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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.
Mon 01 Jul
Learn to Swim- Moreau Lake
Monday, July 1, 2019 until Thursday, July 25, 2019
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Moreau Lake State Park will be hosting a Learn to Swim program during the following times:

July 1st - 11th: Mon - Thurs at 10:15am - 11am and 5pm - 5:45pm

July 15th - 25th: Mon - Thurs at 10:15am - 11am and 5pm - 5:45pm

Please call the park at (518) 793-0511 for more information and registration.

Registration: Required
Wed 17 Jul
Moreau Kayak Trip
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Summer is here, come learn kayaking with us! This wonderful summer time paddle is a wonderful way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner's paddle around the lake pointing out signs of spring and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office, $2 for adults, $1 for children and seniors. If you need to rent it will be $15.

Registration: Required
Thu 18 Jul
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Registration: Required
Thu 18 Jul
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, July 18, 2019 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Registration: Required
Fri 19 Jul
Beaver Adventure
Friday, July 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This short walk is family friendly and will bring participants close to a beaver lodge and on the edge of some great beaver habitat. A Park Educator will teach you all the things you never knew you wanted to know about these awesome creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Stop at the park office to pay for the event. Children and seniors are $1, everyone else is $2.

Registration: Required

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