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Tue 07 Dec
Bonus Tuesday Trek: Scenic Rainbow Falls Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 09:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator for a most scenic walk along Upper Awosting and Castle Point Carriage Roads and a section of the remote Rainbow Falls Footpath. Our seven-mile, round-trip route offers stunning views of Lake Awosting, the largest of the sky lakes, from a rocky, cliff-top ledge. Our return trip along Castle Point Carriage Road has fabulous views out over the Wallkill Valley all the way back. Participants should come prepared to spend the entire day on the trail, wearing good walking shoes and bringing all the food, water and gear that they will need. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Additionally, all unvaccinated visitors are required to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Wed 08 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Pignut 150’+)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 08 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Pignut 150’+)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 09 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 9, 2021 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. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 09 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 9, 2021 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. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 10 Dec
Nature Walk at the Gardiner Library
Friday, December 10, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a nature walk starting at the Gardiner Library. During this program, we will take an approximately one-mile-walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. On this slow-paced walk, we will be looking at whatever natural curiosities intrigue the group, from birds to trees. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly in layers, wear warm winter boots or shoes and bring binoculars. In case of a poor weather cancellation, this program will offered instead on December 17. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library parking area, near the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and electric charging station. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Registration: Required
Fri 10 Dec
High Bridge & Washington Heights
Friday, December 10, 2021 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. Let's start by walking into The Bronx across the Harlem River, via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Uptown 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. Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4+ miles). Bring snacks and drinks. Meet at Salento Columbian Coffee & Kitchen, 2112 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 165 Street), a short walk from #1, A and C subways at 168 Street. Parking lot at J&B Parking at 2123 Amsterdam Ave., or street park. Please finish eating and using Salento bathroom before 10 am when we start walking. Rain cancels. Register Now: https://aqueduct.org/events
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Dec
Seal Walks
Saturday, December 11, 2021 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Dec
Hike with Mike
Saturday, December 11, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Enjoy a 5-6 mile hike at a brisk but steady pace, skirting the fields at the foot of Buttermilk Hill, where Woody Allen filmed one of his early movies. The return route will be determined by weather and joyful spontaneity. The hike will be guided by our Historian, Mike Miernik, and will start and end at the Visitor's Center courtyard. Be sure to dress warmly and bring water to drink. Leashed dogs are welcome. The hike will continue in light rain; however, in the event of heavy rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people. Photo courtesy of John McShane.

www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Sat 11 Dec
Evergreen Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park

A park naturalist will lead a guided nature walk to see what is happening in the park as we transition to Winter, highlighting and investigating some of the tree species that stay green all year! Walk will be approximately 1 mile on easy trails. All ages and abilities welcome!

Sat 11 Dec
History of Caumsett
Saturday, December 11, 2021 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.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 11 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 11 Dec
Saturday Nature Outings – Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 11 Dec
Saturday Nature Outings – Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 11 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sun 12 Dec
Scenic Meadows to Kempton Ledge Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, December 12, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately four-mile hike on four historic carriage roads and one footpath. Starting from the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center, we will hike a short section of the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road and continue on the Upper Awosting Carriage Road until we intersect the Meadows footpath. Then, we'll continue walking, meandering through sections of the former Lake Minnewaska resort's apple orchard and golf course, until we intersect Castle Point Carriage Road. We'll continue south-southwest on this carriage road until we arrive at Kempton Ledge, a scenic vista that overlooks the Palmaghatt Ravine. We will return directly on Castle Point Carriage Road and around the east side of Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road to our starting point. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752
Registration: Required
Sun 12 Dec
Seal Walks
Sunday, December 12, 2021 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Dec
Passport to Parks
Sunday, December 12, 2021 01:00 PM
Shadmoor State Park
(631) 581-1072

Join us as we hike on trails less traveled! At the hike, you will receive a "passport" booklet. For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park for your booklet. Reservations for this hiking series are taken two weeks prior to program date.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

Sun 12 Dec
Guided Hike and Bonfire
Sunday, December 12, 2021 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park

Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animal and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Join us afterwards for a bonfire and s'mores! Length of walk will be approximately 2 miles on easy trails. All ages and abilities welcome!

