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

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

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

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Mon 25 Jun
Stream Safari
Monday, June 25, 2018 06:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Spend your morning in Geyser Creek getting to know the aquatic creatures that call it home! Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Jun
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.
Tue 26 Jun
Tuesday Trek: Gertrude’s Nose Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Intern and Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an adventurous seven-mile loop hike to Gertrude’s Nose, which offers one of the most expansive views in Minnewaska. From our start at Lake Minnewaska, this route will follow Millbrook Mountain Footpath to Gertrude’s Nose Footpath, a cliff-edge path abounding with views of the Wallkill Valley, Taconic Mountains and beyond. This challenging hike includes steep rock scrambles, numerous hills and tricky footing in places. We will return on Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road. Participants must bring water, snacks and lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: June 21st.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Jun
All About Beavers
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Learn about beavers and the important role that they play in our environment! This program will take in the Creekside Classroom, followed by a short nature hike to look for signs of beavers in our park. This program is designed for children ages 6 – 8. This is a free event. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Jun
Pathways to Prevention: Corey Smith, PTA
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 05:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 828-0135

Nature and health are intrinsically linked and the partnership between TOP and CMH brings innovative education programs to Olana to aid you in your wellness. Join Columbia Memorial Health’s Corey Smith, a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer, with tips for properly taking care of your posture and body at work. Participants will experience a 20-minute talk, followed by a short walk with the expert on Olana’s carriage roads. Snacks will be served. 5:30PM | Location: Wagon House Education Center | Free | All Ages | Rain or shine
Tue 26 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Summer’s Eve by the River
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

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

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot.

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

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

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot.

Tue 26 Jun
Synchronous Fireflies Hike
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 09:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

This summer, Allegany State Park's Environmental Education Department will offer hikes to view the rare Synchronous Fireflies – once thought to exist in only a handful of places in the world.

The Photinus Carolinus species, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, flashes only from late June to mid-July.

In 2012, the Firefly International Research and Education Team (FIRE Team) came to study the local firefly species, and confirmed its existence in the Branch Creek area of Allegheny National Forest.

Adele Wellman, Lead Naturalist for Allegany State Park, and her team of environmental educators along with numerous volunteers received training necessary to identify this species. The Park Naturalists were able to identify the Synchronous Firefly and confirm its first sighting in New York State.

For information on other programs, please check Allegany State Park's activity schedule at www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark , or call 354-9101 ext. 232.

Meet at France Brook Road, Site 29, near the entrance to Camp 12

Wed 27 Jun
Leave No Trace Hike
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Creekside Classroom Environmental Education Center
(518) 584-2000 ext 116

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints! Join us for a conservation-themed walk to learn about the different ways to minimize our impact on the land. Welcome to people of all ages and all experi-ence levels. This event is free and meets at the Creekside Classroom.

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

Perry entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

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

Perry entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Wed 27 Jun
Leave No Trace Hike
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints! Join us for a conservation-themed walk to learn about the different ways to minimize our impact on the land. Welcome to people of all ages and all experience This event is free and meets at the Creekside Classroom.
Wed 27 Jun
Synchronous Fireflies Hike
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 09:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

This summer, Allegany State Park's Environmental Education Department will offer hikes to view the rare Synchronous Fireflies – once thought to exist in only a handful of places in the world.

The Photinus Carolinus species, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, flashes only from late June to mid-July.

In 2012, the Firefly International Research and Education Team (FIRE Team) came to study the local firefly species, and confirmed its existence in the Branch Creek area of Allegheny National Forest.

Adele Wellman, Lead Naturalist for Allegany State Park, and her team of environmental educators along with numerous volunteers received training necessary to identify this species. The Park Naturalists were able to identify the Synchronous Firefly and confirm its first sighting in New York State.

For information on other programs, please check Allegany State Park's activity schedule at www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark , or call 354-9101 ext. 232.

Meet at Tornado Blowdown area, Site 68.

