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Thu 19 Apr
Morning Bird Walks- Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 19, 2018 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. Will car pool. Mt. Morris Entrance Gate.
Thu 19 Apr
Morning Bird Walks- Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 19, 2018 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. Will car pool. Mt. Morris Entrance Gate.
Thu 19 Apr
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Apr
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Apr
Wildflower Walks- Featuring Fiddleheads
Thursday, April 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. May car pool. Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 19 Apr
Wildflower Walks- Featuring Fiddleheads
Thursday, April 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. May car pool. Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 19 Apr
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, April 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This month we are trying something new and offering two Knee High classes at separate times! This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Apr
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, April 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This month we are trying something new and offering two Knee High classes at separate times! This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Apr
Potter Point Hike
Friday, April 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Apr
Potter Point Hike
Friday, April 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Apr
Evening Walk
Friday, April 20, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Have you ever wanted to explore the park after dark? Now is your chance! Join us on a night-themed walk through the preserve and search for our nocturnal residents.

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Apr
Sunset Saunter
Friday, April 20, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we set out on a sunset saunter to the waterfall of Knox. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 21 Apr
Gertrude’s Nose Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, April 21, 2018 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come celebrate Earth Day weekend at Minnewaska by hiking one of our favorite footpaths within the Park Preserve! Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an adventurous eight-mile round trip hike to Gertrude's Nose, which offers one of the most expansive views in Minnewaska. Our route will follow a combination of carriage roads to reach the Gertrude's Nose Footpath, a cliff-edge trail offering magnificent views of the Hudson Valley. While this portion of the trail is less than three miles long, some participants may find it challenging, as it includes numerous rocky sections, a few rock scrambles and a few steep ascents and descents. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food and water. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Apr
Glen Iris Estate Walks
Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 10:30am, Saturdays in April, Glen Iris Front Proch (1.5 hours, < 1 mile). General nature walk around the grounds of the Glen Iris exploring its natural and human history.

Sat 21 Apr
Glen Iris Estate Walks
Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 10:30am, Saturdays in April, Glen Iris Front Proch (1.5 hours, < 1 mile). General nature walk around the grounds of the Glen Iris exploring its natural and human history.

Sat 21 Apr
Mud Pond Hike
Saturday, April 21, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Apr
Mud Pond Hike
Saturday, April 21, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Apr
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, April 22, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 22 Apr
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 22 Apr
Two Cliff Views Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a scenic two-and-a-half-mile hike in the Peter's Kill Area to reach two picturesque vistas. Our route will ascend a hill on the Bullwheel Footpath to reach the intersection with the High Peter's Kill Footpath. From this point, the hike will follow the trail a modest distance in each direction to reach gorgeous vistas of both the Clove Valley and the Rondout Valley from rocky cliff edge perches. Then, we'll continue to follow the High Peter's Kill Footpath to create a loop, passing along the edges of a rushing stream and up a hill through a quiet forest. Meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 24 Apr
Tuesday Trek: Millbrook Mountain Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator for this five-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the Sky Top tower and the verdant Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath the cliff. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 24 Apr
Turkey Trail Hike
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike scales half-way up the Palmertown mountain range. Learn from the park naturalist how this trail got its name. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Tue 24 Apr
Turkey Trail Hike
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike scales half-way up the Palmertown mountain range. Learn from the park naturalist how this trail got its name. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Apr
White Birch Loop
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join an educator on this long but beautiful hike. The first mile is a steep uphill, and then it flattens out but comes to another steep but short section, then leveling out again. This hike is about 3 miles with views of a variety of different tree landscapes. Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Advanced

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Apr
White Birch Loop
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join an educator on this long but beautiful hike. The first mile is a steep uphill, and then it flattens out but comes to another steep but short section, then leveling out again. This hike is about 3 miles with views of a variety of different tree landscapes. Reservations are required with 24 hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Advanced

Registration: Required
Thu 26 Apr
Morning Bird Walks
Thursday, April 26, 2018 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. May car pool. Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd.
Thu 26 Apr
Morning Bird Walks
Thursday, April 26, 2018 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. May car pool. Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd.
Thu 26 Apr
Wildflower Walks- May Day in Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. Will car pool. Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 26 Apr
Wildflower Walks- May Day in Arbutus Woods
Thursday, April 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. Will car pool. Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Fri 27 Apr
Wetland Trail Hike
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. This is a great habitat for birds, ducks and turtles so keep your eyes peeled. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Apr
Wetland Trail Hike
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. This is a great habitat for birds, ducks and turtles so keep your eyes peeled. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Apr
Arbor Day at the Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join the activities at Letchworth State Park, as the Genesee State Park Region commemorates Arbor Day. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center at 10:00 am. The day begins with a Tree Program followed by a Tree Planting and Tree Walk .

 

Fri 27 Apr
Arbor Day at the Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join the activities at Letchworth State Park, as the Genesee State Park Region commemorates Arbor Day. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center at 10:00 am. The day begins with a Tree Program followed by a Tree Planting and Tree Walk .

