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Fri 20 Oct
Battle Loop Trail Hike
Friday, October 20, 2017 03:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Take in the history of the site and fall colors along a 1.2 mile trail during this guided hike.

Meet under the flagpole.

Sat 21 Oct
Fall Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Family-oriented annual fishing festival integrates fishing with fall activities, such as a casting for pumpkins contest and pumpkin decorating. The event also includes fly fishing instruction, demonstrations, and outdoor exhibits by local fishing clubs. Fishing equipment is not necessary. Loaner rods are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children will also enjoy face painting and an environmental craft.

Sat 21 Oct
Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for our 4th annual Harvest Festival! Carve or paint a pumpkin, build a scarecrow, bob for apples, meet live animals, trick or treat with local environmental groups, take fall family photos, dance to live music, play lawn games, get your face painted, create fall themed crafts, and more! All ages are welcome. Free entry and parking.

Sat 21 Oct
Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Join us for our 4th annual Harvest Festival! Carve or paint a pumpkin, build a scarecrow, bob for apples, meet live animals, trick or treat with local environmental groups, take fall family photos, dance to live music, play lawn games, get your face painted, create fall themed crafts, and more! All ages are welcome. Free entry and parking.

Sat 21 Oct
Fall Nature Quest (Family Program)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

We've plotted an exciting scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace. You will be supplied with a detailed map of the course, a seeker's list, clipboard and pencil. Hunt for the fascinating and humorous objects on our list.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Oct
Fall Nature Quest (Family Program)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We've plotted an exciting scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace. You will be supplied with a detailed map of the course, a seeker's list, clipboard and pencil. Hunt for the fascinating and humorous objects on our list.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Oct
Tails and Trails Fall Foliage Walk
Saturday, October 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and her furry four-legged companion as you set off to explore the history and beauty of this park. Dogs must be leashed and under your control at all times while on the walk. After the walk, you can let your furry friend run off-leash at the Dog Park in the park.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Oct
Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 22, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Using an assortment of grasses, seedpods and dried flowers, you will create a wonderful harvest wreath that is a perfect accent for the autumn season. Display it at home or give it as a gift. One Wreath Per Person. There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (No charge if you bring your own wreath)

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Oct
Harvest Wreath
Sunday, October 22, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Using an assortment of grasses, seedpods and dried flowers, you will create a wonderful harvest wreath that is a perfect accent for the autumn season. Display it at home or give it as a gift. One Wreath Per Person. There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (No charge if you bring your own wreath)

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Oct
Autumn Stroll (Family Program)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy the splendid array of autumn colors, from the golds of the marsh grass to the orange and reds of the forest, on a casual walk through the park.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Oct
Fall Seasonal Stroll (Adult Program)
Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approximately 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will savor autumn's colorful, leafy splendor.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Oct
Great Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Sail
Saturday, October 28, 2017 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
(631) 667-5055

Family-oriented Halloween event that includes balloon twisting, a children's spooky den, trick or treating, games, environmental crafts, and funny photos. The first 50 carved pumpkins received will be placed on flotation devices and lit with candles and then sailed, from the back of kayaks, around Belmont Lake at dusk.

Sat 28 Oct
Haunted Hikes
Saturday, October 28, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Will you be spooked by our local ghost stories? Meet at Clay Pit's historic Gericke Farm, located at 2876 Arthur Kill Rd. Ages 8+

Sat 28 Oct
Haunted Hikes
Saturday, October 28, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Will you be spooked by our local ghost stories? Meet at Clay Pit's historic Gericke Farm, located at 2876 Arthur Kill Rd. Ages 8+

Sat 28 Oct
TREE ID WALK
Saturday, October 28, 2017 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Learn how to identify trees and look for signs of what creatures might be living in them.

Community Room

FREE and open to the public.
Sat 28 Oct
Halloween Program
Saturday, October 28, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

It is that time of year again. Come and partake in the festivities here at Moreau Lake State Park. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring the event. Take a haunted walk through one of our camping loops. Refreshments and activities will be available. Advance registration is required and a $5 fee/car is required. Contact the park office at (518)-793-0511 to make reservations or if you have questions. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs here at the park.

Sat 28 Oct
Halloween Program
Saturday, October 28, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

It is that time of year again. Come and partake in the festivities here at Moreau Lake State Park. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring the event. Take a haunted walk through one of our camping loops. Refreshments and activities will be available. Advance registration is required and a $5 fee/car is required. Contact the park office at (518)-793-0511 to make reservations or if you have questions. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs here at the park.

Sun 29 Oct
Halloween Drop-In Program for Families
Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Dress up in your favorite costume and travel from station to station in the Wildmere picnic area of Minnewaska in search of tricks, treats and most importantly, fun! All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18.

Sun 29 Oct
Spooky Scavenger Hunt (Children's Program)
Sunday, October 29, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Ghostly flyers? Scary bats? Join us for a short presentation about myths of some of nature's most misunderstood animals. Then, search the park trail for spooky items on our scavenger hunt list. You can wear your Halloween costumes– just make sure you can walk safely. There will be tons of fun to go around!

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Oct
Haunted House Tours (Family Program)
Sunday, October 29, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Have you ever wanted to visit the South Side Sportsmen's Club after dark? This is your chance! Join us for a spooky special edition house tour, including ghost stories! - just in time for Halloween. BOO! For ages 7 and up.

Registration: Required
Mon 30 Oct
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
Monday, October 30, 2017 04:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Bring the family and decorate a free pumpkin! Kids will be able to paint their jack-o'-lantern and enjoy hot cider and donuts. RSVP required. Contact David Pitlyk, 518-860-9094, david.pitlyk@parks.ny.gov

Meet in the caretakers house.

Registration: Required
Tue 31 Oct
Halloween Hike: A Haunted History
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
(716) 282-5154

Take a hike along the rim from Whirlpool to Devils Hole State Park while hearing some of the mysterious and spooky history of the area.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D Hike
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you to identify trees even after they have lost their leaves!

Registration: Required