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Thu 28 Jun
Watkins Glen Gorge Tour: Walk Behind Waterfalls
Thursday, June 28, 2018 until Sunday, September 9, 2018
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park environmental educator on a guided nature/history/geology walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the park and gorge. Meet at the beginning of gorge trail at the end of the main entrance area that is located on Franklin St./NYS Route 14. Tours are free and do not require reservations.

10:0am & 1:00pm

No Tours on Monday or Tuesday

Sat 18 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 18 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 18 Aug
Long Hike to Swim at Lake Awosting from Sam’s Point
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Start the weekend off with a great journey into the heart of Minnewaska! Join us on this long and adventurous hike to see highlights including Verkeerderkill Falls, Mud Pond, and the crystal-clear Lake Awosting where we will eat lunch and go for a swim. This hike is approximately 12 miles long, round-trip, with only three miles on a carriage road and the rest on a footpath. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. This outing is recommended for hikers over the age of 16. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Aug
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit thePalmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Then we will hike the ridge which is rather flat and takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be a about 4.5-5 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Aug
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit thePalmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Then we will hike the ridge which is rather flat and takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be a about 4.5-5 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Aug
Citizen Science Hike for Families on Beacon Hill
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern to learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, while contributing as a citizen scientist. We will be offering this hike once a month, to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Beacon Hill loop hike, which offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill Valleys as well as the Catskill Mountains. This two-mile route follows along carriage roads as well as a scenic footpath, which does include some hills and tricky footing. This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of eight, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Aug
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: August 12th.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Aug
Walk the High Bridge & Explore Nearby
Saturday, August 18, 2018 09:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the NE corner of 168 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan, a short walk from subway stations. Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day trippers once more. Let's take a long walk that starts across the Harlem River via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Trinity Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace. Along the way, we will pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel and to NY baseball. Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles), plus elevated subway train transfers. Metro North Hudson Line riders can ride down to Manhattan with the guide. Bring snacks, drinks and a sun hat/light-colored umbrella. Rain cancels. Inquiries: text or phone Lesley Walter, 914-671-7112.

Sat 18 Aug
Third Saturday Hike
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called "3rd Saturday Treks." As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long. These treks will be led by park staff, members of the Friends of Allegany State Park, or Historical Society members and each will focus on a different area of the park.

The August Third Saturday Trek will take place on August 18, 2018. Participants will explore the Osgood trail and learn about the flora and fauna of the summer months. This is also a great trail to add to your Allegany 18 line up if you haven't gotten the chance to hike it yet! Keep in mind this trail has a steep incline for 1.25 miles so hikers are asked to come dressed for the weather with appropriate footwear (hiking boots recommended). Hike will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Osgood trailhead, next to the McIntosh trail.Registration is not required.

 For more information, visit the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP@parks.ny.gov.  

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Aug
Bird Discovery & Family Nature Hike
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Join Allegany State Park staff as they discover the birds that call Lake Erie State Park home. Stick around for the afternoon Family Nature Hike. Meet at the campground playground - programs are free to the public.

10:00am Birds

1:00pm Family Nature Hike

Sat 18 Aug
Geocaching Basics
Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Delta Lake State Park
(315) 337-4670

Like scavenger hunts? You'll love geocaching! Come try this fun game that has been played around the world! If you have a smartphone, please download the free Geocaching.com App. The geocaching.com online account is also free. We will meet at the swing set next to Tent #1. Please bring water and comfortable walking shoes. No pre-registration is necessary. Program is free with park admission. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 315-337-4670.
Sat 18 Aug
Waterfall Hike
Saturday, August 18, 2018 03:00 PM
Cherry Plain State Park
(518) 733-5400

Beautiful waterfalls are just a short hike away! All ages are encouraged to take in the beauty surrounding the campground as we hit the trail to see the falls. Meets at park office.
Sat 18 Aug
Evening Battlefield Lantern Walking Tour
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Follow in the footsteps of the attacking American forces as the sounds of musket and cannon fire from the British camp echo around you. Walk with a guide and learn the details of the battle. Not suitable for younger children. Bring bug spray and flashlight. By advance reservation only, please call 845-786-2521. Fee: $5.00 adults / $4.00 children (must be 10 years and over) and seniors.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 Aug
Millbrook Mountain Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, August 19, 2018 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this challenging five-mile loop hike along the Millbrook Mountain Footpath and Carriage Road. Our destination is Millbrook Mountain, a white cliff offering expansive views of the Catskills, the Wallkill Valley including New Paltz and the iconic Skytop stone fire tower, located further north along the Ridge. This hike features various terrain including steep hills, possibly slippery rock surfaces and a stream crossing. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 Aug
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, August 19, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: August 13th.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 Aug
Edible Plant Walk
Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Focus on edible and medicinal plants. Meet at Snake Hill Overlook, on flat of Main Park Road, between Great Bend and Wolf Creek. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sun 19 Aug
Edible Plant Walk
Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on edible and medicinal plants. Meet at Snake Hill Overlook, on flat of Main Park Road, between Great Bend and Wolf Creek. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 23 Aug
Leave No Trace Hike at the Creekside Classroom
Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a naturalist to learn the seven different Leave No Trace principles during a hike. Ages 5 and up. Call (518) 584-2000 ext. 111 to register.

