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Mon 22 Apr
Earth Day Back Pond Hike and Craft
Monday, April 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come enjoy the outdoors for Earth Day! We will go for a fun easy hike along the back pond and then do a fun Earth day craft. Please call the park office to reserve a spot with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. $1 for children and seniors, $2 for adults.
Registration: Required
Mon 22 Apr
Earth Day Back Pond Hike and Craft
Monday, April 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Come enjoy the outdoors for Earth Day! We will go for a fun easy hike along the back pond and then do a fun Earth day craft. Please call the park office to reserve a spot with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. $1 for children and seniors, $2 for adults.
Registration: Required
Tue 23 Apr
FrogWatch!
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 07:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Help the Park Naturalist study the frogs that live in Saratoga Spa State Park! We will learn many different frog calls before walking through the wetlands in search of the amphibians. Please bring a flashlight and dress for wet ground. Icy conditions will cancel the event. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
Registration: Required
Wed 24 Apr
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Wed 24 Apr
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 25 Apr
Morning Bird Walk - Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 25, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 25 Apr
Morning Bird Walk - Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 25, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 25 Apr
Wildflower Walks- Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 25 Apr
Wildflower Walks- Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 25 Apr
Kids River Adventure
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join us on a family friendly event for the kids! We will be hiking through the woods along the Hudson river on a little adventure to some cool spots. Please call the park office to reserve your spot, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. $1 for children and seniors, $2 for adults.
Registration: Required
Thu 25 Apr
Kids River Adventure
Thursday, April 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join us on a family friendly event for the kids! We will be hiking through the woods along the Hudson river on a little adventure to some cool spots. Please call the park office to reserve your spot, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. $1 for children and seniors, $2 for adults.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Wetland Walk
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Wetland Walk
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Apr
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Friday, April 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Children and their families are invited to visit the Creekside Classroom and enjoy a free nature scavenger hunt! No registration necessary. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 111 for more information.
Fri 26 Apr
Tree Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, April 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Familiarize yourself with our trees, shrubs and woody vines. Also covers folklore and animal uses. Bring a lunch. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Fri 26 Apr
Tree Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, April 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Familiarize yourself with our trees, shrubs and woody vines. Also covers folklore and animal uses. Bring a lunch. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Fri 26 Apr
Crepuscular Walks- Frog Serenade
Friday, April 26, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Fri 26 Apr
Crepuscular Walks- Frog Serenade
Friday, April 26, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Sat 27 Apr
Northern Hikers' Special
Saturday, April 27, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Walk through the many habitats located right here at Long Island's largest State Park Preserve! Wander through wetlands, pine barrens and oak forests while observing wildlife and native plants. We will hike approximately 6 miles to the pristine, beautiful, less traveled northern section of the preserve. We will stop and have lunch along the way. Please bring water and your own lunch.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Old Golf Course Wander
Saturday, April 27, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for this approximately three-mile hike through the former golf course and orchard of the former Minnewaska resort. Participants will walk short sections of the Lake Minnewaska, Castle Point and Upper Awosting Carriage Roads, in addition to the grassy pathways of the former golf course. While we wander, we will look for signs of plants waking up from their winter slumber and any recent bird arrivals. The pathways that wind through this area may be wet, so participants are encouraged to wear waterproof shoes or boots. A few binoculars are available for participants to borrow for the program. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Spring Seasonal Stroll
Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series to observe seasonal changes, we'll savor nature's spring rebirth, highlighting nesting birds.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 27 Apr
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 27 Apr
Mineral Springs Tour
Saturday, April 27, 2019 until Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a tour guide to learn about the mineral springs in the park. Cups will be provided for tasting the springs. No registration necessary. Tours meet at Creekside Classroom every Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m.
Sat 27 Apr
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, April 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 27 Apr
