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Fri 18 Sep
“A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled”: The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Friday, September 18, 2020 until Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us to commemorate the 243rd burning of Clermont with "A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled": The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War, a walk and talk on Clermont's grounds that will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution which culminated in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear the stories of the Livingston family and other residents of Clermont including enslaved people and local Palatine tenants and free holders. Comfortable shoes are suggested. There is no charge to attend the program, but visitors must register in advance on Eventbrite. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the Covid -19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Registration: Required
Mon 28 Sep
Little Explorers - Fall!
Monday, September 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist for a nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week's theme will be all things Fall. This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages and abilities are welcome!
Mon 28 Sep
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, September 28, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 28 Sep
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, September 28, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Fall Harvest: Fruits, Nuts, Cones & Seeds of our Native Trees
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Acorns, samaras, and pine cones oh my! Learn about these and many more fruits produced by our northeastern trees as well as some fun and funky tree terminology. Long in discussion and short in distance, this program is designed for ages 14 and up. This program will be held on Tuesday 9/29 beginning at 9:00 AM.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov no later than 4:00 PM on Sunday 9/27. Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "September 29 Fall Harvest." In your email, let us know how many people in your group will be attending, first and last names, and phone numbers.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Mushroom Walk
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

10am, 2 hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Highbridge Parking Lot

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Mushroom Walk
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

10am, 2 hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Highbridge Parking Lot

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Home Ecologists – Insects
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

10:30am, 1 ½ hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Humphrey Nature Center

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Home Ecologists – Insects
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

10:30am, 1 ½ hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Humphrey Nature Center

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Home Ecologists – Insects
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

1:30pm, 1 ½ hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Humphrey Nature Center

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Sep
Home Ecologists – Insects
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

1:30pm, 1 ½ hours, 1 mile or less, Meet at Humphrey Nature Center

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Sep
September Scenic Loop Hike – Lower Gardeau (Moderate hike)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

10am, 3 – 4 hours, 2 miles, Meet at Smokey Hollow Overlook (2 miles south of Perry entrance)

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Sep
Blues at Timbuctoo (Virtual Event): EVENT DATE TBD
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Please note: The date for this event is yet to be announced. Please contact John Brown Farm at (518) 523 - 3900 for additional details.

Blues at Timbuctoo delivers a generously spirited, deeply meaningful day of the Blues at the home of abolitionist John Brown. Held on a grassy hillside under open skies at the 270-acre John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, renowned vocalists, instrumentalists, performers, and storytellers come together in concert and conversation with the audience to, as bluesman Jerry Dugger and co-founder of Blues at Timbuctoo pleaded to a Lake Placid audience a few years earlier, to "reboot" a national conversation on race and what can and does connect us today.

Line up coming later this year!

Wed 30 Sep
September Scenic Loop Hike – Lower Gardeau (Moderate hike)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

10am, 3 – 4 hours, 2 miles, Meet at Smokey Hollow Overlook (2 miles south of Perry entrance)

Pre-registration is required for all programs. You may pre-register by calling (585) 493-3682. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 while attending any program.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Sep
Sketching the Woodland
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Nature is the source of our love for beauty. Colors, shapes, and patterns give form to the singing birds, whispering trees, and silent blooms. Take a closer look at the nature around you and enjoy the meditative benefits of putting pencil to paper, reflecting what you see.

We will provide No. 2 pencils, paper, and clipboards. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have a preference (you may want to bring colored pencils when the leaves start to change!). Be sure to bring water and a comfortable seat.

This program is designed for ages 10 and up, and for a wide range of accessibility levels. Program meeting location will be shared when you pre-register. To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov by 4:00 PM on the Monday before the program (8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28). Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "9/2 Sketching the Woodland." In your email, let us know how many people will be attending for your group, first and last names, and phone numbers. Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Sep
Evening Stroll in the Park
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Enjoy a fall evening stroll with an environmental educator as we take in the fall color and experience the tranquility that the quieter autumn season. Hikes will be led by an environmental educator and will be shorter and family friendly including our four-legged friends! This program will be held on Wednesday 9/23 and Wednesday 9/30 beginning at 5:00 PM.

To pre-register, email graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov no later than 4:00 PM on Monday 9/21 for 9/23 hike and no later than 9/28 for 9/30 program. Please be sure to include the date and program title in your email. For example, "September 23 Evening Stroll" or "September 30 Evening Stroll." In your email, let us know how many people in your group will be attending, first and last names, and phone numbers.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Additionally, masks must be worn by all participants for the entire duration of the program. Lastly, patrons must keep social distance of 6 feet from other family groups throughout the program.

Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-9951

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Homeschoolers at Sam’s Point: Wild Cranberries
Thursday, October 1, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Park Educators to learn all about wild cranberries. We'll take a fun hike to see where the cranberries grow and we'll study the habitat required by this autumn berry. During this exploration, we will also do some science experiments and learn about the importance of this bright red berry in human history. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Community Gallery Extended Hours
Thursday, October 1, 2020 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
New York State has been the location for many historic movements, including Women's suffrage. October's exhibit at the Manor explores the places, people and ideals that fostered the movement to secure of female voting rights throughout the country. Join us as we provide extended hours to help showcase this landmark topic! 5:30PM-7:30pm | Location: Yonkers | Free | Ages: All Ages 

Thu 01 Oct
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, October 1, 2020 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Every month we give hikers an opportunity to experience the Preserve after dark in our "Full Moon Hike" series. Please join us for this very popular and special event. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp, dress according to weather conditions, and bring water. Dogs welcome. Meet park office courtyard. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This is a night hike, after the park has officially closed. Late-comers will not be allowed to enter the park after the group has departed.

YOU MUST SHOW YOUR PRINTED EVENTBRITE CONFIRMATION. ALL OTHERS WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

Face coverings are required at all events as is social distancing.