 

Fri 27 Apr
Tree Walk at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, April 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

2 hours, 1 mile. Familiarize yourself with our trees, shrubs and woody vines. Also covers folklore and animal uses. Bring a lunch.
Fri 27 Apr
Tree Walk at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, April 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile. Familiarize yourself with our trees, shrubs and woody vines. Also covers folklore and animal uses. Bring a lunch.
Fri 27 Apr
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Frog Serenade
Friday, April 27, 2018 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

 

Parade Grounds Parking Lot.

Fri 27 Apr
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Frog Serenade
Friday, April 27, 2018 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

 

Parade Grounds Parking Lot.

Fri 27 Apr
Moonlight Stroll
Friday, April 27, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the moonlit trails of the park. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the crisp spring air while discovering what creatures may be around this time of night!

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Apr
Northern Hiker's Special
Saturday, April 28, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

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

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Apr
Caumsett Sampler
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Apr
Mushroom & Moss Walks
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Cabin Bank Woods- April 28th

Meet at 10:00am (3 hours, 1 mile). Explore the world of rotting logs and stumps to better appreciate the role of fungi in forest ecology. Learn to recognize which fungi rot which wood. Visit communities of lichens and mosses on the surface of bark. Three different woodlands will be searched. This is a continuation of a theme from three workshops held this past winter on fungi, lichens and mosses. Bring a lunch. Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot.

Sat 28 Apr
Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the sudden burst of color that carpets the forest floor before the new leaves of summer take hold. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 28 Apr
Mushroom & Moss Walks
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Cabin Bank Woods- April 28th

Meet at 10:00am (3 hours, 1 mile). Explore the world of rotting logs and stumps to better appreciate the role of fungi in forest ecology. Learn to recognize which fungi rot which wood. Visit communities of lichens and mosses on the surface of bark. Three different woodlands will be searched. This is a continuation of a theme from three workshops held this past winter on fungi, lichens and mosses. Bring a lunch. Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot.

Sat 28 Apr
Glen Iris Estate Walks
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 10:30am, Saturdays in April, Glen Iris Front Proch (1.5 hours, < 1 mile). General nature walk around the grounds of the Glen Iris exploring its natural and human history.

Sat 28 Apr
Glen Iris Estate Walks
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 10:30am, Saturdays in April, Glen Iris Front Proch (1.5 hours, < 1 mile). General nature walk around the grounds of the Glen Iris exploring its natural and human history.

Sat 28 Apr
Indian Rock Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Starting at the Sam's Point Visitor Center, we'll hike past the scenic vista at the Sam's Point Overlook and then make our way around Lake Maratanza. At Indian Rock, we'll enjoy beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains while we eat lunch. This nearly five mile hike traverses woods roads and a rocky footpath featuring a bog bridge. Most of the terrain is fairly level with some short, steep sections. Please bring plenty of water and a lunch with you. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Apr
Fiddlehead Frolic
Saturday, April 28, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A walk through the woods to discover the unfurled fronds of a fern, otherwise known as fiddleheads! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 28 Apr
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, April 28, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

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

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Apr
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, April 28, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

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

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Apr
Moonlit Hike
Saturday, April 28, 2018 07:30 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Enjoy the park trails under the moonlight. Please call the Park at (518) 732-0187 to register, and check-in at the program. We will leave at 7:30pm, so please come early enough to check-in. The walk will cover about two miles of fairly easy terrain. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes.

Sun 29 Apr
Photo Walk (Lower Falls) with Keith Walters
Sunday, April 29, 2018 09:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Local photographer Keith Walters will guide you through some of his favorite areas of Letchworth State Park while giving tips on taking great photographs your self. Program is free, bring your own camera. Meet at Lower Falls/Octagon Parking Area. 2 hours, 1 mile or less.
Sun 29 Apr
Photo Walk (Lower Falls) with Keith Walters
Sunday, April 29, 2018 09:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Local photographer Keith Walters will guide you through some of his favorite areas of Letchworth State Park while giving tips on taking great photographs your self. Program is free, bring your own camera. Meet at Lower Falls/Octagon Parking Area. 2 hours, 1 mile or less.
Sun 29 Apr
Waterfalls Geology Walk at Thacher Park
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Spring is the best time to enjoy waterfalls in the park. Rushing streams cascade down rocky slopes at Paint Mine and Hop Field, and flow off the cliff above the Indian Ladder Trail. The rocks beneath the water are the cause of all the drama. Come and explore the geology while you take in the beauty of the falls. We'll meet at the Paint Mine picnic area. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sun 29 Apr
Doodletown History Hike
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Join "Perk" Stalter, former resident and author of Doodletown for a guided hike of the ruins of Doodletown. Discover the interesting story of this mountain town turned park and hear personal tales of what life was like in the former hamlet. Hike will start at 10 AM at the site of the Old Doodletown school-house ruin near the reservoir in Doodletown. Allow at least 30 minutes for the mile long hike in from the Route 9W parking lot. Sturdy footwear, food and water recommended. A limited supply of Doodletown books will be available for sale: $15, cash only. Call (845) 446-2134 for More Information.

History Hike Map

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Apr
Mushroom & Moss Walks
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Silver Lake Outlet Woods- April 29th

Meet at 10:00am (3 hours, 1 mile). Explore the world of rotting logs and stumps to better appreciate the role of fungi in forest ecology. Learn to recognize which fungi rot which wood. Visit communities of lichens and mosses on the surface of bark. Three different woodlands will be searched. This is a continuation of a theme from three workshops held this past winter on fungi, lichens and mosses. Bring a lunch. Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road.