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, April 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 27 Apr
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, April 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit the Palmertown 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. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Apr
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, April 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit the Palmertown 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. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Millbrook Mountain Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, April 28, 2019 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Allan Serrano, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator for this five-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the Sky Top tower and the verdant Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath the cliff. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Mushroom & Moss Walks - Silver Lake Outlet Woods
Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Explore the world of rotting logs and stumps to better appreciate the role of fungi in forest ecology. Learn to recognize which fungi rot which wood. Visit communities of lichens and mosses on the surface of bark. Three different woodlands will be searched. This is a continuation of a theme from three workshops held this past winter on fungi, lichens and mosses.
Sun 28 Apr
Mushroom & Moss Walks - Silver Lake Outlet Woods
Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Explore the world of rotting logs and stumps to better appreciate the role of fungi in forest ecology. Learn to recognize which fungi rot which wood. Visit communities of lichens and mosses on the surface of bark. Three different woodlands will be searched. This is a continuation of a theme from three workshops held this past winter on fungi, lichens and mosses.
Sun 28 Apr
Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam’s Point
Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us for this three-mile loop to view magnificent Lake Maratanza! On our way to the lake we will stop at the Sam’s Point Overlook, where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Pack a lunch and we will sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam’s Point Area in Cragsmoor. Pre-registration is recommended by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Van Cortlandt Park trails, including the Old Croton Aqueduct. Joint Walk with Friends of Van Cortlandt Park & the Urban Trail Conference
Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet in either of two locations at 11 am: Take the local No. 1, IRT, to the last stop in the Bronx, 242nd St. and meet downstairs on the park side of Broadway OR meet at the first parking lot (free) of the Van Cortlandt Park (VCP) golf course. Beginning at the VCP golf clubhouse – moderate walk, approximately 6 miles, can be muddy, portions on the John Muir Trail will be hilly. Please bring food & water. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated. We will conclude at the historic 1902 golf clubhouse, where (at your option) you may purchase snacks and cocktails. Sara Kelsey, David Bernstein (Urban Trail Conference), and John Butler (Friends of Van Cortlandt Park) leaders. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sun 28 Apr
Nature Hike
Sunday, April 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a skilled naturalist for a walk in the park searching for signs of wildlife. Lately we’ve spied porcupines and mink in the area. Who knows what you might find! No registration necessary. Hikes meet at Creekside Classroom every Saturday and Sunday at 1p.m.
Tue 30 Apr
FrogWatch!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 07:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Help the Park Naturalist study the frogs that live in Saratoga Spa State Park! We will learn many different frog calls before walking through the wetlands in search of the amphibians. Please bring a flashlight and dress for wet ground. Icy conditions will cancel the event. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
Registration: Required
Wed 01 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Wed 01 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 02 May
Morning Bird Walk- Trestle Woods
Thursday, May 2, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Portageville entrance gate. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 02 May
Morning Bird Walk- Trestle Woods
Thursday, May 2, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Portageville entrance gate. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 02 May
Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Thu 02 May
Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Thu 02 May
Spring Overlook Hike
Thursday, May 2, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:30 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. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required
Thu 02 May
Spring Overlook Hike
Thursday, May 2, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:30 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. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required
Sat 04 May
Jay Walking with the Bedford Audubon
Saturday, May 4, 2019 08:00 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Join Bedford Audubon naturalist Tait Johansson to look for early spring migrating birds. Meet at the main parking lot. Registration is recommended.
Registration: Optional
Sat 04 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 04 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 04 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 4, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 04 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 4, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sun 05 May
Caumsett Sampler
Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this leisurely but hilly 5-mile saunter, you will get an overview of nature in the field, forest, seashore, and pond. (Some walking in long grass).