Tue 14 Dec
Tuesday Trek: Mossy Glen Meander at Minnewaska
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, will lead this three-and-a-half-mile hike that will follow along the edges of the Peter's Kill, a gently gurgling stream that runs through cool hemlock forests and perenially green, rhododendron stands along the Mossy Glen Footpath. This trail does include some tricky footing, including potentially slippery rocks and exposed tree roots, but the other half of this route, which follows along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, is an easy stroll. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752
Registration: Required
Wed 15 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Strivings Woods (forest ash 46”x136’)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 15 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Strivings Woods (forest ash 46”x136’)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 16 Dec
Tree Identification Hike
Thursday, December 16, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join Flora Steward, Devyani Mishra, on a leisurely stroll through the Preserve to learn more about trees and other plants in the area and how to identify them, particularly in the winter when your biggest clues (leaves) are not present. The hike will be short with frequent stops for discussion. Bring water to drink. Leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard.

In the event of rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Thu 16 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Thursday, December 16, 2021 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 16 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Thursday, December 16, 2021 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 17 Dec
Luminary Full Moon Walk
Friday, December 17, 2021 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Get in the holiday spirit at our first ever luminary full moon walk! Come out to the park to enjoy a self-guided glowing trail by the Welcome Center, lit by luminary lanterns and the full moon. Enjoy the sounds of the holidays, a warm cup of hot chocolate, or roast a marshmallow over the fire. $5/person, ages 5 and under free. 

This event is self-led and will be held on Friday, Dec. 17th from 5-8:30pm. $5 per person, ages 5 and under free. 
Sat 18 Dec
Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Take a hike on our trails and play our Christmas scavenger hunt with a nature spin. Can you find all twelve? Stop in and give it a try.
Sat 18 Dec
Lenoir Nature Preserve to Untermyer Gardens
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve's Curator, Sara Cavanaugh. Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers (free parking available), and enjoy an easy 2-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with additional time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens, enjoying Fall foliage, in our Four Seasons/Three Parks series. The trail is somewhat steep within Lenoir, so please wear sturdy shoes. Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register Now: https://aqueduct.org/events
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Dec
Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Take a hike on our trails and play our Christmas scavenger hunt with a nature spin. Can you find all twelve? Stop in and give it a try.
Sat 18 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 18, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 18 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sun 19 Dec
Morning Multiple Scenic Views Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, December 19, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, on a guided hike to see all the stunning views from the numerous scenic vistas along the East side of Lake Minnewaska. Our first stop will be the last remaining historic summerhouse gazebo, which sits perched above the Lake. From here, we'll continue our walk to reach the site of the former, historic Cliffhouse Hotel. Marvel at the spectacular views that former guests would have had across Lake Minnewaska to the distant Catskill Mountains. Next, we'll drop down to the Beacon Hill Footpath, which offers a broad vista of the Wallkill Valley including distant views of Storm King and Break Neck Mountains, as well as the iconic stone tower, Skytop, to the north. The last leg of our journey includes another cliff edge viewpoint that offers scenic vistas of the Catskill Mountains and the Peter's Kill climbing area. This modest hike, which follows along a combination of carriage roads and a footpath, is approximately three miles long and does include some hills and rocky sections of footpath. Your guide stays with the group the entire trip, offering answers to your questions about the cultural and natural history of this special Park Preserve. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center.
Registration: Required
Sun 19 Dec
Snowshoe Hike
Sunday, December 19, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required! 

Snowshoe rentals provided for both kids and adults.Test out snowshoeing for the first time. If there is no snow, we will still have a great time going for a hike. $3 per person, any age. 

Program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19th at 1pm.& $3 per person. 

Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 19 Dec
Welcome Winter Walk
Sunday, December 19, 2021 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

From marshland to forest, join us for a stroll through Sunken Meadow State Park as we welcome in winter! The temperature should be crisp, so dress for the weather!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

Sun 19 Dec
Full Moon Hike: “Cold Moon”
Sunday, December 19, 2021 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

>>>Tickets available on December 1st, 2021 at 10:00 am ET<<<

Every month we give hikers an opportunity to experience the Preserve after dark in our "Full Moon Hike" series. Join us for this very popular and special event! The hike will be about 4 miles. Please bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and dress according to weather conditions. Leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This is a night hike, after the park has officially closed. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the park after the group has departed. In case of bad weather, the hike will be canceled; You will be notified via email at least 2 hours in advance.

Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 40 people.

www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Tue 21 Dec
Bonus Tuesday Trek: Two Views for One Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Enjoy a stimulating and refreshing two-mile hike to two scenic overlooks in the Peter's Kill Area, which feature stunning views in clear weather. This hike will take participants a short distance on the Red Loop and Bullwheel Footpaths and features two scenic vistas along the High Peter's Kill Footpath. While the distance is relatively short, there are a few moderate hills, which may be difficult for some. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area, 5080 Rt 44/55, Gardiner, NY. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (3 hrs, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Tue 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (3 hrs, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 22 Dec
Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Loop
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at CoCo Farms (store within Shell Station), 372 S. Broadway, Tarrytown (at the NE corner of the intersection of Routes 9 and 119). Park in adjacent shopping center parking lot or walk from Tarrytown MTA train station (1 mile). Enjoy an easy 5-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, including the Pocantico/Sleepy Hollow Weir, exploring history and nature. Required: pre-registration (limited number) masks, and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register Now: https://aqueduct.org/events
Registration: Required
Thu 23 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 23, 2021 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 recommended 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.

Thu 23 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 23, 2021 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 recommended 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.

Thu 23 Dec
Winter Break Walk to High Point at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike to high point! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape and enjoy the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 23 Dec
Winter Break Walk to High Point at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike to high point! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape and enjoy the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 24 Dec
Christmas Eve Hike to Echo Rock
Friday, December 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a four-mile Christmas Eve hike to the beautiful senic vista of Echo Rock. Leaving from the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center, we will walk only on historic carriage roads during this recreational program. We will take Lake Minnewaska, Millbrook Mountain, and Hamilton Point Carriage Roads to arrive at Echo Rock. This scenic vista sits on a cliff perched over the Palmaghatt Ravine, across the ravine from Patterson's Pellet, and has spectacular views on a clear day. After taking in the view, we will return to our starting point. Our return trip will follow the same route as the way out, but we will make our way around the East side of Lake Minnewaska and enjoy the views around the Lake along the way. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752
Registration: Required
Sun 26 Dec
Seal Walks
Sunday, December 26, 2021 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Dec
Just a Hike
Sunday, December 26, 2021 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome there will be no formal discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park's beauty. Bring lunch and drinking water. Some long grass.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Tue 28 Dec
Tuesday Trek: Kempton Ledge and Beacon Hill Scenic Views Hike
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for the last Tuesday Trek of 2021 as we stroll out along the Castle Point Carriage Road to reach the very scenic Kempton Ledge, which offers stunning winter views of the Palmaghatt Ravine. Returning along Hamilton Point and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads, we'll then continue along the edge of Lake Minnewaska to reach the Beacon Hill picnic area, which offers expansive views of the Wallkill valley. From here, we'll hike along the Beacon Hill Footpath to reach a nearly panoramic view of the Catskills, returning along the Beacon Hill Carriage Road. This approximately five-mile-long outing does include a narrow, rocky section of footpath that may be slippery or icy. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752
Registration: Required
Thu 30 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 30, 2021 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. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 30 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 30, 2021 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. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 30 Dec
Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall
Thursday, December 30, 2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come join us for a ~3 mile sunset hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Please dress according to weather conditions and bring water. The Rockwood Hall parking lot is on Kendal Way off route 117, just after the intersection of Phelps and Regeneron. If the lot is full, you may park in the Phelps garage (free). Gather at the kiosk at the top of the hill across the street from the parking lot. We will leave ON TIME. Leashed dogs are welcome. In case of bad weather, the hike will be canceled (including overcast skies when we know there will be no visible sunset). You will be notified via email at least 2 hours in advance. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 40 people. PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL, DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!

www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Fri 31 Dec
Last Day Hike
Friday, December 31, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the final Lake Erie sunset of 2021, as we get ready to welcome the new Year. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
(315) 343-4711

Join us for "From Toad Vale to the Poor House,"  A Walk About Fort Ontario in the Reconstruction Era 1865-1877.  Self-guided brochures for the mostly easy to moderate free one-mile walk will be handed out to walkers/hikers. Event will be held rain, snow or shine, but remember to dress appropriately!  No age minimum and leashed pets are welcome!

Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gilbert Lake State Park
(607) 432-2114

Enjoy a Free easy-paced guided hike around beautiful Gilbert Lake and then warm up by the fire in Briggs Pavilion.   Meet up at Briggs Pavilion.  No age minimum and leashed pets are welcome!
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island Nature Center


Enjoy the crisp air and winter landscape as we wander through the park! For Information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island State Park


Enjoy the crisp air and winter landscape as we wander through the park! For Information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Delta Lake State Park
(315) 337-4670

Join us for an easy jaunt through the forest along Fox Run Trail to witness the wonders of Winter at Delta Lake State Park!    Event begins at 10 a.m. at the Four Seasons Room.  Expect and easy one-mile hike, but remember to dress appropriately based on weather.  Refreshments will be served at Four Seasons Room after hike has been completed.  No age minimum and leashed pets are welcome!
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
(607) 547-8662

One mile self-guided hike through the woods and along the shoreline of Otsego Lake.  The trail is a loop and returns to the parking lot. Hike starts at 10 a.m. and the first 100 people will receive the First Day Hike giveaway! The free hike closes at Dusk.  Bathrooms are limited, so please plan accordingly.  A Porta Jon will be located at Beaver Pond.  No minimum age and leashed pets are welcome!    Meet up at Sleeping Lion Trail Head near Hyde Hall.  Trail might be covered in ice, snow or snow pack. Wear appropriate footwear/snowshoes for the conditions.  Hiking/ski pole might be beneficial for balance.
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Big Tree Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park


Start your New Year off right with an invigorating hike through Knox Farm and visit the parks largest trees! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 415-8377

Join us for a great way to start out the New Year!  This free event starts at 11 a.m. at the large pavilion.  Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.. Sign in at large pavilion.  We will have a Storybook Family Walk, along with Agents of Discovery Game!    Come to the Nature Center after the hike for hot cocoa!   No minimum age and leashed pets are welcome!
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required! 

Start the new year out right enjoying nature and getting outdoors. Hike is moderate, although it is open to any age group. About 2 miles. 

Program will be held on Saturday, January 1st at 11am and 1pm. No charge. 

Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
(607) 648-5251

Pick between one of two free hikes through Chenango Valley State Park.  The first hike will focus on the park's history, while the second hike is for those looking to get the blood pumping fast, and maybe even work up a sweat on the first day of the New Year!    Your are encouraged to bring your own snacks and drink for the hike, but we will also have them available before and after each hike!  Hikes will take place in rain, snow or shine!   Meet up at Beach Parking Lot/Old Administration Building.  No age minimum and leashed pets are welcome!
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required! 

Start the new year out right enjoying nature and getting outdoors. Hike is moderate, although it is open to any age group. About 2 miles.

Program will be held on Saturday, January 1st at 11am and 1pm. No charge.

Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Please join us for free a self-guided, two-mile hike of our scenic Green Lake Trail.  Meet at Environmental Education Center. Hike is a range of easy to moderate. No age minimum and leashed pets are welcome!   
Sat 01 Jan
First Day HIke
Saturday, January 1, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

Join us for a free two-mile hike along the Erie Canal Trail!  Enjoy the wonders of winter and nature in the heart of scenic Mohawk Valley.    Meet at Herkimer Home Visitor Center.  No age minimum and leashed pets are welcome!  Carry in, carry out facility, including pet waste.  Bags are provided for pet waste. Dress weather appropriate - snow shoes are encouraged, weather permitting.

Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fort Niagara State Park


Join us for a tour of the Officer's Club to view the stunning murals and museum displays, followed by a walk to view the War of 1812 Cemetery, the lighthouse, and Old Fort Niagara from the parking lot. (The Fort is Closed on New Year's Day.) For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 02 Jan
Forest Therapy with Tina
Sunday, January 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island Nature Center


Awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with Tea under the trees (tea is not provided) ! For Information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sun 02 Jan
Forest Therapy with Tina
Sunday, January 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island State Park


Awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with Tea under the trees (tea is not provided) ! For Information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sun 02 Jan
Winter Wonderland
Sunday, January 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)

Take a walk where it all began, enjoy crisp air and wintery landscape as we take in the natural and man-made beauty! For Information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sun 02 Jan
First Weekend Bird Walk
Sunday, January 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park


Start your annual bird list off with a bang as we walk along the trails of Woodlawn Beach State Park! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Wed 05 Jan
Woods Walk: Winter Oddities
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park

The winter season is the perfect time to explore the often-overlooked oddities of nature. We will seek out winters wonders such as polypores, plant galls, lichens, winter insects, and more! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Sat 08 Jan
Seal Walks
Saturday, January 8, 2022 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 09 Jan
Seal Walks
Sunday, January 9, 2022 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sat 15 Jan
A Winter’s Day Nature Walk
Saturday, January 15, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Dress warmly for this 2 mile nature walk through the winters woods of Hallock State Park Preserve. Whatever we find-birds, plants, tracks will all be observed and discussed.

All programs meet in the upper parking lot unless noted. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631) 315-5475. Snow/rain cancels programs.

Sat 15 Jan
Seal Walks
Saturday, January 15, 2022 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!


Registration: Required
Sun 16 Jan
Snowshoe & Ice Volcano Walk
Sunday, January 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park

Embrace the winter season on a guided snowshoe walk through the forested trails of Evangola State Park. If present, we will end the hike exploring the frozen phenomenon of Lakes Erie ice volcanoes! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Sun 16 Jan
Seal Walks
Sunday, January 16, 2022 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to for species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jan
Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, January 29, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Dress warm again for this mid winter 2.5 mile walk finding seabirds on the Long Island Sound, raptors in the fields and woods, and songbirds in the thickets.

All programs meet in the upper parking lot unless noted. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631) 315-5475. Snow/rain cancels programs.

Sat 29 Jan
Seal Walks
Saturday, January 29, 2022 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an areas where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 30 Jan
Seal Walks
Sunday, January 30, 2022 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Tue 08 Feb
Snowshoe & Ice Volcano Walk
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park


Embrace the winter season on a guided snowshoe walk through the forested trails of Evangola State Park. If present, we will end the hike exploring the frozen phenomenon of Lakes Erie ice volcanos! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Sat 12 Feb
Cultural Landscape Walking Tour-west side
Saturday, February 12, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Cultural/human history of this park is long, varied and interesting. See historic hedgerows, find where the old Camp Carey was located, and stand on land that witnessed Long Island's only battle of the War of 1812!

All programs meet in the upper parking lot unless noted. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631) 315-5475. Snow/rain cancels programs.

Sat 12 Feb
Seal Walks
Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Feb
Frozen Swamp Walk
Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park


Locked in winters grip, venture out for a unique chance to explore an old growth swamp frozen in time. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Sun 13 Feb
Seal Walks
Sunday, February 13, 2022 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Mon 14 Feb
Valentine’s Day Candle Lantern Walk
Monday, February 14, 2022 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park


Happy Valentine's Day! Make a lantern and discover the park at night with a walk through the old growth woods. For Information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sat 26 Feb
Seal Walks
Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Feb
Seal Walks
Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Sat 12 Mar
Seal Walks
Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Mar
Seal Walks
Sunday, March 13, 2022 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park

Experience seals in their natural environment! The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Mar
Seal Walks
Saturday, March 26, 2022 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-5000

Experience seals in their natural environment! Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. Beginning in November and continuing through April 2022, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you'd like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours and the hike is approximately 3-miles long. Strollers are not recommended. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search "Seal Walks at Montauk Point." Call 631-668-5000 (ext. 0) for more information.

$4 per person; Children under 3 are FREE!

Registration: Required