PLEASE NOTE: We must limit attendance at this event to 18 people maximum. Tickets are free and are on a first come first serve basis. *****TICKETS AVAILABLE Sept 24, 2020 at 10:00 am ET***** In case of bad conditions, event may be cancelled, please watch for notices from Eventbrite. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Cost: FREE

Registration: Required
Thu 01 Oct
Harvest Moon Hoopla
Thursday, October 1, 2020 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
(716) 549-1050

Come discover what all the hoopla's about as we set out on a moonlit hike to witness the rise of the harvest moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to the ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Fri 02 Oct
Starry Starry Night VIRTUAL Benefit
Friday, October 2, 2020
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Join honorary chairs Rob Dyson and Lucy Waletzky, and event hosts Michael Dupree, Ron Lane, and Elizabeth Waldstein to support Friends of the Walkway on Friday, October 2 at Starry Starry Night. 
This virtual event features the premiere of Walkway-inspired video, plus entertainment by internationally known musicians with ties to the Hudson River, and an online auction of unique Hudson Valley experiences and products.
Connect to Walkway history and stories about why our park in the sky is so special.
The celebration pairs perfectly with our Party and Gift Box featuring your choice of wine from Millbrook Vineyards, whiskey from Tuthilltown Distillery, or beer from Mill House Brewing Company via Dutchess Beer Distributors. Your tipple is accompanied by local charcuterie and cheeses sourced by Main Course Catering, griddled bruschetta, smoked almonds, cake balls for dessert from Auntie Liana's Baked With Love, plus Ma and Pa Kettle Corn (the same kettle corn available in the park), Hudson Valley-made artisanal products, Walkway souvenirs, and more.
Fri 02 Oct
A Dose of Nature: Beach Walk
Friday, October 2, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Join us for a walk along the Niagara River. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Fri 02 Oct
A Dose of Nature: Beach Walk
Friday, October 2, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Join us for a walk along the Niagara River. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 03 Oct
Walktoberfest: Food and Drink Tasting Showcase
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Hudson Valley Rail Trail and Walkway Over the Hudson Ulster Welcome Center Plaza

Enjoy a socially distanced selection of Hudson Valley food, drink, artisans, and products on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and approach to Walkway Over the Hudson. Join us for tastings, cooking and cocktail demonstrations, shopping, and more!

Complete event information at walkway.org/walktoberfest
Sat 03 Oct
Beautiful Fall Foliage Hike to Castle Point Scenic Vista
Saturday, October 3, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come join Student Conservation Association/Americorps member, Sarah LaLumiere, for this spectacular seven-mile hike. We will follow the Castle Point Carriage Road all the way to the less visited Blueberry Run Footpath which we will then take to Upper Awosting Carriage Road. This hike offers magnificent views of the Palmaghatt Ravine, Hudson Valley, and Catskill Mountains. We will stop at multiple scenic vistas along the way to enjoy the fall foliage. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Oct
Fall Foliage Scenic Views Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 3, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger, for a five-mile hike on the relatively flat High Point Carriage Road. On this hike, we'll check out a magnificent view of the Catskills and Gertrude's Nose. The bright colors of the fall foliage contrasting against the blackened pitch pines from the 2016 Wildfire should make for a stunning scene. We'll walk back on High Point Carriage Road, stopping to see Lake Maratanza, and we'll finish with the view from Sam's Point. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Oct
A Gorgeous Autumn Stroll
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Early Autumn is upon us! Let's take a walk and explore the many changes we start seeing in the Niagara Gorge! Call (716) 282- 5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 03 Oct
Spider Hunt
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Discover just how interesting spiders are. We will capture, observe and release these fascinating creatures, and learn how they survive.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Oct
Spider Hunt
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Discover just how interesting spiders are. We will capture, observe and release these fascinating creatures, and learn how they survive.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Oct
Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Join us for a day-long presentation of 18th century blacksmithing. Watch master blacksmiths hand forge nails, hooks, and more. Learn how blacksmithing played a critical role in the American Revolutionary War effort right here at Fort Montgomery!

Sat 03 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sat 03 Oct
Family Explorer Tours At Olana
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana's designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly discussion and activities. For families with children ages 5 and up. 1/4 mile, EASY. To purchase tickets and review the health/safety guidelines for this tour visit OLANA.org. 
Sat 03 Oct
Tree Walk
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

A park naturalist will lead a guided nature walk to see what is happening in the park as we transition to Fall, highlighting some of the tree species that make it so beautiful this time of year. All ages welcome!

Participants are advised to bring bug spray, proper footwear, and water.
Sat 03 Oct
The Oneida Community with Tim McLean
Saturday, October 3, 2020 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=ma3fd0c23a5b768f37a75f3993b55e72f

Tim McLean will speak on the Oneida Community, one of the most successful utopian communities in 19th century America. The community was most widely known for its unusual system of marriage and family life, but it also launched a number of successful businesses including the Oneida Ltd flatware company. He will also talk about the community's system of governance and the background of its founder, John Humphey Noyes. Tim McLean is a Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Herkimer County Community College. He grew up in Buffalo, NY and received a BA in Sociology from St. John Fisher College, a MA in Sociology from SUNY-Albany and a Ph.D in Foundations of Education from SUNY-Albany. McLean taught Sociology at Herkimer from 1977 to 2017 and received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006. He currently serves as a docent at both the Oneida Community Mansion House and the General Herkimer Home State Historic Site and is also a volunteer with Hospice and Palliative Care of Oneida and Herkimer Counties.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Oct
Nature Journals for Children at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 3, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Bring your child to Sam's Point to make their very own nature journal. After the journals are completed, we'll take a short walk to look for interesting leaves and other natural items to include in each child's journal. Children of any age are welcome to join us. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to six individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Oct
Fun Facts with Kelly: Wildflower Edition
Saturday, October 3, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Walk along the gorge in a park that showcases not only man-made art but also natural masterpieces! Learn about common and unique flora while taking in the spectacular views. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs! Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person events! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 03 Oct
Peter, Peter Pumpkin…Carver?
Saturday, October 3, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Kick off the Halloween season by coming to Clermont for some socially distanced pumpkin carving. Learn a little about the history of the Jack o'Lantern and how once upon a time we carved...turnips?!?! We will provide the tools and the pumpkins. You make sure to bring your creativity! Join us and get a jumpstart on your Halloween decorating! This program is FREE, but registration is required.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Registration: Required
Sun 04 Oct
Walktoberfest: Food and Drink Tasting Showcase
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Hudson Valley Rail Trail and Walkway Over the Hudson Ulster Welcome Center Plaza

Enjoy a socially distanced selection of Hudson Valley food, drink, artisans, and products on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and approach to Walkway Over the Hudson. Join us for tastings, cooking, and cocktail demonstrations, shopping, and more!