Registration: Required
Sun 05 May
SUNDAY MORNING SPRING PHOTO WALK WITH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER HEIDI FUHRMAN
Sunday, May 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Heidi is rejoining us as our special guide for a Spring Photo Walk, contributing her unique talents to lead another once-per-season tradition at the Preserve (following her popular Fall and Winter Photo Walks). As always, Heidi will not burden the walk with an instructional class; rather, she will help point out photographic subjects and approaches during an energetic 2-hour jaunt through our carriage trails in search of both broad vistas and close-ups. Heidi’s enthusiasm has guided numerous photography groups through natural settings. Trained as a lawyer, she displays attention to detail and nuance in her photography. As a long-distance runner, she also uses her cell phone to photograph sunrises and wildlife deep in the woods. Heidi has exhibited in many private and public venues in NYC and Westchester. Currently, a popular NYC museum (New York Hall of Science) has installed more than 50 of her fine art photographic prints in a 3-month solo exhibit titled “Celebrating Water.” She has shown her works at Rockefeller Preserve Gallery exhibits including the “Winged Jewels of the Forest” (wild birds found in the Preserve) and “Wild Life: Carnivores of Rockefeller Preserve.”

Register for this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Rebecca at 914-631-1470 x106.

Registration: Required
Sun 05 May
Landscape Walk
Sunday, May 5, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

“What You See and What You Don’t See” is a guided walk through the estates grounds that shows how the landscape was designed to reflect the Millses’ luxurious lifestyle while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. A very leisurely 1 mile walk with historic photos. Cost: free
Sun 05 May
Springtime Walks - Gorge Trail (Great Bend Gorge)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Upper St. Helena parking area. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 05 May
Springtime Walks - Gorge Trail (Great Bend Gorge)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Upper St. Helena parking area. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Tue 07 May
Moreau Overlook Hike
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Expert
Registration: Required
Tue 07 May
Moreau Overlook Hike
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Expert
Registration: Required
Thu 09 May
Spring Overlook Hike
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 03:00 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. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required
Thu 09 May
Spring Overlook Hike
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 03:00 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. Rating: Advanced
Registration: Required
Thu 09 May
Wildflower Walks- Upper and Middle Falls Area
Thursday, May 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Museum. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 09 May
Wildflower Walks- Upper and Middle Falls Area
Thursday, May 9, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Museum. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Fri 10 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, May 10, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Fri 10 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, May 10, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Fri 10 May
Red Oak Ridge Hike
Friday, May 10, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Though challenging this hike is about 2.5 miles round trip. You will be climbing about half way up the mountain range and walking through some special places our educator will point out as well as stop to enjoy. Please bring water on this hike. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Moderate
Registration: Required
Fri 10 May
Red Oak Ridge Hike
Friday, May 10, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Though challenging this hike is about 2.5 miles round trip. You will be climbing about half way up the mountain range and walking through some special places our educator will point out as well as stop to enjoy. Please bring water on this hike. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Moderate
Registration: Required
Fri 10 May
Night of the Frogs
Friday, May 10, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

You are in for an intriguing night hike in the preserve! We will start off with a presentation indoors, and then venture into the preserve to enjoy the spring night air filled with the sounds of frogs

Registration: Required
Fri 10 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 10, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Fri 10 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 10, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 11 May
West End Hike
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Summer is just around the corner, and mid-May is the perfect time for a stroll down to the jetty. Bring your cameras for some breathtaking shots of the inlet, and a chance to see some of our summer birds that have returned to their breeding grounds.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
West End Hike
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Summer is just around the corner, and mid-May is the perfect time for a stroll down to the jetty. Bring your cameras for some breathtaking shots of the inlet, and a chance to see some of our summer birds that have returned to their breeding grounds.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 11 May
GVGSP Passport Hike Series - Brook Rd to Morgan Rd (Wegmans Hike #3)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Park and meet at the parking lot off Brook Rd (43.077376, -77.710080). See remnants of GVC & lock #2.

4.3 miles, 1.7 miles to trail marker round trip. 2 hours.

Sat 11 May
GVGSP Passport Hike Series - Brook Rd to Morgan Rd (Wegmans Hike #3)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Park and meet at the parking lot off Brook Rd (43.077376, -77.710080). See remnants of GVC & lock #2.

4.3 miles, 1.7 miles to trail marker round trip. 2 hours.

Sat 11 May
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 11 May
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 11 May
Fire Tower Hike
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:00 AM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Join the Rangers as we hike to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower. This moderate 4-mile loop is suitable for intermediate hikers and will reward you with spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands. On a clear day, you can even see the NYC skyline! The hike will leave from the Sterling Forest Visitor Center at 11 AM. Please be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack.

Hike is limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling (845) 351-5907.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 11 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 11 May
Wildflower Walk- Old Growth Woods
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Sat 11 May
Wildflower Walk- Old Growth Woods
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Sat 11 May
Crepuscular Walks- Owl Prowl
Saturday, May 11, 2019 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 2 -3 hours.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Sat 11 May
Crepuscular Walks- Owl Prowl
Saturday, May 11, 2019 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 2 -3 hours.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Sun 12 May
Pot Luck- Just a Hike
Sunday, May 12, 2019 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize and observe the parks beauty. Participants will choose our route. For reasons of safety, no children under 18 years of age are permitted to attend.