Registration: Required
Fri 24 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Friday, August 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
(518) 643-9952

Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animals and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be approximately 1 mile. All ages welcome! For more information call 518-563-0369.
Fri 24 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 24, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

Explore Niagara Falls State Park with a Park Naturalist and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls during the evening hours. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 25 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 25 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sat 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk down river to observe this unique eco-system. Please wear chest waders (no felt bottoms), a modest bathing suit or shirt & shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cold, fast moving and can be to the waist. Bring a towel, walking stick and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk down river to observe this unique eco-system. Please wear chest waders (no felt bottoms), a modest bathing suit or shirt & shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cold, fast moving and can be to the waist. Bring a towel, walking stick and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Aug
Moonlight Stroll: (Family Program)
Saturday, August 25, 2018 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. The woodlands are different in the dark. Discover what creatures are around this time of night!

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Aug
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike (rain or shine).
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi. Parking fees: http://parks.westchestergov.com/parking-fees). Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.

Mon 27 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Monday, August 27, 2018 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Educator will be leading this month's Full Moon Hike. While walkingaround the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and themoon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.

Registration: Required
Mon 27 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Monday, August 27, 2018 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Educator will be leading this month's Full Moon Hike. While walkingaround the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and themoon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Aug
Tuesday Trek: Long, Scenic Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator and Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern for an all-day long, nearly eight-mile-long walk along three carriage roads and one footpath. After a short walk along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, we'll head uphill along the Castle Point Carriage Road. This route offers cliff edge views that get better at each turn. When we reach Castle Point, we'll soak up the expansive views of Lake Awosting, Sam's Point, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. From here, we begin our hike along the Blueberry Run Footpath, which meanders through rock gardens and cool forests until joining the Upper Awosting Carriage Road for a relatively easy walk back to our starting point. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and carry plenty of water and enough food to sustain them all day. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Aug
Critter Crawl
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek. There we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Please call to reserve a spot at 518-793-0511 with 24-hour advanced notice. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office.

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Aug
Critter Crawl
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek. There we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Please call to reserve a spot at 518-793-0511 with 24-hour advanced notice. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office.

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Aug
Pathways to Prevention, Cardiac Care
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 05:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Nature and health are intrinsically linked and the partnership between TOP and CMH brings innovative education programs to Olana to aid you in your wellness. Join Columbia Memorial Health's & AMC Cardiologist to learn about the prevention of heart disease and what your options are now locally with more advanced Cardiac Care available. Participants will experience a 20-minute talk, followed by a short walk with the expert on Olana's carriage roads. Snacks will be served. For more information visit OLANA.org 5:30PM | Location: Wagon House Education Center | Free | All Ages | Rain or shine

Wed 29 Aug
Spring Overlook Hike
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

A park educator will lead as we hike along this steep but short hike up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. This hike is about 2 miles round trip, so not very long, but a little on the steeper side.

Registration: Required
Wed 29 Aug
Spring Overlook Hike
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A park educator will lead as we hike along this steep but short hike up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. This hike is about 2 miles round trip, so not very long, but a little on the steeper side.

Registration: Required
Thu 30 Aug
Shelf Island Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Thu 30 Aug
Shelf Island Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Fri 31 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Friday, August 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
(518) 643-9952

Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animals and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be approximately 1 mile. All ages welcome! For more information call 518-563-0369.
Fri 31 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Friday, August 31, 2018 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Fri 31 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 31, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

Explore Niagara Falls State Park with a Park Naturalist and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls during the evening hours. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Sep
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 01 Sep
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 01 Sep
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, September 1, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the Franklin Street main entrance in front of the new Welcome Center. The hike will go up the Gorge Trail and we will return using the Indian trail and South Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.0 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

Registration: email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Sep
Nature Walk- Highbanks Trail
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at North Shelter in the Highbanks Recreational Area. (2 hours, 1 miles)
Sat 01 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hours, .5 miles.
Sat 01 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hours, .5 miles.
Sat 01 Sep
Nature Walk- Highbanks Trail
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at North Shelter in the Highbanks Recreational Area. (2 hours, 1 miles)
Sat 01 Sep
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sat 01 Sep
Beach Sunset Photography Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a leisurely walk along the picturesque Lake Erie shoreline. Bring a camera to capture the moment! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Mon 03 Sep
Holiday Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Monday, September 3, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: August 29.