Complete event information at walkway.org/walktoberfest
Sun 04 Oct
The 3rd Westchester County Militia
Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The troops of the 3rd Westchester County Militia Regiment will conduct military drills, cook their meals and display original examples of items that would have been present at a Revolutionary War garrison. Family Friendly. Program Outdoors and Family-Friendly.
Sun 04 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sun 04 Oct
Finding Your Way
Sunday, October 4, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

We will have lots of fun with sticks and stones as we learn how to set up and follow trails in the wild.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sun 04 Oct
Get Into the Spirit(ualism) of Halloween
Sunday, October 4, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Lecture. Join Clermont's School Program Coordinator Emily Robinson as she examines the history of the Spiritualist Movement. This movement led to the early 20th century popularity of activities like seances, tarot cards, and Ouija boards. And it began right here in New York! Come join us to learn about some spooky local history. This program is FREE, but registration is required.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Registration: Required
Sun 04 Oct
Introduction to Hiking
Sunday, October 4, 2020 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, or what to expect? would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist for a series of programs aimed at the beginner hiker. Each week we'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together! Come for one session or for them all! All ages are welcome.

Participants are advised to bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Sun 04 Oct
Program on the Portico – Staatsburgh and the Titanic
Sunday, October 4, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Staatsburgh's owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, planned to sail on the Titanic. This 1/2 hour presentation on Staatsburgh's front portico will explore Staatsburgh's connections to the world's most famous maritime disaster. The historic site staff will display some reproductions of items that would have been seen on the Titanic. 
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Mon 05 Oct
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, October 5, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 05 Oct
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, October 5, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Waterfalls Section
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 1/2 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Waterfalls Section
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 1/2 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 06 Oct
Henry DiSpirito: Stonemason to Sculptor with Ashley Hopkins-Benton
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m3b63ac0cc19f846b972ef22a8c9ba236

Ashley Hopkins-Benton, the Senior Historian and Curator of Social History at the NYS Museum, takes us on this exploration of Henry DiSpirito. DiSpirito immigrated from Italy to Utica, NY in 1921. A stonemason by trade, he dreamed of life as an artist, and soon found his calling in direct stone carving. Learn about how DiSpirito coaxed animals out of stones he found in the Mohawk Valley, how he worked to become a successful artist, and how he used his art to give back to his community.

Wed 07 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Middle Gorge (#1) Trail
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet in front of Lower Falls Restaurant. Will caravan. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Wed 07 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Middle Gorge (#1) Trail
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet in front of Lower Falls Restaurant. Will caravan. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 08 Oct
Crepuscular Walk – Dawn Along the River
Thursday, October 8, 2020 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Experience the morning calm along the interglacial valley called "Lee's Landing". Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a flashlight. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 08 Oct
Crepuscular Walk – Dawn Along the River
Thursday, October 8, 2020 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Experience the morning calm along the interglacial valley called "Lee's Landing". Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a flashlight. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 08 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-9951

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 08 Oct
Homeschoolers: Climate Change at Sam’s Point
Thursday, October 8, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Come join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger and Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member along with other homeschool families to learn about how climate change can affect the wild animals who live in our area. Homeschoolers will have a chance to play a fun, socially distanced game about adaptation. During the game, while pretending to be their favorite animal, children will learn about the adaptations that each animal has that help it to best survive in its own habitat. Participants will also get to make an animal craft that they can take home with them. To wrap up the day, we will go on an animal detective walk and keep a close eye out for animals and animal signs. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Fri 09 Oct
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Friday, October 9, 2020 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the Lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where we will find clues left on the landscape by the last glaciers, thousands of years ago. Once you learn what these features are, you'll start to notice them all over the Shawangunks! At the Lake, Becca will describe the amazing, land-sculpting, glacial process by which the Lake was formed. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Hidden History Walk
Saturday, October 10, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Celebrate "Path through History." The stories and relics of the Sportsmen Clubs' past are just around the corner. Take a tour of the grounds to rediscover the lost history of Long Island's famously exclusive Clubhouse.

Due to Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, October 10, 2020 09:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Birds are in full migration to their southern homes and we will find and observe many different species that come through the Preserve on their journey south. Year-round bird residents also are about so bring binoculars to find our feathered friends. App. 2.5mile roundtrip walk.

Park at the upper parking lot unless otherwise noted, reservations required by calling (631) 315-5475. Limited to 20 participants, required face masks.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Savor Your Senses Hike
Saturday, October 10, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

As we go through our days, there is always more happening around us than we're aware of. I can promise you that, by the end of the walk, you'll be more likely to engage more of your senses during your normal activities, searching for what you've been missing. This walk will be two to three hours in length. You must sign up as attendance is limited to 10 individuals. If it's raining on the scheduled date, we'll have it the following Saturday. Make sure to bring water.

SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 10 PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

Face coverings are required at all events as is social distancing.

Please dress according to weather conditions. Please bring water. Dogs welcome.

Meet park office courtyard.

IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times.

In case of bad conditions, event may be cancelled, please watch for notices from Eventbrite. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Cost: FREE

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
High Peter’s Kill and Awosting Falls Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 10, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Would you like to hike to Awosting Falls via the more quiet, lesser known route? Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/ Americorps Member, on this approximately five-mile hike to discover the lovely footpath that many miss. We'll start by walking downhill on the High Peter's Kill Footpath, which features a variety of terrain, along a cliff escarpment with numerous, scenic viewpoints where we can gaze over the breathtaking fall foliage. For our return trip, we'll walk along the gently climbing Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the beautiful and iconic Awosting Falls. This hike does include rocky, narrow sections of trail that may be challenging for some.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
A Dose of Nature: Woods Walk
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Buckhorn Island State Park
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Join us for a walk through the woods and along the Niagara River. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs. All programs are subject to change.
Sat 10 Oct
My Favorite Trees
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