Registration: Required
Wed 15 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Wed 15 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Great Bend Gorge
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Chestnut Lawn
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Great Bend Gorge
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Chestnut Lawn
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Wildflower Walk- East of Lee's Landing
Thursday, May 16, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Thu 16 May
Wildflower Walk- East of Lee's Landing
Thursday, May 16, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore.

Fri 17 May
Potter’s Point Hike
Friday, May 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Fri 17 May
Potter’s Point Hike
Friday, May 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Fri 17 May
Full Moon Hike
Friday, May 17, 2019 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Fri 17 May
Full Moon Hike
Friday, May 17, 2019 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Sat 18 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 18 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 18 May
NATIVE PLANTS OF ROCKEFELLER PRESERVE WALK WITH THE NATIVE PLANT CENTER
Saturday, May 18, 2019 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join the Native Plant Center for a field walk on Saturday, May 18th from 9 AM to 10:00 AM. You'll learn about native & invasive plants of Rockefeller with some of Westchester's experts, while enjoying a pleasant walk around the lake. Missy Fabel and Dawn Orza will lead a nature walk discussing what kinds of native and invasive plants are at the Preserve and some key skills on how to identify them. They will also discuss what we’re doing at the Preserve to protect native plants and why. Missy is a member of The Native Plant Center’s Steering Committee and volunteer coordinator of the Go Native U certificate program. Dawn is training to be a Cornell Master Naturalist, and has been working on eliminating invasives from the woodlands and replanting native plants in a private Westchester County estate. Meet in the Preserve Courtyard.

Register for this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Rebecca at 914-631-1470 x106.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 May
Walk the High Bridge & Explore Nearby
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (181 St.) and A (175 St.) subway stops. Be prepared for many stairs, lovely views and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles)! Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. We will start by crossing 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 pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel and to NY baseball. Metro North Hudson Line riders must make elevated subway transfer at Marble Hill. Street parking is usually possible on side streets near the park, or there is garage parking at 554 W 174 St. Bring snacks, drinks. Heavy rain cancels. Inquiries: TEXT ONLY PLEASE to Lesley Walter, 914-671-7112.
Sat 18 May
Walk the High Bridge & Explore Nearby
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (181 St.) and A (175 St.) subway stops. Be prepared for many stairs, lovely views and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles)! Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. We will start by crossing 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 pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel and to NY baseball. Metro North Hudson Line riders must make elevated subway transfer at Marble Hill. Street parking is usually possible on side streets near the park, or there is garage parking at 554 W 174 St. Bring snacks, drinks. Heavy rain cancels. Inquiries: TEXT ONLY PLEASE to Lesley Walter, 914-671-7112.
Sat 18 May
Kids to Parks Day – Nature Walk
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 AM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Spring is in the Air! Bring the kids or grandkids out to Schoharie Crossing and exploration of the natural wonders of this rich historic site! Traverse the trails at your own pace, watching for birds and spotting wildflowers along the way! After the walk, enjoy a picnic lunch at the site and create new memories that will last a lifetime.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is partnered with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (yes! we have a National Parks Stamp too!)

Sat 18 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 18 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sun 19 May
Springtime Walks - Highbanks Trail (Mt. Morris Canyon)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 19 May
Jay Walking: Trees of the John Jay Homestead Farmyard and Pleasure Ground, 1789 through 2017
Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Massive cucumbers by the barn. Poisonous bushes in the garden. Tulips in the branches. What were the Jay’s thinking? Learn about the rare and native tree species located on the property during this ninety-minute walk. Meet in the main parking lot. Registration is recommended.
Registration: Optional
Sun 19 May
Springtime Walks - Highbanks Trail (Mt. Morris Canyon)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 19 May
History of Caumsett
Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this hilly, moderately long walk (approx. 2 miles), we will study the park's social, economic, architectural and political history. (Some walking in long grass.)

Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Horseshoe Crab Walk
Sunday, May 19, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are called "living fossils" because they have been on  earth since before dinosaurs? Join us as we explore the lives of these fascinating creatures, as well as some of our other spring visitors. Wear shoes that can get wet!

Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Horseshoe Crab Walk
Sunday, May 19, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are called "living fossils" because they have been on  earth since before dinosaurs? Join us as we explore the lives of these fascinating creatures, as well as some of our other spring visitors. Wear shoes that can get wet!

