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Tue 31 Jan
Winter Snowshoe Hikes
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 04:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Join us as we explore the woods and various points of interest at Allegany State Park. Park Naturalists will lead interpretive snowshoe treks or hikes (even if there is no snow) on Tuesday evenings at 4:30 PM.

Witness a breath-taking winter sunset, hike along a quiet creek, visit a secret beaver pond, or a historic site. Meeting places and hikes will vary. Be sure to dress for the weather, bring a flashlight, water, a snack, and a sense of adventure. Need snowshoes?  No problem, we have several pairs to rent for FREE during the program. Call to reserve snowshoes by 10:00 AM the day of each hike.

For more information and the location of the weekly hike contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-6232 or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark. All programs and times are subject to change.   

January 31- Meet at Red House Camp Store – Hike to Bridal Falls
Fri 17 Feb
Fat Tire Bike Fun Rides
Friday, February 17, 2023 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department and the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA) are excited to host another season of Fun Fat Bike Rides with the ride starting at 6:45 PM. Bring warm clothes, a helmet, a head light, and sense of adventure. Check in will be at Camp Allegany. Although pre- registration is not required, if you are interested in borrowing a bike for the evening, please call (716) 379-6939, as bike availability is limited. 

The 5–8-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will wind through the Red House area of the park. If there is no snow, any bike is welcomed. 

For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 716 379-6939 or email adele.wellman@parks.ny.gov
Fri 17 Mar
Fat Tire Bike Fun Rides
Friday, March 17, 2023 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department and the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA) are excited to host another season of Fun Fat Bike Rides with the ride starting at 6:45 PM. Bring warm clothes, a helmet, a head light, and sense of adventure. Check in will be at Camp Allegany. Although pre- registration is not required, if you are interested in borrowing a bike for the evening, please call (716) 379-6939, as bike availability is limited. 

The 5–8-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will wind through the Red House area of the park. If there is no snow, any bike is welcomed. 