Registration: Required
Mon 03 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet by the octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B" (lots of steps and muddy spots). 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 03 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet by the octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B" (lots of steps and muddy spots). 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 03 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed - The Story of the Park
Monday, September 3, 2018 12:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Inspiration Point parking lot. Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point. One hour, 1/4 mile.
Mon 03 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed - The Story of the Park
Monday, September 3, 2018 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Inspiration Point parking lot. Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point. One hour, 1/4 mile.
Mon 03 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 3, 2018 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Museum. 2 hours, 1 mile. Visit the home and grounds of William Pryor Letchworth. Plants and animals will be highlighted along a historical walk from the museum, past the Glen Iris and to the Middle and Upper Falls before returning to the museum.
Mon 03 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 3, 2018 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Museum. 2 hours, 1 mile. Visit the home and grounds of William Pryor Letchworth. Plants and animals will be highlighted along a historical walk from the museum, past the Glen Iris and to the Middle and Upper Falls before returning to the museum.
Thu 06 Sep
Upper St. Helena Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, 1/2 mile up dirt road past Cabin Area "E". Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Thu 06 Sep
Upper St. Helena Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, 1/2 mile up dirt road past Cabin Area "E". Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Sat 08 Sep
Hudson River Birding Ramble
Saturday, September 8, 2018 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Fall Migratory birds. Join Rockland Audubon Society’s Della and Alan Wells as they explore the diverse bird habitats of Stony Point. Bring binoculars! Gates open 7:45a.m., Meet in parking lot. Open to all, from new to experienced birders.

Sat 08 Sep
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike #13 Route 305 to Tibbetts Hill Rd. This hike is located in Allegany County in the Town of Belfast. Park and meet at the parking lot on the south side of Route 305 between Baragon Hill Rd and Gleason Hill Rd. Easy, flat trail with a mixed surface. This section is heavily wooded and traverses through forested wetlands offering numerous opportunities to view wildlife. 4.2 miles to trail marker and back (42.302822, -78.163094)

Sat 08 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike- Rt 305 to Tibbetts Hill Rd
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Wegmans Hike #12- Park and meet at the parking lot on the south side of Route 305 between Baragon Hill Rd and Gleason Hill Rd. 4 hours, 4.2 miles.
Sat 08 Sep
Hudson River Valley Ramble – John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Advance registration required. $20; $15 members Friends of John Jay Homestead.

10:00am-1:00pm | Location: NYC | $20; $15 members | Ages: Best for 12+

Registration: Required
Sat 08 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike- Rt 305 to Tibbetts Hill Rd
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Wegmans Hike #12- Park and meet at the parking lot on the south side of Route 305 between Baragon Hill Rd and Gleason Hill Rd. 4 hours, 4.2 miles.
Sat 08 Sep
Weir Tour
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & take a short walk to the Weir on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history supplying water to a thirsty New York City. There is an optional (self-led) walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). Inquiries: Peter Dispensa, solarconstant@msn.com or 914-522-5000.

Sat 08 Sep
Ramble Walking Tour: Saw Mill River Heritage Tour
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
(914) 965-4027

Join the staff of Philipse Manor Hall on this walking tour of downtown Yonkers as we commemorate The Hudson Valley Ramble! Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River. Following the river from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island, patrons will learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present, and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the United States. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Free for Friends members and for children 12 and under.

Sat 08 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 8, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sat 08 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 8, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sat 08 Sep
Geology, The Ice Age, and Hudson River School Hike
Saturday, September 8, 2018 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Join us for a tour of Olana’s geological landscape with Hartwick College Geology Professor, Robert Titus. This program will start from Olana’s Visitor Center. Participants will learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape. Experience Olana’s landscape with new eyes—the eyes of geologist who sees where science meets storytelling and time travel is possible. We will hike about 1.5 miles with rests, followed by apples and ice water. Wear smart shoes and sunscreen.

4PM | Location: Visitor Center | Member: $5, Non-Member: $10 | Ages 8+. For more information visit OLANA.org/calendar

Sun 09 Sep
Hike Through History Series: Artpark Gorge and River's Edge Trail
Sunday, September 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 754-7766

Join us for our final Hike Through History Series! Come learn about Artpark's history and geology of the Niagara Gorge on this very scenic trail! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sun 09 Sep
Nature Walk- Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, September 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Trout Pond. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sun 09 Sep
Nature Walk- Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, September 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Trout Pond. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Wed 12 Sep
Night Hike
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Learn about the animals of the night and who makes what sound. Try to identify trees by their shape and texture of their bark. Look to the stars and moon, find out how they can help you navigate at night. Bring a head lamp (although we will try not to use it).

