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Fri 01 Jul
Evening Hike
Friday, July 1, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 08 Jul
Evening Hike
Friday, July 8, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 15 Jul
Evening Hike
Friday, July 15, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall. 
Fri 22 Jul
Evening Hike
Friday, July 22, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 29 Jul
Evening Hike
Friday, July 29, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook.  Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 30 Jul
Backyard Birds
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join Judy Callahan as she explores the birds and other critters at Lake Erie State Park.  Remember to bring binoculars if you have a pair.  Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 30 Jul
Terrific Trees
Saturday, July 30, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

How have trees shaped our lives?  The answer may surprise you.  Learn more about what makes our trees special with Mike Callahan on a terrific afternoon tour at Lake Erie State Park. Meet at the Recreation Hall. 
Fri 05 Aug
Evening Hike
Friday, August 5, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 12 Aug
Evening Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 13 Aug
Backyard Birds
Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join Judy Callahan as she explores the birds and other critters at Lake Erie State Park.  Remember to bring binoculars if you have a pair.  Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 13 Aug
Terrific Trees
Saturday, August 13, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

How have trees shaped our lives?  The answer may surprise you.  Learn more about what makes our trees special with Mike Callahan on a terrific afternoon tour at Lake Erie State Park. Meet at the Recreation Hall. 
Fri 19 Aug
Evening Hike
Friday, August 19, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 26 Aug
Evening Hike
Friday, August 26, 2022 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.
Fri 02 Sep
Evening Hike
Friday, September 2, 2022 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 17 Sep
Family Nature Hike
Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Let's explore the park on this fun, educational guided walk with a park educator. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 23 Sep
Evening Hike
Friday, September 23, 2022 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 07 Oct
Evening Halloween Hike
Friday, October 7, 2022 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Learn more about Lake Erie's plants, animals, oddities, and other things you might normally overlook while walking in the dark. Flashlights will be required! Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sun 10 Jul
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, July 10, 2022 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Let's explore the park on this fun, educational guided walk with a park educator.  Meet at the trail head to the point.

Sun 10 Jul
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Bring your kids and grandkids along for a hike in the woods to search for hidden treasures!  Meet at the trailhead to the point.

Sun 17 Jul
Animal Tracks & Signs
Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Learn about the mammals of Western New York.  Meet at the Overlook Gazebo near the picnic pavilion.

Sun 17 Jul
Nature Photography
Sunday, July 17, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Bring your camera and phone to learn about your camera, how to take better pictures and then take a short walk to take photos.  Meet at the trail head to the point.  

Sat 30 Jul
Eastern Bluebirds
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Want to learn more about the birds in those nest boxes? Come meet Elaine the Bluebird Lady as she leads you into the world of the Eastern Bluebirds here in Chautauqua County.  Meet at the Overlook Gazebo near the picnic pavilion. 

Sun 31 Jul
Ferns/Nature Hike
Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Let's explore Long Point State Park on this fun, educational guided walk with a park educator.  Learn more about the ferns, flowers and birds that will be found along the trail. Meet at the trail head to the point.

Sun 07 Aug
Nature Photography
Sunday, August 7, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Bring your camera and phone to learn about your camera, how to take better pictures and then take a short walk to take pictures.  Meet at the trail head to the point.  

Sun 14 Aug
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, August 14, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Let's explore the park on this fun, educational guided walk with a park educator.  Meet at the trail head to the point.

Sun 21 Aug
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, August 21, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Bring your kids and grandkids along for a hike in the woods to search for hidden treasures!  Meet at the trailhead to the point.

Sun 28 Aug
Ferns/Nature Hike
Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Let's explore Long Point State Park on this fun, educational guided walk with a park educator.  Learn more about the ferns, flowers and birds that will be found along the trail. Meet at the trail head to the point.

Sun 28 Aug
Nature Photography
Sunday, August 28, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Bring your camera and phone to learn about your camera, how to take better pictures and then take a short walk to take pictures.  Meet at the trail head to the point.  

Fri 01 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 01 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 1, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 02 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 02 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 2, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 07 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 07 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 7, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 08 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 08 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 8, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 09 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 09 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 9, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 14 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 14 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 14, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 15 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 15, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 15 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 15, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 16 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 16 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 21 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 21 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 21, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 22 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 22 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 22, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 23 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 23 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 23, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 28 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 28 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, July 28, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 29 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 29, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 29 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, July 29, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 30 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 30 Jul
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, July 30, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 04 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 04 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 4, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 05 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 05 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 5, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 06 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 06 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 6, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 11 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 11, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 11 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 11, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 12 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 12, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 12 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 12, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 13 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 13 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 13, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 18 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 18 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 18, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 19 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 19, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 19 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 19, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 20 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 20 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 20, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 25 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 25, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 25 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, August 25, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 26 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 26, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 26 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, August 26, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 27 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 27 Aug
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, August 27, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Thu 01 Sep
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Thu 01 Sep
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Thursday, September 1, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Fri 02 Sep
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, September 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Fri 02 Sep
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Friday, September 2, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 03 Sep
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guided walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet at the gorge entrance located in the Main Entrance area off Franklins St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed.
Sat 03 Sep
Walk Behind the Waterfalls
Saturday, September 3, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Watkins Glen State Park
(607) 535-4511

