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Wed 03 Jul
Guided Gorge Tour
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 until Friday, September 6, 2019
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a guide for a one-mile tour of the Gorge Trail. The tour will cover how the Finger Lakes and the gorge at Watkins Glen were formed, the rich history of the park and natural history topics. At Mile Point bridge the tour will be over, and you will be able to continue to the top of the gorge on your own or return to the main entrance by using the Rim Trails. Tours will begin at the main entrance on Franklins St, near the entrance tunnel to the gorge trail. No reservations are necessary.

Tours available at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Thu 22 Aug
Swan Lake Walk
Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

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

Thursday | 10:00 am | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE |

Registration: Required
Fri 23 Aug
A Dose of Nature: Gorge Rim Walk
Friday, August 23, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Escape the stresses of life, increase physical activity, and energy level, improve mood and reconnect with nature. How often do you smell a flower, watch a sunset, or take in nature’s beauty? Join us for a walk along the Niagara Gorge to Devil’s Hole State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Fri 23 Aug
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, August 23, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1794

Explore Niagara Falls State Park with a Park Naturalist and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls during the evening hours. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Aug
1 Hour Guided Hike and History Tour
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

At 11:30 and 1pm.

Join our Park Educator on a 1 hour guided hike and history tour. Topics include formation of the park, local history, natural history and archaeology. Hiking Shoes recommended, some stairs and wet terrain, approximately 1 mile. Location: Upper Park Entrance, Robert H. Treman State Park, 125 Upper Park Road, Newfield NY 14867

Saturdays from now until Sept 21.

Sat 24 Aug
Moss Appreciation Hike via Mossy Glen Footpath at Minnewaska
Saturday, August 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Elizabeth Axley, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member for a leisurely three-and-a-half-mile hike on the Mossy Glen Footpath. The name for this trail is appropriate, since it winds through cool, shaded, moss-covered groves along the edge of the Peter’s Kill stream. On the trail, we will discuss the intricate life cycle of moss, the important role of moss in Minnewaska’s ecosystems, and some interesting facts about moss. Moreover, we will collectively attempt to identify the various species of mosses we come across (a challenging endeavor!). Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Aug
History Hike
Saturday, August 24, 2019 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While the main purpose of this hilly, moderately paced 6-mile walk is to relax and socialize, we will make stops to discuss some spots of historic interest. Bring lunch and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Aug
Bird Walk with Judy Callahan
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

10am, free to public, Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 24 Aug
Weir Tour
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016.
Sat 24 Aug
Yanty Marsh Walk
Saturday, August 24, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Hamlin Beach State Park
(585) 964-2462

Join us for a walk down the Yanty Creek Nature Trail as we look and listen for local critters in and around the marsh. We will visit the boardwalk that walks us right out into the cattails for a good view. Meet at Yanty Creek Nature Trail parking area.

Sat 24 Aug
Moonlight Stroll
Saturday, August 24, 2019 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. The woodlands are different in the dark. Discover what creatures are around this time of night!

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Aug
High Peter’s Kill Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, August 25, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and explore most of the High Peter’s Kill Footpath on this approximately five-mile hike. We’ll start by walking downhill on the High Peter’s Kill Footpath, which features a variety of terrain, along a cliff escarpment with numerous, scenic viewpoints. For our return trip, we’ll walk along the easy-going Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the beautiful and iconic Awosting Falls. This hike does include rocky, narrow and steep sections of trail that may be challenging for some. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Aug
Tree Identification Hike
Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10am, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sun 25 Aug
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: August 20th.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk
Sunday, August 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the South side. We will enter the upper portion of the Nissequogue River and walk down river, taking in the beauty of the area. You may wear chest waders, a modest bathing suit or a shirt and shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cool, fast moving in places, and can be up to the waist at times. Bring a walking stick, towel, and drinking water if you like. Limit 12 People.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk
Sunday, August 25, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the South side. We will enter the upper portion of the Nissequogue River and walk down river, taking in the beauty of the area. You may wear chest waders, a modest bathing suit or a shirt and shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cool, fast moving in places, and can be up to the waist at times. Bring a walking stick, towel, and drinking water if you like. Limit 12 People.