Sun 29 Apr
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, April 29, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 29 Apr
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 29 Apr
Mushroom & Moss Walks
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Silver Lake Outlet Woods- April 29th

Meet at 10:00am (3 hours, 1 mile). Explore the world of rotting logs and stumps to better appreciate the role of fungi in forest ecology. Learn to recognize which fungi rot which wood. Visit communities of lichens and mosses on the surface of bark. Three different woodlands will be searched. This is a continuation of a theme from three workshops held this past winter on fungi, lichens and mosses. Bring a lunch. Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road.

Sun 29 Apr
Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator, and Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpath, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 wild fire. Our route will begin with a one mile hike on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850s that crossed the Shawangunk Mountains. We conclude our hike along the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. This five-mile-long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Apr
Waterfalls Geology Walk at Thacher Park
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-0800

Spring is the best time to enjoy waterfalls in the park. Rushing streams cascade down rocky slopes at Paint Mine and Hop Field, and flow off the cliff above the Indian Ladder Trail. The rocks beneath the water are the cause of all the drama. Come and explore the geology while you take in the beauty of the falls. We'll meet at the Paint Mine picnic area. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Mon 30 Apr
Meandering Mondays
Monday, April 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator on a morning adventure. This is the third of a series to get out and move. On our third hike we will hike along the Red Oak Ridge Trail which has some ups and downs, traversing the ridge. Please call the park office with 24-hour advanced notice to reserve a spot, 518-793-0511, all are welcome. Adults 62 and under are $2. Children and seniors are $1. We will meet and check in at the office. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Mon 30 Apr
Meandering Mondays
Monday, April 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator on a morning adventure. This is the third of a series to get out and move. On our third hike we will hike along the Red Oak Ridge Trail which has some ups and downs, traversing the ridge. Please call the park office with 24-hour advanced notice to reserve a spot, 518-793-0511, all are welcome. Adults 62 and under are $2. Children and seniors are $1. We will meet and check in at the office. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Fri 04 May
Hiking Battle Loop
Friday, May 4, 2018 01:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Hike the Battle Loop Trail (1 mile). (Weather permitting.) Hiking boots and warm apparel suggested. Group will meet at the main parking lot of the hilltop.

Sat 05 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 05 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 05 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 5, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 05 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 5, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sun 06 May
Spring Flower Walk with Claudia Vispo
Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Hike our budding trails in search of Clermont specific wildflowers with Claudia Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. This event is free but registration is required.

Registration: Required
Sun 06 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 6, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 06 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 06 May
Spring Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sun 06 May
Flowers n' Ferns Walk
Sunday, May 6, 2018 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Spring flowers are blooming and ferns are unfurling, a hallmark of the spring season. Come enjoy this spectacular event which lasts for only a few short weeks. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 06 May
Crepuscular Hike: Owl Prowl
Sunday, May 6, 2018 08:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Embark on a crepuscular journey as we call for owls and explore the woods of Evangola at night. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Thu 10 May
Morning Bird Walks- Chestnut Lawn
Thursday, May 10, 2018 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. Will car pool. Castile Entrance Gate.

Thu 10 May
Morning Bird Walks- Chestnut Lawn
Thursday, May 10, 2018 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. Will car pool. Castile Entrance Gate.

Thu 10 May
Wildflower Walks- Upper and Middle Falls Area
Thursday, May 10, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. May car pool. Museum. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 10 May
Wildflower Walks- Upper and Middle Falls Area
Thursday, May 10, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. May car pool. Museum. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Fri 11 May
Bark up a Tree
Friday, May 11, 2018 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Bring your furry friend as we enjoy a relaxing hike, and soak up the sights and sounds of Long Point State Park. Meet at the trailhead to the Point. Program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Fri 11 May
Sensory Night Hike
Friday, May 11, 2018 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Use all your senses to explore the park in a less familiar realm as we journey into the woods with only the moonlight. Bring the kids and grandkids along as we test our senses. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 12 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 12, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 12 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 12, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 12 May
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike #9 Pentagass Rd to Village of Nunda. This hike is located in Livingston County in the Town of Nunda. Take Route 408 north from Nunda or south from Mt. Morris and turn east onto Pentagass Rd. There are two trailheads along the south side of this road, please park and meet at the spur trail location furthest east, approximately .55 mile from Route 408. Easy, flat trail with a mixed surface. Offers a relaxing rural hike paralleling farm fields with beautiful country views and crosses three small streams in the Keshequa Creek watershed. 3 miles round trip (42.603290, -77.925136)

Sat 12 May
GVGSP Passport Hike Series- Pentagass Rd to Village of Nunda (Wegmans Hike Number 9)
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Park and meet at the spur trail location furthest east on the south side of Pentagass Rd .55 miles from Route 409. (42.603290, -77.925136) Three miles, 1.25 miles to the trail marker round trip. Offers a relaxing rural hike paralleling farm fields with beautiful country view and crosses three small streams in the Keshequa Creek watershed. 2 hours.
Sat 12 May
John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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