Join a park Environmental Educator on a one-mile guide walk up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge.
Meet the gorge entrance located in the main entrance area off Franklin St./NYS Route 14.
There is no cost for the tour and reservations are not needed
Sat 16 Jul
GVG SUMMER HIKE SERIES:Belfast Section
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Meet at Hughes/Murray Hill Rd. (2 hours, 1 mile)
Sat 13 Aug
GVG SUMMER HIKE SERIES:Houghton Section
Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Meet at Houghton College/ Caneadea Town Park parking lot. (2 hours, 2 miles)
Sun 11 Sep
GVG SUMMER HIKE SERIES:Locks Section
Sunday, September 11, 2022 10:00 AM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Meet at junction of Oakland Rd and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. (2 hours, 1 mile)
Fri 01 Jul
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks
Friday, July 1, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Sat 02 Jul
Animal Walks: Butterfly Beauties.
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on butterflies and moths. NOTE: The thirty-eighth annual July Butterfly Count that is sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association will be held on July 2nd in Letchworth State Park. Experienced butterfly watchers wishing to participate on an informal count may contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493- 3625. Rain date is July 3.
Wed 06 Jul
Animal Walks: Dance of the Dragonfly.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on dragonflies and damselflies.
Sat 09 Jul
Nature Walks: Gorge Trail
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Sun 10 Jul
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on boletes and other mycorrhizal fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Mon 11 Jul
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the River.
Monday, July 11, 2022 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Lee's Landing.
Thu 14 Jul
Animal Walks: Creek Critters
Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on the myriad of animals that use freshwater streams.
Sat 16 Jul
Nature Walks: Kisil Point Trail
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Thu 21 Jul
Tributary Treks: Upper Wolf Creek
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch.
Sun 24 Jul
Nature Walks: Highbanks Trail
Sunday, July 24, 2022 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Thu 28 Jul
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Sat 30 Jul
Nature Walks: Lee’s Landing
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Wed 03 Aug
Plant Walks: Fern Walk
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.
Thu 04 Aug
Tributary Treks: Silver Lake Outlet
Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch.
Sat 06 Aug
Nature Walks: Big Flats Trail
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.3-4 hours, bring a lunch.
Sun 07 Aug
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks
Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Thu 11 Aug
Crepuscular Walks: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Thursday, August 11, 2022 06:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Hike along the rim of the Great Bend Gorge.
Sun 14 Aug
Nature Walks: Birch Trail
Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 17 Aug
Plant Walks: Fern Walk
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.
Thu 18 Aug
Tributary Treks: Dishmill Creek
Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch (4 hours, 2 miles).
Wed 31 Aug
Animal Walks: Insect Safari
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on insects and spiders.
Thu 01 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Growing Crescent Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 1, 2022 06:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Pine Pond.
Sun 04 Sep
Nature Walks: Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, September 4, 2022 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 07 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Shelf Island Loop
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Thu 08 Sep
Animal Walks: Dusk at a Beaver Pond
Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on the habitat created by beavers.
Sun 11 Sep
Nature Walks: Genesee Valley Canal Trail –Locks Section
Sunday, September 11, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 14 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Upper St. Helena Loop
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Thu 15 Sep
Plant Walks: Edible Plant Walk
Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on edible and medicinal plants.
Sat 17 Sep
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on autumn fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Sun 18 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 18, 2022 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 21 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Smokey Hollow Loop
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Sun 25 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 25, 2022 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 28 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Gardeau Valley Loop
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Thu 29 Sep
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will highlight more autumn fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Fri 01 Jul
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks
Friday, July 1, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Sat 02 Jul
Animal Walks: Butterfly Beauties.
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on butterflies and moths. NOTE: The thirty-eighth annual July Butterfly Count that is sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association will be held on July 2nd in Letchworth State Park. Experienced butterfly watchers wishing to participate on an informal count may contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493- 3625. Rain date is July 3.
Wed 06 Jul
Animal Walks: Dance of the Dragonfly.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on dragonflies and damselflies.
Sat 09 Jul
Nature Walks: Gorge Trail
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Sun 10 Jul
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on boletes and other mycorrhizal fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Mon 11 Jul
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the River.
Monday, July 11, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Lee's Landing.
Thu 14 Jul
Animal Walks: Creek Critters
Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on the myriad of animals that use freshwater streams.
Sat 16 Jul
Nature Walks: Kisil Point Trail
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Thu 21 Jul
Tributary Treks: Upper Wolf Creek
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch.
Sun 24 Jul
Nature Walks: Highbanks Trail
Sunday, July 24, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Thu 28 Jul
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Sat 30 Jul
Nature Walks: Lee’s Landing
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Wed 03 Aug
Plant Walks: Fern Walk
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.
Thu 04 Aug
Tributary Treks: Silver Lake Outlet
Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch.
Sat 06 Aug
Nature Walks: Big Flats Trail
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.3-4 hours, bring a lunch.
Sun 07 Aug
Plant Walks: Wildflower Walks
Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
Thu 11 Aug
Crepuscular Walks: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Thursday, August 11, 2022 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Hike along the rim of the Great Bend Gorge.
Sun 14 Aug
Nature Walks: Birch Trail
Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 17 Aug
Plant Walks: Fern Walk
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.
Thu 18 Aug
Tributary Treks: Dishmill Creek
Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Explore the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear, you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a lunch (4 hours, 2 miles).
Wed 31 Aug
Animal Walks: Insect Safari
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on insects and spiders.
Thu 01 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Growing Crescent Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 1, 2022 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Pine Pond.
Sun 04 Sep
Nature Walks: Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, September 4, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 07 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Shelf Island Loop
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Thu 08 Sep
Animal Walks: Dusk at a Beaver Pond
Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on the habitat created by beavers.
Sun 11 Sep
Nature Walks: Genesee Valley Canal Trail –Locks Section
Sunday, September 11, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 14 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Upper St. Helena Loop
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Thu 15 Sep
Plant Walks: Edible Plant Walk
Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. Focus on edible and medicinal plants.
Sat 17 Sep
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on autumn fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Sun 18 Sep
Nature Walks: Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 18, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 21 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Smokey Hollow Loop
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Sun 25 Sep
Nature Walks: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 25, 2022 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.
Wed 28 Sep
September Scenic Loops: Gardeau Valley Loop
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Letchworth State Park
General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (Bring a lunch)
Thu 29 Sep
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will highlight more autumn fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Sun 18 Sep
PASSPORT TO PARKS
Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:30 AM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Join us for a hike in 2022 at a different State Park every month, on trails less traveled! For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park, for your booklet. Earn 6 stickers for a water bottle and 10 to be entered into a raffle for an Empire Passport! Reservations are taken two weeks prior on Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure.
Sat 23 Jul
PASSPORT TO PARKS
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM
Camp Hero State Park
Join us for a hike in 2022 at a different State Park every month, on trails less traveled! For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park, for your booklet. Earn 6 stickers for a water bottle and 10 to be entered into a raffle for an Empire Passport! Reservations are taken two weeks prior on Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure.
Sun 10 Jul
Early Summer Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, July 10, 2022 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will focus on summer's wildflowers. Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423-1770.
Sat 23 Jul
Just a Hike (Periphery)
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and observe the park's beauty. Bring drinking water. (Some walking in long grass.) Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423-1770.
