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Sat 06 Apr
Kids’ Day at Peebles Island State Park
Saturday, April 6, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Join us for our second annual Kids' Day at Peebles Island. Learn about the animals who live in the Park by studying their tracks, pelts, and skulls. Create a creature using a variety of art and craft supplies. Make a compass and learn about geocaching. Take home a bird feeder for the feathered friends in your yard.

Learn about the Island with a short, guided walk. Relax in our study center and take advantage of our nature library. Free informational pamphlets will be available to take home.

Back by popular demand! Build a bluebird house! There is a limited number of houses available. REGISTRATION is a MUST to build a house. Register by email at Families welcome. One birdhouse per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A $3.00 materials fee is requested to build a house.

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Peebles Island State Park will host volunteers as part of I Love My Park Day on Saturday May 4, 2019, from 9am-1pm. Help us in the resurfacing of trails, removing brush and downed tree limbs, litter pick up, and other projects. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcomed to take part in the cleanup. Groups are encouraged to participate.

Please bring water, gloves, loppers, stone rakes, shovels, and bug spray. Limited work tools will be available. Activities for children will be available.

Come enjoy the views, picnic with family and friends, hike around the island, watch wildlife, or kayak along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers knowing that you helped make your Park more healthy and beautiful.

Those interested in volunteering at Peebles Island State Park on May 4th can register online in early April at Please send an email to or call 518-268-2188 with questions.