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Thu 17 Jan
Winter Treks: Bear Hollow Trail
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Bear Hollow #16 Trailhead on River Road 1/2 mile south of Ridge Road junction. Bring a lunch. Great vistas from the east bank of the Smokey Hollow Valley.
Thu 17 Jan
Winter Treks: Bear Hollow Trail
Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Bear Hollow #16 Trailhead on River Road 1/2 mile south of Ridge Road junction. Bring a lunch. Great vistas from the east bank of the Smokey Hollow Valley.
Sat 19 Jan
Ice Fishing Clinic at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, January 19, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Learn all about ice fishing at a free clinic co-hosted by NYS DEC, Albany County Conservation Alliance, and NYS Parks. DEC will supply some bait and tackle, but experienced anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. After a short lesson on the basics of ice fishing and filleting your catch, anglers will try their luck on the ice. Volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to assist participants on the ice. A warming area and refreshments will be available. Call 518-872-0800 for more information. Rain date is Saturday, January 26.

Sat 19 Jan
Ice Fishing Clinic at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, January 19, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Learn all about ice fishing at a free clinic co-hosted by NYS DEC, Albany County Conservation Alliance, and NYS Parks. DEC will supply some bait and tackle, but experienced anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. After a short lesson on the basics of ice fishing and filleting your catch, anglers will try their luck on the ice. Volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to assist participants on the ice. A warming area and refreshments will be available. Call 518-872-0800 for more information. Rain date is Saturday, January 26.

Sat 19 Jan
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, January 19, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sat 19 Jan
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, January 19, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Tue 22 Jan
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Wed 23 Jan
Winter Treks: Hogsback
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

See this unique landform from the western rim of the canyon. Meet at the Hogsback Overlook (1 mile south of G.W. Harvey Pool at north end of the park). Bring a lunch.
Wed 23 Jan
Winter Treks: Hogsback
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

See this unique landform from the western rim of the canyon. Meet at the Hogsback Overlook (1 mile south of G.W. Harvey Pool at north end of the park). Bring a lunch.
Sat 26 Jan
Snowshoeing & Cocoa
Saturday, January 26, 2019 until Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
(716) 856-3858

Borrow snowshoes for a trip through Delaware Park and finish your trek at the Darwin Martin House for some hot cocoa! Afterwards, participants have the option of taking a tour of the beautiful house. FREE for snowshoeing and hot chocolate. Optional house tour $10 a person.

Registration: Optional
Sat 26 Jan
Grafton Lakes Winter Festival
Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Snow, ice and outdoor fun, plus the option to warm up in the new welcome center with our exhibitors! A full schedule of events can be found here.
Sat 26 Jan
DOG SLED MEET AND GREET
Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Selkirk Shores State Park
(315) 298-5737

Learn how dogs are trained, equipment used, see videos of races and get a chance to meet the dogs themselves.  Make sure you bring a camera for pictures with them!

FREE at the Historic Enclosed Shelter
Sat 26 Jan
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, January 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sat 26 Jan
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, January 26, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sun 27 Jan
Southside Winter Walk
Sunday, January 27, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a walk into the winter woodlands of the south side to discover how nature changes during the winter months. Cross your fingers and hope for a touch of snow to brighten up our walk. Reservations are required: (631) 265 - 1054
Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jan
Southside Winter Walk
Sunday, January 27, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a walk into the winter woodlands of the south side to discover how nature changes during the winter months. Cross your fingers and hope for a touch of snow to brighten up our walk. Reservations are required: (631) 265 - 1054
Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jan
Winter Run Series-5K
Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Last of the weekly 5K runs. Registration for this race is $15 per entry. Each race will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. See application for more details or call the Long Island Region Recreation Department, 631-321-3510.
Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jan
Winter Run Series-5K
Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Last of the weekly 5K runs. Registration for this race is $15 per entry. Each race will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. See application for more details or call the Long Island Region Recreation Department, 631-321-3510.
Registration: Required
Tue 29 Jan
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Thu 31 Jan
Winter Treks: Sycamore Trail
Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Travel to the heart of the Gardeau Valley and ponder the park's largest tree. Meet at Sycamore #22 Trailhead on River Road 1/4 mile south of Picket Line Road junction. Bring a lunch.
Thu 31 Jan
Winter Treks: Sycamore Trail
Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Travel to the heart of the Gardeau Valley and ponder the park's largest tree. Meet at Sycamore #22 Trailhead on River Road 1/4 mile south of Picket Line Road junction. Bring a lunch.
Sat 02 Feb
Ice Sculptures!
Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a park naturalist to put our building skills to the test as we use the properties of ice to build our own ice sculptures! All ages and abilities welcome!
Sat 02 Feb
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, February 2, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sat 02 Feb
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, February 2, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sun 03 Feb
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us on a winter walk through woods and fields on Nature Center trails. We’ll explore a variety of habitats and look for signs of wildlife. Bring your snowshoes or rent a pair of ours. If we don’t have snow, we’ll take a winter walk. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and check conditions.
Registration: Required
Sun 03 Feb
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us on a winter walk through woods and fields on Nature Center trails. We’ll explore a variety of habitats and look for signs of wildlife. Bring your snowshoes or rent a pair of ours. If we don’t have snow, we’ll take a winter walk. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and check conditions.
Registration: Required
Tue 05 Feb
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Sat 09 Feb
Life Under Ice - Winter Pond Exploration
Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

What are our pond creatures doing when the pond is frozen? Join a park naturalist to find out what life is like under the ice, and visit the pond near the Nature Center to see what is going on there in the winter! All ages and abilities welcome!
Sat 09 Feb
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, February 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sat 09 Feb
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, February 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Family programs (one-hour duration) are  held at 1pm on various natural history themes. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center Saturdays Jan 5th - Feb 9th.
Sat 09 Feb
CANDLELIGHT SNOWSHOE HIKE
Saturday, February 9, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Selkirk Shores State Park
(315) 298-5737

Bring family and friends out to enjoy a self-guided groomed candlelit half mile trail. Snowshoe rentals are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for $5/pair.  Afterwards enjoy a warm fire, refreshments and kids crafts in the enclosed shelter.  Please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food pantry and receive a free gift!

