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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 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
Thu 26 Jan
Lake Ann Hike
Thursday, January 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This special hike will take hikers to a rare community found in New York State; a high bush blueberry bog thicket. Although we may not see blueberries, this is still great habitat for turkeys. If you think you know Moreau like the back of your hand, think again! We will be eating lunch on the trail so make sure to bring a bagged lunch or a few snacks. Please call with 24 hours advanced notice to make reservations 793-0511.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Jan
Kids Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Ever wonder how to ice fish? Come on down to Moreau for a lesson. No equipment needed participants will get a pole in their hand and maybe even reel up a fish or two! Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511. Fees apply.

Registration: Required

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