With majestic trunks gnarled by age and branches sculpted by wind, come along as we share the view of some of my favorite trees! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduced the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs. All programs are subject to change.
Sat 10 Oct
How the Gorge Was Formed – Story of the Park
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Inspiration Point parking lot. (1 hour, 1/4 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sat 10 Oct
How the Gorge Was Formed – Story of the Park
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Inspiration Point parking lot. (1 hour, 1/4 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Family Explorer Tours At Olana
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana's designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly discussion and activities. For families with children ages 5 and up. 1/4 mile, EASY. To purchase tickets and review the health/safety guidelines for this tour visit OLANA.org. 
Sat 10 Oct
Saw Mill River Heritage Tour
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
(914) 965-4027

Join the staff of Philipse Manor Hall on this walking tour of downtown Yonkers. Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River. Following the river from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island, patrons will learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the United States. Tours limited to 12 people. Reservations encouraged. 10:00AM-11:00am | Location: Yonkers | $5 per adult. $3 for seniors (62) and students. Free for children 12 and younger | Ages: All Ages
Sat 10 Oct
Saw Mill River Heritage Tour
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join the staff of Philipse Manor Hall on this walking tour of downtown Yonkers. Philipse Manor Hall and downtown Yonkers have both shaped and been shaped by the Saw Mill, or Nepperhan, River. Following the river from its mouth at the Hudson to Chicken Island, patrons will learn about the growth of Yonkers from 1682 to the present and discuss how these changes are connected to larger trends in New York and the United States. Tours limited to 12 people. Reservations encouraged. 10:00AM-11:00am | Location: Yonkers | $5 per adult. $3 for seniors (62) and students. Free for children 12 and younger | Ages: All Ages 
Sat 10 Oct
Historical Halloween Story Hour
Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join some of Clermont's costumed interpreters as they read a classic Halloween tale that has its roots right here in the Hudson Valley: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! This program is FREE, but registration is required. 
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.
Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Colonial Carpentry
Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Carpenters were working at Fort Montgomery throughout 1776 and 1777 constructing barracks, storehouses and fortifications. Learn about the electricity-free, tools and techniques they used to build this Hudson River fort. Program Outdoors and Family-Friendly.
Sat 10 Oct
Historical Halloween Story Hour
Saturday, October 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join some of Clermont's costumed interpreters as they read a classic Halloween tale that has its roots right here in the Hudson Valley: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! This program is FREE, but registration is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.
Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Harvesting History Workshop: Victorian Nutting Party
Saturday, October 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! First, we will take a guided nut tree identification hike, then practice processing various nuts. We'll make some nutty snacks and enjoy hot cocoa-don't miss this wonderful fall tradition. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($10 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Registration is required)

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Oct
Program on the Portico – Gilded Age Children’s Storytime
Saturday, October 10, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 1/2 hour presentation on Staatsburgh's front portico, for children ages 8 to 11, will feature selections from the story I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. 
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
Go North!
Sunday, October 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Meet us at the Fish Hatchery! Join us on a guided hike to the park's Northern Trails to experience landmarks and sights not frequently seen.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
Fall Foliage Walk along the Gorge
Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
(716) 282-5154

Let the beauty of the fall season captivate your senses! Join a park naturalist for a walk along the Niagara Gorge rim trail and enjoy the sights and sounds nature shares with us! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person events. All programs are subject to change.
Sun 11 Oct
Geology Walk
Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin area "B". Lots of steps and muddy spots. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
Geology Walk
Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin area "B". Lots of steps and muddy spots. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, October 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Celebrate "Path through History" by taking a tour of the clubhouse of the sportsmen that settled the South Shore. Reservations and Masks Required.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
How Serena Became Katrina: The Story of Serena Livingston and Washington Irving
Sunday, October 11, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join Clermont's School Program Coordinator Emily Robinson as she discusses the life of Serena Livingston. Granddaughter to Margaret Beekman Livingston and niece to Chancellor Robert Livingston, Serena was also courted by well-known Hudson Valley author, Washington Irving. This Livingston girl so caught Irving's eye that she supposedly found her way into one of his most famous and enduring stories. This program is FREE, but registration is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Oct
Program on the Portico – Staatsburgh and the Titanic
Sunday, October 11, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

Staatsburgh's owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, planned to sail on the Titanic. This 1/2 hour presentation on Staatsburgh's front portico will explore Staatsburgh's connections to the world's most famous maritime disaster. The historic site staff will display some reproductions of items that would have been seen on the Titanic. 
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Mon 12 Oct
Monday Meander
Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Take a walk along the Lake Erie shore to enjoy fall foliage and other autumnal changes. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Mon 12 Oct
Heart of the Park Nature Walk
Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Museum. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WLP Museum.
Registration: Required
Mon 12 Oct
Heart of the Park Nature Walk
Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Museum. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WLP Museum.
Registration: Required
Mon 12 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Mon 12 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Monday, October 12, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Tue 13 Oct
Tuesday Trek: Hamilton Point Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come join Student Conservation Association/ Americorps member, Sarah LaLumiere, for an approximately eight mile outing to Hamilton Point and beyond, traveling on a combination of picturesque carriage roads and footpaths. This hike will take participants on the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Hamilton Point Carriage Road, the exciting and often overlooked Rainbow Falls Footpath and on Upper Awosting Carriage Road. 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.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 13 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Dishmill Section
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at junction of Oakland and River Roads. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (4 hours, 3 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 13 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Dishmill Section
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at junction of Oakland and River Roads. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (4 hours, 3 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 13 Oct
Perennial in Frame: Picturesque History with The Arkell Museum
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=me2bcb55e545ddbbc3dbbafd4523ca385

We will explore some of the great paintings in the collection at the Arkell Museum with Mary Alexander, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at The Arkell Museum and David Brooks of Schoharie Crossing. Discover more about the collection, the artists, and the history represented in the amazing portraits and landscapes.

Wed 14 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lower Gorge (#1) Trail
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Wolf Creek parking lot. Will caravan. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Wed 14 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lower Gorge (#1) Trail
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Wolf Creek parking lot. Will caravan. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-9951

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Thursday, October 15, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 15 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Thursday, October 15, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 16 Oct
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party
Friday, October 16, 2020 06:00 PM
Lake Taghkanic State Park
(518) 851-3631

The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours. More info at https://www.meetup.com/mhastro.