Registration: Required
Tue 21 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Tue 21 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Tue 21 May
Lake Bonita Hike
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Tue 21 May
Lake Bonita Hike
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Sat 25 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 25 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 25 May
Weir Tour
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional 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: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016.
Sat 25 May
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 25 May
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 25 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 25 May
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 25 May
Lake Bonita Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Sat 25 May
Lake Bonita Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Sun 26 May
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) 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. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) 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.) Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sun 26 May
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) 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. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) 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.) Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sun 26 May
Beginning Orienteering
Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

After learning to use our compass, you will practice with it on a short course. You may need your reading glasses. Not recommended for children. Approximately 1 mile.

Registration: Required
Mon 27 May
Geology Walk
Monday, May 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Parking lot past Cabin Area B. 2 hours, 1 mile. Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots.

Mon 27 May
Geology Walk
Monday, May 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parking lot past Cabin Area B. 2 hours, 1 mile. Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots.

Mon 27 May
How the Gorge was Formed - Story of the Park
Monday, May 27, 2019 12:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Inspiration Point parking Lot. 1 hour, 1/4 mile.

Follow short, paved, handicap-accessible walk ways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant and animal lore.

 

Mon 27 May
How the Gorge was Formed - Story of the Park
Monday, May 27, 2019 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Inspiration Point parking Lot. 1 hour, 1/4 mile.

Follow short, paved, handicap-accessible walk ways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant and animal lore.

 

Mon 27 May
Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 27, 2019 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Museum. 2 hours, 1 mile.

A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen iris Estate, and also view State and National Champions!

Mon 27 May
Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 27, 2019 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Museum. 2 hours, 1 mile.

A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen iris Estate, and also view State and National Champions!

Tue 28 May
Lake Bonita to Lake Ann
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

A Park Educator will lead this hike through part of the woods over at Lake Bonita to Lake Ann. This is a bit of a longer hike but on rather flat land with some ups and downs. This hike will take us about 2.5 miles one way to a beautiful bog. There is a lean to at Lake Ann that we can stop and have lunch at. Make sure to bring some water. Please call for reservations with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate
Registration: Required
Tue 28 May
Lake Bonita to Lake Ann
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A Park Educator will lead this hike through part of the woods over at Lake Bonita to Lake Ann. This is a bit of a longer hike but on rather flat land with some ups and downs. This hike will take us about 2.5 miles one way to a beautiful bog. There is a lean to at Lake Ann that we can stop and have lunch at. Make sure to bring some water. Please call for reservations with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate
Registration: Required
Tue 28 May
Guided Tree Hike
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

All ages, an easy 1-mile hike as we learn about the trees around us, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Wed 29 May
Brooks and Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Parade Grounds entrance off Route 436. Will car pool. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Wed 29 May
Brooks and Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Parade Grounds entrance off Route 436. Will car pool. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Thu 30 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 30, 2019 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Thu 30 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 30, 2019 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Thu 30 May
Leaf Printing
Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, a short walk in the woods to collect natural supplies to make leaf art, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Thu 30 May
Citizen Science: Project Budburst
Thursday, May 30, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

Meet at Pier 4 Fishing Pier

Tracking plant life cycles is a critical part of understanding our changing climate! Hike with us as we document the trees that are blooming in Gantry Plaza State Park! Ages 7+ and Adults.

All programs at Gantry Plaza State Park are FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Fri 31 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, May 31, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).
Fri 31 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, May 31, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).
Fri 31 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 31, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Fri 31 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 31, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Spring Walk with the Alan Devoe Bird Club
Saturday, June 1, 2019 08:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for spring migrant birds throughout the site. ​ FREE, but registration is required.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks
Saturday, June 1, 2019 until Saturday, June 29, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 01 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks
Saturday, June 1, 2019 until Saturday, June 29, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 01 Jun
National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1, 2019 09:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Join us for a morning of service in the park, and we’ll thank you with a complimentary barbecue and raffle of goodies! Check-in at 9am at the Grafton Welcome Center, trail work 9:30am-noon, followed by lunch. Please RSVP so we have projects and food for all: 518-279-1155.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Piping Plover Hike
Saturday, June 1, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Come take a walk with us to see the endangered Piping Plovers, that nest on the sandy beaches of Jones Beach. We will observe different nesting sites and hopefully get to see some hatchlings.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Piping Plover Hike
Saturday, June 1, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Come take a walk with us to see the endangered Piping Plovers, that nest on the sandy beaches of Jones Beach. We will observe different nesting sites and hopefully get to see some hatchlings.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
First Saturday Hike: Robert H. Treman State Park
Saturday, June 1, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