Thu 28 Jun
Watkins Glen Gorge Tour: Walk Behind Waterfalls
Thursday, June 28, 2018 until Sunday, September 9, 2018
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park environmental educator on a guided nature/history/geology walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the park and gorge. Meet at the beginning of gorge trail at the end of the main entrance area that is located on Franklin St./NYS Route 14. Tours are free and do not require reservations.

10:0am & 1:00pm

No Tours on Monday or Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Registration: Required
Thu 28 Jun
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, June 28, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

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

Registration: Required
Thu 28 Jun
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, June 28, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

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

Registration: Required
Fri 29 Jun
Guided Nature Walk
Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
(518) 643-9952

Meet on the day use side near the Rec Hall. Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animal and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be approximately 1 mile. All ages welcome! For more information please call 518-563-0369.
Sat 30 Jun
Garden Tour
Saturday, June 30, 2018 until Sunday, July 1, 2018
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Beginning at the formal garden gate at 2PM each day of the show, a free 20-minute guided tour (weather permitting) highlighting the history of the Lorenzo formal garden will also be offered. For tour information please call Jackie Roshia at (315) 655-3200, ext. 106.

Sat 30 Jun
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, June 30, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 30 Jun
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, June 30, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

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

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

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jun
Juneberries and Hike to Millbrook Mountain at Minnewaska
Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Have you ever heard of a Juneberry? How about a Shadbush? There is at least one species native to every Canadian province and continental state within the United States. Come celebrate the Juneberries with Park Educator, Nick Martin, on our way to Millbrook Mountain via a combination of carriage roads and one moderately challenging footpath. On this approximately five-mile hike we will discuss the cultural and nutritious significance of this tree and learn how to identify it, too. If we are lucky, we will find some ripe juneberries along the trail to sample. Participants must come prepared with appropriate footwear and enough food and water for this hike. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jun
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 01 Jul
Morning Light Hike on Beacon Hill at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 1, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a lovely morning walk along the Beacon Hill Footpath and Carriage Road loop, which follows along the top edge of an east–facing escarpment. This walk, which is just over two miles long, offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill valleys below and the Catskill Mountains to the north. This route follows along carriage roads as well as the Beacon Hill Footpath, which does include some hills and tricky footing. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 1, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

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

Registration: Required
Mon 02 Jul
Synchronous Fireflies Hike
Monday, July 2, 2018 09:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

This summer, Allegany State Park's Environmental Education Department will offer hikes to view the rare Synchronous Fireflies – once thought to exist in only a handful of places in the world.

The Photinus Carolinus species, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, flashes only from late June to mid-July.

In 2012, the Firefly International Research and Education Team (FIRE Team) came to study the local firefly species, and confirmed its existence in the Branch Creek area of Allegheny National Forest.

Adele Wellman, Lead Naturalist for Allegany State Park, and her team of environmental educators along with numerous volunteers received training necessary to identify this species. The Park Naturalists were able to identify the Synchronous Firefly and confirm its first sighting in New York State.

For information on other programs, please check Allegany State Park's activity schedule at www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark , or call 354-9101 ext. 232.

Meet at France Brook Road, Site 29, near the entrance to Camp 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu 05 Jul
Synchronous Fireflies Hike
Thursday, July 5, 2018 09:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

This summer, Allegany State Park's Environmental Education Department will offer hikes to view the rare Synchronous Fireflies – once thought to exist in only a handful of places in the world.

The Photinus Carolinus species, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, flashes only from late June to mid-July.

In 2012, the Firefly International Research and Education Team (FIRE Team) came to study the local firefly species, and confirmed its existence in the Branch Creek area of Allegheny National Forest.

Adele Wellman, Lead Naturalist for Allegany State Park, and her team of environmental educators along with numerous volunteers received training necessary to identify this species. The Park Naturalists were able to identify the Synchronous Firefly and confirm its first sighting in New York State.

