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Sat 02 Feb
Seal Walks
Saturday, February 2, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-5000 ext 200

Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2019, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Binoculars are recommended.

The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to please dress appropriately, wear footwear appropriate for hiking, and meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

To make reservations and/or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000 ext. 200. Program fees are $4.00 per person.Seal program dates and times are as follows:

February:
Saturday 2 12:00 pm
Sunday 3 12:00 pm
Saturday 9 2:00 pm
Saturday 16 10:00 am
Sunday 17 11:00 am

March:
Saturday 2 11:00 am
Sunday 3 11:00 am
Saturday 9 2:00 pm
Saturday 16 10:00 am
Sunday 17 11:00 am
Saturday 23 2:00 pm
Saturday 30 10:00 am
Sunday 31 11:00 am

Registration: Required
Tue 19 Feb
Nature Hike
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 01:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a skilled naturalist for a walk in the park searching for signs of wildlife. Lately we’ve spied porcupines and mink in the area. Who knows what you might find! No registration necessary. Hikes meet at Creekside Classroom every Saturday and Sunday at 1p.m. Snowshoes are available for use.
Tue 19 Feb
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Tue 19 Feb
Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Educator will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Please meet at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Tue 19 Feb
Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Educator will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Please meet at the park office. Rating: Beginner
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Feb
Winter Treks: Dehgayasoh Valley
Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Seek the valley of the Nameless Spirits with its tall pines and ancient hemlocks. Meet at the Trailside Lodge.
Thu 21 Feb
Winter Treks: Dehgayasoh Valley
Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Seek the valley of the Nameless Spirits with its tall pines and ancient hemlocks. Meet at the Trailside Lodge.
Fri 22 Feb
Experimenting with Magnetic Attractions
Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Have fun playing while you learn about magnets. Through hands-on activities and experiments, we will find out just how fascinating and fun magnets can be. Reservations are required: (631) 265 – 1054
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Feb
Experimenting with Magnetic Attractions
Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Have fun playing while you learn about magnets. Through hands-on activities and experiments, we will find out just how fascinating and fun magnets can be. Reservations are required: (631) 265 – 1054
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
Scavenger Hunt and Found Object Art
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a part naturalist on a short walk to search for some natural items. Then we'll use what we find to make our own outside art projects! All ages and abilities welcome!
Sat 23 Feb
Explore the Peter’s Kill Area
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator, Nick Martin, to explore the footpaths of the Peter’s Kill. On this approximately three-mile hike, we will hike on four footpaths to ascend to two scenic vistas, then descend to the cool Peter’s Kill stream, continue along a stream-side path and ascend yet again, to return to our starting point. This hike will take place with or without snow. This outing includes some sustained hills and uneven footing, including rocks and tree roots, which some may find challenging. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Feb
Invasive Plant Species - Hallock State Park Preserve
Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

National Parks Service Ranger LaruaMary Lamont will lead a presentation and hike focusing on the numerous invasive plant species taking over natural habitats and eliminating our beloved native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees. They can even eliminate entire ecosystems. Meet in the visitor center for a quick overview of some really “bad” plants and how they got here. We will observe them in the State Park and learn about how to identify them, and efforts to control them. Walk will be about 2 hours, 1 mile.
Sun 24 Feb
Who's Been Walking in the Snow?
Sunday, February 24, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Unravel the clues left behind by the park’s wildlife by making a Tracks and Traces book, filled with local animal tracks. Afterward, we will take a walk outside to search for tracks and traces. Reservations are required: (631) 265 – 1054
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Feb
Who's Been Walking in the Snow?
Sunday, February 24, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Unravel the clues left behind by the park’s wildlife by making a Tracks and Traces book, filled with local animal tracks. Afterward, we will take a walk outside to search for tracks and traces. Reservations are required: (631) 265 – 1054
Registration: Required
Mon 25 Feb
High Rock Trail
Monday, February 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator on this new trail. This hike will be a long one at about 6+ miles. This trail connects the Lake Ann trail to the Eastern Ridge trail. We will park in the Lake Bonita Parking lot and hike over to Lake Ann. From there we will get on the brand new High Rock trail over to the Eastern Ridge trail. We will make this a loop and head back towards the Lake Ann trail from the Eastern Ridge and take that back to Bonita, back to the parking lot. This hike isn’t too steep, however it is quite long. Please call the park office to make a reservation, 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet at the park office. Cost is $1 for children and 62+, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Mon 25 Feb
High Rock Trail
Monday, February 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator on this new trail. This hike will be a long one at about 6+ miles. This trail connects the Lake Ann trail to the Eastern Ridge trail. We will park in the Lake Bonita Parking lot and hike over to Lake Ann. From there we will get on the brand new High Rock trail over to the Eastern Ridge trail. We will make this a loop and head back towards the Lake Ann trail from the Eastern Ridge and take that back to Bonita, back to the parking lot. This hike isn’t too steep, however it is quite long. Please call the park office to make a reservation, 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet at the park office. Cost is $1 for children and 62+, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Feb
Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Meet at the Summit Warming Hut. Snowshoes are available, please call 716-354-9101 x 232 before 12 noon to reserve. Bring a snack for a short social gathering later.
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Feb
Red Oak Ridge Hike
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Though challenging this hike is about 2.5 miles round trip. You will be climbing about half way up the mountain range and walking through some special places our educator will point out as well as stop to enjoy. Please bring water on this hike. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Moderate
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Feb
Red Oak Ridge Hike
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Though challenging this hike is about 2.5 miles round trip. You will be climbing about half way up the mountain range and walking through some special places our educator will point out as well as stop to enjoy. Please bring water on this hike. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Moderate
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Feb
Wednesday Winter Walk
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Head out for a scenic walk through Evangola as we decipher animal tracks and enjoy the winter snow. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Feb
Winter Treks: Mt. Morris Canyon - West
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

