fisher FAQs, the 'Weasel or Not' game, and much more! Make a mini fact book to take home.

This program is appropriate for all ages. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Registration: Required
Fantastic Fishers at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, January 2, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Come and learn about the facts and myths surrounding this elusive, yet increasingly common mammal in our area. Learn the natural history of these large weasels through Fisher FAQs, the 'Weasel or Not' game, and much more! Make a mini fact book to take home.

This program is appropriate for all ages. Please call 872-0800 to register.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delta Lake State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches), we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Meet at the Four Season Room by the Beach. Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756).

Registration: Required
Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods Nature Writing Workshop
Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 356-9235

Interested in writing about Nature? Join Gert Coleman to walk the trails, listen to the birds, and observe the wonders of old clay pits reclaimed by nature. Bring a notebook to record your thoughts. Meet in the Interpretive Center parking lot (2351 Veteran's Road West). Dress warmly.

For more information, call Gert at 718-356-9235 or email gert.coleman@verizon.net

For adults and children accompanied by adults. The program is free of charge.

Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods Nature Writing Workshop
Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 356-9235

Interested in writing about Nature? Join Gert Coleman to walk the trails, listen to the birds, and observe the wonders of old clay pits reclaimed by nature. Bring a notebook to record your thoughts. Meet in the Interpretive Center parking lot (2351 Veteran's Road West). Dress warmly.

For more information, call Gert at 718-356-9235 or email gert.coleman@verizon.net

For adults and children accompanied by adults. The program is free of charge.

Winter Wildlife Tracking for Families
Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752
This family program includes an introduction to animal tracking, an introductory level snowshoe hike, and the opportunity to create your own pocket-sized tracking guide to take home! This program is recommended for families with children between the age of five to eight years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area.
Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, January 10, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Verona Beach State Park
Phone: (315) 762-4463

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches) we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315-762-4463). Meet at the Park Office.

Registration: Required
Winterfest
Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Be part of the National Winter Trails Day. Activities include showshoeing, ice fishing, tubing, crafts and a live animal presentation. Donation: Adults $2, Kids $1. 
Winterfest
Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Be part of the National Winter Trails Day. Activities include showshoeing, ice fishing, tubing, crafts and a live animal presentation. Donation: Adults $2, Kids $1. 
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Reservoir State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

If you are at the park sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about some of the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions, then this display will not be available.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Project WET Workshop
Saturday, January 24, 2015 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West) for this NYS DEC-presented professional development workshop. Project WET is intended for teachers and non-formal educators working with young people in grades K-12. The program focuses on peoples' relationship to water throughout their lives. Students learn that water is a shared resource as well as a shared responsibility. Project WET is easily integrated into a school's existing curricula. It also meets the curricular needs of nature centers, museums, teacher trainings, pre-service classes, and community organizations. At the end of the workshop, receive a certification of completion and an activity guide to take home.

We will break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch or leave for lunch.

To register, please call Elisabetta at 718-605-3970 ext. 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov

The program is free of charge. The workshop is appropriate for anyone who does or is interested in non-formal or formal education.

Project WET Workshop
Saturday, January 24, 2015 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West) for this NYS DEC-presented professional development workshop. Project WET is intended for teachers and non-formal educators working with young people in grades K-12. The program focuses on peoples' relationship to water throughout their lives. Students learn that water is a shared resource as well as a shared responsibility. Project WET is easily integrated into a school's existing curricula. It also meets the curricular needs of nature centers, museums, teacher trainings, pre-service classes, and community organizations. At the end of the workshop, receive a certification of completion and an activity guide to take home.

We will break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch or leave for lunch.

To register, please call Elisabetta at 718-605-3970 ext. 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov

The program is free of charge. The workshop is appropriate for anyone who does or is interested in non-formal or formal education.

Buckhorn Island Snowshoe
Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Utilizing our Native American-made snowshoes we will travel along the mighty Niagara River to see the amazing wildlife along the way. Snowshoes will be provided and in case of no snow, we will hike.

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, January 31, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, January 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches) we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756). Meet at the Sunset Shelter.

Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches), we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315) 492-1756. Meet at the Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Sunday, February 1, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Gilbert Lake State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches) we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Meet at the Briggs Shelter. Registration required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756).

Registration: Required
Snowy Owl: The "Ghost of the Arctic!"
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Another winter invasion of Snowy Owls is expected along the waterfront of Buffalo Harbor State Park! Snowy Owls are active during the day and this will be a good chance to see them and discover why they made the long journey from their arctic tundra breeding grounds!

Registration: Required
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, February 7, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Lake Erie Ice Volcanoes!
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Sculpted by wind, waves, and snow, the frozen surface of Lake Erie is a bizzare and twisted icescape that is constantly changing. Ice Volcanoes erupt and then freeze over leaving an ice surface of "inactive" cones, vents, mounds, ice caves and craters to discover! Take a guided walk to see these very unique Lake Erie ice formations!

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Adventures
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Get out of your house this winter and come explore nature's outdoor wonders! Learn about the history of the snowshoe and then join us on a hike as we look for the tracks and scat that animals leave behind, and the dens they depend on during our cold winter months. Snowshoes will be provided.

For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Nature Tour on Skis!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Cross-country skiing is a wonderful way to enjoy winter and can be done at nearby parks without a long drive. Learn how to cross-country ski or improve your technique as we ski Evangola's wooded and lakeside trails on this cooperative program led by the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club and the New York State Parks.

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Erie Ice Sculptures!
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Last chance in 2015 to take a guided walk to see the amazing nature-designed icescape sculptures on Lake Erie!

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Reservoir State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

If you are at the park sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about some of the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions, then the display will not be available.

For information call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the shores of the Niagara River. We will visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few of the many viewing areas you will find in our state parks on Grand Island.

For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the shores of the Niagara River. We will visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few of the many viewing areas you will find in our state parks on Grand Island.

For information and registration, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Reservoir State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

If you are at the park sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about some of the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions, then the display will not be available.

For information call (716) 282-5154.

Winter Wilderness Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

The forest and fields are still very much alive in winter. Join us to examine the signs of life and survival during nature's toughest season!

For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

 

Registration: Required
First Day of Spring Walk
Friday, March 20, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere! Emerge from winter hibernation and join us on a walk through the park to rediscover the beauty of spring.

For information and registration, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Night Sounds
Friday, March 27, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Night Sounds is a journey through dusk into the world of night! Listen for the sleigh bell serenade of Spring peepers under shooting stars and a copper Mars. Will the Wood Frogs quack and the Timber Doodles twitter? Do Screech Owls whinny and can Barred Owls call for dinner? A quiet sensory walk through the evening forest trails.

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Donations graciously accepted. 
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Donations graciously accepted. 
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