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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, 10am-4:00pm
    The nature center is also open on request and as staffing allows throughout the year.
Sun 12 Jun
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then drive down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 12 Jun
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, June 12, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Tue 14 Jun
FULL MOON HIKE
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Sun 19 Jun
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 19 Jun
FAMILY HIKE
Sunday, June 19, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Happy Father's Day! We'll set out from the park office keeping a lookout for birds, animal tracks and plant life. Our route will be determined by the age and ability level of the participants but whichever direction we take we'll have fun and learn together. Pay $5 per adult and $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.

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