Thu 13 Sep
Smokey Hollow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Thu 13 Sep
Smokey Hollow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Sat 15 Sep
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sun 16 Sep
Nature Walk- Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Locks Section)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sun 16 Sep
Nature Walk- Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Locks Section)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sat 22 Sep
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike. Hudson River Valley Ramble Event #37
Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(646) 303-1448

Easy 1-mile hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi. Parking fees: http://parks.westchestergov.com/parking-fees).

Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.

Sat 22 Sep
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

 

Sat 22 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 22, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrety Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sat 22 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 22, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrety Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sun 23 Sep
Sunrise Stroll
Sunday, September 23, 2018 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

The early bird gets the view! Join your fellow early risers to celebrate the first Sunday of Spring and Fall with a Sunrise Stroll on the Walkway. Enjoy the sunrise and Walkway’s spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. The east and west gates to the Walkway will open at 6:30 AM. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

6:30AM – 7:30AM | Location: Walkway Over the Hudson | FREE | All Ages

Sun 23 Sep
Meandering among the Mansions of the Historic Millionaires. Hudson River Valley Ramble Event #42.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(646) 303-1448

Take an after-lunch stroll on the Aqueduct Trail. Meet at Irvington's Town Hall at 85 Main Street, less than ½ mile east up Main Street from the Irvington Metro-North train station (free parking). Visit the Tiffany Reading Room, one of a handful of Tiffany interiors. Meander north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (which intersects with Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back, admiring architectural landmarks, including the skeletal remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory, and Hudson River views. Learn the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the millionaires who lived along the trail in the 1800's. On the return trip, you might stop to tour Jay Gould's Lyndhurst or Washington Irving's Sunnyside mansion (paid guided tours are available at both). When you return to Main Street, if you would like to see more, you may choose to continue your walk south (and back) on the Aqueduct to view more historic mansions. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Irvington Train Station, a 5-10-minute uphill walk). Free and no reservation required. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.

Sun 23 Sep
Nature Walk- St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sun 23 Sep
Nature Walk- St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 24 Sep
Crepuscular Walk- Full Moon Over the Canyon
Monday, September 24, 2018 05:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight. Car caravan. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 24 Sep
Crepuscular Walk- Full Moon Over the Canyon
Monday, September 24, 2018 05:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight. Car caravan. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 24 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla
Monday, September 24, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Come discover what all the hoopla's about as we set out on a moonlit hike to witness the rise of the harvest moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Animal Walk- Visit a Beaver Pond
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud. Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper. 3 hours, 1 mile, brush and mud.
Tue 25 Sep
Animal Walk- Visit a Beaver Pond
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud. Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper. 3 hours, 1 mile, brush and mud.
Wed 26 Sep
Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant parking lot. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Wed 26 Sep
Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant parking lot. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 27 Sep
Fiddler's Elbow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at overlook 2 miles south of the Perry Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Thu 27 Sep
Fiddler's Elbow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at overlook 2 miles south of the Perry Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Sun 30 Sep
Nature Walk- Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Council Grounds parking lot. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sun 30 Sep
Nature Walk- Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Council Grounds parking lot. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sat 06 Oct
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, October 6, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Catharine Valley Trail
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the parking lot by Watkins Glen High school (see CVT map). We will hike the trail a little south of Montour Falls for a total hike mileage of approximately 5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

Registration: Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 and let us know how many people in your group to expect.

For a map of the trail and the location of the meeting parking lot visit: http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/CatharineValleyTrailParkMap.pdf

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike #14 Bull St. to West Cuba Rd. This hike is located in Allegany County in the Village of Cuba. Park and meet on the west side of Bull St near the gazebo adjacent to the funeral home. Easy, flat trail with a milled surface. Relaxing trail parallels Griffin and Olean Creeks offering views of abundant wildlife. 2.7 miles round trip (42.216592, -78.283329)

Tue 16 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center- Come explore the trails at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site w/ site educator David for this free Autumn Tour. The tour covers about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath and will include interpretive stops along the way. Autumn is a terrific time of year to walk the trails at Schoharie Crossing, and this is a great chance to get a free tour.

Tour time is approximately 90 minutes with interpretive stops. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on grass trails. In case of *Rain* tour will be post-poned.

Sat 03 Nov
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, November 3, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. This hike will begin on the Rim trail to see Lucifer Falls from the overlook and will also include portions of the Finger Lakes Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 4.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to trail and weather conditions.

Registration: email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Dec
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, December 1, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Black Diamond Trail
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the Jacksonville Rd parking lot. The hike will go out on the Black Diamond Trail 2 1/2 miles and then we will turn around and return to the parking lot. Total hike mileage 5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to trail or weather conditions.

Registration: email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131

Registration: Required