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 continue to the lower park returning on the Gorge trail.. Total hike mileage approximately 4 ½ miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 01 Jun
National Trails Day: Paddle & Walk
Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00 AM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Schoharie Crossing Boat Launch

In conjunction with the Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady, we will be out on the waters of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River to explore what nature has provided and mankind has constructed.

After the paddle, enjoy a picnic lunch and we will re-convene near the Visitor Center to walk the Towpath Trail.

For more information, find Schoharie Crossing on Facebook for detailed event information. A personal flotation device is required for this program. Bring along a lunch and plenty of hydration.

 

Sat 01 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 1, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 01 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 1, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sun 02 Jun
Salt Marsh Special
Sunday, June 2, 2019 09:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Join us for a slow walk through fields and forest, on our way to a leisurely study of salt marsh life. Because we will travel about 5 miles, we recommend that you bring drinking water. Old canvas shoes or comfortable waterproof boots are also suggested.

Registration: Required
Sun 02 Jun
Springtime Walks- St. Helena Trail (visiting the river)
Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Lowest St. Helena parking area. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Sun 02 Jun
Springtime Walks- St. Helena Trail (visiting the river)
Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lowest St. Helena parking area. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.

General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Tue 04 Jun
Walk in the Woods
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

6-7pm, all ages, explore the natural wonders of the park, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Wed 05 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Griffith Proad to Pennycook
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Junction of Pennycook Road and state Route 436 (1/4 miles east of Parade Grounds Entrance). 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Wed 05 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Griffith Proad to Pennycook
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Junction of Pennycook Road and state Route 436 (1/4 miles east of Parade Grounds Entrance). 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Wed 05 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- New Crescent Moon Beaver Walk
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Brush, water and muddy spots. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Wed 05 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- New Crescent Moon Beaver Walk
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Brush, water and muddy spots. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Thu 06 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 06 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Fri 07 Jun
Warbler Walks- Uncommon Species
Friday, June 7, 2019 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Fri 07 Jun
Warbler Walks- Uncommon Species
Friday, June 7, 2019 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Sat 08 Jun
Schunnemunk Hike
Saturday, June 8, 2019 09:30 AM
Schunnemunk State Park
(845) 351-5907

Join our Rangers for a challenging 6-mile hike up Schunnemunk Mountain, the tallest peak in Orange county. The climb to the 1660-foot summit will take about 1.5 hours, but you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Hudson River and surrounding areas. This is an extremely strenuous hike, not suited for novices or people with limited hiking experience. The hike will meet at the Otterkill Rd parking area at 9:30am. We will complete a loop along the Otterkill, Jessup, Sweet Clover, Barton Swamp and Trestle trails. This is a group hike: our pace is the slowest hiker; we leave as a group and come back as a group. Please wear appropriate attire (hiking boots, backpack) and don't forget your lunch and plenty of water.

Hike is limited to 25 participants. Please register by calling (845) 351-5907.

Registration: Required
Sat 08 Jun
Map Hike
Saturday, June 8, 2019 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Participants will use a map of the park to navigate to specific destinations. We will cover approximately 5 miles at a moderate pace. Some hills. Bring lunch and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 08 Jun
GVG Passport Hike Series - Route 20 to Fowler Road (Wegmans Hike #5)
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Park on south side of Route 20 just west of 5 & 20 junction west of Avon (42.917272, -77.784453). Vistas of the Genesee River and remnants of lock #5.

6.5 miles, 4.8 miles to trail marker round trip. 4 hours.

Sat 08 Jun
GVG Passport Hike Series - Route 20 to Fowler Road (Wegmans Hike #5)
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Park on south side of Route 20 just west of 5 & 20 junction west of Avon (42.917272, -77.784453). Vistas of the Genesee River and remnants of lock #5.

6.5 miles, 4.8 miles to trail marker round trip. 4 hours.

