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Sun 26 Jan
Waterfall Snowshoe Outing at Minnewaska
Sunday, January 26, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join us for a two-and-a-half-mile snowshoe hike to Awosting Falls. Starting from the Peter’s Kill Area, participants will hike briefly on the Awosting Falls Connector Footpath and then journey up the scenic Awosting Falls Carriage Road, which has a gentle incline as it approaches Awosting Falls. If weather conditions are cold enough, a frozen volcano-like structure forms at the base of the waterfall. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the education department, located at the Peter’s Kill Area. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for $5 per person. Early arrival is suggested if you would like to borrow snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 28 Jan
Tuesday Trek: Old Powerhouse and Peter’s Kill Loop Snowshoe Outing at Minnewaska
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an adventurous outing along the edge of the Peter’s Kill stream. Our first destination is the site of the old powerhouse for the former hotels once located at Lake Minnewaska. Some may find this off-trail walk challenging as it includes a stream crossing, bushwhacking and a steep, rocky section. We’ll return to join the Red Loop Footpath, which continues along the edges of the Peter’s Kill stream. If conditions are safe, we’ll continue to the Bullwheel and High Peter’s Kill Footpaths to reach Compass Rock, which offers a vast scenic view. The total distance for this outing is approximately two-and-a-half miles. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow from the education department for this outing. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter’s Kill Area, for $5 per person for this program. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. If conditions are icy, participants may want to bring Micro Spikes or other traction devices. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rental. Meet at the Peter’s Kill Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required