Registration: Required
Sat 12 May
GVGSP Passport Hike Series- Pentagass Rd to Village of Nunda (Wegmans Hike Number 9)
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Park and meet at the spur trail location furthest east on the south side of Pentagass Rd .55 miles from Route 409. (42.603290, -77.925136) Three miles, 1.25 miles to the trail marker round trip. Offers a relaxing rural hike paralleling farm fields with beautiful country view and crosses three small streams in the Keshequa Creek watershed. 2 hours.
Sat 12 May
Walk the High Bridge & Explore Nearby
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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

Sat 12 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 12, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 12 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 12, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 12 May
Crepuscular Walks- Owl Prowl
Saturday, May 12, 2018 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and “nightlight”. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 12 May
Crepuscular Walks- Owl Prowl
Saturday, May 12, 2018 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and “nightlight”. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sun 13 May
Pot Luck- Just a Hike
Sunday, May 13, 2018 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sun 13 May
Springtime Walk- St. Helena Trail (visiting the river)
Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Sundays at 10am (3 hours, 1-2 miles). General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way. Separate walks on the following trails. Will car pool. Bring a lunch. Lowest St. Helena parking area.
Sun 13 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 13 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 13 May
Springtime Walk- St. Helena Trail (visiting the river)
Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Sundays at 10am (3 hours, 1-2 miles). General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way. Separate walks on the following trails. Will car pool. Bring a lunch. Lowest St. Helena parking area.
Sun 13 May
Nature Up Close- Waves of Warblers at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

2 Hours. All warblers recorded from Letchworth State Park (high lighting 25 nesting species) will be featured in a new warbler video. Natural history accounts will be summarized and will include detailed park distribution based on recent research. This is an excellent primer for the Warbler Walks on May 31st, June 7th and June 14th.
Sun 13 May
Nature Up Close- Waves of Warblers at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

2 Hours. All warblers recorded from Letchworth State Park (high lighting 25 nesting species) will be featured in a new warbler video. Natural history accounts will be summarized and will include detailed park distribution based on recent research. This is an excellent primer for the Warbler Walks on May 31st, June 7th and June 14th.
Tue 15 May
Tree-tastic
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Adults and children alike will enjoy this hike as we learn to identify the trees that grow at Lake Erie State Park. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Thu 17 May
Morning Bird Walks- Great Bend Gorge
Thursday, May 17, 2018 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. Will car pool. Castile Entrance Gate.
Thu 17 May
Morning Bird Walks- Great Bend Gorge
Thursday, May 17, 2018 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 8am Thursdays (3 hours, one mile or more). Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended. Will car pool. Castile Entrance Gate.
Thu 17 May
Wildflower Walks- East of Lee's Landing
Thursday, May 17, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. Will car pool. Parade grounds parking lot. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Thu 17 May
Wildflower Walks- East of Lee's Landing
Thursday, May 17, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with our many native wildflowers and the role of their surroundings, including the other plants and animals in their daily lives. Enjoy the fascinating variation in floral structure and folklore. Will car pool. Parade grounds parking lot. 3 hours, 1 mile.

Sat 19 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 19, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 19 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 19, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 19 May
Jay Walking - Trees of the John Jay Farmyard and Pleasure Ground.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Led by Robert Madigan, of Great Estates|SLM and NYBG-Certified Sustainable Landscape Manager, this 90-minute walking tour identifies significant tree specimens, discusses their identifying characteristics and historical context. Registration is recommended. Free admission.

Registration: Optional
Sat 19 May
Family Nature Hike
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Bring the kids and grandkids along for a relaxing hike as we explore the natural wonders at Lake Erie State Park. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 19 May
Kids to Parks Day – Nature Walk
Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:00 AM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Spring is in the Air! Bring the kids or grandkids out to Schoharie Crossing for a nature program and exploration of the natural wonders of this rich historic site! We'll traverse the trail*, watching for birds and spotting wildflowers along the way!

After the walk, enjoy a picnic lunch at the site and create new memories that will last a lifetime.

We are excited to once again be part of National Park Trust's Kids to Parks Day! We will conduct a Nature Walk leaving the Visitor Center at 11am - *roundtrip approx. 90 minutes with interpretive staff.

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

Sat 19 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 19 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 19, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sun 20 May
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, May 20, 2018 09:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supplywater to New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station by 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Peter Dispensa, solarconstant@msn.com or 914-522-5000.

