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Two Views Snowshoe Outing in the Peter's Kill Area
Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental 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 eight 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 $15 per person. This outing will meet in the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Family Fun Snowshoe Program
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring the family to Minnewaska for a fun day outside in the snow! Join park educators for a snowshoe hike and winter scavenger hunt; play the thicket game in the woods and make pine cone birdfeeders to take home.

This program is recommended for children aged seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings capable of participating are always welcome. Snowshoes may be rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area for a fee of $5 per child and $15 per adult. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Tuesday Trek: Snowshoe to Waterfall on Minehole Footpath
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come discover and explore a portion of the often overlooked northwestern section of Minnewaska. This moderately challenging two mile hike leads to a small, but pristine waterfall, tucked away in the woods, that few people are aware of. While the distance is short, there are sections of trail with sustained, steep hills and some rocky footing.

Participants will meet at the Awosting Parking Area and may need to ride share, as trailhead parking is very limited. This will also limit the group size for this outing. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers: Maple Sugaring
Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska for a sap-seeking journey! Mid-February and early March is traditionally when sap is collected for producing maple syrup. We will search for and tap sugar maple trees using traditional tools.

This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. As always, well-behaved younger siblings capable of participating are welcome to join us. This program will meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Frozen Falls and Animal Tracks Snowshoe Outing
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring the family to learn about wildlife in winter while learning how to snowshoe. First, children will make a plaster animal track inside, then everyone will snowshoe up to the 65 foot tall Awosting Falls to witness this frozen wonder. Our hike follows along Awosting Falls Carriage Road for a round trip distance of approximately one and a half miles. While we hike, we'll look for signs of wildlife in winter including tracks, browse, scat and more.

This program is recommended for families with children age seven and older, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Snowshoes may be rented for children participating in the program for $5, adult snowshoe rental is $15 per person. Snowshoe rental is on a first-come, first-serve basis and early arrival is reccomended for rentals. Pre-registration is required.

Spring Wake Up Hike from the Heights
Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join park educators to celebrate the springing of spring! Come as we explore Castle Point Carriage Road and search for signs that spring is springing on the Shawangunk Ridge. This approximately seven mile hike will start from the Lake Minnewaska area and follow historic carriage roads to reach Castle Point, a scenic vista with commanding views of the surrounding Park Preserve and Hudson Valley. We will return to Lake Minnewaska on Hamilton Point Carriage Road, if time permits. If snowy and icy conditions persist on the carriage roads, this hike destination may change locations.

Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Tuesday Trek: High Peter's Kill Loop Hike
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Environmental Education Intern Laura Davis for an approximately two mile hike in the Peter's Kill Area. This moderate hike will take place on a variety of footpaths that will take participants on a journey across rock slabs, up and down sustained hills to a stunning view of the Catskill Mountains and along a cool mountain stream dotted with hemlocks and rhododendron. If snowy and icy conditions persist on the footpaths, this hike destination may change locations. This outing will meet in the Peter's Kill Area.

Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
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