FREE at the historic enclosed shelter 
Sun 10 Feb
Snowshoe Walk to High Point at Thacher Park
Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join a snowshoe walk to High Point on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. The 3-mile loop includes a couple of moderately steep slopes. Bring a snack along for a break at the cliff view point. If there's no snow, we'll enjoy a winter hike. Snowshoes are available to rent and may be reserved in advance. We will meet at the Nature Center and carpool to the trailhead. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and confirm conditions.

Registration: Required
Sun 10 Feb
Snowshoe Walk to High Point at Thacher Park
Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join a snowshoe walk to High Point on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. The 3-mile loop includes a couple of moderately steep slopes. Bring a snack along for a break at the cliff view point. If there's no snow, we'll enjoy a winter hike. Snowshoes are available to rent and may be reserved in advance. We will meet at the Nature Center and carpool to the trailhead. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and confirm conditions.

Registration: Required
Sun 10 Feb
Tracks and Traces
Sunday, February 10, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Exploring the forest can be exciting during the winter. Learn how to ‘read the signs’ animals leave behind, then take a hike as we search for tracks and traces that might even lead us to the animals! Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072
Registration: Required
Tue 12 Feb
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Fri 15 Feb
Moonlight Stroll
Friday, February 15, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 269-4333

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the tranquil trails of the park. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the crisp winter air while exploring what creatures are around this time of night! Dress for the weather. Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Feb
Winter Wonderland Ski Tour!
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Cross-country skiing is a wonderful way to enjoy winter at nearby parks without a long drive! Learn from the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club experts how, or improve your technique, on a cooperative ski tour program with NYS Parks. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Feb
Moths, Birds, and Landscaping at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Far from being just little brown nuisances, moths play a key role in the functioning of our plant and animal communities. Catherine Klatt will introduce moths, in all their diversity and beauty, explore the tight links between moths and birds, and explain the unexpected ways that our home landscaping choices affect bird populations. Catherine is a naturalist who 'discovered' moths about 5 years ago, and has been enthralled by them ever since. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sat 16 Feb
Moths, Birds, and Landscaping at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Far from being just little brown nuisances, moths play a key role in the functioning of our plant and animal communities. Catherine Klatt will introduce moths, in all their diversity and beauty, explore the tight links between moths and birds, and explain the unexpected ways that our home landscaping choices affect bird populations. Catherine is a naturalist who 'discovered' moths about 5 years ago, and has been enthralled by them ever since. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sat 16 Feb
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 05:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Enjoy a walk in the light of the almost full moon. With a clear sky and snow-covered ground, the moon will light the way. In case of cloudy skies, bring along a flashlight. Snowshoes are available to rent or bring your own. Open to adults and children 12 and older. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register and to reserve snowshoes. In case of extreme weather call ahead to confirm program.

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Feb
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 05:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Enjoy a walk in the light of the almost full moon. With a clear sky and snow-covered ground, the moon will light the way. In case of cloudy skies, bring along a flashlight. Snowshoes are available to rent or bring your own. Open to adults and children 12 and older. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register and to reserve snowshoes. In case of extreme weather call ahead to confirm program.

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Feb
Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count! View winter birds at our feeders, get tips for identifying birds and for using a field guide. Learn about unique winter birds, test your bird ID skills, and then head outdoors for some birding. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Feb
Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count! View winter birds at our feeders, get tips for identifying birds and for using a field guide. Learn about unique winter birds, test your bird ID skills, and then head outdoors for some birding. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Tue 19 Feb
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Feb
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Shake off the cabin fever and come up for a snowshoe walk. If we don’t have snow, we’ll take a winter hike. Snowshoes are available to rent. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Feb
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Shake off the cabin fever and come up for a snowshoe walk. If we don’t have snow, we’ll take a winter hike. Snowshoes are available to rent. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Feb
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Sat 02 Mar
Winter Beach Wander
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 269-4333

Leave your bathing suit behind and grab your winter coat! Breathe in the crisp winter air as we stroll the beach at Sunken Meadow. We will search for visiting wildlife along the way. Dress for the weather. Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072
Registration: Required
Sun 03 Mar
Winter Waterfalls Walk
Sunday, March 3, 2019 05:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's clutches by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight. Meet at Inspiration Point.
Sun 03 Mar
Winter Waterfalls Walk
Sunday, March 3, 2019 05:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's clutches by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight. Meet at Inspiration Point.
Fri 15 Mar
After Dark Stroll
Friday, March 15, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Have you ever wanted to explore the Preserve after dark? Now is your chance! Bundle up and enjoy the brisk winter air as we stroll through the preserve after the sun sets. Reservations are required: (631) 581-1072
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Winter Water Walk
Sunday, March 17, 2019 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While our main goals are leisurely observation of winter waterfowl and exploration of the beach, we’ll also learn about ponds. During our moderately paced 4 mile walk to and from the water, we’ll relax and socialize. Bring binoculars. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770
Registration: Required