Sat 08 Jun
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 08 Jun
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 08 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 8, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 08 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 8, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 08 Jun
Sensory Night Hike
Saturday, June 8, 2019 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

8:30-9:30pm, all ages, use your senses to explore at night with a naturalist, free to public, Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sun 09 Jun
South Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 9, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue  River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers. We will be on the lookout for several species we know to be in the park, but have not located. Perhaps you can!

Registration: Required
Sun 09 Jun
South Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 9, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue  River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers. We will be on the lookout for several species we know to be in the park, but have not located. Perhaps you can!

Registration: Required
Sun 09 Jun
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, June 9, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

3-4pm, join a naturalist as we explore the natural wonders of the park, free to public, Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Wed 12 Jun
Warbler Walks- Pare Species
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Wed 12 Jun
Warbler Walks- Pare Species
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Wed 12 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Entrance
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Wed 12 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Entrance
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Thu 13 Jun
Crepuscular Walk - Approaching Full Moon by the River
Thursday, June 13, 2019 07:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot. 2-3 hours, 1-2 miles.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Thu 13 Jun
Crepuscular Walk - Approaching Full Moon by the River
Thursday, June 13, 2019 07:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot. 2-3 hours, 1-2 miles.

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and nightlight. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Thu 13 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 13 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Fri 14 Jun
Family Nature Hike
Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

12-1pm, join a naturalist as we explore the natural wonders of the park, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 15 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 15, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 15 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 15, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Wed 19 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Wed 19 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Thu 20 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 20 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Sat 22 Jun
Seashore Circular
Saturday, June 22, 2019 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

During this hilly, moderately paced walk through fields and woods, on our way to leisurely exploration of Caumsett's shore, we'll discuss geological and social factors that have influenced nature on Long Island. Since we will walk approximately 4.5 miles, we suggest you bring drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 Jun
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 22 Jun
Whitetail World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn’s point of view, and find one if we’re lucky! Every other Saturday at 11am. April 13th and 27th, May 11th and 25th, June 8th and 22nd. (1 hour)
Sat 22 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 22 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Tue 25 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Tue 25 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the Humphrey Nature Center as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Wed 26 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Perry Entrance. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Wed 26 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Perry Entrance. 4 hours, 2 miles.

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary lines that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, pricklers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended.

Fri 28 Jun
Guided Nature Hike
Friday, June 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

12-1pm, all ages, explore the natural wonders of the park with a naturalist, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 29 Jun
Bird Walk
Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist to look for and identify birds, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 29 Jun
Plant Focus
Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

This intensive, hands-on program will help you improve your knowledge of plant identification with use of guide books. Bring drinking water, wear hat and sunscreen. Plant identification books helpful. Short walk in tall grass meadow. Some sitting on grass.

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sat 29 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Saturdays at 1pm (1 1/2 hours, 1 mile) Some may car pool to nearby trails.
Sun 30 Jun
North Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 30, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a leisurely walk along Caleb's meandering trails looking for our native wildflowers.  Some are easy to pass by without noticing. Bring water and a camera if you like.

Registration: Required
Sun 30 Jun
North Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 30, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a leisurely walk along Caleb's meandering trails looking for our native wildflowers.  Some are easy to pass by without noticing. Bring water and a camera if you like.

Registration: Required
Fri 05 Jul
Sensory Night Hike
Friday, July 5, 2019 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

8:30-9:30pm, all ages, use your senses to explore Lake Erie State Park at night with a naturalist, free to public, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 06 Jul
First Saturday Hike: Fillmore Glen State Park
Saturday, July 6, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Meet at the parking lot on by main pavilion. The hike will follow the Gorge and will return using the North Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sun 07 Jul
Fungi Fun
Sunday, July 7, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

3- 4pm, all ages, discover fungal fruits that accent the woods on a stroll through Lake Erie State Park, free to public, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Fri 12 Jul
Sensory Night Hike
Friday, July 12, 2019 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

8:30-9:30pm, all ages, use your senses to explore Long Point on Chautauqua State Park at night with a naturalist, free to public, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 13 Jul
Hike with A Naturalist
Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, explore the natural wonders of the park with a naturalist, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 13 Jul
Bare Rock Vista Hike
Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:00 AM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Explore Sterling Forest with a hike on the Bare Rock trail to Bare Rock Vista. Join the Rangers for this moderate hike lasting about 3 hours. The hike will go through beautiful hardwood forest and provide stunning views of Greenwood Lake. Make sure to bring water, snacks, and wear sturdy shoes.

