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Sun 25 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, June 25, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: June 20th.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 25 Jun
Family Springtime Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods.

Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 25 Jun
Observation Hike on Beacon Hill
Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, and collect real data that can be used by scientists to monitor climate change. We are offering this hike once a month to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Beacon Hill loop hike. This two mile hike offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill valleys as well as the Catskill Mountains and should feature beautiful blooming mountain laurel. Our route follows along carriage roads as well as a footpath, which does include some hills and tricky footing. This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of eight, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Jun
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sun 25 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Sun 25 Jun
Weekly Wildflower Walks at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we walk near the Humphrey Nature Center to enjoy the changing spring flowers as they come into bloom.
Sun 25 Jun
Family Program: Baywalk
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's take a walk to the beach and see what the tide left behind. From snails, to skates, to hermit crabs, every baywalk is different! On our walk we will learn about plants and animals that call this island their home.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Jun
Children's Program: Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
(631) 581-1072

Nature hides things in plain sight every day. Take a short walk, guided by a member of the Environmental Education Team, as you discover nature's hidden "gems." Can you find the items on the list to complete the scavenger hunt?

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Jun
Family Program: Baywalk
Sunday, June 25, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Let's take a walk to the beach and see what the tide left behind. From snails, to skates, to hermit crabs, every baywalk is different! On our walk we will learn about plants and animals that call this island their home.

Registration: Required
Tue 27 Jun
Tuesday Trek: Gertrude’s Nose Hike
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Emily Shertzer, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern and Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an adventurous seven-mile loop hike to Gertrude's Nose, which offers one of the most expansive views in Minnewaska. From our start at Lake Minnewaska, this route will follow Millbrook Mountain Footpath to Gertrude's Nose Footpath, a cliff-edge path abounding with views of the Wallkill Valley, Taconic Mountains and beyond. This challenging hike includes steep rock scrambles, numerous hills and tricky footing in places. We will return on Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road. Participants must bring water, snacks and lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Wed 28 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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

Meet at Perry Entrance

Wed 28 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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

Meet at Perry Entrance

Thu 29 Jun
Sunset Stroll
Thursday, June 29, 2017 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Summer is here, and a mid-June evening is the perfect time for a stroll by the Great Lake. Bring your cameras for some breathtaking shots of the sun setting over the water. Meet at the bath house.

Fri 30 Jun
Family Nature Hike
Friday, June 30, 2017 01:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Summer is finally here! Bring the kids or grandkids out to Lake Erie State Park for a nature program and exploration of the natural wonders that take place there. Tom Leblanc, Environmental Educator from Allegany State Park, will be leading the hike as you navigate the trail, watching for birds and spotting wildflowers along the way! Meet at the bath house.

Sat 01 Jul
First Saturday Hike: Fillmore Glen State Park
Saturday, July 1, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the parking lot on by main pavilion. The hike will follow the Gorge and will return using the North Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

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

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 1, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: June 26th.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 872-0800 to register.

Sat 01 Jul
Four Legged Friend Hike
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Take a walk with your adventurous doggie pal along the Shaver Pond trail with local hikers Stevie and her dog Bulla. Outing is free with gate fee of $8/car.

Sat 01 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Trail is moderately rugged with stairclimbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 872-0800 to register.

Sat 01 Jul
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 02 Jul
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, July 2, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 08 Jul
Orienteering
Saturday, July 8, 2017 10:00 AM
Westcott Beach State Park
(315) 938-5083

Have fun navigating with a compass while exploring Westcott Beach and learning about nature! If interested, meet us at the pavilion.

Sat 08 Jul
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, July 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 08 Jul
Orienteering
Saturday, July 8, 2017 02:00 PM
Southwick Beach State Park
(315) 846-5338

Have fun navigating with a compass while exploring Southwick Beach and learning about nature! Ask at the toll booth for directions on where to meet.