Sun 07 Aug
Traditional Nature Walk
Sunday, August 7, 2022 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
We'll take a slow walk (approx. 3 miles), exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows of the southeastern section of the park. Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423-1770
Sun 21 Aug
Salt Marsh Special
Sunday, August 21, 2022 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Join us for a leisurely walk through fields and forest, on our way to and from a study of salt marsh life. Because we will travel about 5 miles, we recommend that you bring drinking water. Old canvas shoes or comfortable waterproof boots are also suggested. Some sitting on grass. Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423-1770
Sun 04 Sep
Late Summer Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, September 4, 2022 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will witness summer's slow, subtle change, as she withers and goes to seed. Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423-1770
Sun 18 Sep
Just a Hike (Serpentine)
Sunday, September 18, 2022 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this, 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park's beauty. Bring drinking water. Adult Program. Please call for Reservations: (631) 423-1770
Fri 01 Jul
Bat Safari
Friday, July 1, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Enter the mysterious world of these fascinating and misunderstood animals! Join us for a short presentation then take a walk in the Preserve to observe bats during their evening insect hunt. Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Fri 15 Jul
Fireflies & Night Skies
Friday, July 15, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Investigate the fascinating world of fireflies! Join us for a short walk and some fun activities, as we observe these amazing creatures light up the night sky. Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 29 Jul
Summer Lantern Walk
Friday, July 29, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Have you ever wanted to explore the preserve after dark? Now is your chance! Enjoy the warm summer air during a night-themed walk, with the ambiance of lanterns! Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 20 Aug
Butterflies & Gardens
Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Explore the world of butterflies! Join us for a short presentation about these beautiful creatures. Then take a walk to view butterflies in the wild, finishing with a visit to the pollinator garden. Adult Program. Adult Program.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 26 Aug
Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
Friday, August 26, 2022 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Join us on this moonless Friday night for a scavenger hunt in the Preserve after dark. Afraid of the dark? This is one of the few night hikes we encourage flashlights! Light up the night sky and lets see if you can find everything on the list! Children's Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 23 Sep
Fall Lantern Walk
Friday, September 23, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Have you ever wanted to explore the preserve after dark? Now is your chance! Enjoy the crisp fall air during a night-themed walk, with the ambiance of lanterns! Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 25 Sep
Northern Hikers Special
Sunday, September 25, 2022 08:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Walk through the many habitats located in Long Island's largest State Park Preserve! Wander through wetlands, pine barrens and oak forests while observing wildlife and native plants. We will hike approximately 6 miles to the pristine, less traveled northern section of the preserve. We will stop and have lunch along the way. Please bring water and your own lunch. Adult Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 03 Dec
PASSPORT TO PARKS
Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Join us for a hike in 2022 at a different State Park every month, on trails less traveled! For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park, for your booklet. Earn 6 stickers for a water bottle and 10 to be entered into a raffle for an Empire Passport! Reservations are taken two weeks prior on Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure.
Sat 02 Jul
The Bad Plant Botany Walk
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Invasive plant species are taking over native habitats and eliminating native plants and animals. Learn, identify and observe the many kinds of "bad plants" that grow in the Preserve. Roundtrip walk along the trail will be about 1 mile. Wear tick repellent. Meet in the upper parking lot. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631)315-5475. Rain cancels programs!!!
Sat 30 Jul
Rocks, Sand and Shell Beach Walk
Saturday, July 30, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
A walk along the shore of beautiful Long Island Sound looking at and discussing rocks, sand and all the shells we find! Meet in the upper parking lot. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631)315-5475. Rain cancels programs!!!
Sat 13 Aug
Nature Walk
Saturday, August 13, 2022 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
A general nature stroll along a short trail observing birds, plants, and anything else that comes our way. Also discussed will be the interesting history of the preserve. Wear tick repellent. Meet in the upper parking lot. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631)315-5475. Rain cancels programs!!!
Fri 05 Aug
Bat Safari
Friday, August 5, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Heckscher State Park
Enter the mysterious world of these fascinating and misunderstood creatures! Separate myth from reality during a walk around the park at dusk. As the sun sets, we will search for bats as they begin their evening insect hunt! Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 16 Jul
Take a Hike-Packing Essentials
Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Reinforce your love of the outdoors and discover the essential skills needed for a safe experience. Lace up your boots and explore at Hempstead Lake State Park with us for a fun hike adventure! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 24 Jul
Morning Meditation Walk
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Start the morning off right with a meditation walk. Discover the natural beauty of Hempstead Lake State Park by using our senses to enjoy the peaceful sounds and sights of the morning. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sun 31 Jul
Walk and Talk-Hempstead History
Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Did you know Hempstead Lake was originally a drinking reservoir for Brooklyn? During this walk, discuss the history of Hempstead Lake Park with us! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sun 07 Aug
Summer Scavanger Hunt
Sunday, August 7, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Summer is Officially in full swing! Put on your sunscreen and join us as we search the park for all the classic (and sometime hidden) signs of summer! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Tue 16 Aug
Life's a Picnic
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 until Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Come and enjoy an afternoon in the park! From 12:00-3:30pm, you can have a picnic in the park and take your kids to a fun nature activity. There are different programs every day. Register for all 3 days and enjoy the authentic Hempstead Lake experience. Make sure the kids bring a snack as we will be taking a break from 1:00pm to 1:30pm to eat between activities.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 21 Aug
Take a Hike-Leave no Trace
Sunday, August 21, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Master the Seven principles of Leave No Trace. Lace up your Boots and join us on a fun hike adventure at Hempstead Lake State Park! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Wed 24 Aug
Life's a Picnic!
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 until Friday, August 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Come and enjoy an afternoon in the park! From 12:00-3:30pm, you can have a picnic in the park and take your kids to a fun nature activity. There are different programs every day. Register for all 3 days and enjoy the authentic Hempstead Lake experience. Make sure the kids bring a snack as we will be taking a break from 1:00pm to 1:30pm to eat between activities.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 10 Sep
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Owls
Saturday, September 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Let's hear it for the amazing Great Horned Owl! These owls have nested in Hempstead Lake in the past. Join us for a walk looking for great horned owls as we talk about their lives. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 18 Sep
Scavenge Challenge
Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Search for nature clues until you complete all the challenges! Using the Agents of Discovery app, you will observe different plants and animals in the park during this guided walk.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 25 Sep
Walk and Talk-Local Birds
Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Summer is officially over at Hempstead Lake State Park. Birds are still everywhere! Discover local birds in the area during this month's Walk and Talk. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 01 Jul
Discover the Dunes
Friday, July 1, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages
Mon 11 Jul
Discover the Dunes
Monday, July 11, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages
Thu 14 Jul
Evening Hike
Thursday, July 14, 2022 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Join a JBENC educator for an evening hike on the West End of Jones Beach. We will be guided by the dusk light and get the opportunity to explore how our beach's ecosystem changes at this time of day. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+)
Fri 15 Jul
Discover the Dunes
Friday, July 15, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages
Mon 18 Jul
Discover the Dunes
Monday, July 18, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages
Mon 25 Jul
Discover the Dunes
Monday, July 25, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages
Thu 28 Jul
Evening Hike
Thursday, July 28, 2022 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Join a JBENC educator for an evening hike on the West End of Jones Beach. We will be guided by the dusk light and get the opportunity to explore how our beach's ecosystem changes at this time of day. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+)
Fri 29 Jul
Discover the Dunes
Friday, July 29, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages
Sat 08 Oct
PASSPORT TO PARKS
Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
Join us for a hike in 2022 at a different State Park every month, on trails less traveled! For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park, for your booklet. Earn 6 stickers for a water bottle and 10 to be entered into a raffle for an Empire Passport! Reservations are taken two weeks prior on Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure.
Sun 20 Nov
PASSPORT TO PARKS
Sunday, November 20, 2022 01:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park