Sun 20 May
Salt Marsh Special
Sunday, May 20, 2018 09:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sun 20 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 20, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 20 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sat 26 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 26 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 26 May
Geocache Challenge Kick-off Event
Saturday, May 26, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Yankee Hill Lock

We are looking to kick off the 2018 Saratoga-Capital Geocache Challenge! For more on the Geocache Challenge or geocaching at NY State Parks & Historic Sites, please visit www.nysparks.com

 

Sat 26 May
Tails and Trails Nature Walk
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and her four-legged companion as you set off to explore the history and beauty of the park. Dogs must be on a leash and under your control while on the walk. After, you can allow your furry friend to run off-leash at the dog park within the park. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 26 May
“What is a Vernal Pond?” at Thacher Park
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Vernal ponds are ephemeral wetlands that fill with water from winter and spring rains, and usually dry out by the end of summer. We will explore a vernal pond that serves as an important breeding site for many obligate species, including the Yellow Spotted and Jefferson salamanders. Come try your hand at citizen science, and discover why vernal pools are known to be the coral reefs of the northeastern forest. Appropriate for ages 8 and older. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 May
Art in Nature
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Bring the kids and grandkids along for this fun and educational hike as we create arts and crafts with the trees we learn. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 26 May
“What is a Vernal Pond?” at Thacher Park
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Vernal ponds are ephemeral wetlands that fill with water from winter and spring rains, and usually dry out by the end of summer. We will explore a vernal pond that serves as an important breeding site for many obligate species, including the Yellow Spotted and Jefferson salamanders. Come try your hand at citizen science, and discover why vernal pools are known to be the coral reefs of the northeastern forest. Appropriate for ages 8 and older. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 May
Beginning Orienteering
Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sat 26 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 26 May
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sun 27 May
Doggy Day Stroll in Thacher Park
Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us with your furry friends for a leisurely stroll through the park. We will begin at Pear Orchard and walk along the Escarpment Trail. Learn about different techniques for keeping your dog safe and comfortable while they enjoy the outdoors. Proof of recent vaccinations and six-foot leash (maximum) is required. To register call 518-872-1237. Parking fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 27, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 27 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 27 May
Doggy Day Stroll in Thacher Park
Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us with your furry friends for a leisurely stroll through the park. We will begin at Pear Orchard and walk along the Escarpment Trail. Learn about different techniques for keeping your dog safe and comfortable while they enjoy the outdoors. Proof of recent vaccinations and six-foot leash (maximum) is required. To register call 518-872-1237. Parking fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 May
Van Cortlandt Park Loop – Old Croton Aqueduct & Putnam Rail Trails -- Joint Walk with
Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet in either of two locations at 11 am: Take the local No. 1, IRT, to the last stop in the Bronx, 242nd St. and meet downstairs on the park side of Broadway OR meet at the first parking lot (free) of the VanCortlandt Park (VCP) golf course. Easy walk, 5.5 miles, can be muddy: we will walk up the Putnam Rail Trail (past the historic 1748 Van Cortlandt House) to the Yonkers border and return via the Aqueduct trail. Please bring food & water. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated. We will conclude at the historic 1902 golf clubhouse, where (at your option) you may purchase snacks and cocktails. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, sarakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448. Urban Trail Conference leader: David Bernstein.

Sun 27 May
Evening Walk on Goat Island
Sunday, May 27, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Relax and unwind from the work week while walking around the oldest state park in the United States; NFSP became a park in 1885. Enjoy stories of yesteryears and today. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Mon 28 May
Memorial Day Bird Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our annual Memorial Day bird walk! We will walk the park's rim trail and search for the last of the migrants along Lake Erie. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Mon 28 May
Geology Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

2 hours, 1 mile. Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots. Parking lot past cabin area B.
Mon 28 May
Geology Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile. Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots. Parking lot past cabin area B.
Mon 28 May
How the Gorge was Formed- Story of the Park
Monday, May 28, 2018 12:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

1 hour, 1/4 mile. Follow short, paved, handicap accessible walkways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant animal lore. Inspiration Point Parking Lot.

Mon 28 May
How the Gorge was Formed- Story of the Park
Monday, May 28, 2018 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 hour, 1/4 mile. Follow short, paved, handicap accessible walkways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant animal lore. Inspiration Point Parking Lot.

Mon 28 May
Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

2 hours, 1 mile. Museum. A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen Iris Estate, and also view State and National Champions!
Mon 28 May
Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile. Museum. A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen Iris Estate, and also view State and National Champions!
Thu 31 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 31, 2018 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Castile Entrance Gate.
Thu 31 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 31, 2018 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Castile Entrance Gate.
Fri 01 Jun
Cool Critters
Friday, June 1, 2018 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Interested in learning about the critters in your own backyard, and what they call home? Bring the kids and grandkids out for this fun hike. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 02 Jun
National Trails Day-Length of Gorge Hike
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Come and enjoy the beautiful Niagara Gorge as we hike rim and gorge trails from the mouth of the gorge at Artpark to the American Falls! National Trails Day is an annual event celebrated across the United States. For information go to http://www.americanhiking.org For hike information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 02 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 02 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 02 Jun
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. This hike will begin on the Rim trail to see Lucifer Falls from the overlook and will continue to the lower park returning on the Gorge trail.. Total hike mileage approximately 4 ½ miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

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

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 02 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 02 Jun
Sunset Hike
Saturday, June 2, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take in the tranquil atmosphere of the preserve as the sun sets for the evening. Enjoy a beautiful array of colors in the sky while we search for animals that come out this time of night.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Jun
Map Hike
Sunday, June 3, 2018 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 3, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 03 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 03 Jun
South Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 3, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

We will meet you on the south side of the preserve for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Jun
South Side Wildflower Walk
Sunday, June 3, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet you on the south side of the preserve for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native wildflowers.