Registration: Required
Tue 27 Aug
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: August 22nd.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Aug
Tuesday Trek: Out and Back to Gertrude’s Nose at Minnewaska
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator and Elizabeth Axley, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member for an adventurous six-mile hike to Gertrude’s Nose and back on the same route. This footpath, which traverses an escarpment edge, offers one of the most expansive views in Minnewaska. From our start at Lake Minnewaska, this route will follow Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road to Gertrude’s Nose Footpath, which offers broad views of the Wallkill Valley, Taconic Mountains and beyond. This modestly challenging hike includes a steep rock scramble, a few hills and some tricky footing. Participants must bring water, snacks and lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Meet at the Welcome Kiosk in the upper parking lot. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Fri 30 Aug
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, August 30, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1794

Explore Niagara Falls State Park with a Park Naturalist and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls during the evening hours. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sat 31 Aug
1 Hour Guided Hike and History Tour
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

At 11:30 and 1pm.

Join our Park Educator on a 1 hour guided hike and history tour. Topics include formation of the park, local history, natural history and archaeology. Hiking Shoes recommended, some stairs and wet terrain, approximately 1 mile. Location: Upper Park Entrance, Robert H. Treman State Park, 125 Upper Park Road, Newfield NY 14867

Saturdays from now until Sept 21.

Sat 31 Aug
The Long Way to Rainbow Falls at Minnewaska
Saturday, August 31, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come celebrate water, a powerful landscape-changing force and a most vital resource by visiting one of Minnewaska’s waterfalls. Starting along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, this approximately six-mile hike will reach the Rainbow Falls Footpath, which offers awesome panoramic views and passes nearly beneath Rainbow Falls. We’ll return along Upper Awosting Carriage Road until we reach Blueberry Run Footpath, which we’ll follow to Mossy Glen Footpath, a quiet trail through cool woods. This hike is recommended for experienced and agile hikers, as it does include two stream crossings, a rock scramble and hiking across a variety of uneven and rocky surfaces. Participants should bring food and water and wear appropriate footwear. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 31 Aug
Holiday Weekend Hike - Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam’s Point
Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us for this three-mile loop to view magnificent Lake Maratanza! On our way to the lake we will stop at the Sam’s Point Overlook where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Children must be accompanied by a parent or 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 31 Aug
Weir Tour
Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). BY RESERVATION ONLY: Aram Aslanian-Persico, RSVP via email required (30 person limit): aram.dap@gmail.com or text 949-258-7016.
Registration: Required
Sat 31 Aug
Nature Walks: Trout Pond Trail
Saturday, August 31, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Trout Pond (2 hours, 1 mile)

Sat 31 Aug
Nature Walks: Trout Pond Trail
Saturday, August 31, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Trout Pond (2 hours, 1 mile)

Sat 31 Aug
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Saturday, August 31, 2019 02:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016.
Sun 01 Sep
Literary Walk (Eastern Section)
Sunday, September 1, 2019 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

This program is a quiet, leisurely ramble, generously interspersed with readings selected to enhance your appreciation of the beauty, wonder, and tranquility of nature. Approximately 2 miles.

Registration: Required
Mon 02 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk along the changing path of the Lower Falls. Muddy spots and lots of steps. Also offered Tuesdays in July and August as part of the Weekly Walk Series.

Meet at octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B"

Mon 02 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk along the changing path of the Lower Falls. Muddy spots and lots of steps. Also offered Tuesdays in July and August as part of the Weekly Walk Series.

Meet at octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B"

Mon 02 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed
Monday, September 2, 2019 12:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point. Also offered Sundays in July and August as part of the Weekly Walk Series.