For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 716 379-6939 or email adele.wellman@parks.ny.gov
Sat 18 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKENDS
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 19 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKEND
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 25 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKENDS
Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 26 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKEND
Sunday, March 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 18 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKENDS
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 19 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKEND
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sat 25 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKENDS
Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 26 Mar
NYS MAPLE WEEKEND
Sunday, March 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Join us for a weekend full of maple activities! Continual demonstrations of three different maple sugaring techniques will be going on, including Iroquois stone boiling, iron pot fire pit boiling, and the use of a modern evaporator. Hourly walks led by park naturalists will highlight maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and more! Pancake breakfasts will be available for purchase thanks to the Friends of Letchworth State Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
Sun 19 Mar
Hiking Series Trails Less Traveled
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 AM
Brookhaven State Park
Join us for a new hiking series, inspired by last years Passport to Parks! We will walk on trails less traveled and observe seasonal changes. Discover the unique beauty that each state park holds! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297#collections 
Sat 04 Feb
Tracks & Traces
Saturday, February 4, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
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 to figure out what animals live at the Preserve! To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 12 Feb
Valentine's Day Ice Candles
Sunday, February 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Looking for a fun winter craft? Join us! We'll use hot wax and cold ice to create a unique candle for you to decorate, with a Valentine's Day theme! Appropriate for ages 8 and up. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Thu 23 Feb
Snow Day!
Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Celebrate the snowy season! Did you know snowflakes come in 35 different shapes? Join us to explore more fun snowflake facts through activities and crafts. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sat 25 Feb
Hike Up North
Saturday, February 25, 2023 09:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Join us on a guided hike to the park's Northern Trails to experience landmarks and sights not frequently seen. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 12 Mar
Holi Art
Sunday, March 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Holi, The Festival of Colors, marks the beginning of spring and is a Hindu Festival that has been celebrated since ancient times. Although we won't be throwing colorful powder known as gulal, we will be creating colorful works of art to take home. All materials will be provided. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sat 04 Feb
Just a Hike
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Join us as we hike around Hempstead Lake State Park. Observe our winter wildlife and discover some history of the park with us! Please dress for the weather, as this program is completely outside. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sun 05 Feb
How Animals Prepare for Winter
Sunday, February 5, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Have you ever wondered where all the animals go during the winter? Let's explore the winter behavior of animals and see how they adapt to make it through the cold months. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Fri 10 Feb
Tiny Tots: Valentine's Day
Friday, February 10, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sun 12 Feb
Feathered Friend Feeders
Sunday, February 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover how winter birds make their homes in Hempstead Lake State Park and how they stay warm in the winter. Create your very own pinecone bird feeder to take home to feed the feathery friends that may visit your neighborhood. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sat 18 Feb
Terrific Tabletop Games
Saturday, February 18, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Want to discover nature by playing games? Play your favorite nature inspired board games like ecosystems Jenga, Animal-oply, Biodiversity Guess Who and more with us! To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sun 19 Feb
Owl Pellet Dissection
Sunday, February 19, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the world of owls! Learn how they survive and hunt at night. Dissect a real owl pellet to discover what creatures are eaten by these fascinating birds. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Fri 24 Feb
Tiny Tots: Habitats
Friday, February 24, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sat 25 Feb
Fantastic Fairies
Saturday, February 25, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the magic of fairies at Hempstead Lake State Park! As the weather gets colder, our native fairies come inside to stay warm. Join us as we search the Nature Center for these magical beings. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sun 26 Feb
Snowflake Science
Sunday, February 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Winter is a great time to observe the beauty of snowflakes. They are a marvelous creation of chaos and precise order. We will discuss how snowflakes form and observe them under a microscope. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sat 04 Mar
Wildlife Walk
Saturday, March 4, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Celebrate World Wildlife Day! Join us as we hike the park in search of the many different animals that call Hempstead Lake their home. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Fri 10 Mar
Tiny Tots: Rainbows
Friday, March 10, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sat 11 Mar
Magnificent Megafauna
Saturday, March 11, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Did you know the Ice Age ended around 11,500 years ago? Explore what New York State was like back then and investigate artifacts left behind from extinct animals. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Sun 19 Mar
The Sweet Life
Sunday, March 19, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
The northeast has a unique climate that allows us to be able to make maple syrup. Turning sap into syrup is quite the feat! Investigate the maple syrup process and observe how sap is collected from trees. To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Fri 24 Mar
Tiny Tots: Weather Patterns
Friday, March 24, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hempstead-lake-state-park-environmental-education-and-resiliency-center-38733458463
Thu 02 Feb
Senior Craft
Thursday, February 2, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Beat winter boredom by learning to make a new winter craft. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Fri 03 Feb
Seal WalK
Friday, February 3, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 04 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 05 Feb
Winter Wonders
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
While the beach may be known to be the hot spot during the summer months, winters at Jones Beach are just as wonderful! Join an educator to learn about identifying the animal tracks from our winter critters and explore how to harvest seeds from the dormant plants. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 05 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 5, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 11 Feb
Bird Walk with Audubon
Saturday, February 11, 2023 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
You don't need to be a birder to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Snowy Owls on our beaches in winter! These regal visitors from the north are attracted to the tundra-like setting to hunt and rest. Join us to find them and other winter raptors, shorebirds, and waterfowl, and to learn about the dynamic coastal ecosystem in play during off-season. Photo opportunities abound! Please note, there is no walk if it rains or snows or the temperature is below 25 degrees. All ages welcome. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 11 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 11, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 12 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Fri 17 Feb
Seal Walk
Friday, February 17, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 18 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 18, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 19 Feb
Winter Wonders
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
While the beach may be known to be the hot spot during the summer months, winters at Jones Beach are just as wonderful! Join an educator to learn about identifying the animal tracks from our winter critters and explore how to harvest seeds from the dormant plants. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 19 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 19, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 25 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 26 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Tue 14 Feb
Valentine's Day Candle Lantern Walk
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Happy Valentine's Day! Make a lantern and discover the park at night with a walk through the old growth woods. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 31 Jan
Gorge-ous Trees
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Learn about the winter ecology of the gorge and about its very old and very special trees, along the path from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 05 Feb
Snowshoe & Ice Volcano Walk
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Embrace the winter season on a guided snowshoe walk through the forested trails of Evangola. If present, we will end the hike exploring the frozen phenomenon of Lake Erie ice volcanoes! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Wed 22 Feb
Winter Weeds and Wildflowers
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park
The greens of summer have long been gone yet many of our favorite plants still remain, do you recognize them? Join us for a hike to learn some of our common winter weeds and wildflowers. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 07 Feb
Frosted Forests
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 21 Feb
Frosted Forests
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 28 Feb
Frosted Forests
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Wed 01 Feb
Animal Evidence
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Joseph Davis State Park
Take a short hike and see if you can find any evidence of the animals of the Niagara Region. Work on your track and scat identification skills! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 17 Feb
Winter Tree I.D
Friday, February 17, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Identifying tree species in winter can be an exciting challenge. Hone your skills and learn to identify trees based on their shape, bark, and twigs. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 04 Feb
Winter Watercolors
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
Celebrate the outdoors by making nature-inspired art indoors! No prior art experience is necessary to attend and enjoy this creativity-boosting event. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 04 Feb
Winter Writing: A Journaling Journey
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
The quiet of winter can be conducive to enhancing our powers of observation. Exercise your body and mind on a short walk, followed by an interactive indoor journaling activity with us! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 26 Feb
Sounds of the Season
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
This program focuses on the sounds of your environment. Take a short hike and find somewhere nice to sit and listen. Bring your own nature journal or one will be provided. Make a sound map or take note of all the different sounds you hear. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 04 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 11 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 18 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 25 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 25, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 04 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 4, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 11 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 11, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 18 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 25 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 04 Feb
Snowshoe Stroll
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk half a mile over easy terrain on the Orange Trail. Ideal for those interested in moving at a leisurely pace. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 Feb
Snowshoe Trek
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk 1 mile round-trip over the Orange Trail. Hike will include moderate inclines. Ideal for individuals interested in moving at a moderate pace. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sun 05 Feb
Girl Scouts Snowshoe Stroll
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk half a mile over easy terrain on the Orange Trail. Ideal for Daisies and Brownies earning their snowshoe adventure bage. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Feb
Sweater Mitten Making
Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet at the Visitor Center, Ages 12 and up. Turn your old sweater into a warm and woolly pair of mittens! Participants should bring an old sweater (wool if possible), and fleece or an old t-shirt for mitten lining. Some sewing experience is helpful. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Feb
Snow Much Fun! Play Day
Saturday, February 18, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet at the Visitor Center, Stop by between 1 and 3pm for some snowy winter fun activities like snowshoeing, an outdoor scavenger hunt, snow painting, s'mores, and more! Afterward, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate. No registration required.
Sat 18 Feb
Snowmobile Ride
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton Lakes State Park will host a snowmobile ride led by the Grafton Trail Blazers on Saturday, February 18th, 2023. Pre-registration encouraged. Spots are limited. The event is free of charge and trail rides will start at 10:00am and leave every 10 minutes. Own sled and equipment required. The guided group ride will travel approximately 65-mile round trip from Grafton Lakes State park to Cherry Plain State Park and back. The ride will take approximately 4 to 5 hours and will travel through trails maintained by The Grafton Trail Blazers and their neighboring club, Black River Raiders. The trails consist of old log roads and seasonal roads that are closed to automotive traffic during winter months. Each group will be led by an experienced rider who is knowledgeable of the trails. There will be a stop at a food truck, cash only. All participants should arrive 30 minutes early with a full tank of fuel and snowmobile that is registered and insured in NY State. As snowmobilers we all know the weather can be cold so please dress appropriately. For more information about NYS laws and regulations regarding snowmobiling visit: https://www.nysnowmobiler.com/.../nys-laws-regarding.../. This is a volunteer led ride, as always when riding on the trails, you are responsible for your own sled and equipment. To pre-register, please call the park at 518-279-1155.
Registration: Required
Mon 20 Feb
Kicksledding
Monday, February 20, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Discover a new winter activity! Kicksledding is a great way to enjoy winter with a lower-impact mode of travel. Space is limited, registration is required. For more information, or to register call (518) 279-1155. $3/person
Registration: Required
Sun 26 Feb
Snowshoe Kids Hike
Sunday, February 26, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