Join us for a hike in 2022 at a different State Park every month, on trails less traveled! For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park, for your booklet. Earn 6 stickers for a water bottle and 10 to be entered into a raffle for an Empire Passport! Reservations are taken two weeks prior on Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure.

Sat 27 Aug
PASSPORT TO PARKS
Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:30 AM
Orient Beach State Park
Join us for a hike in 2022 at a different State Park every month, on trails less traveled! For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park, for your booklet. Earn 6 stickers for a water bottle and 10 to be entered into a raffle for an Empire Passport! Reservations are taken two weeks prior on Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventure.
Sun 17 Jul
Summer Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, July 17, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Enjoy a lively scavenger hunt through the park, searching for natural and crazy things on our unique scavenger checklist! Fun for the whole family! Family Program. Family program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 28 Aug
Summer Sunset Stroll
Sunday, August 28, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Bring your camera and your walking shoes as we try to capture the beauty of the late summer sunset from multiple angles. Enjoy an early evening stroll along the sandy beaches, forests, and marshes of Sunken Meadow State Park. Adult Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 01 Jul
Sunrise Stroll
Friday, July 1, 2022 05:30 AM - 07:00 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
Welcome in a new day (and a new month) with a breath of fresh air! Drink in the dawn on a walk in the park, led by a naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Wed 06 Jul
Tails on Trails
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
Unwind after work by enjoying a leisurely walk with your dog and a park naturalist! It is not necessary to have a dog to participate, however, all dogs in attendance must be up-to-date on immunizations, leashed, and under control. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Mon 01 Aug
Sunrise Stroll
Monday, August 1, 2022 05:30 AM - 07:00 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
Welcome in a new day (and a new month) with a breath of fresh air! Drink in the dawn on a walk in the park, led by a naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 09 Jul
Nature at a Snail’s Pace
Saturday, July 9, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island Nature Center
Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (tea not provided). For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 06 Aug
Nature at a Snail’s Pace
Saturday, August 6, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island Nature Center
Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (tea not provided). For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 27 Aug
Nature at a Snail’s Pace
Saturday, August 27, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island Nature Center
Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (tea not provided). For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 09 Jul
Nature at a Snail’s Pace
Saturday, July 9, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island State Park
Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (tea not provided). For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 06 Aug
Nature at a Snail’s Pace
Saturday, August 6, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island State Park
Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (tea not provided). For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 27 Aug
Nature at a Snail’s Pace
Saturday, August 27, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beaver Island State Park
Join a Forest Therapy Guide and awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. The walk will conclude with tea under the trees. (tea not provided). For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Wed 06 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 11 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, July 11, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 13 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 18 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, July 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 20 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 25 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, July 25, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 27 Jul
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 01 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 03 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 08 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 10 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 15 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 15, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 17 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 22 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 24 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 29 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 29, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 31 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Wed 20 Jul
Tails on Trails
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Unwind after work by enjoying a leisurely walk with your dog and a park naturalist! It is not necessary to have a dog to participate, however, all dogs in attendance must be up-to-date on immunizations, leashed, and under control. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 02 Jul
Sunset Saunter
Saturday, July 2, 2022 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Evangola State Park
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Evangola nature center with former parks educator, Claudia, as we go on a leisurely saunter to enjoy the sunset along Lake Erie. We'll walk the shoreline, take in the sights and sounds of early evening in the park, and stop for some photography opportunities! People of all ages and abilities are welcome. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Sat 23 Jul
Young Birders Walk
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Calling all young birders! Join the New York State Parks and the Western New York Young Birders Club for a morning bird walk through Knox Farm State Park. This walk is a family-friendly birding experience for new birders ages 1-18. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Sat 23 Jul
Butterfly Beauties
Saturday, July 23, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Enjoy a relaxing walk through the wildflower meadow of Knox Farm to explore the rich diversity of butterflies in the park. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Wed 10 Aug
Tails on Trails
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Unwind after work by enjoying a leisurely walk with your dog and a park naturalist! It is not necessary to have a dog to participate, however, all dogs in attendance must be up-to-date on immunizations, leashed, and under control. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Wed 31 Aug
Waterfall Walk
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Embark on a journey to Knox Falls. This is an intermediate level hike designed for those who enjoy the thrill of a more demanding nature walk. Bring a bagged lunch, water and sturdy footwear. Knox Farm State Park. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Fri 01 Jul
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, July 1, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 08 Jul
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, July 8, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 22 Jul
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, July 22, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 29 Jul
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, July 29, 2022
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls at night on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716)282-5154.
Fri 05 Aug
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, August 5, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 12 Aug
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, August 12, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 19 Aug
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, August 19, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 26 Aug
Goat Island Evening Walk
Friday, August 26, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls in the twilight on a guided tour with a Park Naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Wed 20 Jul
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Join us for a morning hike along the beach and trails to explore the summertime lives of the plants and animals living along the Lake Erie shoreline. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Fri 01 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 1, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 02 Jul
Beacon Hill and Lake Minnewaska Loop
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately three-mile hike along Beacon Hill Carriage Road, Beacon Hill Footpath, and Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road. From the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center, we'll walk down to the Beacon Hill Carriage Road, which we'll follow until we connect with the Beacon Hill Footpath, which ends near Lake Minnewaska. We'll then continue around the west side of Lake Minnewaska on the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road. On a clear day, this route offers numerous, beautiful, scenic vistas of the Park Preserve and the Wallkill Valley. The footpath section of this hike includes some continuous uphill sections and uneven footing, which may be difficult for some. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sat 02 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Explore Shingle Gully, 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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: June 27.
Sun 03 Jul
Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 3, 2022 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Diana Beckenhaupt, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpath, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 forest fire. Our route will begin on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850s that crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. We will continue along the Jenny Lane Footpath, and then conclude our hike along the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, following the Peter's Kill stream. This five-mile-long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, and to bring enough water and food. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Tue 05 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snacks and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fri 08 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 8, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 09 Jul