Meet at Inspiration Point Parking Lot

Mon 02 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed
Monday, September 2, 2019 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point. Also offered Sundays in July and August as part of the Weekly Walk Series.

Meet at Inspiration Point Parking Lot

Mon 02 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 2, 2019 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Visit the home and grounds of William Pryor Letchworth. Plants and animals will be highlighted along a historical walk from the museum, past the Glen Iris and to the Middle and Upper Falls before returning to the museum.

Meet at Museum.

Mon 02 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 2, 2019 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit the home and grounds of William Pryor Letchworth. Plants and animals will be highlighted along a historical walk from the museum, past the Glen Iris and to the Middle and Upper Falls before returning to the museum.

Meet at Museum.

Wed 04 Sep
A Stroll Through the Woods
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1794

With the kids going back to school and the fall season approaching, take time to relax into the change of seasons with a stroll in the gorge. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Thu 05 Sep
Shelf Island Loop
Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)

Meet at Parade Grounds Parking Lot

Thu 05 Sep
Shelf Island Loop
Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)

Meet at Parade Grounds Parking Lot

Sat 07 Sep
1 Hour Guided Hike and History Tour
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

At 11:30 and 1pm.

Join our Park Educator on a 1 hour guided hike and history tour. Topics include formation of the park, local history, natural history and archaeology. Hiking Shoes recommended, some stairs and wet terrain, approximately 1 mile. Location: Upper Park Entrance, Robert H. Treman State Park, 125 Upper Park Road, Newfield NY 14867

Saturdays from now until Sept 21.

Sat 07 Sep
Morning Birding Walk
Saturday, September 7, 2019 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

This event is co-sponsored by Rockland Audubon Society as part of the New York State Audubon in the Parks program.

Enjoy a two-hour walk led by Ron Conzo of the Rockland Audubon Society in search of neo-tropical birds on their migration. First time birders welcome! Experienced birders will enjoy exploring diverse habitats including; brackish river and marsh, fresh water pond, meadows, lawn and woodland areas.

Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.

Meet in the parking lot.

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

Meet at the Franklin Street main entrance in front of the new Welcome Center. The hike will go up the Gorge Trail and we will return using the Indian trail and South Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.0 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 07 Sep
September Nature Walks
Saturday, September 7, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 07 Sep
September Nature Walks
Saturday, September 7, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sun 08 Sep
Cliff Hike
Sunday, September 8, 2019 09:30 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, very hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and observe the park's beauty. For safety reasons, no one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend. Bring drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Sep
Nature Walks: Genesee Valley Canal Trail-Locks Section
Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool. (2 hours, 1 mile).

Sun 08 Sep
Nature Walks: Genesee Valley Canal Trail-Locks Section
Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool. (2 hours, 1 mile).

Sun 08 Sep
What You See and What You Don't See Landscape Walk
Sunday, September 8, 2019 02:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A guided walk through the estate’s grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh’s owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Cost: Free
Sun 08 Sep
Fun Facts with Kelly: Wetlands
Sunday, September 8, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Join an Interpretive guide along the lagoon and learn the unique qualities wetland habitats have to offer. We may be greeted by belted kingfishers, common terns and great blue herons, and the osprey that nest in the lagoon. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sun 08 Sep
Fun Facts with Kelly: Wetlands
Sunday, September 8, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 773-3271

Join an Interpretive guide along the lagoon and learn the unique qualities wetland habitats have to offer. We may be greeted by belted kingfishers, common terns and great blue herons, and the osprey that nest in the lagoon. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Tue 10 Sep
Listen to the Woods
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Bi weekly bird walk lead by the Audubon Society. Walk starts 7:30am in main parking area of Rockefeller State Park Preserve. No pre-registration needed. Walk happens even in rain! But if road conditions are uncertain, check our Google calendar for any cancellations.