Registration: Required
Fri 16 Oct
Haunted Grounds
Friday, October 16, 2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Our Ghosts have taken over the property! Experience the Legends of Long Island in a Haunted Nighttime Drive through the Grounds of the Southside Sportsmen's Club! Free!

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory.

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club
Saturday, October 17, 2020 08:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!

Sat 17 Oct
Gertrude’s Nose and Millbrook Mountain Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 17, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, for this approximately seven-mile long hike on the Lake Minnewaska and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads and the stunning Gertrude's Nose and Millbrook Mountain Footpaths. Considered one of the most outstanding hikes in the entire Hudson Valley, this cliff-edge, wildly scenic route does not disappoint, featuring panoramic views of landmarks as far away as High Point State Park in New Jersey. We'll hike out to Gertrude's Nose, a cliff promontory, and then continue our hike and get a chance to see equally gorgeous views from other locations.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – St. Helena Section
Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 1/2 hours, 3 1/2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for all programs by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sat 17 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – St. Helena Section
Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 1/2 hours, 3 1/2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for all programs by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Owl Pellet Investigation at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Owls are fierce birds of prey who hunt small rodents, insects, and even birds during the late hours of the night. Owls swallow their food whole, and what cannot be digested is turned into a small pellet that they expel. Examination of these pellets is a fun, hands-on, and educational activity for people of all ages. After opening and going through the pellets, we will try to identify which animals the bones came from by measuring the skull and other bones found. This program is recommended for children aged six to twelve, but all are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Family Explorer Tours At Olana
Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana's designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly discussion and activities. For families with children ages 5 and up. 1/4 mile, EASY. To purchase tickets and review the health/safety guidelines for this tour visit OLANA.org. 
Sat 17 Oct
Program on the Portico – Staatsburgh and Staatsburgh: A Gilded Age Village
Saturday, October 17, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 1/2 hour presentations on Staatsburgh's front portico will discuss the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburgh and its connection to the Mills family. Staff will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburgh's vibrant past and the legacy of Ruth and Ogden beyond the estate walls.
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sat 17 Oct
Haunted Grounds
Saturday, October 17, 2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Our Ghosts have taken over the property! Experience the Legends of Long Island in a Haunted Nighttime Drive through the Grounds of the Southside Sportsmen's Club! Free!

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory.

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Oct
Highbanks Hike
Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 1/2 hours, 3 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sun 18 Oct
Highbanks Hike
Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 1/2 hours, 3 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Sun 18 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sun 18 Oct
“A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled”: The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Sunday, October 18, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us to commemorate the 243rd burning of Clermont with "A Tyrant with whom he will never be reconciled": The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War, a walk and talk on Clermont's grounds that will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution which culminated in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear the stories of the Livingston family and other residents of Clermont including enslaved people and local Palatine tenants and free holders. Comfortable shoes are suggested. There is no charge to attend the program, but visitors must register in advance on Eventbrite. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the Covid -19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Oct
Introduction to Hiking
Sunday, October 18, 2020 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, or what to expect? would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist for a series of programs aimed at the beginner hiker. Each week we'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together! Come for one session or for them all! All ages are welcome.

Participants are advised to bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Sun 18 Oct
Program on the Portico – Staatsburgh's Servants
Sunday, October 18, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 1/2 hour presentation on Staatsburgh's front portico will discuss the advantages and sacrifices of being a servant. The staff will display some of Staatsburgh's artifacts that were used by the servants as well as reproductions of servant uniforms.
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sun 18 Oct
Haunted Tales by Lantern Light
Sunday, October 18, 2020 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

We will walk the marsh and beach using our Lanterns to light the way and tell a few ghost stories along the way! Wear good walking shoes and bring water if you like. (Rain date, November 1st )

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Mon 19 Oct
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, October 19, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 19 Oct
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, October 19, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 20 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Gardeau Section
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Bear Hollow (#16) Trailhead on River Road between junction of Ridge and Frost Roads. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (6 hours, 5½ miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 20 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Gardeau Section
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Bear Hollow (#16) Trailhead on River Road between junction of Ridge and Frost Roads. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (6 hours, 5½ miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 20 Oct
The Women of Schuyler Mansion
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=md07fe927a5079db81aef5ad55fd5ed12

The "Schuyler Sisters" have been causing quite a stir in the Broadway musical, Hamilton: An American Musical, but did you know that there were really five sisters? Learn what it was like growing up as a Schuyler, as program by Jessica Serfilippi takes an in-depth look at the history of the Schuyler women, their daily lives, and the impact they had in shaping their family's history. Jessica Serfilippi is an interpreter at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site.

Wed 21 Oct
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 549-1050

Join us for a hike along the East River trail to see the new wetland restoration projects that enhance vital wetland communities along the Niagara River. Call (716) 540-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Wed 21 Oct
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for a hike along the East River trail to see the new wetland restoration projects that enhance vital wetland communities along the Niagara River. Call (716) 540-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Wed 21 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Old Woods of the Upper Canyon
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Steep terrain and brush. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1-2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 21 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Old Woods of the Upper Canyon
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Steep terrain and brush. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1-2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 21 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 21 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 21 Oct
The Life and Times of DeWitt Clinton with Ashley Maready of the Erie Canal Museum
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=me4110f92eac725f0101fcf5bf50df502

In "The Life & Times of DeWitt Clinton," Ashley Maready tells the story of the 6th governor of New York and his involvement in politics and the creation of America's first major engineering marvel, the Erie Canal. Ashley Maready has been the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY since 2016. She holds degrees in history and philosophy and applied history and has worked for historical institutions in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Kansas.

This is a FREE Program as part of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site NYS History Month series. All participants are muted upon entry. We ask that you disable your webcam to save bandwidth and to avoid distraction.

