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Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center

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Address
605 Old Saratoga Road
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Latitude 43.226803
Longitude -73.708542

The Nature Center at Moreau Lake features numerous wildlife mounts, pelts, skulls and other ephemora. Park staff lead numerous nature-based recreation programs for children and adults year-round, including hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing on over 20 miles of trails.Education programs crafted especially for schools and clubs are also offered. Topics include winter survival, predator/prey relationships, beaver ecology, amphibians and much more.

Nature center staff are also available to bring programs to classrooms and other settings.The facility itself features an outside deck, universally accessible entrance and trail with interpretive signs. The conference room in the facility offers a projection screen, tv with video capability, and the capacity to accomodate larger groups.

Not permitted in building

Hours of Operation

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day, seven days a week, 9am-2:30pm
    The nature center is also open on request and as staffing allows throughout the year.
Mon 22 Apr
Earth Day Back Pond Hike and Craft
Monday, April 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Come enjoy the outdoors for Earth Day! We will go for a fun easy hike along the back pond and then do a fun Earth day craft. Please call the park office to reserve a spot with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. $1 for children and seniors, $2 for adults.
Registration: Required
Thu 25 Apr
Kids River Adventure
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join us on a family friendly event for the kids! We will be hiking through the woods along the Hudson river on a little adventure to some cool spots. Please call the park office to reserve your spot, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. $1 for children and seniors, $2 for adults.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Wetland Walk
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Secret Life of Snakes
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Don’t fear our friendly snakes. Come and learn about the various kinds we take care of right here in our nature center that are also found in our park. We will talk about habitat, predators, prey and the habits of these misunderstood creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay, $1 for seniors and children, $2 for adults, at the park office.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, April 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit the Palmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Then we will hike the ridge which is rather flat and takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be a about 4.5-5 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required

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