Tuesday | 9:00 am | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE |

Tue 10 Sep
Animal Walks- Visit a Beaver Pond
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals . Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper (3 hours, 1 mile-brush and mud)

Tue 10 Sep
Animal Walks- Visit a Beaver Pond
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals . Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper (3 hours, 1 mile-brush and mud)

Thu 12 Sep
Upper St. Helena Loop
Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, 1/2 mile up dirt road past Cabin Area "E"

Thu 12 Sep
Upper St. Helena Loop
Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, 1/2 mile up dirt road past Cabin Area "E"

Thu 12 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 12, 2019 06:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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

Meet at Trailside Lodge

Thu 12 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 12, 2019 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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

Meet at Trailside Lodge

Sat 14 Sep
1 Hour Guided Hike and History Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

At 11:30 and 1pm.

Join our Park Educator on a 1 hour guided hike and history tour. Topics include formation of the park, local history, natural history and archaeology. Hiking Shoes recommended, some stairs and wet terrain, approximately 1 mile. Location: Upper Park Entrance, Robert H. Treman State Park, 125 Upper Park Road, Newfield NY 14867

Saturdays from now until Sept 21.

Sat 14 Sep
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-see (call for tour times)
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this special tour by reservation, Staatsburgh’s Curator, Dr. Maria Reynolds, will focus on a selection of objects—from works of art to books, tools, you name it—that are not accessible or easily seen on tour, or which tell a special story. Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3614

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. Trail parallels the Genesee River and traverses under a forest canopy, alongside farms, and ends near a picturesque bend in the Genesee River. Both the Finger Lakes Trail and the North Country National Scenic Trail share part of this section of the Genesee Valley Greenway. Bald Eagles are also known to habitat this area.(42.554845, -78.053066)

Roundtrip of entire section: 3.4 miles
Roundtrip to Wegmans trail marker: 1.25 miles

Sat 14 Sep
Weir Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). BY RESERVATION ONLY: Aram Aslanian-Persico, RSVP via email required (30 person-limit): aram.dap@gmail.com or text 949-258-7016.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
Weir Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). BY RESERVATION ONLY: Aram Aslanian-Persico, RSVP via email required (30 person-limit): aram.dap@gmail.com or text 949-258-7016.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
Late Summer Seasonal Stroll
Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will witness summer's slow, subtle change, as she withers and goes to seed

Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
September Nature Walks
Saturday, September 14, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 14 Sep
September Nature Walks
Saturday, September 14, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 14 Sep
Devil’s Hole Hike
Saturday, September 14, 2019 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
(716) 284-5778

Join us on a hike at the Niagara Gorge. Listen to stories and enjoy the “gorgeous” views along the way. We will be back in time to watch the sunset and if the weather allows, the rise of the Harvest Moon! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
Night Hike
Saturday, September 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
Beach Sunset and Full Moon Photography Walk
Saturday, September 14, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Lake Erie has the best sunsets so bring your camera or phone to capture the colors quickly followed by a full moon rise! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sun 15 Sep
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016.
Sun 15 Sep
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016.
Sun 15 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 15, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

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

Sun 15 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 15, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

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

Sun 15 Sep
Full Moon Hike: Harvest Moon
Sunday, September 15, 2019 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join us for a full moon hike on Thursday, September 15th from 7-8:30pm to learn about the history of the Sturgeon Moon and the Preserve. The hike will be led by our Preserve Manager, Peter Iskenderian, and will start in the courtyard with some light snacks and refreshments. This event is free and open to all ages. The hike follows our wide gravel carriage roads and is relatively flat with a few hilly spots (easy-moderate hike). Please bring a flashlight or headlamp! Please come dressed for the weather, will be canceled in case of heavy rain so check your email for updates! Registration for this event is required. Limit 40 participants.

Sunday | 7:00 pm | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE |

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Sep
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Knox Farm to enjoy the final days of summer. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Wed 18 Sep
Sunset Saunter
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 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 enjoy an evening at Knox Farm. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Thu 19 Sep
Smokey Hollow Loop
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch).

Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance.

Thu 19 Sep
Smokey Hollow Loop
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch).

Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance.

