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Sat 24 Feb
Snowshoe Hike to Sam’s Point Overlook
Saturday, February 24, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Rebecca Howe-Parisio, Park Educator, for an interpretive snowshoe hike to Sam's Point Overlook. This short, one-mile round trip hike will take visitors up to our scenic viewpoint, which is one of the highest elevation viewpoints within the Park Preserve. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly in layers and wear warm boots or shoes. Snowshoes are available to rent at a discounted price of $5 per person at the Visitor Center. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. If conditions are insufficient for snowshoeing, this program will be offered as a hike and participants are strongly encouraged to bring ice traction devices like micro spikes. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Sam's Point Visitor Center at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints Photography Workshop at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join photographer and Trail Conference Stewardship Communications Coordinator, Krysti Sabins, and Leave No Trace Level 2 Educator and Trail Conference Trail Steward Program Coordinator, Myra Romano, as they take you on a guided tour of the Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska. On this moderate, approximately four-mile hike through diverse habitats, your guides will demonstrate various photography techniques while highlighting Leave No Trace Principles. Discover how to document and protect our natural areas so we can return to these places again, and again, without seeing them damaged. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in photography – no previous training is required. We will be focusing on general techniques and skills – a smartphone camera will be sufficient, but you are welcome to bring a DSLR/digital camera that you are already familiar with using. This program will be limited to ten participants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by registering through this link: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (nynjtc.org).
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Mar
Slow-Paced Spring Hike Around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Friday, March 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Sam's Point Educator, to celebrate the arrival of spring. We'll walk the three-mile-long Loop Road to search for signs of spring. Features of this hike include a stop at the Sam's Point vista, a close-up view of the charred forest resulting from the 2016 Sam's Point Fire, a walk through the dwarf Pitch Pine Barrens, a stroll along the edge of Lake Maratanza and a parting glance at the historical Berry-Picker Shack remains. If conditions are icy, participants are encouraged to bring micro spikes or other ice traction devices. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Sam's Point Visitor Center at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required