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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 10 Dec
Turkey Path Hike
Monday, December 10, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike scales half-way up the Palmertown mountain range. Learn from the park educator how this trail got its name. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Fees apply. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Mon 10 Dec
Friend’s Meeting
Monday, December 10, 2018 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support and promotion of environmental education programs and other activities at Moreau Lake State Park. Come to the monthly meetings where we will discuss our next events and general members' information. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held in the Nature Center.

Tue 11 Dec
Potters Point Hike
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Thu 13 Dec
Wetland Hike
Thursday, December 13, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 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. This is a great habitat for birds, ducks and turtles so keep your eyes peeled. 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 14 Dec
Cross Country Ski Trip
Friday, December 14, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This easy ski will take participants around Moreau Lake on the Nature Trail where a naturalist will point out signs of wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required

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