View floodplain scenes of the Northern End of Letchworth State Park, downstream of the Mt. Morris Dam. Meet at the Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch.
Wed 27 Feb
Winter Treks: Mt. Morris Canyon - West
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

View floodplain scenes of the Northern End of Letchworth State Park, downstream of the Mt. Morris Dam. Meet at the Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch.
Sat 02 Mar
First Saturday Hike: Black Diamond Trail
Saturday, March 2, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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 02 Mar
Nearby Excursion to Genesee Valley Park
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the ice rink parking area off Elmwood Avenue. Bring a lunch. Explore the planting of this County Park where several of the early plantings have grown big enough to be the largest in the state. Bring a lunch.
Sat 02 Mar
Nearby Excursion to Genesee Valley Park
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the ice rink parking area off Elmwood Avenue. Bring a lunch. Explore the planting of this County Park where several of the early plantings have grown big enough to be the largest in the state. Bring a lunch.
Sat 02 Mar
Eco-Kids Series
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1794

Calling all pre-school & elementary kids! Each month we’ll explore a new topic, take a walk, and make a craft. Join us with your little one. For more information & registration call (716) 282-5154
Registration: Required
Sat 02 Mar
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Peter Dispensa, solarconstant@msn.com or call 914-522-5000.
Sat 02 Mar
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Easy 2-mile hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567. The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Peter Dispensa, solarconstant@msn.com or call 914-522-5000.
Sat 02 Mar
Winter Beach Wander
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 269-4333

Leave your bathing suit behind and grab your winter coat! Breathe in the crisp winter air as we stroll the beach at Sunken Meadow. We will search for visiting wildlife along the way. Dress for the weather. Reservations are required: (631) 581 -1072
Registration: Required
Sun 03 Mar
Winter Waterfalls Walk
Sunday, March 3, 2019 05:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's clutches by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight. Meet at Inspiration Point.
Sun 03 Mar
Winter Waterfalls Walk
Sunday, March 3, 2019 05:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit the Middle and Upper Falls as they are rescued from winter's clutches by the melting shadows of the evening sky. Bring a flashlight. Meet at Inspiration Point.
Wed 06 Mar
Winter Treks: Fiddler's Elbow
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Perry Entrance Gate. Will car pool. Bring a lunch. Enjoy spectacular views of the Gardeau and Smokey Hollow Valleys.
Wed 06 Mar
Winter Treks: Fiddler's Elbow
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Perry Entrance Gate. Will car pool. Bring a lunch. Enjoy spectacular views of the Gardeau and Smokey Hollow Valleys.
Wed 06 Mar
Snowshoe Hike
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 01:00 PM
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area
(518) 329-3993