Registration: Required
Wed 06 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Parade grounds entrance off route 436.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Wed 06 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parade grounds entrance off route 436.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Wed 06 Jun
Family Nature Hike
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Bring the kids and grandkids along for a relaxing hike as we explore the natural wonders at Lake Erie State Park. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Thu 07 Jun
Warbler Walk- Uncommon Species
Thursday, June 7, 2018 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd.
Thu 07 Jun
Warbler Walk- Uncommon Species
Thursday, June 7, 2018 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd.
Thu 07 Jun
Thursday Trail Treks at Thacher Park
Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Thacher State Park is home to over 25 miles of trails. Explore the trails with our educators on a series of walks throughout the park. We begin the series with a focus on trail etiquette as we experience the hemlock forest and walk near a wetland habitat on the Orange trail. The rating for this walk is Beginner at 1 mile in length. Meet at the Hop Field parking area. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Thu 07 Jun
Thursday Trail Treks at Thacher Park
Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Thacher State Park is home to over 25 miles of trails. Explore the trails with our educators on a series of walks throughout the park. We begin the series with a focus on trail etiquette as we experience the hemlock forest and walk near a wetland habitat on the Orange trail. The rating for this walk is Beginner at 1 mile in length. Meet at the Hop Field parking area. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Thu 07 Jun
American Falls Gorge Trail & 62nd Anniversary of the Schoellkopf Disaster
Thursday, June 7, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Learn about the history of Schoellkopf Power Station 3. We will take an elevator ride down to the site to see first-hand what remains of this former complex. After, join us as we hike out along the trail or exit the gorge as you entered, via the elevator. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 09 Jun
Off the Beaten Path Geology Walk in Thacher Park
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Mud, sand and shells record ancient Albany County history, long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Thacher Park's rocks and fossils record a time of abundant marine life in tropical seas, when New York was about 30 degrees south of the equator. Explore little known parts of Thacher Park and New York's ancient seas with Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten, New York State Museum. Be prepared for moderately strenuous hiking on and off trail. Call 518 872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 09 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 09 Jun
Off the Beaten Path Geology Walk in Thacher Park
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Mud, sand and shells record ancient Albany County history, long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Thacher Park's rocks and fossils record a time of abundant marine life in tropical seas, when New York was about 30 degrees south of the equator. Explore little known parts of Thacher Park and New York's ancient seas with Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten, New York State Museum. Be prepared for moderately strenuous hiking on and off trail. Call 518 872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Jun
Seashore Circular
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Jun
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike #10 Oakland Rd to Short Tract Rd. This hike is in Livingston County and starts in the Hamlet of Oakland. Park and meet at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436. Easy, flat trail with grass surface. Wooded walk offers views of Locks #54 – #59 and is also the beginning of the "Deep Cut." 2 miles round trip (42.578161, -77.971220)

Sat 09 Jun
GVGSP Passport Hike Series- Oakland Road to Short Tract Road (Wegmans Hike Number 10)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Park and meet at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436 (42.578161, -77.971220). Wooded walk offers views of Locks #54-59 and is also the beginning of the Deep Cut (2 miles, 1 mile to trail marker round trip)
Sat 09 Jun
GVGSP Passport Hike Series- Oakland Road to Short Tract Road (Wegmans Hike Number 10)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Park and meet at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436 (42.578161, -77.971220). Wooded walk offers views of Locks #54-59 and is also the beginning of the Deep Cut (2 miles, 1 mile to trail marker round trip)
Sat 09 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 09 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sun 10 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 10, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 10 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 10 Jun
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, June 10, 2018 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Join us for an exciting hike as we search the woods for hidden treasures. Hunt for goodies with the kids, or come along to enjoy the relaxing hike. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Wed 13 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Griffith Road to Pennycook Road
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Junction of Pennycook Road and State Route 436 1/4 mile east of Parade Grounds entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Wed 13 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Griffith Road to Pennycook Road
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Junction of Pennycook Road and State Route 436 1/4 mile east of Parade Grounds entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Thu 14 Jun
Warbler Walk- Rare Species
Thursday, June 14, 2018 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Parade grounds parking lot. Will car pool.
Thu 14 Jun
Warbler Walk- Rare Species
Thursday, June 14, 2018 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Parade grounds parking lot. Will car pool.
Thu 14 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- New Crescent Moon Beaver Walk
Thursday, June 14, 2018 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Parade Grounds parking lot. Brush, water, and muddy spots. Will car pool.

Thu 14 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- New Crescent Moon Beaver Walk
Thursday, June 14, 2018 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Parade Grounds parking lot. Brush, water, and muddy spots. Will car pool.

Fri 15 Jun
Moonlit Owl Hike
Friday, June 15, 2018 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

We're back with another (warmer) Moonlit Owl Hike! We'll trek out and hike around the park to look and listen for one of nature's most elusive and gorgeous creatures. Bring your best owl call, we will practice some of our own to try and get some owls to talk with us.Pre-registration is not required and this event is free to the public. Please leave your pets at home for this event.

Sat 16 Jun
Hike through History
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 584-2000

Please join the Friends of Peebles Island State Park for a history hike of our picturesque Island situated at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. This easy, up to two-mile hike, follows the perimeter of the Island which is rich in history, wildlife and scenery. Learn about the geological and glacial formation of the Island, the Native American presence in the area and Mohican village on the Island, early Dutch heritage, the Revolutionary War encampment by the Continental Army in 1777 and earthwork fortifications that still exist, area industry, and Island flora and fauna.