For information on other programs, please check Allegany State Park's activity schedule at www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark , or call 354-9101 ext. 232.

Meet at Tornado Blowdown area, Site 68.

Fri 06 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Friday, July 6, 2018 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: July 1st.

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

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

Fri 06 Jul
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, July 6, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 07 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 7, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 07 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 7, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 07 Jul
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, July 7, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Jul
Morning Multiple Scenic Views Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, July 7, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Stefan Ramirez, SCA/AmeriCorps Intern, on a guided hike to see all the stunning views from the numerous scenic vistas along the East side of Lake Minnewaska. Our first stop will be the last remaining historic summerhouse gazebo, which sits perched above the Lake. From here, we'll continue our walk to reach the site of the former Cliffhouse hotel. Marvel at the spectacular views that former guests would have had out across Lake Minnewaska to the distant Catskill Mountains. Next, we'll drop down to the Beacon Hill Footpath, which offers a broad vista of the Wallkill Valley including distant views of Storm King and Break Neck Mountains, as well as the iconic stone observation tower, Skytop, to the North. The last leg of our journey includes another cliff edge viewpoint that offers scenic vistas of the Catskill Mountains and the Trapps area. This modest hike, which follows along a combination of carriage roads and a footpath, is approximately two-and-a- half miles long and does include some hills and rocky sections of footpath. Your guide stays with the group the entire trip, offering answers to your questions about the cultural and natural history of this special Park Preserve. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Jul
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, July 7, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sun 08 Jul
South Side Nature Walk: Adult Program
Sunday, July 8, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south Side. Take a delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover how pristine this area is.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Jul
South Side Nature Walk: Adult Program
Sunday, July 8, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south Side. Take a delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover how pristine this area is.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Jul
Views across the Ravine Walk at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 8, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:00 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 Kempton Ledge and Patterson's Pellet. These two cliff-edge, scenic vistas 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. Pre-registration is required by calling 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Jul
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, July 8, 2018 03:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

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

Fri 13 Jul
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, July 13, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 14 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 14, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 14 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 14, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

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

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

Sat 14 Jul
Learn to Geocache
Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Use a GPS to find hidden objects in the woods. Meet at the Main Comfort Station.

Sat 14 Jul
Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises in NY
Saturday, July 14, 2018 01:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Learn about cetaceans and their behavior in our local waters from Atlantic Marine Conservation Society scientists. The discussion will include what you can do to help them survive. A beach walk and clean-up will follow.
Sat 14 Jul
Citizen Science Plant Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 14, 2018 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 over the age of eight, 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 15 Jul
Hike the Mossy Glen Footpath at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 15, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this approximately four-mile hike along the Peter's Kill stream, through mixed forests and across exposed quartz conglomerate rock. The first part of this hike will take participants on the easy to walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The return trip will take participants along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 15, 2018 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: July 10th.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Jul
Hike Through History Series: Schoellkopf Power Station Trail
Sunday, July 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join us and hike through history! We will visit power station ruins and explore the trail along the river. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sun 15 Jul
Evening Waterfall Walk
Sunday, July 15, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Embark on a journey to Knox Falls and experience the park during twilight hours. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Jul
Fire Ecology Walk and Talk at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Are you fascinated by fire? Are you interested in how the recent 2016 wildfire affected the plants and animals at Sam's Point? Learn about Sam's Point's unique fire-dependent ecosystem on this interpretive three mile hike on the Loop Road. We will explore the landscape to examine fire-adapted species and to compare and contrast forests where fire has been suppressed and reintroduced. 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
Fri 20 Jul
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, July 20, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 21 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 21, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 21 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 21, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 21 Jul
Birds and Berries at Minnewaska
Saturday, July 21, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a delicious morning stroll through the old Minnewaska golf course and orchard. This approximately mile-and-a-half long route wanders amongst blueberry and huckleberry bushes that should be ripe for the picking. Bring a small bag to collect berries as we hike. We will also look out for birds that frequent the golf course, so feel free to bring binoculars as well. Children of all ages are welcome; however, a backpack style carrier is necessary for children who are not able to walk this distance on their own. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Jul
Berry Picking on the Berry Picker Trail at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 21, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Enjoy the huckleberries and blueberries along this adventurous, strenuous hike. This approximately ten-mile hike will traverse mostly carriage roads, with about two miles on a narrow, rocky footpath including some steep, challenging sections. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. 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 21 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 21, 2018 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: July 16th.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Jul
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sat 21 Jul
Evening Battlefield Lantern Walking Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2018 08:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Follow in the footsteps of the attacking American forces as the sounds of musket and cannon fire from the British camp echo around you. Walk with a guide and learn the details of the battle. Not suitable for younger children. Bring bug spray and flashlight. By advance reservation only, please call 845-786-2521. Fee: $5.00 adults / $4.00 children (must be 10 years and over) and seniors.
Registration: Required
Sun 22 Jul
Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 22, 2018 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

