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Jenny Lane Loop Hike
Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpath, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 forest fire. This route brings hikers to the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. This loop hike will finish up with a one-mile hike on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850's that crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. This five-mile long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Vernal Pool Exploration for Families
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring your children to Minnewaska to learn about the amazing amphibians that live here. Children will make their own frog mask, learn about amphibian habitats and visit vernal pools to look for frogs, salamanders and insects. This program is recommended for children seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

This program will meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water.

 

Registration: Required
Sunday Stroll to Scenic Lake Awosting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Pack a lunch and water, lace up your hiking shoes and grab your sunglasses to come for a stroll out to remote and pristine Lake Awosting. Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, will lead this approximately 10-mile round trip walk that follows Mossy Glen, Blueberry Run and Jenny Lane Footpaths to Lower Awosting Carriage Road. We'll walk up the steep hill on this carriage road to reach the scenic Lake Awosting Carriage Road, which encircles the Lake. If you've never seen this crystal clear sky lake, surrounded by nothing but forest, it's worth the walk! Although there are some sections of trail with tricky footing and steep hills, overall this hike is fairly level and very picturesque. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Tuesday Trek: Hamilton Point to Rainbow Falls
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

 Starting at Lake Minnewaska, we'll walk the carriage road that circles it to reach Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road, which leads to Hamilton Point Carriage Road. This carriage road was completely renovated last year and offers numerous cliff edge views down into the Palmaghatt Ravine. From Hamilton Point, we'll stop to take in breathtaking views of the entire Hudson Valley before continuing on to Castle Point Carriage Road, which we'll follow to Rainbow Falls Footpath. This footpath is a real treat that many hikers don't know about. It skirts a cliff precipice and offers long views of Lake Awosting and the Catskills. When this footpath ends, we'll cruise along the Jenny Lane Footpath to reach Blueberry Run Footpath and conclude our long walk along Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows a level route alongside the Peters Kill stream. This approximately ten-mile route is challenging in places and is recommended for fit individuals. To save time, a couple of participants will need to spot a car at the Awosting Parking Area, where we will initially meet, and others will need to ride-share the short distance to the Wildmere Parking Area near Lake Minnewaska.

Pre-registration is required. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Registration: Required
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join us at Minnewaska State Park Preserve to celebrate the fourth annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.

Volunteers are asked to please bring garden gloves, water, a lunch or snacks, bug spray and sturdy boots. For both activities, volunteers should meet at the Wildmere Parking Area, near Lake Minnewaska.

Project 1: Volunteers will join Park Preserve staff and the NY/NJ trail conference volunteers to set up a boardwalk building project on a seasonally wet section of Mossy Glen Footpath. Volunteers will haul lumber half a mile down Mossy Glen Footpath to the work site. This project is best suited for ages 12+.

Project 2: Volunteers will join Park Preserve staff and the NY/NJ Trail Conference volunteers to enhance sections of the scenic Blueberry Run Footpath by clipping back overgrown vegetation. This project is best suited for those ags 7 and up.

Register at: I Love My Park Day

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Homeschoolers Program: Beautiful, Beloved Birds
Thursday, May 7, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Preschoolers in the Park: Amphibian Search
Monday, May 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come spend the morning exploring nature with your preschooler at Minnewaska State Park Preserve! Share the excitement of your preschooler's early experiences with nature as they engage in activities that will focus on sight, hearing, smell and touch.

Led by Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, topics will include amphibians, butterflies, blueberry picking and more. Each outing includes a modest hike and parents and children should come prepared to walk up to one mile. It is recommended that parents also bring food and water. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. All programs meet at the Nature Center, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise. 

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Homeschoolers Program: Micro-Forest
Thursday, June 4, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Preschoolers in the Park: Colorful Scavenger Hunt
Monday, June 8, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come spend the morning exploring nature with your preschooler at Minnewaska State Park Preserve! Share the excitement of your preschooler's early experiences with nature as they engage in activities that will focus on sight, hearing, smell and touch.

 Led by Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, topics will include amphibians, butterflies, blueberry picking and more. Each outing includes a modest hike and parents and children should come prepared to walk up to one mile. It is recommended that parents also bring food and water. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. All programs meet at the Nature Center, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Preschoolers in the Park: Blueberry Picking
Monday, July 13, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come spend the morning exploring nature with your preschooler at Minnewaska State Park Preserve! Share the excitement of your preschooler's early experiences with nature as they engage in activities that will focus on sight, hearing, smell and touch.

Led by Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, topics will include amphibians, butterflies, blueberry picking and more. Each outing includes a modest hike and parents and children should come prepared to walk up to one mile. It is recommended that parents also bring food and water. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. All programs meet at the Nature Center, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Preschoolers in the Park: Butterfly Quest
Monday, August 10, 2015 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come spend the morning exploring nature with your preschooler at Minnewaska State Park Preserve! Share the excitement of your preschooler's early experiences with nature as they engage in activities that will focus on sight, hearing, smell and touch.

Led by Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, topics will include amphibians, butterflies, blueberry picking and more. Each outing includes a modest hike and parents and children should come prepared to walk up to one mile. It is recommended that parents also bring food and water. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. All programs meet at the Nature Center, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Homeschoolers Program: Lake Monitoring
Thursday, September 3, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Preschoolers in the Park: Insect Exploration
Monday, September 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come spend the morning exploring nature with your preschooler at Minnewaska State Park Preserve! Share the excitement of your preschooler's early experiences with nature as they engage in activities that will focus on sight, hearing, smell and touch.

Led by Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, topics will include amphibians, butterflies, blueberry picking and more. Each outing includes a modest hike and parents and children should come prepared to walk up to one mile. It is recommended that parents also bring food and water. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. All programs meet at the Nature Center, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Homeschoolers Program: Apples
Thursday, October 1, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Preschoolers in the Park: Leaf Collections
Monday, October 12, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come spend the morning exploring nature with your preschooler at Minnewaska State Park Preserve! Share the excitement of your preschooler's early experiences with nature as they engage in activities that will focus on sight, hearing, smell and touch.

Led by Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, topics will include amphibians, butterflies, blueberry picking and more. Each outing includes a modest hike and parents and children should come prepared to walk up to one mile. It is recommended that parents also bring food and water. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. All programs meet at the Nature Center, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Early Morning Birder Series
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Park main entrance and should come with a pair of binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 

This group meets every Tuesday morning April- October

Start Times Vary: 

April- May 8:00am

June-August 7:00am

Sept-October 8:00am

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs.

 

Homeschoolers Program: Trees and Papermaking
Thursday, November 5, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Lenape Indians
Thursday, December 3, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
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