Two hikes will be offered at 10:00am and 1:00pm. A shorter walk will also be available at each time that covers the history of the Park.Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

Check the following for updated information: https://sites.google.com/view/friendsofpeeblesisland/home and email questions to friendsofpeebles@gmail.com.

Sat 16 Jun
Karst Geology Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Much of the rock found in Thacher Park is limestone. Limestone can be dissolved through natural processes, giving rise to topography called karst. Features of karst topography include sinkholes and caves. On this walk we will see some fine examples of karst and learn about a process that is shaping the park we see today. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place.

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 16 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 16 Jun
Karst Geology Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Much of the rock found in Thacher Park is limestone. Limestone can be dissolved through natural processes, giving rise to topography called karst. Features of karst topography include sinkholes and caves. On this walk we will see some fine examples of karst and learn about a process that is shaping the park we see today. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place.

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Jun
Discovering Birds & Butterflies + Family Nature Hike
Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Join Allegany State Park staff as they discover the Birds and Butterflies found at Long. Point State Park. Join them later in the afternoon for a fun and relaxing Family Nature Hike. Meet at the Long Point trail head. Programs are free to the public.

10:00am Birds

12:00pm Butterflies

2:00pm Family Nature Hike

Sat 16 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 16 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sun 17 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 17, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 17 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 17 Jun
Father's Day Hike
Sunday, June 17, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

It's a day to honor Dads here at the Nature Center, and nothing says I Love You like a stroll down by the ocean! Come celebrate Father's Day by bringing Dad down to the beach for a late spring hike.

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Jun
Father's Day Hike
Sunday, June 17, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

It's a day to honor Dads here at the Nature Center, and nothing says I Love You like a stroll down by the ocean! Come celebrate Father's Day by bringing Dad down to the beach for a late spring hike.

Registration: Required
Wed 20 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Gate
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Wed 20 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Gate
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Fri 22 Jun
Sensory Night Hike
Friday, June 22, 2018 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Use all your senses to explore the park in a less familiar realm as we journey into the woods with only the moonlight. Bring the kids and grandkids along as we test our senses. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 23 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 23, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 23 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 23, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 23 Jun
Let's Hike the Upper Great Gorge Route Trail!
Saturday, June 23, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Start out the 1st weekend of summer with a Niagara Gorge hike. You will get to see some of the scenic overlooks of the river as we journey up to the Whirlpool Bridge and back! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 23 Jun
Hike to High Point at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail (2.72 mi)! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape in a geologic context, while enjoying the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting location.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Jun
Discover Birds & Butterflies + Family Nature Hike
Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Join Allegany State Park staff as they discover the Birds and Butterflies found at Long. Point State Park. Join them later in the afternoon for a fun and relaxing Family Nature Hike. Meet at the trailhead to the Point. Programs are free to the public.

10:00am Trees

12:00pm Dragonflies

2:00pm Family Nature Hike

Sat 23 Jun
Woodland Hike
Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Join us for a late spring walk in the forest of Sunken Meadow State Park! Along the way, we will search forscat, footprints, and other signs of local wildlife seen this time of year. Water and comfortable hiking shoes are recommended.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Jun
Hike to High Point at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail (2.72 mi)! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape in a geologic context, while enjoying the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting location.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Jun
Walk Through History at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join historian Tim Albright on a walk back through time in Thacher Park. Tim will share the story of the park's history and tales of former residents. Meet at the Visitor Center and wear appropriate footwear for hiking on uneven terrain. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 23 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 23 Jun
Walk Through History at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join historian Tim Albright on a walk back through time in Thacher Park. Tim will share the story of the park's history and tales of former residents. Meet at the Visitor Center and wear appropriate footwear for hiking on uneven terrain. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sun 24 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 24, 2018 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. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 24 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 24 Jun
Saltmarsh Walk
Sunday, June 24, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Explore the salt marsh habitat with us!, The marsh is not just mud - it is made up of energy enriched soil and protected waters. Often called ‘the ocean's nursery' it provides a home for many species. Discover what makes this area so special.

Registration: Required
Mon 25 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Mon 25 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Tue 26 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Summer’s Eve by the River
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

June 26th, 7:30pm (3 hours, 2 miles). In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and “nightlight”. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot.

Tue 26 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Summer’s Eve by the River
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

June 26th, 7:30pm (3 hours, 2 miles). In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and “nightlight”. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot.

Wed 27 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Perry entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Wed 27 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Perry entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). 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. Car-pooling is required.