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

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:15 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: July 17th.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Jul
The Citizen Scientist
Sunday, July 22, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
De Veaux Woods State Park
(716) 284-4691

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

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Jul
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, July 27, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 28 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 28, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 28 Jul
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, July 28, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 28 Jul
Hike to Echo Rock at Minnewaska
Saturday, July 28, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately four-mile hike to Echo Rock. Echo Rock is a scenic vista perched on the edge of a cliff above the Palmaghatt Ravine, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding Park Preserve and the Wallkill Valley. Our trip to Echo Rock will take participants on a few historic carriage roads, including Lake Minnewaska, Millbrook Mountain and Hamilton Point Carriage Roads. Our return trip will be slightly different, as we will take Hamilton Point, Castle Point and Lake Minnewaska Carriage Roads to return to our starting point. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Jul
Critter Hike
Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us as we hike through the woods and discover what is living in the wilds of Staten Island.

Sat 28 Jul
Critter Hike
Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Join us as we hike through the woods and discover what is living in the wilds of Staten Island.

Sat 28 Jul
.: Berry Bonanza! Drop in Celebration at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 28, 2018 until Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th

In summer, wild blueberries and huckleberries can be found growing along almost every trail at Sam's Point, providing a tasty snack for both wildlife and hikers alike. Can you identify these two berries? Stop by the picnic area at Sam's Point to try the berry taste test and make your own berry holder to take with you on your hike. Join a guide for a short walk to see remnants of berry picker shacks and learn about this interesting culture that once thrived here. The 27-minute documentary, The Huckleberry Pickers: A Vanished Shawangunk Culture, will be shown in the Visitor Center throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is NOT required.

Sat 28 Jul
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sun 29 Jul
Leave No Trace Drop-In Program for Everyone at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Drop by the Nature Center to learn about the Principles of Leave No Trace. We'll talk about the concepts, then go on a brief hike to practice Leave No Trace in action. This program is recommended for everyone, including children over the age of six, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome to join us. Pre-registration is NOT required.

Sun 29 Jul
Hike Through History Series: Great Gorge Railway Trail
Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

Join us for a hike through history! We’ll follow part of the former Great Gorge Trolley Route and discuss local history along the way. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Fri 03 Aug
Learn to Geocache
Friday, August 3, 2018 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Use a GPS to find hidden objects in the woods. Meet at the Main Comfort Station.