It's break week! Are your children driving you nuts? Do they need some time outdoors to get their energy out? Have they ever been snowshoeing before? This snowshoe hike is great for the whole family. All attendees will learn the basics of snowshoeing and spend some rejuvenating time outdoors exploring the magical snow. $3/person with snowshoe rental ($2/person without). Meet at the Welcome Center. For more information, or to register call (518) 279-1155.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 Feb
Snowshoe Stroll
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk half a mile over easy terrain on the Orange Trail. Ideal for those interested in moving at a leisurely pace. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 Feb
Snowshoe Trek
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk 1 mile round-trip over the Orange Trail. Hike will include moderate inclines. Ideal for individuals interested in moving at a moderate pace. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sun 05 Feb
Girl Scouts Snowshoe Stroll
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk half a mile over easy terrain on the Orange Trail. Ideal for Daisies and Brownies earning their snowshoe adventure bage. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Feb
Sweater Mitten Making
Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center, Ages 12 and up. Turn your old sweater into a warm and woolly pair of mittens! Participants should bring an old sweater (wool if possible), and fleece or an old t-shirt for mitten lining. Some sewing experience is helpful. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Feb
Snow Much Fun! Play Day
Saturday, February 18, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center, Stop by between 1 and 3pm for some snowy winter fun activities like snowshoeing, an outdoor scavenger hunt, snow painting, s'mores, and more! Afterward, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate. No registration required.
Tue 31 Jan
WINTER ADVENTURERS WITH TOWN OF PLATTSBURGH PARKS AND REC – XC SKIING
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
This free program is open all adults and senior citizens. If you have ever wanted to try cross country skiing...now is the time! Leaders provide a safe and fun experience for all that attend. Equipment can be provided as needed. All participants must address appropriately for the weather. Must pre-register (by the Friday before) for each session by calling 518-562-6860. More info here: https://plattsburghny.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29893#144471.
Mon 30 Jan
LITTLE EXPLORERS – ANIMAL TRACKS
Monday, January 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Come for themed stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we'll be taking about the signs that animals leave behind! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5 but all ages are always welcome!