Wed 21 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 21 Oct
Home Ecologists – Nature Detectives
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 22 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-9951

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 22 Oct
Hulda’s Night - The Legends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Thursday, October 22, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Group 1: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Group 2: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In 1776 an old woman fought and died as a patriot in the Revolutionary War. Some said she was a witch, others said she was a healer of Bohemian origin. What we know is she lived within our Preserve. On "Hulda's Night" a small group gathers and is guided by torch light through the dark woods. They make their way to the place we believe Hulda's actual home may have stood. There they will meet Mother Hulda and hear her tell her story. They will also join Storyteller Mike at Spook Rock to hear other legends that have their origins within what is now the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Due to COVID each program is limited to 25 people. No exceptions possible.

No children under 10 please. Face covering required by all, dogs are not allowed, please bring a flashlight.

Meet at 25 Sleepy Hollow Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (home of the Park Manager)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Groups leave promptly at scheduled times. You MUST leave with your group. No exceptions.

Cost: $5/person

Each event will definitely sell out quickly. Please be considerate of others and CANCEL EARLY if you cannot make it as this event so others have time to sign up and attend. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Fri 23 Oct
South Shore Surf Fishing Tournament
Friday, October 23, 2020 until Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Captree State Park

Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament open to the public. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required, $15 per angler, and can be done by mail in or in person at State Park Headquarters by October 16th. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect for the duration of the tournament. 

Location of the Tournament: Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet.

Registration: Required
Fri 23 Oct
Hulda’s Night - The Legends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Friday, October 23, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Group 1: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Group 2: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In 1776 an old woman fought and died as a patriot in the Revolutionary War. Some said she was a witch, others said she was a healer of Bohemian origin. What we know is she lived within our Preserve. On "Hulda's Night" a small group gathers and is guided by torch light through the dark woods. They make their way to the place we believe Hulda's actual home may have stood. There they will meet Mother Hulda and hear her tell her story. They will also join Storyteller Mike at Spook Rock to hear other legends that have their origins within what is now the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Due to COVID each program is limited to 25 people. No exceptions possible.

No children under 10 please. Face covering required by all, dogs are not allowed, please bring a flashlight.

Meet at 25 Sleepy Hollow Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (home of the Park Manager)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Groups leave promptly at scheduled times. You MUST leave with your group. No exceptions.

Cost: $5/person

Each event will definitely sell out quickly. Please be considerate of others and CANCEL EARLY if you cannot make it as this event so others have time to sign up and attend. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Wild Cranberry Walk around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 24, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe Parisio, Interpretive Ranger on a three-mile, educational walk around Lake Maratanza. Along the way, we'll learn about wild cranberries, including their habitat and required growing conditions. We will also discuss their cultural history and how we've cultivated them. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 24, 2020 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Member for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpaths, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 forest fire. This route brings hikers to the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. This loop hike will finish up with a one-mile hike on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850s that crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. This five-mile-long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. This outing meets at the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Tree and Shrub Identification
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Identify some trees and shrubs found growing within the Preserve by looking at their leaves, bark, buds, seeds and sometimes colors, now that autumn is upon us. Learn the differences between the oaks, hickories and many other native tree species! Native shrubs too!

Park at the upper parking lot unless otherwise noted, reservations required by calling (631) 315-5475. Limited to 20 participants, required face masks.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sat 24 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Daredevils of Niagara Falls!
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Come take a stroll with us on Goat Island. Hear stories about Annie Edson Taylor and other Daredevils of the Falls on Annie's birthday, the anniversary of the day she chose to challenge the Falls! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 24 Oct
Colonial Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Discover out how wool was carded and spun in the 18th century. Spin your own sample of knitting wool! Watch a natural dyeing demonstration and learn about the dyeing process from the Handweaver's Guild member and re-enactor Barbara Johns. Program Outdoors and Family-Friendly.
Sat 24 Oct
Fun Facts with Kelly: Fall Foliage Edition
Saturday, October 24, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Autumn demonstrates how beautiful change can be. Stroll through the gorge to take in the show that is the changing seasons. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 24 Oct
Program on the Portico – Staatsburgh and Staatsburgh: A Gilded Age Village
Saturday, October 24, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 1/2 hour presentations on Staatsburgh's front portico will discuss the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburgh and its connection to the Mills family. Staff will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburgh's vibrant past and the legacy of Ruth and Ogden beyond the estate walls.
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Hulda’s Night - The Legends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Saturday, October 24, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Group 1: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Group 2: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In 1776 an old woman fought and died as a patriot in the Revolutionary War. Some said she was a witch, others said she was a healer of Bohemian origin. What we know is she lived within our Preserve. On "Hulda's Night" a small group gathers and is guided by torch light through the dark woods. They make their way to the place we believe Hulda's actual home may have stood. There they will meet Mother Hulda and hear her tell her story. They will also join Storyteller Mike at Spook Rock to hear other legends that have their origins within what is now the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Due to COVID each program is limited to 25 people. No exceptions possible.

No children under 10 please. Face covering required by all, dogs are not allowed, please bring a flashlight.

Meet at 25 Sleepy Hollow Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (home of the Park Manager)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Groups leave promptly at scheduled times. You MUST leave with your group. No exceptions.

Cost: $5/person

Each event will definitely sell out quickly. Please be considerate of others and CANCEL EARLY if you cannot make it as this event so others have time to sign up and attend. Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
It was dark back then
Saturday, October 24, 2020 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 7:00 - 10:30 PM tour the grounds by night if you dare. In the spirit of 18th century Gothic literature, costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox's Headquarters State Historic Sites submit for your approval a haunting tale. The eerie night-cloaked grounds of the historic Knox's Headquarters, the 1754 Ellison home, serve as a stage for this macabre presentation about strange happenings. Beginning October 1, call (845) 561-1765 X22 to make reservations.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Haunted Tales by Lantern Light
Saturday, October 24, 2020 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Take a night walk with us around the park on quiet meandering trails telling a few ghost stories. Wear good walking shoes and bring water if you like. (Rain date, October 31st)

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Oct
Haunted Tales by Lantern Light
Saturday, October 24, 2020 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Take a night walk with us around the park on quiet meandering trails telling a few ghost stories. Wear good walking shoes and bring water if you like. (Rain date, October 31st)

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 25, 2020 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1 ½ miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 25, 2020 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1 ½ miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, October 25, 2020 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Join us for a short presentation about Halloween myths followed by a scavenger hunt for spooky items. You can wear your Halloween costumes-just make sure you can walk safely.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
A Dose of Nature: Autumn Woods Walk
Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Join us for a walk through the woods and breathe in the crisp autumn air. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 25 Oct
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, October 25, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Celebrate "Path through History" by taking a tour of the clubhouse of the sportsmen that settled the South Shore. Reservations and masks required. 

