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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.
Sat 22 Jul
Fishing Trip
Saturday, July 22, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.

Registration: Required
Sun 23 Jul
Turtle Talk
Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we will take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Mon 24 Jul
Learn-to-Swim Program **Registration Closed**
Monday, July 24, 2017 until Thursday, August 3, 2017
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

**Registration for this program has reached its capacity**

July 24-Aug 3, Monday-Thursday

10:15am-11:00am | 5:00pm-5:45pm

For information on registration and to confirm the dates and hours above, please contact the park office directly.

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Jul
Beaver Adventure
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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 advance notice, please call 793-0511.

Wed 26 Jul
Wetland Hike
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

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