Kempton Ledge and Echo Rock Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, July 9, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately four-mile hike along a few historic carriage roads to two scenic vistas. From the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center, we'll start by heading around the west side of Lake Minnewaska to reach an intersection with the old golf course. We'll wander up through here until we cross the intersection with Castle Point Carriage Road, then we'll continue on this route until we come to Kempton Ledge, a scenic overlook along a rocky, cliff line. Then, we'll retrace our steps until we intersect with Hamilton Point Carriage Road, which we'll follow until we reach Echo Rock, another cliff-side, scenic vista. From here, we'll head back towards Lake Minnewaska and walk around the east side of the Lake until we arrive back at our starting point. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sun 10 Jul
Long Way to the Waterfall at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 10, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a five-mile loop hike on the High Peter's Kill Footpath and the Awosting Falls Carriage Road. Highlights of this outing include the bright, white flowers of blooming rhododendron bushes, a breathtaking view of the Catskills from a cliffside perch, close-up views of the fast-flowing Peter's Kill stream, and the iconic 65-foot tall Awosting Falls. The footpath section of this hike features sections of trail with steep, rocky, and narrow footing, which some may find challenging. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Tue 12 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snacks and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tue 12 Jul
Tuesday Trek: Rhododendron Meander along the Mossy Glen Footpath at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, will lead this three-and-a-half-mile hike that follows the Peter's Kill, a gently gurgling stream that runs through cool hemlock forests and tropical-feeling, blooming rhododendrons. This trail does include some tricky footing, such as slippery rocks and exposed tree roots, but the second half of this route, which follows along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, is an easy stroll. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Wed 13 Jul
Junior Naturalists for Families at Minnewaska: Learn about Insects
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Let's discover the wonderful world of insects together. To start off this program, we will have a short discussion about the characteristics and adaptations of insects. Next, we will learn how to use sweep nets to search for crawling and flying insects and practice using these tools in a field habitat. We will gently collect and observe insects that we catch with our sweep nets in a container. After we observe them, we will release them back into the field where they came from. After the insect search, we will hike approximately a half-mile on the Red Loop Footpath. This footpath has some continuous hills and uneven surfaces, that some might find challenging. This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Well behaved younger siblings are always welcome. All participants should come prepared with appropriate footwear and bring enough food and water to sustain themselves for the duration of the program. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Thu 14 Jul
Junior Naturalists for Families at Minnewaska: Scenic Streamside Hike, Hiking Preparedness and Map Reading
Thursday, July 14, 2022 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Park Educators to learn how to best prepare for taking a hike, including a short demonstration of what to bring on every hike and a discussion of some basic hiking safety, including a review of map reading. Afterwards, we'll take a four-mile loop hike starting along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, which is an easy stroll. When we intersect the Blueberry Run Footpath, we'll cross over the picturesque Peter's Kill stream on a narrow bridge, overlooking a small waterfall. Then, we'll hike through the cool forest, along the edges of the stream on the Mossy Glen Footpath, where we'll stop to have lunch. Along the way, if we're lucky, we may see the showy, large, white flowers of the native rhododendrons. This outing is recommended for children between the ages of six to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All participants should come prepared with good hiking shoes, sun protection, plenty of water and lunch. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Fri 15 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 15, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Fri 15 Jul
Awosting Falls and High Peter’s Kill Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Friday, July 15, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join us for this approximately five-mile, loop hike, primarily on the Awosting Falls Carriage Road and High Peter's Kill Footpath. Beginning at the Lower Parking Area, we will wander down the Awosting Falls Connection and Awosting Falls Carriage Road to reach Awosting Falls, a 65-foot-tall waterfall. If there has been a recent rainfall, we may experience a beautiful cascade of water falling over the edge of the cliffs. From here, we will continue walking down this carriage road until we reach the Peter's Kill Area, where we can take a short break. Then, we will hike assorted footpaths to reach the High Peter's Kill Footpath, which we will follow back to our starting point. The footpath sections of this hike include steep, hilly sections and uneven and rocky surfaces, which some may find challenging. All participants should come prepared with appropriate footwear and bring enough food and water to sustain themselves for the duration of the hike. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sun 17 Jul
Millbrook Mountain Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 17, 2022 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this five-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road, and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the Sky Top stone observation tower and the lush, green Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath this cliff. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Tue 19 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snacks and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fri 22 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 22, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 23 Jul
OId Golf Course and Orchard Wander at Minnewaska
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately three-mile wander through the winding, meadow pathways off the west side of Lake Minnewaska. These footpaths navigate through the old golf course and orchard of the former Minnewaska resort. The planned route of this outing will take participants along the west side of Lake Minnewaska, on the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, to the intersection of the Upper Awosting Carriage Road. From this intersection, we will hike less than a mile along the carriage road and enter the meadows. From here, we'll wander the meandering paths until we intersect with the Castle Point Carriage Road and then head back to Lake Minnewaska and our starting point. The meadow pathways can be wet and muddy, so participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sun 24 Jul
Hike to Echo Rock at Minnewaska
Sunday, July 24, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately four-mile hike to Echo Rock. Echo Rock is a scenic vista perched on a cliff above the Palmaghatt Ravine. On a clear day, this unique spot 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 the 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. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Tue 26 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snack, and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tue 26 Jul
Tuesday Trek: Multiple Scenic Views Hike and Blueberry Picking at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately five-mile hike to Echo Rock and Kempton Ledge, returning through the Meadows, where we'll pick blueberries as we walk. The cliff-edge, scenic views from both Echo Rock and Kempton Ledge are spectacular, featuring the surrounding Park Preserve and sometimes even High Point State Park in New Jersey. To reach our destinations, we'll walk along Lake Minnewaska, Castle Point, Millbrook Mountain and Hamilton Point Carriage Roads. These carriage roads offer a flat, even surface that is perfect for walkers who may find rocky and root-covered footpaths challenging. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Thu 28 Jul
Junior Naturalists for Families at Minnewaska: Blueberry Picking Hike in the Meadows
Thursday, July 28, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
July is wild blueberry season, so join Park Educators and other families to pick your own wild blueberries while taking a one-and-a-half-mile hike on the Meadow paths. Along the way, we will discuss the history of blueberry and huckleberry picking at the Park Preserve and look for signs of wildlife in the grasses and ponds. Attendees must bring their own containers. This program is designed for children between the ages of seven to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Younger and older siblings are always welcome, but very young naturalists may require some assistance. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Fri 29 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 29, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 30 Jul
Peter’s Kill Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, July 30, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately two-and-a-half-mile hike in the Peter's Kill Area. From the parking area, we will hike on the Red Loop, Bullwheel, and High Peter's Kill Footpaths to reach two scenic vistas. If sky conditions are clear, this hike includes two stunning vistas, one looking over the Clove Valley and the other towards the Rondout Valley and Catskill Mountains. After we have taken in the views, we'll continue on the High Peter's Kill, Yellow Connector, and Red Loop Footpaths to create a loop and return to our starting point. This streamside route features bare rock outcrops decorated with twisted pitch pines and shady forests dominated by eastern hemlock trees in the canopy and rhododendron bushes in the understory. Portions of this hike includes sustained uphill sections and wet, uneven surfaces that some may find challenging. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sun 31 Jul
Multiple Scenic Views Hike around Lake Minnewaska
Sunday, July 31, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, 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 historic 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 Breakneck 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. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear, food, and water. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Fri 01 Jul
Drop-In Nature Bingo at Sam’s Point
