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Thu 22 Oct
Hike: Tour de Grafton [Hard]
Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Looking for a challenge? Come enjoy perfect hiking weather on a substantial hike through the park. This hike will be more focused on enjoying the outdoors, but feel free to ask questions along the way! This hike will be 8 miles long and moderately paced. Those looking for an even longer hike can stay after the main hike for another 3-6 miles. Please bring water, snacks, closed-toed shoes, layers. A walking stick or hiking poles are great for extra support, if you have them. This program will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM on 10/22. This program is designed for teenagers and up. Program meeting location will be shared when you pre-register.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov by 4:00 PM on the Monday before the program (10/19). Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "10/22 Hike: Tour de Grafton." In your email, let us know how many people will be attending for your group, first and last names, and phone numbers.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Wild Cranberry Walk around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 24, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe Parisio, Interpretive Ranger on a three-mile, educational walk around Lake Maratanza. Along the way, we'll learn about wild cranberries, including their habitat and required growing conditions. We will also discuss their cultural history and how we've cultivated them. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 24, 2020 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpaths, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 forest fire. This route brings hikers to the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. This loop hike will finish up with a one-mile hike on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850s that crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. This five-mile-long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. This outing meets at the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Fun Facts with Kelly: Fall Foliage Edition
Saturday, October 24, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Autumn demonstrates how beautiful change can be. Stroll through the gorge to take in the show that is the changing seasons. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 24 Oct
Haunted Tales by Lantern Light
Saturday, October 24, 2020 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Take a night walk with us around the park on quiet meandering trails telling a few ghost stories. Wear good walking shoes and bring water if you like. (Rain date, October 31st)

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Haunted Tales by Lantern Light
Saturday, October 24, 2020 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Take a night walk with us around the park on quiet meandering trails telling a few ghost stories. Wear good walking shoes and bring water if you like. (Rain date, October 31st)

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 25, 2020 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1 ½ miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 25, 2020 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1 ½ miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
A Dose of Nature: Autumn Woods Walk
Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Join us for a walk through the woods and breathe in the crisp autumn air. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Tue 27 Oct
Hidden Worlds: Fungi, Algae, Bacteria, and Amoebae
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

We see the trees and plants we pass on our hikes and walks every day, but what about the equally important, unsung heroes of the forest? These are the heavy lifters and dirty-job-doers who give us oxygen, recycle nutrients, and lead fascinating lives just out of sight. Please bring water, snacks, closed-toed shoes, layers. A walking stick or hiking poles are great for extra support, if you have them. This program will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM on 10/27. This program is suitable for all ages. Program meeting location will be shared when you pre-register.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov by 4:00 PM on the Sunday before the program (10/25). Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "10/27 Hidden Worlds." In your email, let us know how many people will be attending for your group, first and last names, and phone numbers.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Tue 27 Oct
A Walk on the Wild Side – Dishmill Creek Area
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Oct
A Walk on the Wild Side – Dishmill Creek Area
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Homeschoolers Halloween at Sam’s Point
Thursday, October 29, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Get in the Halloween spirit with the Park Educators at Sam's Point. Children will start with a fun craft to make their own imaginary animals. Your child's animal may have the beak of a woodpecker, but the ears of a bear! Each child will have an opportunity to show other participants their unique animal and to talk about its special characteristics. Then, we'll go for a two-mile round trip hike to see a spooky, wildfire-burnt forest. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Fri 30 Oct
Haunted Full Moon Hike
Friday, October 30, 2020 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Join us for a haunted full moon hike on Friday 10/30 beginning at 6PM! Enjoy a moonlit wander and learn a bit about the history of the park with an environmental educator on the eve of Halloween. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday 10/29. Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "October 30th Haunted Full Moon Hike. In your email, let us know how many people in your family group will be attending, first and last names, and phone numbers. Spots fill up quickly for this popular program!

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Hike around Lake Awosting at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, Sarah LaLumiere, for this lovely, long hike around Lake Awosting. On this approximately nine-and-a-half-mile hike, we will take the cool and beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath along the Peter's Kill stream to Blueberry Run Footpath. Then we will spend the remainder of the hike walking historic carriage roads including Upper Awosting, Lake Awosting, and Lower Awosting Carriage Roads. These carriage roads are wide and level, making them much easier to hike on than the footpaths. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Fall Foliage Scenic Views Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger, for a five-mile hike on the relatively flat High Point Carriage Road. On this hike, we'll check out a magnificent view of the Catskills and Gertrude's Nose. The bright colors of the fall foliage contrasting against the blackened pitch pines from the 2016 Wildfire should make for a stunning scene. We'll walk back on High Point Carriage Road, stopping to see Lake Maratanza, and we'll finish with the view from Sam's Point. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
Hike along the Stream Edge on the Mossy Glen Footpath
Sunday, November 1, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/ Americorps Member, for this approximately four-mile hike along the Peter's Kill stream, through mixed forests and across exposed, quartz conglomerate rock. The first part of this hike will take participants on the easy-to-walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The return trip will follow along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
A Stroll at the Park
Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
(716) 282-5154

Sunday, November 1st: 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome November with open arms as we travel the accessible path around Reservoir State Park. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for either program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Wed 04 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 04 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you identify trees even after they have lost their leaves! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 07 Nov
Saturday Saunter in Library Woods
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy a slower paced walk to witness the diversity of life found within Library Woods. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 08 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 11 Nov
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Buckhorn Island Nature Preserve to enjoy the fall season. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program. 

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 12 Nov
Old Growth Forst Visit – Trestle Woods
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC ad the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Old Growth Forst Visit – Trestle Woods
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC ad the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 13 Nov
Haunted Woods Walk
Friday, November 13, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
(716) 282-5154

Go on a woods walk through a park believed by some to be haunted while listening to tales of forklore surrounding Friday the 13th. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 14 Nov
DeVeaux History Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us for a morning walk around a hidden treasure in Niagara Falls. It is full of history and so much more! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 15 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Nov
Fun Facts with Kelly: Ask a Naturalist
Friday, November 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Make new discoveries while on the trail with an educator! Ask nature questions, solve mysteries, and enjoy time outside! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs. All programs are subject to change.
Sun 22 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 26 Nov
Gobble Walk
Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Work up your appetite while birding with us and explore a special place where majestic sand dunes rise up from a spectacular Lake Erie beach! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Fri 27 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Friday, November 27, 2020 04:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Friday, November 27, 2020 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 02 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 02 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 04 Dec
A Stroll at the Falls
Friday, December 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Take a deep breath of crisp December air while walking through the park. Watch the water flow over the brink and learn fun facts about this natural powerhouse. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change!
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Dec
Winter Birding at Niagara Falls
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

It's that time of year, when the Niagara River becomes the winter home for many northern species of waterfowl and birds! Join a Naturalist for a winter walk, and do some bird watching! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 17 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Monday, December 21, 2020 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days. Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. (3 hours, 2 miles)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Monday, December 21, 2020 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days. Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. (3 hours, 2 miles)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Moonrise Over Canyon
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge. Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Moonrise Over Canyon
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge. Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" into New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It's a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 4th annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!" Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" into New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It's a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 4th annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!" Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.