Hike is limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling (845) 351-5907.

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Jul
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist as we explore the natural wonders of the park, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 20 Jul
Bird Walk
Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist to look for birds at Lake Erie State Park, free to public, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 20 Jul
Butterflies
Saturday, July 20, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

1-2pm, all ages, search for and identify butterflies with a naturalist, free to public, Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sun 21 Jul
Fungi Fun Walk
Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, discover fungal fruits that accent the woods on this fun, easy 1-mile stroll through Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, free to public, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sun 21 Jul
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, July 21, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

3-4pm, all ages, an exciting hike as we search the woods for hidden treasures, free to public, Lake Erie State Park , Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Fri 26 Jul
Know Your Trees
Friday, July 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, an easy 1-mile hike as we learn about the trees around us, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park , Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 27 Jul
Bird Walk
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist to look for and identify birds at Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, free to public, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 27 Jul
Family Nature Hike
Saturday, July 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

2-3pm, join a naturalist as we explore the natural wonders of the park, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 03 Aug
First Saturday Hike: Stony Brook State Park
Saturday, August 3, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Stony Brook State Park
(585) 335-8111

Meet in the Main Parking Lot near the playground and the Clara Barton shelter. The hike will go up the Gorge Trail, down the East Rim Trail, up the West Rim Trail and finally return down the Gorge Trail. Total hike mileage about 4 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.

Sat 10 Aug
Indian Hill Hike
Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Take a break from the ordinary and accompany the Rangers on the Indian Hill loop hike. This moderate four-mile hike is perfect for both beginner and intermediate hikers looking for a more challenging hike. Indian Hill is not as well-known as our more popular trails, and the area provides fantastic views of the park in a more serene setting. It also boasts some of the largest and oldest oak trees which can be found in the park! We will meet at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center and carpool to the site as a group. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure to bring water and snacks.

Hike is limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling (845) 351-5907.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Sep
First Saturday Hike: Watkins Glen State Park
Saturday, September 7, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

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. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 14 Sep
Night Hike
Saturday, September 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Experience and see Sterling Forest in a whole new light and join the Rangers for a NIGHT hike to the Fire Tower. Hike in the light of a full moon, stargaze, and view the illuminated skyline of Manhattan. The hike will depart at 5:30 PM sharp and will arrive at the Fire Tower in time to view the sunset. We will be walking back in the dark, so headlamps or flashlights are a MUST and will not be provided. All are welcome, and be sure to bring water, snacks, and wear sturdy shoes.

Hike is limited to 30 participants. Please register by calling (845) 351-5907.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Oct
First Saturday Hike: Catharine Valley Trail
Saturday, October 5, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Catharine Valley Trail
(607) 535-4511

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. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 12 Oct
Harvesting History Family Workshop Series: Victorian Nutting Party
Saturday, October 12, 2019 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! First, we'll take a nut tree identification hike, then practice processing various nuts. We'll make some nutty snacks and enjoy hot cocoa- don't miss this wonderful fall tradition!

Registration is required: $10 per person, children 12 and under FREE

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!
Tue 15 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 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 postponed.
Sat 02 Nov
First Saturday Hike: Robert H. Treman State Park
Saturday, November 2, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

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. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 09 Nov
Moonlight Hike
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

Enjoy the Park's trails under the nearly Full Beaver Moon. Use your night-vision and your ears to detect the presence of wildlife as we walk along the Long Path from Mine Kill to the New York Power Authority Visitors Center. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather, and meet at the Mine Kill State Park Office.

This is a free event. For more information, please call the park office at (518) 827-8690.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Dec
First Saturday Hike: Black Diamond Trail
Saturday, December 7, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Taughannock Falls State Park
(607) 387-6739

Meet at the Jacksonville Rd parking lot. The hike will go out on the future 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. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 07 Dec
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, December 7, 2019 04:15 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
(631) 667-5055

Patrons walk through a winter wonderland on their way to the main area for the tree lighting on the front lawn of the Headquarters Building. In addition to the holiday music and tree lighting by Santa Claus there is an ice sculptor, juggler, refreshments and fireworks. The public can also visit with Santa inside the lobby of the Headquarters Building.