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Winter Solstice Hike
Sunday, December 21, 2014 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a walk along the Beacon Hill Carriage Road and Beacon Hill Footpath hiking loop as well as the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road. The loop offers some of the best views in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. Starting along the Beacon Hill Carriage Road, we'll hike uphill along the footpath to reach its conclusion along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, which we'll continue to follow along the western edge of Lake Minnewaska. If there's time, we'll make a quick stop at the cliffs above the lake to look for the sun as it begins to set early in the western sky. The total distance for this moderate outing, which does include some hills and narrow, cliff-edge sections of the trail, is approximately three and a half miles. If there is snow, this outing will be on snowshoes and per person ski fees will apply for entrance to this area of the Park Preserve.

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. A parent or guardian over the age of 19 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Tuesday Trek: Jenny Lane Loop Hike
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 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 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 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
Holiday Break Walk
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Need a break after the holiday? Then join Park Preserve Educator Nick Martin for an outdoor hiking therapy session! For this session, participants will be hiking a combination of historic carriage roads to reach Echo Rock on this approximate four mile outing. As participants walk along the recently restored Hamilton Point Carriage Road, the deep Palmaghatt Ravine expands at the edge of the trail with every step taken. Our destination, Echo Rock, is a scenic vista which offers expansive, stunning views of the immediate Hudson Valley. If there is abundant snow on the ground at the time of this outing, the destination will change to Mossy Glen Footpath.

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. Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the Nature Center.

Registration: Required
New Year’s Day Two Views Snowshoe Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Start 2015 off on the right foot! Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately two mile snowshoe outing in the Peter's Kill Area featuring views of the Rondout Valley and Clove Valley from cliff top ledges. Although the distance is relatively short, there are a few modest hills on this route, which some people may find challenging on snowshoes.

This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children older than 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Snowshoes may be reserved for this program for a fee of $5 per person. This outing will meet in the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required & early sign up is suggested as this program may fill to capacity.

Registration: Required
Mossy Glen Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, January 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (201) 512-9348 ext 16
Join Laura Conner and Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator with the New York New Jersey Trail Conference, for a four-mile snowshoe hike along the Mossy Glen Footpath and the Lower Awosting Carriage Road. If snow conditions are minimal, this outing will be a hike. Please email smason@nynjtc.org, or call her at (201) 512-9348 x16 to register.
Registration: Required
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
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