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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.
Fri 20 Jan
Spring Overlook Hike
Friday, January 20, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This short, moderate hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and Hudson River. Bring a snack, H20 or a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Jan
Eagle Watch
Saturday, January 21, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park's section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us! Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Registration: Required
Tue 24 Jan
Mud Pond Hike
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around Mud Pond. A naturalist will point out some of our local wintertime flora and fauna. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Jan
Cross Country Ski
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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 793-0511.

Registration: Required
Thu 26 Jan
Lake Bonita Hike
Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join us as we hike along the newly acquired land over at Lake Bonita. A park educator will lead this hike along the new property that just opened to the public. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

Registration: Required

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