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Animal Olympics
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Can you run as fast as a black bear? Can you see as far as an eagle? Join Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern, to test your skills against those of some talented animals found in New York. This program is designed for children between the ages of 5-10 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance.

Pre-registration is required for all programs, please call the Park Preserve 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 outings meet at the Nature Center, located in the Wildmere area at the north end of Lake Minnewaska.

Registration: Required
Mossy Glen Meander
Sunday, August 30, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

This three mile hike follows along the quietly babbling edges of the Peter's Kill, a stream running through cool hemlock forests and tropical-feeling rhododendron stands. The first part of this outing will take us along the easy walking Lower Awosting Carriage Road and our return trip will be on the Mossy Glen Footpath. This trail does include some tricky footing, including potentially slippery rocks and tree roots. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area.

Pre-registration is required for all programs, call 845-255-0752 to reserve your spot. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany chidlren wishing to participate in any programs.

Registration: Required
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.

 

Babes in the Woods at Minnewaska
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

This series, which is designed just for people with infants, will be offered the first Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June to October.

Join volunteer and mother, Dara Eddy, for a gentle walk along one of the numerous scenic carriage roads in Minnewaska. These walks are a great way to introduce your baby to the beauty of the outdoors, get some exercise and meet new friends, all at the same time! Plan to pack a lunch and blanket and stay for optional play time and a picnic afterwards too. Please bring a jogging-type stroller or child carrier and plan to meet at the Wildmere Parking Area kiosk by Lake Minnewaska. Older siblings are always welcome, too. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
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
Awosting Falls & High Peter's Kill Loop Hike
Saturday, September 5, 2015 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin for a five mile loop hike on a fun, moderately challenging footpath and one easy-going carriage road. Starting from the Peter's Kill parking area, this guided hike will take participants on the Bullwheel and High Peter's Kill Footpaths which traverse a variety of terrain. The return trip will take us on the historic Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the 65 foot tall Awosting Falls and past an intriguing rock formation. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area.

Pre-registration is required; please call the Park Preserve 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
Last Chance Hike to Swim at Lake Awosting
Sunday, September 6, 2015 09:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring your swimming gear and picnic lunch and join Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps intern, for this ten-mile roundtrip hike to the picturesque and refreshing Lake Awosting Swim Area, located in the remote backcountry. We will walk to the beach area of the Lake, where a changing station is available, and a lifeguard will be on duty. This is our last chance to swim at this beautiful spot as this will be the last weekend the beach is open. This program is recommended for physically fit children and adults. Participants must make sure to pack plenty of food and water and wear appropriate footwear. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area.

Pre-registration is required for participation in most public programs. Please call the Park Preserve 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
Millbrook Mountain Hike
Monday, September 7, 2015 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this moderately challenging five mile roundtrip hike along the Millbrook Mountain Footpath and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road. This hike features various terrain including steep hills, slippery rock surfaces and a stream crossing. Our destination is Millbrook Mountain, a white cliff offering expansive views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Participants must make sure to pack plenty of food and water and wear appropriate footwear.

Pre-registration is required; please call the Park Preserve 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, 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.

 

Tuesday Trek: High Peter's Kill Footpath to Awosting Falls
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a five mile loop hike on the High Peter's Kill Footpath and the Awosting Falls Carriage Road. Highlights of this outing include a breathtaking view of the Catskills from a cliffside perch, close-up views of the fast-flowing Peter's Kill stream, and the iconic 65-foot tall Awosting Falls. The footpath section of this hike features sections of trail with steep, rocky and narrow footing, which some may find challenging. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, water and food. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area.

Pre-registration is required; please call the Park Preserve 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
Discover Minnewaska: Search for the Summerhouses
Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

As a popular resort built in the late 19th century, Minnewaska had many rustic covered benches and gazebos, called summerhouses, situated at scenic vistas. These summerhouses were built to blend effortlessly into the natural environment and were built for resort guests to enjoy and connect with the outdoors. All but one of these structures has been removed, but observant hikers can still find clues about where they used to be. This approximately two and a half mile interpretive hike will take participants on a search for clues of these historic structures around the Lake Minnewaska area.

Pre-registration is required; please call the Park Preserve 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 program. Unless otherwise note, all outings meet at the Nature Center, located in the Wildmere area at the north end of Lake Minnewaska.

Registration: Required
Mossy Glen Hike
Sunday, September 13, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

This three mile hike follows along the edges of the Peter's Kill, a cool mountain stream cutting through white, quartz conglomerate rock. The first part of this outing will take us along the easy to navigate Lower Awosting Carriage Road and our return trip will be along the Mossy Glen Footpath, a nicely shaded trail. The footpath does include some tricky footing, including potentially slippery rocks and tree roots. Meets at the Awosting Parking Area.

Pre-registration is required; please call the Park Preserve 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
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.

 

6th Annual Volunteer Trail Work Day
Sunday, September 20, 2015 10:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come to the park preserve to meet new friends, help improve trail conditions and learn about basic trail maintenance from experienced trail keepers in this stewardship project. Join members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a region-wide volunteer organization devoted to maintaining and improving public trails, and park preserve staff to help improve one of the many scenic footpaths that meander through Minnewaska. Volunteers will use hand tools to clip back overgrown shrubs and tree roots, clear woodland debris, build water bars, and improve the trail route. This event is also a great way for students in public school to accrue necessary community service hours for completion of their requirements.

Registration: Call (845) 255-0752 or email Laura.Conner@parks.ny.gov by 9/19

Additional equipment: Hiking or work boots, participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and tools including loppers, bow saws, and clipping shears.

The parking fee will be waived for participants volunteering for this program. This program is recommended for adults and teenagers, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 years.

Registration: Required
Mushroom Identification Walk
Sunday, September 20, 2015 10:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Jill Weiss, trip leader for the Mid-Hudson Mycological Society, and Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an educational, non-foraging, mushroom walk along the Beacon Hill Carriage Road. This introduction to mushrooms will teach participants how to identify some of the more common mushrooms found at Minnewaska and as a bonus, participants will get a stunning view from the end of the carriage road.

Notes: Walking takes place on the Beacon Hill Carriage Road, which is a wide trail with a stone surface. There are a few inclines and declines, but the surface is relatively level and easy to walk on.

Registration: Call or email by 9/20

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.5 miles
Duration: 2.5 hours
Not suitable for children under 10. Hiking boots or other sturdy walking shoes are recommended.

Registration: Required
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.

 

Tuesday Trek: Journey into the Backcountry
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern Laura Davis for this approximately 12 mile hike to a more remote area of the park. We will follow a cliff edge as we walk Hamilton Point Carriage Road in its entirety. We will then take the aptly made Scenic Trail to the glacially carved Lake Awosting, where we will hop on the Lake Awosting Carriage Road until we reach the northern end of the lake. From there we will head back to Lake Minnewaska on the carriage road of our choosing. Participants must bring plenty of water and lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. This program will meet at the Wildmere Parking Area kiosk by Lake Minnewaska.

Pre-registration is required; please call the Park Preserve 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
Hamilton Point & Lake Awosting Loop Hike
Saturday, September 26, 2015 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come along for an approximately eight mile outing to Hamilton Point and beyond, traveling on a combination of picturesque carriage roads and one footpath to visit Lake Awosting. This hike will take participants on the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Hamilton Point Carriage Road and other trails. This hike will return along Upper Awosting Carriage Road, which is an easy stroll. The footpath section of this hike features sections of trail with steep, rocky and narrow footing, which some may find challenging. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food and water.

Pre-registration is required; please call the park preserve 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 outings meet at the Nature Center, located in the Wildmere area at the north end of Lake Minnewaska.

Registration: Required
Birds of Prey
Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join annie Mardiney, wildlife rehabilitator for Wild Mountain Birds, and Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an up-close and personal look at some of the raptors common on the Shawangunk Ridge, but seldom seen. Participants will get a rare look at these beautiful creatures, in a safe environment. Live education birds may include the following species: red-tailed hawk, broad-winged hawk, American kestrel, barred owl, barn owl, and great horned owl.

Registration: Call 845-255-0752 or email Laura.Conner@parks.ny.gov by 9/26

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.

 

Babes in the Woods at Minnewaska
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

This series, which is designed just for people with infants, will be offered the first Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June to October.

Join volunteer and mother, Dara Eddy, for a gentle walk along one of the numerous scenic carriage roads in Minnewaska. These walks are a great way to introduce your baby to the beauty of the outdoors, get some exercise and meet new friends, all at the same time! Plan to pack a lunch and blanket and stay for optional play time and a picnic afterwards too. Please bring a jogging-type stroller or child carrier and plan to meet at the Wildmere Parking Area kiosk by Lake Minnewaska. Older siblings are always welcome, too. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
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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