Friday, July 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Sam's Point Preserve and have fun while playing nature bingo! Hike around and try to find the unique landmarks, plants, and animals found throughout the Park Preserve. This program is for all ages; however, all 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 not required.
Sat 02 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, 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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: June 27.
Sat 09 Jul
Drop-In Make Your Own Magic Wand at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 9, 2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Sam's Point Educators in making your very own magic wand! First, we'll go on a short walk, during which we'll learn all about tree identification and folklore. Then, we'll make our wands using sticks, leaves, rocks, and other craft materials that will be provided. This program is for all ages; all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sun 10 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 10, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, 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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 5.
Sat 16 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 16, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, 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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 11.
Sat 23 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, 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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 18.
Sat 23 Jul
Drop-In Ice Caves Tours at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Preserve Staff every half hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., for a guided tour of the Sam's Point Ice Caves. You'll get the inside scoop on how the Ice Caves were formed, as well as their cultural history. This program is recommended for anyone age six and older, with all children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the entrance to the Ice Caves. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sat 23 Jul
Drop-In Ice Caves Tours at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 23, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Preserve Staff every half hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., for a guided tour of the Sam's Point Ice Caves. You'll get the inside scoop on how the Ice Caves were formed, as well as their cultural history. This program is recommended for anyone age six and older, with all children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the entrance to the Ice Caves. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sun 24 Jul
Drop-In Ice Caves Tours at Sam’s Point
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Preserve Staff every hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., for a guided tour of the Sam's Point Ice Caves. You'll get the inside scoop on how the Ice Caves were formed, as well as their cultural history. This program is recommended for anyone age six and older, with all children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the entrance to the Ice Caves. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Wed 27 Jul
Junior Naturalists: Hike the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Educators for an adventurous hike to the Ice Caves at Sam's Point, where the air is always a comfortable 55 degrees Farrehneit, even during the height of the summer heat. This nearly four-mile hike includes one steep hill on a carriage road, but the reward of walking through the cool, dark, talus cave is worth the effort. While in the cave, educators will explain the geology of this unique natural area and why it's so special. The footpath section of this outing does include two primitive ladders and a steep stone staircase, which some may find challenging. Plan to bring food and lots of water and we'll have lunch on the trail. This program is recommended for families of all ages who are capable of hiking this distance and terrain. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sat 30 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, 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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 25.
Sat 30 Jul
Berry Extravaganza! Drop in Celebration at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
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 twenty-seven-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 for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sun 31 Jul
Berry Extravaganza! Drop in Celebration at Sam’s Point
Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
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 twenty-seven-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 for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sat 02 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 02 Jul
America’s National Symbol, the Bald Eagle
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
This July 4th weekend, join Nature Center educators for a walk to see our eagles' nest, learn about the history of bald eagles in America, and hopefully get a glimpse of the young fledglings. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 02 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 2, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 03 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages.
Sat 09 Jul
Caves and Karst
Saturday, July 9, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 09 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 9, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Fri 15 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Friday, July 15, 2022 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up
Sat 16 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 16, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 16 Jul
BioBlitz
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join guest experts and park educators to explore the park and help us identify as many different species as possible in one day! Like an extreme nature scavenger hunt, a BioBlitz is a great way to get excited about science, learn about biodiversity, and discover how you can help protect our natural world. Habitat, plant, and animal explorations will be scheduled throughout the day, so you can learn more about your favorite topics! Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 16 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 17 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 23 Jul
Caves and Karst
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 23 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 23, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 24 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 30 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 30, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 30 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 30, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 31 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 06 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 6, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 06 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 6, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Fri 12 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up.
Sat 13 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 13, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 13 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 13, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 20 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 20, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 20 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 20, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 27 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 27, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 27 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 27, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 03 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 3, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 10 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 10, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 10 Jul
Hike in the Park- Pittstown Forest
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Do you love going on long hikes in the park? Did you know that Grafton Lakes State Park connects with a state forest? Take a hike through some less frequented parts of the park, journey into Pittstown State Forest and back. This 5-7 mile hike will take most of the day and will include a stop to eat. Make sure to bring a lunch, water, and snacks and a comfortable pack to carry them. Good hiking shoes and experience hiking long hikes are a must. This hike is rated as moderately strenuous and best for those ages 14 and up. Program will be held on Sunday, July 10th, from 10am-4pm. Best for those 14 and up. No charge. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.
Mon 11 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Monday, July 11, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Pre-registration by phone required! Step outside at night in the park. Join us for this full moon program as we hike through the park and talk about all things nighttime like nocturnal animals and what goes on outside while we sleep. Ages 7 and up. $5/person. Registration required. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.
Tue 05 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Wed 06 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Thu 07 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Thu 07 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 7, 2022 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 10 Jul
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Mon 11 Jul
POTTERS POINT HIKE
Monday, July 11, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call or text 518-917-2174. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids $5 for adults.
Wed 13 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Wed 13 Jul
FULL MOON HIKE
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 2-3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Thu 14 Jul
CRITTER CRAWL
Thursday, July 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek. There, we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office. There is a short, about .25 mile walk down the road to the creek.
Sun 17 Jul
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Mon 18 Jul
LAKE BONITA HIKE
Monday, July 18, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join and environmental educator on a hike around Lake Bonita. This hike is around 3 miles through the woods. There isn't too much of an incline but there are some ups and downs with some technical root spots. This hike is rated easy to moderate. Please call or text 518-917-2174 to make a reservation with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children. We will meet and pay at the park office then drive over together to the Lake Bonita parking lot.
Tue 19 Jul