(conditions permitting). Free 3-mile snowshoe hike; route to be determined based on conditions. We will meet at the park office: 253 State Route 344, Copake Falls, NY 12517. We have a limited number of snowshoes, so please bring your own if you have them. Snowshoeing is fun and it’s a great workout, so don’t be afraid to come with us even if you are a first timer. Wear sturdy boots and watch this video by our friends at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to learn more about staying safe while having fun outdoors in the winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epr0PyTgQQE&feature=youtu.be
Sat 09 Mar
Just a Hike (Center Section)
Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this five-mile, on road, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park’s beauty. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770
Registration: Required
Sun 10 Mar
Winter Treks: Kisil Point
Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Witness the junction of the Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of the Perry Entrance on main park road. Will car pool. Bring a lunch. Hike a loop across several ravines on the eastern slope above the former village site.
Sun 10 Mar
Winter Treks: Kisil Point
Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Witness the junction of the Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of the Perry Entrance on main park road. Will car pool. Bring a lunch. Hike a loop across several ravines on the eastern slope above the former village site.
Thu 14 Mar
Winter Treks: St. Helena Valley - East
Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Hike a loop across several ravines on the eastern slope above the former village site. Meet at junction of Oakland River Roads. Bring a lunch.
Thu 14 Mar
Winter Treks: St. Helena Valley - East
Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hike a loop across several ravines on the eastern slope above the former village site. Meet at junction of Oakland River Roads. Bring a lunch.
Fri 15 Mar
After Dark Stroll
Friday, March 15, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Have you ever wanted to explore the Preserve after dark? Now is your chance! Bundle up and enjoy the brisk winter air as we stroll through the preserve after the sun sets. Reservations are required: (631) 581-1072
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
Weirs to Beers: Ossining & The Aqueduct
Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

We start and end on a wooded trail – but in between, expect Sing Sing village tales, close Hudson River views from Crawbuckie Park, a stroll through the rocky gorge of Sing Sing Kill and a neat microbrewery (almost) at walk’s end. Six miles, 3 hours (excluding the brewery), some hills. Wear hiking boots and bring water. This hike is for people who walk fairly regularly. No bathrooms except at the brewery. Rain and snow cancel. Meet at 10:30 am sharp in the REAR parking lot of Scarborough Presbyterian Church, 655 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Please do not park in the main church parking lot! Their parking lot is off Route 9 (a/k/a S. Highland Avenue), Briarcliff Manor. From Route 9 turn into Marlborough Road (a smallish road just south of Sparta Cemetery and just north of the Church). The lot is the first right turn off Marlborough. Tour leader is Lesley, cell 914-671-7112, please text only.
Sat 16 Mar
Weirs to Beers: Ossining & The Aqueduct
Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

We start and end on a wooded trail – but in between, expect Sing Sing village tales, close Hudson River views from Crawbuckie Park, a stroll through the rocky gorge of Sing Sing Kill and a neat microbrewery (almost) at walk’s end. Six miles, 3 hours (excluding the brewery), some hills. Wear hiking boots and bring water. This hike is for people who walk regularly. No bathrooms except at the brewery. Rain and snow cancel.

Meet at 10:30 am sharp in the REAR parking lot of Scarborough Presbyterian Church, 655 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Please do not park in the main church parking lot! Their parking lot is off Route 9 (a/k/a S. Highland Avenue), Briarcliff Manor. From Route 9 turn into Marlborough Road (a smallish road just south of Sparta Cemetery and just north of the Church). The lot is the first right turn off Marlborough. Tour leader is Lesley, cell 914-671-7112, please text only.
Sat 16 Mar
Guided Moonlight Hike
Saturday, March 16, 2019 07:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Explore our winter woods by the light of the full moon! Look and listen for signs of wildlife as we walk, along our trails guided by moonlight. If weather permits, this program will be offered on snowshoes. We encourage you to try walking by moonlight alone, but you can bring a flashlight with a red light (or with the light covered with red cellophane) if desired. Please do not use white lights as it interferes with the development of night vision.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call for additional information or to preregister. Snowshoes may be rented from the Nature Center for $3/pair

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Mar
Guided Moonlight Hike
Saturday, March 16, 2019 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2722

Explore our winter woods by the light of the full moon! Look and listen for signs of wildlife as we walk, along our trails guided by moonlight. If weather permits, this program will be offered on snowshoes. We encourage you to try walking by moonlight alone, but you can bring a flashlight with a red light (or with the light covered with red cellophane) if desired. Please do not use white lights as it interferes with the development of night vision.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call for additional information or to preregister. Snowshoes may be rented from the Nature Center for $3/pair

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Winter Water Walk
Sunday, March 17, 2019 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While our main goals are leisurely observation of winter waterfowl and exploration of the beach, we’ll also learn about ponds. During our moderately paced 4 mile walk to and from the water, we’ll relax and socialize. Bring binoculars. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Winter Treks: Gardeau Valley
Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Breathe nature and history during a descent into the Jemison Homeland. Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. Bring a lunch.
Sun 17 Mar
Winter Treks: Gardeau Valley
Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Breathe nature and history during a descent into the Jemison Homeland. Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. Bring a lunch.
Tue 19 Mar
Winter Treks: Lee's Landing
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Venture into the valley that separates the beginning of the Great Bend Gorge and the end of the Portage Canyon. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring a lunch.