Sun 09 Jul
Gorge Hiking Series: Devil’s Hole
Sunday, July 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us for a hike on the Devil's Hole Trail as we discuss the geologic and local history of the gorge. We will pass by the Devil's Hole Rapids and Giant Rock, famous for its prominence in photos of the Great Gorge Route trolley line. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 09 Jul
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, July 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 15 Jul
3rd Saturday Treks: Bear Paw Trail
Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-9101 ext 236

As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. These treks will be led by park staff and each will focus on a different area of the park. Each hike will last approximately two hours. Registration is not required.

Meet at Summit Warming Hut

Sat 15 Jul
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 16 Jul
Orienteering
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Westcott Beach State Park
(315) 938-5083

Have fun navigating with a compass while exploring Westcott Beach and learning about nature! If interested, meet us at the pavilion.

Sun 16 Jul
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 22 Jul
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 22 Jul
Exploring the Night
Saturday, July 22, 2017 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for a night time walk along the scenic Lake Erie Trail at Evangola State Park. We will search for nocturnal creatures, listen to the twilight sounds, and enjoy the stars above. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 22 Jul
Evening Battlefield Lantern Walking Tour
Saturday, July 22, 2017 08:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Follow in the footsteps of the attacking American forces as the sounds of musket and cannon fire from the British camp echo around you. Walk with a guide and learn the details of the battle. Not suitable for younger children. Bring bug spray and flashlight.

By advance reservation only, please call 845-786-2521.

Fee: $5.00 adults / $4.00 children (must be 10 years and over) and seniors.

Registration: Required
Sun 23 Jul
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 29 Jul
The Citizen Scientist
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Have you ever wondered what it means to be a citizen scientist? Join us for a short hike and discussion about how to get involved in exciting projects like eBird and Habitat Network. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 29 Jul
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 30 Jul
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, July 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 05 Aug
First Saturday Hike: Watkins Glen State Park
Saturday, August 5, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Aug
Gorge Hiking Series: Where the Falls Began!
Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join us for a hike on both the Artpark Gorge Trail and River's Edge Trail as we discuss the Niagara Escarpment, gorge rock layers and fossils, and of course where the falls began over 12,000 years ago!For information and registration call (716) 282-5154

Sat 05 Aug
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, August 5, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 05 Aug
Nature and Art
Saturday, August 5, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Take in one of Evangola State Park's amazing sunsets while hiking along the scenic Lake Erie shoreline (weather permitting). Then enjoy an evening of Nature and Art activities for the whole family in the historic Nature Center. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 06 Aug
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, August 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 12 Aug
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 13 Aug
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 19 Aug
3rd Saturday Treks: Wetland Boardwalk
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-9101 ext 236

As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. These treks will be led by park staff and each will focus on a different area of the park. Each hike will last approximately two hours. Registration is not required.

Meet at Program Site 6, new Wetland Boardwalk parking lot just off the Maintenance Road

Sat 19 Aug
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 19 Aug
Evening Battlefield Lantern Walking Tour
Saturday, August 19, 2017 08:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Follow in the footsteps of the attacking American forces as the sounds of musket and cannon fire from the British camp echo around you. Walk with a guide and learn the details of the battle. Not suitable for younger children. Bring bug spray and flashlight.

By advance reservation only, please call 845-786-2521.

Fee: $5.00 adults / $4.00 children (must be 10 years and over) and seniors.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Aug
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, August 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 26 Aug
It's a Small World
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Southwick Beach State Park
(315) 846-5338

Join us at Southwick Beach on August 26th for a guided hike where we'll focus on the small but beautiful aspects of the trail. We'll touch on everything from lichens and mosses to insects and mushrooms, so you can learn about the tremendously important tiny organisms that make the forest tick. Ask at the toll booth for directions to our meeting location.