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. $4 cash per person.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Shooting Ghosts: The History of Spirit Photography
Sunday, October 25, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Come to Clermont and hear Historic Interpreter, Zachary Veith, discuss the invention of what was known as Spirit Photography. At a time when the idea of photographs was relatively new and the influence of Spiritualism was on the rise, many photographers claimed to be able to capture the images of the dearly departed. And many folks, including the famed author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, were more than ready to believe it. This program is FREE, but registration is required. 
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants util these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Oct
Program on the Portico – Staatsburgh's Servants
Sunday, October 25, 2020 03:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 1/2 hour presentation on Staatsburgh's front portico will discuss the advantages and sacrifices of being a servant. The staff will display some of Staatsburgh's artifacts that were used by the servants as well as reproductions of servant uniforms.
Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Oct
Forest Bathing Wellness Program at Minnewaska
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Jane Dobson, a Kripalu-certified, Mindful Outdoor Nature Guide with MindtheForest LLC, and Laura Conner, Environmental Educator at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, to learn about and experience the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing or "Shinrin-yoku". Forest Bathing is a wellness practice that reconnects us with nature and its healing properties. This practice integrates light exercises, light hiking, breathing techniques and quiet nature observation to heighten our connections to ourselves, to others and to the natural world. This directs our attention to our senses and allows us to find inner stillness in the beauty of the present moment. This program is recommended for people 16 years of age and older. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent. Please wear outdoor-appropriate clothing and proper foot wear and bring any water or food that you may need. There is no fee for this introductory program.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Peter's Kill Park Office. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 27 Oct
A Walk on the Wild Side – Dishmill Creek Area
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Oct
A Walk on the Wild Side – Dishmill Creek Area
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Tue 27 Oct
Converging on the Canal: A brief history of the 19th Century through food
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m5fba928fdf6aa606c96d55d1b4e4a9f0

Few things are more universal than a need for food. What people eat of often related to where they live and their socio-economic standing. The 19th century in America brought massive change to where people lived, and a growing industry often brought social uplift. At the center of much of this change was the opening and expansion of the Erie Canal and the people who lived and worked on it. Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint will discuss how the technology and ideas that moved along the Erie Canal shaped how Americans ate in the 19th century.

Wed 28 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature, and show and tell items. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh's Grounds
Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-9951

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; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Participants will meet outside Staatsburgh's museum shop. Threatening weather will cancel.
Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Oct
Homeschoolers Halloween at Sam’s Point
Thursday, October 29, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Get in the Halloween spirit with the Park Educators at Sam's Point. Children will start with a fun craft to make their own imaginary animals. Your child's animal may have the beak of a woodpecker, but the ears of a bear! Each child will have an opportunity to show other participants their unique animal and to talk about its special characteristics. Then, we'll go for a two-mile round trip hike to see a spooky, wildfire-burnt forest. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Birds are in full migration to their southern homes and we will find and observe many different species that come through the Preserve on their journey south. Year-round bird residents also are about so bring binoculars to find our feathered friends. App. 2.5mile roundtrip walk.

Park at the upper parking lot unless otherwise noted, reservations required by calling (631) 315-5475. Limited to 20 participants, required face masks.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Hike around Lake Awosting at Minnewaska
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Student Conservation Association/Americorps Member, Sarah LaLumiere, for this lovely, long hike around Lake Awosting. On this approximately nine-and-a-half-mile hike, we will take the cool and beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath along the Peter's Kill stream to Blueberry Run Footpath. Then we will spend the remainder of the hike walking historic carriage roads including Upper Awosting, Lake Awosting, and Lower Awosting Carriage Roads. These carriage roads are wide and level, making them much easier to hike on than the footpaths. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Fall Foliage Scenic Views Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 31, 2020 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger, for a five-mile hike on the relatively flat High Point Carriage Road. On this hike, we'll check out a magnificent view of the Catskills and Gertrude's Nose. The bright colors of the fall foliage contrasting against the blackened pitch pines from the 2016 Wildfire should make for a stunning scene. We'll walk back on High Point Carriage Road, stopping to see Lake Maratanza, and we'll finish with the view from Sam's Point. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Oct
Farm Market
Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sat 31 Oct
From Scripture to Séance: The History of Halloween in the Livingston Family
Saturday, October 31, 2020 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join Clermont Historic Interpreter Molly Feibel as she looks at how the Livingstons would've celebrated this beloved fall holiday. From when the First Lord came to America in the 1670s and Halloween was more of a religious observance to the early 20th Century when seances and parties were all the rage, we will be exploring what the Livingston could be found doing on October 31st. This program is FREE, but registration is required.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
Hike along the Stream Edge on the Mossy Glen Footpath
Sunday, November 1, 2020 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Sarah LaLumiere, Student Conservation Association/ Americorps Member, for this approximately four-mile hike along the Peter's Kill stream, through mixed forests and across exposed, quartz conglomerate rock. The first part of this hike will take participants on the easy-to-walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The return trip will follow along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots.

Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area Information Kiosk. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Nov
A Stroll at the Park
Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
(716) 282-5154

Sunday, November 1st: 10:00 am - 11:00 am or 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome November with open arms as we travel the accessible path around Reservoir State Park. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for either program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Mon 02 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 2, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 02 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 2, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 04 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 04 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you identify trees even after they have lost their leaves! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 07 Nov
Harvesting History Workshop: Herb-Infused Candles
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Just in time for the holidays! Using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful home-made beeswax candles Children must be accompanied by an adult. ($15 per person, children 12 and under FREE, registration required)

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Nov
Saturday Saunter in Library Woods
Saturday, November 7, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy a slower paced walk to witness the diversity of life found within Library Woods. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 08 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 10 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 11 Nov
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Buckhorn Island Nature Preserve to enjoy the fall season. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program. 