Sat 21 Sep
1 Hour Guided Hike and History Tour
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

At 11:30 and 1pm.

Join our Park Educator on a 1 hour guided hike and history tour. Topics include formation of the park, local history, natural history and archaeology. Hiking Shoes recommended, some stairs and wet terrain, approximately 1 mile. Location: Upper Park Entrance, Robert H. Treman State Park, 125 Upper Park Road, Newfield NY 14867

Saturdays from now until Sept 21.

Sat 21 Sep
Forest Explorers
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

How often do you really look at the forest while walking? Discover all the little things that make it special during a stroll through the preserve. It might surprise you!

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Sep
High Bridge & Aqueduct South Walking Tour (Abridged & Unbridged)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet in front of the Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Ave at 173rd St, NYC. Segment one: walk to the High Bridge and take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. Walking south from the Bridge on the Aqueduct Trail, learn about many points of interest including the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Polo Grounds. The first segment of the walk ends at 155th Street and is approximately 1.6 miles (1 hour). Segment two: meet at the southwest corner of 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. at 11:30 am. We will follow the Aqueduct south along Amsterdam Avenue to the Great Lawn in Central Park. Along the way, you'll see architectural oddities related to the route of the Aqueduct, three gatehouses, remnants of the receiving reservoir in Central Park, and many non-aqueduct points of interest. This segment of the walk is about 5 miles (2.5 hours) The full walk is about 6.5 miles (3.5 hours). Bring water and snacks; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. The walk will be led by Teresa Elwert, who has led several Aqueduct walks along Amsterdam Ave., most recently in May for Jane's Walks. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.
Sat 21 Sep
High Bridge & Aqueduct South Walking Tour (Abridged & Unbridged)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet in front of the Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Ave at 173rd St, NYC. Segment one: walk to the High Bridge and take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. Walking south from the Bridge on the Aqueduct Trail, learn about many points of interest including the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Polo Grounds. The first segment of the walk ends at 155th Street and is approximately 1.6 miles (1 hour). Segment two: meet at the southwest corner of 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. at 11:30 am. We will follow the Aqueduct south along Amsterdam Avenue to the Great Lawn in Central Park. Along the way, you'll see architectural oddities related to the route of the Aqueduct, three gatehouses, remnants of the receiving reservoir in Central Park, and many non-aqueduct points of interest. This segment of the walk is about 5 miles (2.5 hours) The full walk is about 6.5 miles (3.5 hours). Bring water and snacks; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. The walk will be led by Teresa Elwert, who has led several Aqueduct walks along Amsterdam Ave., most recently in May for Jane's Walks. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.
Sun 22 Sep
Birds with Botany for Beginners (Western Section)
Sunday, September 22, 2019 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

During this program, geared for novice adult birders, we'll be searching for birds...no birds? -we'll learn plants! Bring binoculars. Approximately 2 miles.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Sep
Spots of Time: Writing and Thinking Walk
Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Rewilding Art (Celia Bland & Susan Merriam)

$15 ADULT, $10 MEMBER, $10 CHILD | [24 GUEST LIMIT]

Frederic Church designed carriage roads to maximize views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The organizing aesthetic for these vistas was a romantic ideal of the sublime and the "language of Nature.” Contemplation of these views was meant to provide inspiration and comfort – in poet William Wordsworth's words, "spots of time...[where] our minds/ Are nourished and invisibly repaired.” This tour, led by poet Celia Bland and art historian Susan Merriam, faculty at Bard College, will put the gorgeous panoramas glimpsed from Olana's carriage roads in dialogue with some of the unexpected perspectives of contemporary and Romantic poetry. For more information and tickets visit OLANA.org

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 22, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Council Grounds parking lot (2 hours, 1 mile).

Sun 22 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 22, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Council Grounds parking lot (2 hours, 1 mile).

Sun 22 Sep
What You See and What You Don't See Landscape Walk
Sunday, September 22, 2019 01:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A guided walk through the estate’s grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh’s owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Cost: Free
Wed 25 Sep
Mushroom walk
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

A mushroom walk on Wednesday, September 25 will highlight more autumn fungi.

Meet at High Bridge parking lot.

Wed 25 Sep
Mushroom walk
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

A mushroom walk on Wednesday, September 25 will highlight more autumn fungi.

Meet at High Bridge parking lot.

Thu 26 Sep
Fiddler's Elbow Loop
Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)

Meet at overlook 2 miles south of the Perry Entrance Gate.

Thu 26 Sep
Fiddler's Elbow Loop
Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)

Meet at overlook 2 miles south of the Perry Entrance Gate.

Sat 28 Sep
A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-see (call for tour times)
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

In this special tour by reservation, Staatsburgh’s Curator, Dr. Maria Reynolds, will focus on a selection of objects—from works of art to books, tools, you name it—that are not accessible or easily seen on tour, or which tell a special story. Reservations required – (845) 889-8851 x 300. Cost: $10; $8 seniors and students; $6 Friends of Mills.
Registration: Required
Sat 28 Sep
Celebrate National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 28, 2019 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with another volunteer day on the Aqueduct removing invasive species and restoring with native plants, all under the guidance of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Invasives Strike Force. This will take place on the Aqueduct Trail in Croton on Hudson. Parking will be on Quaker Bridge Road – look for “Volunteers Park Here” signs between houses #124 and #99 Quaker Bridge Road. Registration link: http://bit.ly/tc-isf19
Registration: Required
Sat 28 Sep
Weir Tour - A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, or call/text 646-303-1448.
Sat 28 Sep
Weir Tour - A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct. The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour. Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, or call/text 646-303-1448.
Sat 28 Sep
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a park naturalist for a special fall-themed scavenger hunt along the trails of the park. All ages and abilities are welcome! Walk will be approximately 1 mile on easy trails.

Sat 28 Sep
September Nature walks
Saturday, September 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 28 Sep
September Nature walks
Saturday, September 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of the Humphrey Nature Center.

Sun 29 Sep
Traditional Nature Walk
Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

We'll take a slow walk (approximately 3 miles), exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows of the southeastern section of the park.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Sep
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike -- A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event
Sunday, September 29, 2019 02:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, or call/text 646-303-1448.
Sun 29 Sep
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike -- A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event
Sunday, September 29, 2019 02:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, or call/text 646-303-1448.
Sat 05 Oct
First Saturday Hike: Catharine Valley Trail
Saturday, October 5, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Catharine Valley Trail
(607) 535-4511

Meet at the parking lot by Watkins Glen High school (see CVT map). We will hike the trail a little south of Montour Falls for a total hike mileage of approximately 5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 12 Oct
Wegmans Interpretive Hike Series
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
(585) 493-3614

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

Roundtrip of entire section: 6.8 miles
Roundtrip to trail marker: 4.2 miles

Sat 12 Oct
Harvesting History Family Workshop Series: Victorian Nutting Party
Saturday, October 12, 2019 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

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

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

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

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!
Tue 15 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center

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

The tour covers about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath and will include interpretive stops along the way. Autumn is a terrific time of year to walk the trails at Schoharie Crossing, and this is a great chance to get a free tour.Tour time is approximately 90 minutes with interpretive stops. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on grass trails. In case of *Rain* tour will be postponed.
Sat 02 Nov
First Saturday Hike: Robert H. Treman State Park
Saturday, November 2, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
(607) 273-3440

Meet at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. This hike will begin on the Rim trail to see Lucifer Falls from the overlook and will also include portions of the Finger Lakes Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 4.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to trail and weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 09 Nov
Moonlight Hike
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

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

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

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

Meet at the Jacksonville Rd parking lot. The hike will go out on the future Black Diamond Trail 2 1/2 miles and then we will turn around and return to the parking lot. Total hike mileage 5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to trail or weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 07 Dec
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, December 7, 2019 04:15 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
(631) 667-5055

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