FAMILY HIKE
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
This is an easy-going walk designed to bring families together in nature. We'll set out from the park office keeping a lookout for birds, animal tracks and plant life. Our route will be determined by the age and ability level of the participants but whichever direction we take we'll have fun and learn together. Pay $5 per adult and $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Wed 20 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Thu 21 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Thu 21 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 21, 2022 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Fri 22 Jul
MOREAU OVERLOOK HIKE
Friday, July 22, 2022 09:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking about 1 mile up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call or text 518-917-2174. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 for children, $5 for adults. Rating: Expert
Sun 24 Jul
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Wed 27 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Thu 28 Jul
CRITTER CRAWL
Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek. There, we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office. There is a short, about .25 mile walk down the road to the creek.
Tue 05 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Wed 06 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Thu 07 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Thu 07 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 7, 2022 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 10 Jul
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Mon 11 Jul
POTTERS POINT HIKE
Monday, July 11, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call or text 518-917-2174. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids $5 for adults.
Wed 13 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Wed 13 Jul
FULL MOON HIKE
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 2-3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Thu 14 Jul
CRITTER CRAWL
Thursday, July 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek. There, we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office. There is a short, about .25 mile walk down the road to the creek.
Sun 17 Jul
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Mon 18 Jul
LAKE BONITA HIKE
Monday, July 18, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Join and environmental educator on a hike around Lake Bonita. This hike is around 3 miles through the woods. There isn't too much of an incline but there are some ups and downs with some technical root spots. This hike is rated easy to moderate. Please call or text 518-917-2174 to make a reservation with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children. We will meet and pay at the park office then drive over together to the Lake Bonita parking lot.
Tue 19 Jul
FAMILY HIKE
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
This is an easy-going walk designed to bring families together in nature. We'll set out from the park office keeping a lookout for birds, animal tracks and plant life. Our route will be determined by the age and ability level of the participants but whichever direction we take we'll have fun and learn together. Pay $5 per adult and $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Wed 20 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Thu 21 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Thu 21 Jul
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Thursday, July 21, 2022 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then come down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Fri 22 Jul
MOREAU OVERLOOK HIKE
Friday, July 22, 2022 09:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking about 1 mile up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call or text 518-917-2174. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 for children, $5 for adults. Rating: Expert
Sun 24 Jul
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Wed 27 Jul
WIGGLY WANDERERS
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 08:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program has limited sign up available, please pre-register. Call 518-917-2174. Fee is 1$ per child.
Thu 28 Jul
CRITTER CRAWL
Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek. There, we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office. There is a short, about .25 mile walk down the road to the creek.
Sat 02 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 02 Jul
America’s National Symbol, the Bald Eagle
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
This July 4th weekend, join Nature Center educators for a walk to see our eagles' nest, learn about the history of bald eagles in America, and hopefully get a glimpse of the young fledglings. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 02 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 2, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 03 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages.
Sat 09 Jul
Caves and Karst
Saturday, July 9, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 09 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 9, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Fri 15 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Friday, July 15, 2022 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up
Sat 16 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 16, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 16 Jul
BioBlitz
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join guest experts and park educators to explore the park and help us identify as many different species as possible in one day! Like an extreme nature scavenger hunt, a BioBlitz is a great way to get excited about science, learn about biodiversity, and discover how you can help protect our natural world. Habitat, plant, and animal explorations will be scheduled throughout the day, so you can learn more about your favorite topics! Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 16 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 17 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 23 Jul
Caves and Karst
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 23 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 23, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 24 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 30 Jul
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, July 30, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 30 Jul
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, July 30, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 31 Jul
Indian Ladder Trail Guided Hike
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Thacher State Park
The protruding face and impressive size of the Helderberg Escarpment have captured the human imagination for centuries. Learn about the geological processes that shaped this striking rock slope, and the ways that these rocks in turn shaped local history. Tour begins at the Indian Ladder Trailhead nearest the Visitor Center and continues one-mile round-trip. The trail includes stairs, uneven surfaces, and low rock overhangs that require crouching to pass. Best Suited for: All ages. July 17th: 12-1pm, July 24th: 2-3pm, July 31st: 4-5pm
Sat 06 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 6, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 06 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 6, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Fri 12 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up.
Sat 13 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 13, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 13 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 13, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 20 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 20, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 20 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 20, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 27 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 27, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 27 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 27, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 03 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 3, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 10 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 10, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 23 Jul
Landscape Highlights: A walking tour of Clermont’s grounds
Saturday, July 23, 2022 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Have you ever walked the grounds and wondered what the ruins once were? Or why there are two driveways? What's with all the cottages? Led by Clermont's staff, this moderate walking tour will take you to sites of interest all over the property. A great introduction to the property and the history of Clermont! Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This program is free. Registration is required at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events
Sun 31 Jul
The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Sunday, July 31, 2022 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Join one of Clermont's interpreters for a walk-and-talk tour of Clermont's grounds. The tour will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution, culminating in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear stories of the residents of the manor—the Livingston family, the enslaved people, local Palatine tenants and free holders. Comfortable shoes are suggested. This program is free. Registration is required at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events
Sat 02 Jul
Jay Walking
Saturday, July 2, 2022 09:00 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Grab your binoculars and get ready to go Jay Walking! Join Naturalist Tait Johansson of Bedford Audubon at John Jay Homestead to connect with nature and discover what birds and butterflies call the site home. Meet at the information tent at the Farm Market.
Sat 09 Jul
Weir Tour
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register: https://aqueduct.org/events
Sat 23 Jul
Weir Tour
Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register: https://aqueduct.org/events
Sun 24 Jul
High Bridge Tour
Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy, open-air, 2-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC. Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions/instructions for Mansion tours, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org. We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W. 158th x Edgecombe Avenue. Take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC's water system. At the end of the tour, you may wish to take an optional discounted tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house (1765). Bring water & snacks & wear sturdy shoes. Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register: https://aqueduct.org/events
Sat 30 Jul
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

