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Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center

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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.
Thu 28 Jun
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, June 28, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month's Full Moon Hike. While walkingaround the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and themoon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.

Registration: Required
Fri 29 Jun
Hudson River Kayak
Friday, June 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Warm weather is here, come learn to kayak with us! This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the river pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Sat 30 Jun
Moreau Fishing Trip
Saturday, June 30, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Learn from the best... and sign up to fish with Gary. Gary has been fishing his whole life and wants to pass on some special knowledge. He knows every inch of Moreau Lake and if you are lucky he'll share some fishing hot spots! Only 2 seats are available in his boat for these special adventures. Please call to reserve one, 793-0511.

Sat 30 Jun
Fish Filleting Demo
Saturday, June 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered how to perfectly filet a freshly caught fish? Come and have a lesson from the Park Naturalist, who has mastered the skill. No reservation necessary. This event is free.

Mon 02 Jul
Learn to Swim July 2nd - 12th
Monday, July 2, 2018 until Thursday, July 12, 2018
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Moreau State Park will be holding its annual Learn-to-Swim program from July 2nd - 12th (Monday - Thursday) from 10:15am to 11:00am and 5:00pm to 5:45pm.

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