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 12 Nov
Old Growth Forst Visit – Trestle Woods
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC ad the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Old Growth Forst Visit – Trestle Woods
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC ad the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 12 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 13 Nov
Haunted Woods Walk
Friday, November 13, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
(716) 282-5154

Go on a woods walk through a park believed by some to be haunted while listening to tales of forklore surrounding Friday the 13th. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 14 Nov
DeVeaux History Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us for a morning walk around a hidden treasure in Niagara Falls. It is full of history and so much more! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 14 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 14 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles, Intermediate Hike)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 16 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 16, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 16 Nov
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, November 16, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Nov
Home Ecologists – Orienteering (off trail, rough terrain, strollers not recommended)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 20 Nov
Fun Facts with Kelly: Ask a Naturalist
Friday, November 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Make new discoveries while on the trail with an educator! Ask nature questions, solve mysteries, and enjoy time outside! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs. All programs are subject to change.
Sat 21 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 25 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 26 Nov
Gobble Walk
Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Work up your appetite while birding with us and explore a special place where majestic sand dunes rise up from a spectacular Lake Erie beach! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Fri 27 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Friday, November 27, 2020 04:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 27 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Friday, November 27, 2020 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 02 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 02 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 04 Dec
A Stroll at the Falls
Friday, December 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Take a deep breath of crisp December air while walking through the park. Watch the water flow over the brink and learn fun facts about this natural powerhouse. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change!
Sat 05 Dec
NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Course
Saturday, December 5, 2020 08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and Grafton Lakes State Park will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course to attend. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall at 581 South Road from 8:15am to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. Topics covered include NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, and trailering. To register, email Grafton Lakes State Park at graftonlakessp@parks.ny.gov with the parent and student's first and last name, student age, and your phone number. Adults are encouraged to attend as well so please let us know if a parent will be accompanying the child. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge. Please bring your own bagged lunch and snacks to enjoy. Please note that masks are required for all participants to limit the spread of COVID-19 and symptom screening will take place at program sign-in.
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
A Child’s Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Drop in for stories read by Janet and Honoria Livingston's nurse Ollie under the Christmas tree and treats for children 3-10. ($4 per person)

Sat 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Dec
Herkimer Home Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 5, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
(315) 823-0398

General Herkimer's home will be decorated for the season!  Hear traditional yuletide music played in the mansion, enjoy a horse drawn/wagon ride, and experience an open-hearth cooking demonstration with light refreshments.  Admission is $3 for adults, children 12 and under Free.
Sun 06 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 06 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 07 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 7, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 07 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 7, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 08 Dec
Guided Christmas Tours
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 until Friday, December 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Traditional tours of the mansion and decorations will be available. Group tours of eight or more may also be scheduled by prior arrangement.  Holiday Admission Fees:  $6 per person; $2 children 12 and under.
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
I BIRD NY
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Parks offer incredible birding opportunities for all! Join us each season as we explore a different park and learn about our local birds. It's an excellent chance to brush-up on bird I.D. for the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts! Call (716) 549-1050.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Wed 09 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 10 Dec
Lorenzo's Christmas Celebration
Thursday, December 10, 2020 until Sunday, December 13, 2020
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for Christmas at Lorenzo as we adorn every room in the mansion with festive holiday décor.  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this annual holiday celebration will feature refreshments, live music and sleigh rides (weather permitting).  In addition, on Sunday ornamental crafts and holiday treats will be featured at Rippleton Schoolhouse.  Holiday Admission Fees:  $6 per person; $2 children 12 and under.  Dec. 10-11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Dec. 12-13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat 12 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Dec
Winter Birding at Niagara Falls
Saturday, December 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

It's that time of year, when the Niagara River becomes the winter home for many northern species of waterfowl and birds! Join a Naturalist for a winter walk, and do some bird watching! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 12 Dec
Christmas with the Ellisons
Saturday, December 12, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with visitors from the 1780 Continental artillery encampment, just down the road, and 18th century holiday decorations.

Sun 13 Dec
Evangola Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our annual Evangola Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group and both veteran and beginner birders are invited to join. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sun 13 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Dec
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 13, 2020 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions throughout the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen. ($12 per adult, $5 for children under 12)

Sun 13 Dec
A Night Under Falling Stars
Sunday, December 13, 2020 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Fort Niagara State Park
(716) 282-5154

Take a walk and stargaze during the most active meteor shower of the year, the Geminids! Glimpse a shooting star in the crisp December air while we search for other cool astronomical sightings! Call (716) 282-5154 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 17 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Dec
Home Ecologists – Animal Signs
Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
46th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3625

December 19 (Saturday), all day. Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 19 for territory assignment.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
46th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3625

December 19 (Saturday), all day. Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 19 for territory assignment.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our annual Knox Farm Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group. Veteran and beginner birders welcome. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 19 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Dec
Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site

A great day for families. Free admission. Explore the mansion at your own pace, enjoy music and treats.

Sat 19 Dec
Evergreen Envy
Saturday, December 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Explore nature's Christmas trees as we unravel the mystery of why evergreens stay, ever-green! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 19 Dec
Wassail, Wassail all over the Town
Saturday, December 19, 2020 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour the beautifully decorated house, serenaded by carolers, and watch the Continental artillery celebrate the holiday with a bang by firing their cannon.

Sun 20 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 21, 2020 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Knee High Naturalists
Monday, December 21, 2020 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.

Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Pre-registration is required for each program. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Monday, December 21, 2020 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days. Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. (3 hours, 2 miles)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Mon 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Monday, December 21, 2020 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days. Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. (3 hours, 2 miles)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper or snack. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Fri 25 Dec
Woodlawn Beach Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our 2nd annual Woodlawn Beach Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group and exploring the beach and wetland trails. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Sat 26 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Dec
Open House
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.

Sun 27 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Moonrise Over Canyon
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge. Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Tue 29 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Moonrise Over Canyon
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

View the moonrise above the Great Bend Gorge. Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn and dusk. Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in the HNC and the WPL Museum.

Registration: Required
Thu 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" into New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It's a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 4th annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!" Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.
Thu 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" into New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It's a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 4th annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!" Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Due to ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 space is extremely limited in all programs. Masks are REQUIRED if over the age of 2 at all in-person programs! All programs are subject to change.