Free (but $10 parking fee), easy, 2 miles/2 hours (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567, GPS Coordinates: 41°13′34" N 73°51′21" W. 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 Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks; and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Register: https://aqueduct.org/events

Sun 31 Jul
Van Cortlandt Park trail walk, including the OCA
Sunday, July 31, 2022 01:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Free, easy, open-air loop walk. Meet us where we begin (and end) the walk: at the outdoor access bathrooms at the historic 1902 Van Cortlandt Park public golf clubhouse by Van Cortlandt Lake. Moderate walk, approximately 6 miles (4-mile only bail-out option available), can be muddy; portions on the John Muir Trail will be hilly. Please bring food & water. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated. Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks; and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. You can get there in either of two ways: Take the local No. 1, IRT, to the last stop in the Bronx, 242nd St. and walk directly east from Broadway to the park and continue to the golf clubhouse OR park at the first parking lot (free) of the Van Cortlandt Park golf course and walk north to the clubhouse. Register: https://aqueduct.org/events
Mon 18 Jul
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, July 18, 2022 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join experts from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Rain or shine except if very low temperatures, heavy precipitation, or high winds are forecasted and/or if travel is not advised. If so, you will receive a cancelation email two hours before the scheduled walk. Completed vaccination required. Bring a mask in case of close contact with other visitors. Ages 8+. Cost: FREE. Max: 25 people. Photo courtesy of Kevin Kelly. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/
Thu 21 Jul
Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall
Thursday, July 21, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Come join us for a 3-mile sunset hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Bring water and good vibes. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 40 people. Photo courtesy of Shayla Schott. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events
Sat 30 Jul
Hike with Mike: “Know Your Limits” Part 3
Saturday, July 30, 2022 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know your pace and preferred distance in this series of three hikes guided by Mike Miernik. Our third hike will move at a brisk, steady pace covering about six miles and several hills. Bring plenty of water and wear sun protection and comfortable shoes. This is a great opportunity for individuals to try out their hiking legs on carriage roads before tackling more difficult terrain. We'll admire vistas within the Preserve and talk about maps, reading the landscape, and trail courtesy. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events
Fri 01 Jul
Staatsburg Village Walking Tour
Friday, July 1, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This 90-minute walk in the village of Staatsburg will explore the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburg and its connection to the Mills family. Staff will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburg's vibrant past and the lasting legacy of Ruth and Ogden beyond the estate walls. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free
Sat 02 Jul
Nature Walk and Craft
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A one-hour presentation that will explore wildlife in Staatsburgh's park. Historic site staff will guide parents and children through the park, learning about the local wildlife and collecting materials from nature. The collected leaves, sticks, and pinecones will be used to make a craft at the historic powerhouse overlooking the Hudson River. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $2 per person
Sun 03 Jul
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $2 per person
Fri 08 Jul
Staatsburg Village Walking Tour
Friday, July 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
This 90-minute walk in the village of Staatsburg will explore the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburg and its connection to the Mills family. Staff will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburg's vibrant past and the lasting legacy of Ruth and Ogden beyond the estate walls. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: free
Sat 09 Jul
Nature Walk and Craft
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A one-hour presentation that will explore wildlife in Staatsburgh's park. Historic site staff will guide parents and children through the park, learning about the local wildlife and collecting materials from nature. The collected leaves, sticks, and pinecones will be used to make a craft at the historic powerhouse overlooking the Hudson River. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $2 per person
Sun 10 Jul
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $2 per person
Fri 15 Jul
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds:What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, July 15, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $5 per person
Sat 16 Jul
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds:What You See and What You Don’t See
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $5 per person
Fri 22 Jul
Interpretive Walk for Children: The World of Horses at Staatsburgh
Friday, July 22, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
From spirited thoroughbreds to sturdy work horses and gentle cart ponies, Staatsburgh was an equine world. Join us for a children's hike on the grounds of Staatsburgh and learn the many roles that horses played on a Gilded Age estate. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $2 per person
Fri 29 Jul
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Friday, July 29, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $5 per person
Sat 30 Jul
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required: https://millsfriends.org/ Cost: $5 per person
Fri 15 Jul
Walkway at Night
Friday, July 15, 2022 08:45 PM - 10:15 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
The Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to enjoy amazing Hudson Valley views after dark from 212 feet above the Hudson River at Walkway at Night. This event takes place from 8:45-10:15 p.m. Everyone, including children, must reserve a ticket for entry at walkway.org/walkwayatnight and check in at the appropriate gate upon arrival. As always, Walkway members are welcome to attend at no cost. Non-members can register for $5. Members have been emailed a special discount code to use upon registration providing one complimentary admission to Individual members, and up to five complimentary admissions for Family members. We can't wait to see you on the Walkway!
Sat 02 Jul
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Saturday, July 2, 2022 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
Join in for an old-fashioned campfire program! A park naturalist will talk about some of the nighttime animals that live in the park, and show the amazing adaptations that let them be so successful in the dark. Plus, s'mores! All ages and abilities welcome! Meets on the campground side of the park by the entrance booth. 
Sun 10 Jul
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, July 10, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
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 2-3 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome!
Sat 23 Jul
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a guided nature scavenger hunt along the trails of the park. All ages and abilities are welcome! Walk will be 1 mile or less on easy trails. Self-guided Scavenger Hunt also available at the Nature Center.
Sun 24 Jul
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, July 24, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
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 2-3 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome!