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Tue 27 Jun
Explore the Gorge with a Guide
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 until Sunday, September 17, 2017
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 387-7041

Tours will be 7 days a week and 10:00am and 1:00pm

This 1 mile hike will cover park history, geology, natural history and more. Learn how old the rocks are, who built the trails and how the gorge was formed! The tour ends at Mile Point Bridge and from there you can continue to the end of the Gorge Trail or use one of the Rim Trails to return to where you started.

Due to this year's construction at the Main Entrance please meet at the bottom of Couch's Staircase.
From the Main Entrance: go through the entrance tunnel, across Sentry Bridge and up the first set of stairs.
From the South Pavilion: follow the South Rim Trail to the right of the building (toward the Main Entrance), go down the stairs and meet at the bottom.

No registration required.

For more information call 607-387-7041 or email: josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov

Sun 20 Aug
Views across the Ravine Walk
Sunday, August 20, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Emily Shertzer, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern, for a Sunday morning stroll along the Castle Point and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads to reach two iconic, cliff-edge, scenic lookouts, Kempton's Ledge and Patterson's Pellet. These two spots are located across the Palmaghatt Ravine from each other and, if conditions are correct, we should be able to see one from the other and perhaps even the tower at High Point State Park in New Jersey. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Aug
Plants, etc: Adult Program
Sunday, August 20, 2017 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this leisurely, hilly, eclectic saunter in the southwestern section of the park we'll focus on botany, history, and the usage of plants. Some walking in long grass.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Aug
Bald Eagle Hike
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagle!

Meet at Nature Center

Sun 20 Aug
Turtle Walk with Dr. Danielle Garneau
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join Dr. Danielle Garneau, SUNY Plattsburgh Wildlife Ecologist, for a moderate walk around the park. Please meet at the nature center. We'll look for turtles throughout the walk, and discuss current turtle research. This walk will feature many of the wetland ecosystems the park has to offer!

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

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

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

Sun 20 Aug
Hike with a Ranger to the Ice Caves
Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join a Park Ranger on this interpretive hike through the Ice Caves at Sam's Point. Learn about how these fascinating crevices formed, while cooling off in their natural air conditioning! Along the way to the Ice Caves you will see evidence of the wildfire that burned 2,028 acres through the Park Preserve and surrounding lands in April, 2016. It is captivating to see what is growing after the fire, and our Ranger would love to tell you all about it! This hike is three miles roundtrip, with two and a half miles on carriage roads and half a mile on a footpath which includes stone stairs, two small ladders and boardwalk sections. 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
Sun 20 Aug
Sunset Stroll
Sunday, August 20, 2017 07:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Summer is here, and a mid-June evening is the perfect time for a stroll by the vast Great Lake to see what nature has to offer. Bring your cameras for some breathtaking shots of the sun setting over the water. Meet at the Overlook Gazebo.

Mon 21 Aug
Naturalist Walk
Monday, August 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join park naturalist, Grace Mayhew, for a guided walk along moderate trails. Please meet at the nature center. Topics will include wildflowers, tree identification, birds, mammals, reptiles, and general ecology!

Wed 23 Aug
Naturalist Walk
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
(518) 643-9952

Join park naturalist, Grace Mayhew, for a guided walk along moderate trails. Please meet at the recreation center on the day-use side of park. Topics will include wildflowers, tree identification, birds, mammals, reptiles, and general ecology!

Fri 25 Aug
Bald Eagle Hike
Friday, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagles!

Meet at Nature Center

Fri 25 Aug
Sunset Stroll
Friday, August 25, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bring your walking shoes and join us for a leisurely stroll along the jetty. Make sure to also bring your camera for some amazing sunset photo opportunities.
Registration: Required
Fri 25 Aug
Sunset Stroll
Friday, August 25, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Bring your walking shoes and join us for a leisurely stroll along the jetty. Make sure to also bring your camera for some amazing sunset photo opportunities.
Registration: Required
Sat 26 Aug
Guided Hike on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join a hike to the escarpment on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. The 3 mile loop is fairly level and mainly in the woods. We will meet at the Carrick Road trailhead. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

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

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

Sat 26 Aug
Guided Hike on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join a hike to the escarpment on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. The 3 mile loop is fairly level and mainly in the woods. We will meet at the Carrick Road trailhead. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 26 Aug
Indian Rock Hike
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:30 AM - 01:30 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 26 Aug
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

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

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

Sat 26 Aug
Literary Walk – Eastern Section: (Adult Program)
Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

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

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

Sun 27 Aug
Citizen Science Phenology Hike
Sunday, August 27, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, and collect real data that can be used by New York scientists to monitor climate change. We are offering this hike once a month to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Beacon Hill loop hike. This two mile hike offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill valleys as well as the Catskill Mountains. This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of eight, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

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

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

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

Sun 27 Aug
The Children’s Discovery Trail: (Family Program)
Sunday, August 27, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Bethpage State Park
(631) 581-1072

Explore Bethpage's Children's Trail together! This self-guided trail has just been redone with some new and exciting stops and activities.

Registration: Required
Mon 28 Aug
Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Monday, August 28, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: August 23rd.

Registration: Required
Mon 28 Aug
Naturalist Walk
Monday, August 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join park naturalist, Grace Mayhew, for a guided walk along moderate trails. Please meet at the nature center. Topics will include wildflowers, tree identification, birds, mammals, reptiles, and general ecology!

Wed 30 Aug
Naturalist Walk
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
(518) 643-9952

Join park naturalist, Grace Mayhew, for a guided walk along moderate trails. Please meet at the recreation center on the day-use side of park. Topics will include wildflowers, tree identification, birds, mammals, reptiles, and general ecology!

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

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

Sat 02 Sep
Long Way to the Waterfall
Saturday, September 2, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately two mile hike on the Awosting Falls Carriage Road and one short footpath. Highlights of this hike include close-up views of the easy-flowing Peter's Kill stream and the iconic 65 foot tall Awosting Falls. Participants may want to bring water and a light snack for this outing. Meet at the Peter's Kill Parking Area.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Sep
High Point and Verkeerderkill Falls Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, September 2, 2017 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Sam's Point staff on a hike to High Point, the point of highest elevation on the Northern Shawangunk Ridge, which features a 360 degree view. Along the way, we will enjoy scenic views of the valleys below and the dwarf pitch pine barrens known as the badlands. We will also stop at Verkeerderkill Falls, which drops 187 feet over a dramatic, rocky ledge. This hike includes five miles of challenging walking on a rocky footpath with some steep, scrambling sections. We'll also enjoy easier walking on three and a half miles of old woods roads and carriage roads. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

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

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

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

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

Sat 02 Sep
Geology Walk to Minelot Creek Waterfalls
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Escape the summer heat and join our Geology Educator on a shady hike to the Paint Mine waterfalls. We'll take a portion of The Long Path that parallels the cool-running Minelot Creek, visiting 2 main waterfalls and a few smaller cascades. Compare 3 different rock types along this 2 mile (round trip) inclined walk as we pass through the New Scotland shaly-limestone, Esopus shale, and Onondaga limestone. Meet at 10am at the Visitor Center, call 518-872-0800 to register. .

Sat 02 Sep
Bald Eagle Hike
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagles!

Meet at Nature Center

Sat 02 Sep
Nature Walk: Genesee Valley Canal Trail- Locks Section
Saturday, September 2, 2017 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, NY. Will car pool

Sat 02 Sep
Nature Walk: Genesee Valley Canal Trail- Locks Section
Saturday, September 2, 2017 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, NY. Will car pool

Sat 02 Sep
Geology Walk to Minelot Creek Waterfalls
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Escape the summer heat and join our Geology Educator on a shady hike to the Paint Mine waterfalls. We'll take a portion of The Long Path that parallels the cool-running Minelot Creek, visiting 2 main waterfalls and a few smaller cascades. Compare 3 different rock types along this 2 mile (round trip) inclined walk as we pass through the New Scotland shaly-limestone, Esopus shale, and Onondaga limestone. Meet at 10am at the Visitor Center, call 518-872-0800 to register. .

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

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

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

Sat 02 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 2, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 02 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 2, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sun 03 Sep
Warwarsing Turnpike and Mossy Glen Loop
Sunday, September 3, 2017 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Explore some of the lesser-travelled footpath sections in Minnewaska on this approximately five mile hike with Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps member Emily Shertzer. Leaving from the Awosting Parking Area, participants will delve into history on the Warwarsing Turnpike Footpath, a remnant of the former toll road that predates the current US Route 44 and New York State Route 55. Upon reaching the intersection with Jenny Lane, we will take this footpath across one stream, through forests and across rock slabs until the intersection with Blueberry Run Footpath. From here, we will take this footpath for a short distance, crossing the Peter's Kill stream on a rustic footbridge, to reach the Mossy Glen Footpath. This beautiful trail runs along the Peter's Kill stream and through different forest types. This outing will include two stream crossings and some potentially tricky footing, that some may find challenging. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area.

Sun 03 Sep
Cliff Hike: (Adult Program)
Sunday, September 3, 2017 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Bring drinking water for this new 6 mile very hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Sep
Animal Walk
Sunday, September 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Take a relaxing morning walk and explore one of the many trails in Evangola State Park!

Meet at Campground Registration Building

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

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

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

Mon 04 Sep
Millbrook Mountain Hike
Monday, September 4, 2017 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental 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 include 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.

Registration: Required
Mon 04 Sep
Holiday Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Monday, September 4, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a primitive 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 30th.

Registration: Required
Mon 04 Sep
Bald Eagle Hike
Monday, September 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagles!

Meet at Nature Center

Mon 04 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 4, 2017 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 by octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B"

Mon 04 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 4, 2017 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 by octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B"

Mon 04 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed- The Story of the Park
Monday, September 4, 2017 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 04 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed- The Story of the Park
Monday, September 4, 2017 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 04 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 4, 2017 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 04 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 4, 2017 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

Tue 05 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon Over the River
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 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 Lower St. Helena parking lot. Bring a flashlight.

Tue 05 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon Over the River
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 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 Lower St. Helena parking lot. Bring a flashlight.

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

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

Thu 07 Sep
Scenic Loops: Shelf Island Loop
Thursday, September 7, 2017 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 Ground parking lot.

Thu 07 Sep
Scenic Loops: Shelf Island Loop
Thursday, September 7, 2017 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 Ground parking lot.

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

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

Sat 09 Sep
Old Orchard and Golf Course Hike
Saturday, September 9, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a walk on some historic carriage roads and through the fields and forests of a former orchard and golf course. This hike offers two glorious views of the Catskill Mountains, if the sky conditions area clear. This approximately three mile hike will take participants through varied terrain with a few sustained uphill sections and a few potentially wet areas. Participants will want to come prepared with comfortable hiking shoes or boots, water and a light snack. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike: York Landing, North (Wegmans Hike #6, modified)
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet east of River Rd. at end of York Landing Road. The road dead ends at the trailhead parking lot.(3.1 miles)

Sat 09 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike: York Landing, North (Wegmans Hike #6, modified)
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet east of River Rd. at end of York Landing Road. The road dead ends at the trailhead parking lot.(3.1 miles)

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

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

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

Sat 09 Sep
Late Summer Seasonal Stroll: (Adult Program)
Saturday, September 9, 2017 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 09 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 9, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 09 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 9, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 09 Sep
Citizen Science Plant Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, September 9, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

When do the flowers bloom? When do the leaves fall? We are very curious to find out! In this program, you will learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, while working as a citizen scientist to collect information about the plants in our park. We will be offering this hike once a month at Sam's Point to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Loop Road. Along this carriage road, you will encounter a variety of flowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees which change as you move up in elevation. This program is recommended for children eight years old and above, but everyone is welcome to join us. 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
Sun 10 Sep
Views across the Ravine Walk
Sunday, September 10, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a Sunday morning stroll along the Castle Point and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads to reach two iconic, cliff-edge, scenic lookouts, Kempton Ledge and Patterson's Pellet. These two spots are located across the Palmaghatt Ravine from each other and, if conditions are favorable, we should be able to see one from the other and perhaps even the tower at High Point State Park in New Jersey. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

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

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

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

Sun 10 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 10, 2017 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.

Sun 10 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 10, 2017 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.

Tue 12 Sep
Tuesday Trek: Jenny Lane Loop Hike
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a five mile loop hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail. We'll begin our walk along the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream, until we reach the Blueberry Run Footpath. This section of trail passes through an area of forest that was burned during the 2008 Overlooks Wild Fire. Next, we connect with the Jenny Lane Footpath, which we'll hike until it intersects the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath. This trail used to be a part of the toll road that was built in the 1850s and crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. This hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area.

Registration: Required
Tue 12 Sep
Bag Lunch Walks on Old Estate Trails
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks along trails laid out by William Webster, Mr. Letchworth's landscape designer for the Glen Iris Estate in the 1860's. Bring a lunch or bag lunches may be ordered from the Glen Iris beforehand (585-493-2622).

Meet at Front Porch of Glen Iris.

Tue 12 Sep
Bag Lunch Walks on Old Estate Trails
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks along trails laid out by William Webster, Mr. Letchworth's landscape designer for the Glen Iris Estate in the 1860's. Bring a lunch or bag lunches may be ordered from the Glen Iris beforehand (585-493-2622).

Meet at Front Porch of Glen Iris.

Thu 14 Sep
Scenic Loops: Upper St. Helena Loop
Thursday, September 14, 2017 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 14 Sep
Scenic Loops: Upper St. Helena Loop
Thursday, September 14, 2017 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"

Fri 15 Sep
Moonlight Stroll: (Family Program)
Friday, September 15, 2017 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

A bustling park during the day, Sunken Meadow is a different place after the sun sets. Join us for a leisurely moonlit stroll and enjoy the tranquil night air.

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Sep
Citizen Science Plant Observation Hike
Saturday, September 16, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, and collect real data that can be used by New York scientists to monitor climate change. We are offering this hike once a month to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Beacon Hill loop hike. This approximately two mile hike offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill valleys, as well as the Catskill Mountains. This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of eight, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Nature Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 16 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 16, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 16 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 16, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

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

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

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

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

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

Thu 21 Sep
Scenic Loops: Smokey Hollow Loop
Thursday, September 21, 2017 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)

Thu 21 Sep
Scenic Loops: Smokey Hollow Loop
Thursday, September 21, 2017 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)

Sat 23 Sep
Hike to Echo Rock
Saturday, September 23, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Explore scenic sections of the historic Hamilton Point Carriage Road on this approximately three and a half mile hike to Echo Rock, a cliff edge vista with panoramic views. Participants will hike on the western side of Lake Minnewaska, to reach Millbrook Mountain and Hamilton Point Carriage Roads. After reaching Echo Rock, we will retrace our steps to Lake Minnewaska and hike around its east side, soaking up of views of the Lake and the surrounding Wallkill Valley. Participants will want to bring comfortable hiking shoes or boots and water and a snack. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Sep
Hike to Verkeerder Kill Falls at Sam’s Point
Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Sam's Point staff for a hike to Verkeerderkill Falls. Falling 187 feet over a dramatic rocky ledge, Verkeerderkill Falls is the highest waterfall in the Shawangunk Mountains. We'll walk through the dwarf pitch pines and enjoy views of the Hudson Valley below. This five and a half mile hike is mostly level, but does include some steep, rocky terrain and a stream crossing. 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 23 Sep
Summit Fire Tower Talks
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

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

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

Sat 23 Sep
Traditional Nature Walk: (Adult Program)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

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

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 23, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 23 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 23, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 23 Sep
South Side Up River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, September 23, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk up river to Blydenburg County Park. You may wear chest waders (no felt bottoms), a modest bathing suit or shirt & shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cold, fast moving and can be to the waist at times. Bring a towel, walking stick and water.

Sat 23 Sep
South Side Up River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, September 23, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk up river to Blydenburg County Park. You may wear chest waders (no felt bottoms), a modest bathing suit or shirt & shorts. You must wear water shoes or sneakers. The water is cold, fast moving and can be to the waist at times. Bring a towel, walking stick and water.

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

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

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

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

Sun 24 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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

Sun 24 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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

Sun 24 Sep
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves – PHOTOGRAPHY EDITION!
Sunday, September 24, 2017 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join other photographers to explore and photograph the Shingle Gully Ice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a primitive 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. This particular hike will move at a slower pace to allow you ample time to take that perfect picture. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: September 19th.

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

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

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

Tue 26 Sep
Tuesday Trek: Napanoch Point Hike
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Emily Shertzer, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps member, for this challenging eight mile hike up the Long Path along the Mine Hole Footpath section. Leaving from the small parking area on Foordmore Road in Kerhonkson, this trail climbs steadily, gaining approximately 1,600 feet in elevation in just over three-and-a-half miles. The view from Napanoch Point, especially with colorful fall foliage, is breathtaking, encompassing much of the Rondout Valley. This hike is for experienced hikers only, who must come prepared, wearing hiking boots, proper clothing and carrying enough food and water to sustain them for the day. We will be ride-sharing to the small parking area at the trailhead, so carpooling is recommended. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area.

Registration: Required
Thu 28 Sep
Scenic Loops: Fiddler's Elbow Loop
Thursday, September 28, 2017 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)

Thu 28 Sep
Scenic Loops: Fiddler's Elbow Loop
Thursday, September 28, 2017 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)

Sat 30 Sep
Peter’s Kill Loop Hike
Saturday, September 30, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

For this approximately two and a half mile hike, we will explore a variety of trails in the Peter's Kill Area. Starting from the parking area, we will depart on the Red Loop Footpath until the intersection of the Bullwheel Footpath and take the High Peter's Kill Footpath to the Peter's Kill stream. From here, we will follow the Yellow Connector and Red Loop along the edges of the Peter's Kill and follow some sustained uphills back up to our starting area. This hike offers beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains, in addition to getting close-up views of the Peter's Kill stream. Participants will want to come well prepared with sturdy hiking boots, water and lunch or snacks. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Sep
Caumsett Sampler: (Adult Program)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 01:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this leisurely but hilly 5-mile saunter, you will learn about nature in the field, forest, seashore and pond. Bring drinking water.

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

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

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

Sat 30 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 30, 2017 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

Sat 30 Sep
Septemeber Nature Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, September 30, 2017 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature walks around the grounds of center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In case of rain tour will be postponed.

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

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

Location TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration: Required