Fri 03 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 3, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 04 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 4, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 04 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 4, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 04 Aug
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, August 4, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 04 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, August 4, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sun 05 Aug
Hike Through History Series: Whirlpool Rapids Trail
Sunday, August 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
(716) 284-4691

Join us for a hike through history on our most challenging trail! We will learn about geology of the gorge along the lower Niagara River to the Whirlpool Flats!! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

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

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

Fri 10 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 10, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 11 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 11, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 11 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 11, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

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

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

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

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

10:00am Family Nature Hike

12:00pm Lake Critters

2:00pm Nature Games

Sat 11 Aug
Save Sea Turtles in NY
Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Join the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society to learn about the four species of marine turtles that live off our shores and what we can do the help protect them. A beach walk and clean-up will follow.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Aug
Sensory Walk
Saturday, August 11, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join us for a sensory walk as we use our five senses to experience the natural world in new ways! People of all ages and abilities are welcome. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Aug
South Side Up River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 11, 2018 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. Please 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 drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Aug
South Side Up River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 11, 2018 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. Please 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 drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Aug
Early Morning Birdwalk w/ George Steele
Sunday, August 12, 2018 06:30 AM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Join us for this Early Morning Bird Walk with environmental educator George Steele! Come listen to the early morning chorus and identify some of the many birds of the Mohawk Valley.

Program will occur on the grounds of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper shoes for walking on damp grass.

Sun 12 Aug
What’s in the Woods?
Sunday, August 12, 2018 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Big and small we'll look for them all! Come discover the diversity of life that calls the woods home. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Fri 17 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 17, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 18 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 18 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

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

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

10:00am Birds

1:00pm Family Nature Hike

Sat 18 Aug
Evening Battlefield Lantern Walking Tour
Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Follow in the footsteps of the attacking American forces as the sounds of musket and cannon fire from the British camp echo around you. Walk with a guide and learn the details of the battle. Not suitable for younger children. Bring bug spray and flashlight. By advance reservation only, please call 845-786-2521. 

Registration: Required
Fri 24 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 24, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 25 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 25 Aug
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 25 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sat 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk down river to observe this unique eco-system. Please 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. Bring a towel, walking stick and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Aug
South Side Down River Walk: Adult Program
Saturday, August 25, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Meet on the south side. We will walk down river to observe this unique eco-system. Please 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. Bring a towel, walking stick and drinking water.

Registration: Required
Fri 31 Aug
Guided Nature Walk
Friday, August 31, 2018 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Fri 31 Aug
Goat Island Waterfall Walk
Friday, August 31, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 278-1796

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 01 Sep
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 01 Sep
Wake Up and Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Improve your health while de-stressing by joining us for fast paced walks on our trails every Saturday morning in the summer.

Ages 12 and up

Sat 01 Sep
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, September 1, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Two Rivers State Park Recreation Area
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

Registration: email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 Registration: Not required but appreciated

https://parks.ny.gov/parks/attachments/TwoRiversStateParkTwoRiversStateParkTrailMap.pdf

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Sep
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sat 01 Sep
Beach Sunset Photography Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a leisurely walk along the picturesque Lake Erie shoreline. Bring a camera to capture the moment! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sat 08 Sep
Hudson River Birding Ramble
Saturday, September 8, 2018 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Fall Migratory birds. Join Rockland Audubon Society’s Della and Alan Wells as they explore the diverse bird habitats of Stony Point. Bring binoculars! Gates open 7:45a.m., Meet in parking lot. Open to all, from new to experienced birders.

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

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

Sun 09 Sep
Hike Through History Series: Artpark Gorge and River's Edge Trail
Sunday, September 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 754-7766

Join us for our final Hike Through History Series! Come learn about Artpark's history and geology of the Niagara Gorge on this very scenic trail! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Wed 12 Sep
Night Hike
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
(716) 354-2182

Learn about the animals of the night and who makes what sound. Try to identify trees by their shape and texture of their bark. Look to the stars and moon, find out how they can help you navigate at night. Bring a head lamp (although we will try not to use it).

Sat 15 Sep
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Sat 22 Sep
Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Meet at the Main Comfort Station. Join a Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk on the Park's trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

 

Mon 24 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla
Monday, September 24, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 03 Nov
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, November 3, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Black Diamond Trail
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Dec
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, December 1, 2018 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Buttermilk Falls State Park
(607) 387-7041 ext 131

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

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

Registration: Required