Sat 26 Aug
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 26 Aug
Gorge Hiking Series: Evening at the Flats
Saturday, August 26, 2017 04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Whirlpool State Park
(716) 282-5154

There is nothing better than a gorge hike in the evening! Bring along a snack for a hike on the Whirlpool Rapids Trail to get a close up view of the amazing Whirlpool and rapids! For information and registration call (716)282-5154.

Sun 27 Aug
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Fri 01 Sep
Goat Island Adventure Walk
Friday, September 1, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

Relax and unwind while walking around the oldest state park in the United States. Enjoy stories of yesteryears and today. End your walk with fireworks at 10:00 p.m. weather permitting. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 02 Sep
First Saturday Hike: Two Rivers State Park Recreation Area
Saturday, September 2, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Two Rivers State Park Recreation Area
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the parking lot on Banzhoff Road. The hike will follow the Red trail to the Yellow trail down to the upper reservoir. We will head back on the Yellow trail but use the Blue loop to get back to the parking lot. Total hike mileage 3.8 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

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

Registration: Not required but appreciated https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/TwoRiversStateParkTwoRiversStateParkTrailMap.pdf

Sat 02 Sep
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, September 2, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 03 Sep
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Wed 06 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

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

Fri 08 Sep
Erie Bats!
Friday, September 8, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

An exhilarating evening hike to search for migrating tree bats where on a September night the highest count of migrating bats in the Great Lakes was recorded! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 09 Sep
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 10 Sep
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 16 Sep
3rd Saturday Treks: Black Snake Hiking Trail
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-9101 ext 236

As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. These treks will be led by park staff and each will focus on a different area of the park. Each hike will last approximately two hours. Registration is not required.

Meet at Site 41, on ASP 3, Entrance to Blacksnake Mountain Trail

Sat 16 Sep
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 16 Sep
Gorge Hiking Series: Upper Great Gorge
Saturday, September 16, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us for an evening hike on the Great Gorge Railway Trail to learn about the gorge geology and local history. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 17 Sep
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 23 Sep
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sat 23 Sep
Woodland Waterfalls Walk
Saturday, September 23, 2017 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Bring a picnic supper as we hike to the waterfall and enjoy dinner in the serenity of a hemlock ravine above the falls. Picnic supper should fit in a backpack. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 23 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Search for Nocturnal Creatures
Saturday, September 23, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Embark on a crepuscular journey to discover creatures of the night that call Knox Farm home. Flashlight recommended. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 24 Sep
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 30 Sep
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 01 Oct
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 07 Oct
First Saturday Hike: Catharine Valley Trail
Saturday, October 7, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Catharine Valley Trail
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Oct
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 08 Oct
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Sat 14 Oct
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower. The Summit Fire Tower is a short walk on the Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike area trail.

Sun 15 Oct
Stone Tower Talks
Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Starting May 27th, 2017; The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower and Stone Tower. These free events are open to the public and weather dependent.

Meet anytime from 11am to 12:30pm on Sundays at the APS Stone Tower (Program Site 17).

Tue 17 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come explore the trails at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site w/ site educator David for this free Autumn Tour.

The tour covers about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath and will include interpretive stops along the way. Autumn is a terrific time of year to walk the trails at Schoharie Crossing, and this is a great chance to get a free tour.

Tour time is approximately 90 minutes with interpretive stops. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on grass trails.

In case of rain tour will be postponed.

Sat 21 Oct
3rd Saturday Treks: History Hike
Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-9101 ext 236

As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. These treks will be led by park staff and each will focus on a different area of the park. Each hike will last approximately two hours. Registration is not required.

Location TBD

Sat 04 Nov
First Saturday Hike: Black Diamond Trail
Saturday, November 4, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Taughannock Falls State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Dec
First Saturday Hike: Buttermilk Falls State Park
Saturday, December 2, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Buttermilk Falls State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the main entrance parking lot on Rte. 13. The hike will go up the Rim Trail to the Bear Trail, out to Lake Treman and back to the main parking lot. Total hike mileage 3.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

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

Registration: Required