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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.
Tue 25 Sep
Eastern Ridge Hike
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

We will be starting this long hike at the Spring Overlook parking area. We will hike the short section of the Western Ridge trail to the Eastern Ridge trail. From there we will hike all the Eastern Ridge trail turning onto the Ridge Run Trail, then the Cottage Park trail for a short period then cutting back onto the Western Ridge trail to end back at the Spring Overlook parking. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call our office at 518-793-0511. You will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert

Registration: Required
Thu 27 Sep
Ridge Run Hike
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike is about 3.5 miles round trip. The hike up to the ridge is a bit steep for about a mile but then the ridge is rather flat. This is a nice hike that also takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake, where we can stop and have lunch. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Mon 01 Oct
Baker Loop Hike
Monday, October 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit the Palmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Once we get to the Ridge we will make a loop from the Ridge Run trial to the Western Ridge trail and back down to the parking lot. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be roughly 3 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced.
Registration: Required
Wed 03 Oct
Moreau Overlook to Ridge Run Hike
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Then we will continue to the Ridge Run trail and make a loop back to the overlook. There we will head back down the Moreau Overlook trail. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Expert
Registration: Required
Thu 04 Oct
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

At 10am AND 1PM. 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

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