Thu 28 Jun
Thursday Trail Treks at Thacher Park
Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Thacher State Park is home to over 25 miles of trails. Explore the trails with our educators on a series of interpretive walks throughout the park. This week we'll experience waterfalls and an old hemlock forest on the Red Trail, and learn about geology and ecology along the way. The rating for this tour is Beginner at 1.25 miles in length. Meet at the Paint Mine parking area. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Thu 28 Jun
Thursday Trail Treks at Thacher Park
Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Thacher State Park is home to over 25 miles of trails. Explore the trails with our educators on a series of interpretive walks throughout the park. This week we'll experience waterfalls and an old hemlock forest on the Red Trail, and learn about geology and ecology along the way. The rating for this tour is Beginner at 1.25 miles in length. Meet at the Paint Mine parking area. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 30 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 30 Jun
Wild about Wetlands at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Wetlands are fascinating ecosystems where land meets water, and life abounds! Join us for a hike to one of Thacher Park's wetlands, where we will study the plants and animals that thrive in this unique environment, and discuss the integral role that wetlands play in watershed ecology. Appropriate for adults and children 12 and older. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jun
Wild about Wetlands at Thacher Park
Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Wetlands are fascinating ecosystems where land meets water, and life abounds! Join us for a hike to one of Thacher Park's wetlands, where we will study the plants and animals that thrive in this unique environment, and discuss the integral role that wetlands play in watershed ecology. Appropriate for adults and children 12 and older. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 30 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn ath the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 30 Jun
A Dose of the Great Outdoors: Beach Walk
Saturday, June 30, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and relax with a beach walk. In the last month, how often have you skipped stones, smelled a flower, watched a sunset? Join us on a walk along the shore of Lake Ontario, watch the sunset and skip a rock or two. Relax and enjoy this beautiful park setting. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 01 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk at Thacher Park
Sunday, July 1, 2018 02:00 PM
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 picnic area. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk at Thacher Park
Sunday, July 1, 2018 02:00 PM
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 picnic area. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Jul
Thursday Trail Treks at Thacher Park
Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Thacher State Park is home to over 25 miles of trails. Explore the trails with our educators on a series of interpretive walks throughout the park. This week we'll experience views into the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and learn about the geologic processes that shaped the valley on the Escarpment Trail. The rating for this tour is Moderate at 3 miles in length. Meet at the Horseshoe I parking area. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Jul
Thursday Trail Treks at Thacher Park
Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Thacher State Park is home to over 25 miles of trails. Explore the trails with our educators on a series of interpretive walks throughout the park. This week we'll experience views into the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and learn about the geologic processes that shaped the valley on the Escarpment Trail. The rating for this tour is Moderate at 3 miles in length. Meet at the Horseshoe I parking area. Call 518-872-1237 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Jul
Sensory Night Hike
Thursday, July 5, 2018 09:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Use all your senses to explore the park in a less familiar realm as we journey into the woods with only the moonlight. Bring the kids and grandkids along as we test our senses. Meet at the trailhead to the Point. Program is free to the public. (approx. 1 hour).

Fri 06 Jul
Tree-tastic
Friday, July 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Adults and children alike will enjoy this hike through Long Point State Park. Learn to identify the trees that grow here. Meet at the trailhead to the Point. Program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 07 Jul
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, July 7, 2018 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
Sun 08 Jul
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, July 8, 2018 03:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Bring the kids and grandkids along for a relaxing hike as we explore the natural wonders at Lake Erie State Park. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 14 Jul
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike #11 River Rd to Route 19A. This hike is in Wyoming County, just south of the Village of Portageville. Park and meet at the trailhead on the east side of Route 19A at the intersection of River Rd, about .33 mile south of Bailey Rd (aka Whiskey Bridge). Easy, flat trail with a mixed surface. Traverses under a forest canopy, alongside farms and ends near a picturesque bend in the Genesee River. 2.4 miles round trip (42.554845, -78.053066)

Sat 04 Aug
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, August 4, 2018 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 04 Aug
CCC RECOGNITION DAY
Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the development of the Park. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at the Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area).

Sat 04 Aug
CCC RECOGNITION DAY
Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the development of the Park. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at the Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area).

Fri 10 Aug
Sensory Night Hike
Friday, August 10, 2018 07:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Use all your senses to explore the park in a less familiar realm as we journey into the woods with only the moonlight. Bring the kids and grandkids along as we test our senses. Meet at the campground playground - program is free to the public (approx. 1 hour).

Sat 11 Aug
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike #12 Rockville Dam to Huck Rd. This hike is located in Allegany County in the Town of Belfast. Park and meet at the Rockville Lake dam at the end of Lake Rd. There are two Lake Roads, turn on the one across from Ramsey Rd off Route 305. Easy, flat trail with a mixed surface. Offers a relaxing hike through a heavily wooded area with wild flowers, a babbling brook, old Irish cemetery and remnants of the old canal. 2.1 miles round trip (42.307877, -78.150362)

Sat 11 Aug
Nature Hike, Lake Critters & Nature Games
Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Join Allegany State Park staff for an exciting day for the whole family. Programs include a Family Nature Hike, Lake Critters exploration and Nature Games. Stop in for one, or stay for all three. Meet at the trailhead to the Point. Programs are free to the public.

10:00am Family Nature Hike

12:00pm Lake Critters

2:00pm Nature Games

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

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

10:00am Birds

1:00pm Family Nature Hike

Sat 01 Sep
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, September 1, 2018 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

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

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

Sat 06 Oct
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, October 6, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Catharine Valley Trail
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 03 Nov
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, November 3, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Black Diamond Trail
(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 01 Dec
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, December 1, 2018 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