Tue 19 Mar
Winter Treks: Lee's Landing
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Venture into the valley that separates the beginning of the Great Bend Gorge and the end of the Portage Canyon. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring a lunch.

Wed 20 Mar
Looking for Spring
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 754-7766

Emerge from winter hibernation and join us on a walk through the park to rediscover the beauty of spring. For information & registration call (716)282-5154.
Registration: Required
Wed 20 Mar
Signs of Spring Walk
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Mount Morris Entrance Gate. May car pool. General nature walk will explore forest and field in search of vernal greetings.
Wed 20 Mar
Vernal Adventure
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Shake off your winter blues and venture out for the vernal equinox to search for signs of spring. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Wed 20 Mar
Signs of Spring Walk
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Mount Morris Entrance Gate. May car pool. General nature walk will explore forest and field in search of vernal greetings.
Wed 20 Mar
Full Moon Equinox Walk
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge as a full moon occurs on the Equinox this year.
Wed 20 Mar
Full Moon Equinox Walk
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge as a full moon occurs on the Equinox this year.
Wed 20 Mar
Full Moon Walk: The Worm Moon
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
De Veaux Woods State Park
(716) 284-4691

Spring welcomes us this year with a full moon! Come explore DeVeaux Woods as we take a leisurely stroll with a glow from the night sky. For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Wed 20 Mar
Equinox Moon
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Come experience the spring equinox under the glow of a full moon during this guided walk through Knox Farm State Park. For information & registration call (716)549-1050.

Registration: Required
Fri 22 Mar
Timberdoodle Time!
Friday, March 22, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Take a frog-serenaded evening hike and explore the singing grounds of American Woodcocks for the rare and dazzling dusk Timberdoodle display flight! For information & registration call (716)549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
Sunrise Stroll
Sunday, March 24, 2019 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

The early bird gets the view! Join your fellow early risers to celebrate the first Sunday of Spring and Fall with a Sunrise Stroll on the Walkway. Enjoy the sunrise and Walkway’s spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. The east and west gates to the Walkway will open at 6:30 AM. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Location: Walkway East (Poughkeepsie) and West (Highland) Entrances

Time: 6:30 AM opening at both gates, however the group walk will begin from the east gate promptly 6:30 am.

Cost: FREE to Walkway members. Donation encouraged for non-members – or become a member and help us continue to present fun and exciting events on the Walkway throughout the year!

Sun 24 Mar
Search for Hidden Creatures Walk
Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. May car pool. Bring a lunch. Explore the world of insect ecology and discover signs of insects at work. Find mysterious plant galls and study insect feeding behaviors.
Sun 24 Mar
Search for Hidden Creatures Walk
Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. May car pool. Bring a lunch. Explore the world of insect ecology and discover signs of insects at work. Find mysterious plant galls and study insect feeding behaviors.
Sun 31 Mar
Nature on the Move (Western Section)
Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

We’ll maintain a slow to moderate pace for 4 miles as we observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Apr
First Saturday Hike: Taughannock Falls State Park
Saturday, April 6, 2019 09:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Taughannock Falls State Park
(607) 387-6739

Meet at the Gorge Trail parking lot. We will hike the Gorge Trail, North Rim Trail and the South Rim Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 3.75 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 01 Jun
First Saturday Hike: Robert H. Treman State Park
Saturday, June 1, 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 continue to the lower park returning on the Gorge trail.. Total hike mileage approximately 4 ½ miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 06 Jul
First Saturday Hike: Fillmore Glen State Park
Saturday, July 6, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Meet at the parking lot on by main pavilion. The hike will follow the Gorge and will return using the North Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 03 Aug
First Saturday Hike: Stony Brook State Park
Saturday, August 3, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Stony Brook State Park
(585) 335-8111

Meet in the Main Parking Lot near the playground and the Clara Barton shelter. The hike will go up the Gorge Trail, down the East Rim Trail, up the West Rim Trail and finally return down the Gorge Trail. Total hike mileage about 4 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
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 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 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 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.