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Sat 21 Jan
Mossy Glen Snowshoe Outing
Saturday, January 21, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an exhilarating snowshoe hike! In this recreational program, participants will explore the Mossy Glen Footpath, a nearly two mile long trail that traverses through a diverse forest. If the conditions are snowy, animal prints and signs are often seen along this trail. Once we reach the end of Mossy Glen, we will take a short spur of Blueberry Run Footpath and return to our starting point along the easy walking Lower Awosting Carriage Road, making the round trip distance approximately four miles. Snowshoes may be rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for $5 per person for this program. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rental. 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. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Tue 24 Jan
Tuesday Trek: Cross Country Ski to Millbrook Mountain
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a six mile cross country ski to Millbrook Mountain, where panoramic views of the Catskills, Skytop Tower at Mohonk Mountain House and the Hudson Valley abound. This route follows along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road to reach Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road, a route that does include challenging hills as well as moderately hilly terrain. Participants must provide their own ski equipment and must have previous cross-country skiing experience. They should also wear appropriate winter gear and bring adequate food and water. If there is no snow, this outing will be a hike.

Registration: Required
Sun 29 Jan
Cross-Country Ski to Kempton Ledge and Beyond
Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a five mile long, cross-country ski outing to Kempton Ledge and a couple of the other scenic views beyond it. This modestly challenging outing will follow along Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road and Castle Point Carriage Road, a well-groomed route that does include two challenging hills. Participants must provide their own ski equipment and must have previous cross-country skiing experience. They should also wear appropriate winter gear and bring adequate food and water. If there is no snow, this outing will be a hike.

Registration: Required
Thu 02 Feb
SRBP Lecture Series at SUNY New Paltz: Glacial History of the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley – Setting the Table for Our Region’s Ecology
Thursday, February 2, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

With Dr. John A. Rayburn, Associate Professor of Environmental Geology and Geomorphology at SUNY New Paltz. Roughly 28,000 years ago a massive wall of ice overran the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley, advancing toward its maximum extent at Long Island. Little remains of the natural record in our region from before this time, but when the ice receded some 10,000 years later it left a significant record that tells us of dynamic rivers and lakes, the colonization of plants and animals, and the raw material for the soils that support today's ecology. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz. No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

SUNY New Paltz in Lecture Hall 102. For directions and a campus map of SUNY New Paltz, see www.newpaltz.edu/map.  

No parking permit is required after 6:30 p.m. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations.

Sat 04 Feb
New Shoes and Frozen Falls
Saturday, February 4, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Have you ever wanted to snowshoe, but not had an opportunity to do so? Now is a great chance to get out and learn how with Park Educator, Nick Martin. In this introductory outing, we will experience how easy traveling in snowshoes can be. After learning how to put on our new shoes and maneuver in them, we will go for an approximately two mile snowshoe to the base of Awosting Falls. Snowshoes may be rented at the Park Preserve Office, located in the Peter's Kill Area. Early arrival is strongly suggested for those renting snowshoes. 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. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Feb
New Shoes and Frozen Falls
Saturday, February 4, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Have you ever wanted to snowshoe, but not had an opportunity to do so? Now is a great chance to get out and learn how with Park Educator, Nick Martin. In this introductory outing, we will experience how easy traveling in snowshoes can be. After learning how to put on our new shoes and maneuver in them, we will go for an approximately two mile snowshoe to the base of Awosting Falls. Snowshoes may be rented at the Park Preserve Office, located in the Peter's Kill Area. Early arrival is strongly suggested for those renting snowshoes. 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. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area.

Registration: Required
Thu 09 Feb
SRBP Lecture Series at SUNY New Paltz: Reviving the American Chestnut
Thursday, February 9, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

With Dr. Allison Oakes, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Science and Biotechnology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Once one of the most common trees in the eastern American forests, the American Chestnut population was decimated by blight in the early 20th Century. The American Chestnut Research and Restoration Center conducts research aimed at creating a blight-resistant American Chestnut to re-introduce to American forests. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz. No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

SUNY New Paltz in Lecture Hall 102. For directions and a campus map of SUNY New Paltz, see www.newpaltz.edu/map.

No parking permit is required after 6:30 p.m. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations.

Fri 10 Feb
Fun Fridays in February: Explore the Peter’s Kill Area of Minnewaska
Friday, February 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator, Nick Martin, on the second and fourth Fridays in February to explore the footpaths of the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half long and will take place with or without snow. This is a great way to jump start your morning and if there is snow, this is an opportunity to learn how to snowshoe in a beautiful setting. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Feb
Mossy Glen Snowshoe Outing
Sunday, February 12, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a crisp hike in the wintry woods! On this approximately three and a half mile snowshoe outing, participants will walk through the forest, along the Peter's Kill stream and return on Lower Awosting Carriage Road. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area.

Registration: Required
Tue 14 Feb
Tuesday Trek: Cross-Country Ski to Echo Rock
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Environmental Educator, Laura Conner, for a four mile round trip, cross-country ski outing to Echo Rock, where scenic views of the Palmaghatt Ravine below are breathtaking. This modestly challenging outing will follow along Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and the recently renovated Hamilton Point Carriage Road, a route that does include two challenging hills. Participants must provide their own ski equipment and must have previous cross-country skiing experience. Once trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, a per-head trail fee will be charged. The trail fee is: $10 per adult, $9 per senior citizens (62 and older) and $7 per junior (17 and under). If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike.

Registration: Required
Thu 16 Feb
SRBP Lecture Series at SUNY New Paltz: Porcupines in Our Presence
Thursday, February 16, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

With Melissa Gillmer, Head Zookeeper at Trailsides Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. Do porcupines really shoot their quills at innocent victims; where do they live in winter; what do they eat; and can you find them on the Shawangunk Ridge? Learn about one of our misunderstood, but often seen, large rodents and the important role they play in the intricate ecosystem of our area. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz. No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

SUNY New Paltz in Lecture Hall 102. For directions and a campus map of SUNY New Paltz, see www.newpaltz.edu/map.

No parking permit is required after 6:30 p.m. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations.

Thu 23 Feb
Super Special Storytime: Crafty Coyotes at Gardiner Library
Thursday, February 23, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-1255

Join the Gardiner Children's Librarian, Amy Laber, and a park educator from Minnewaska State Park Preserve, for a special story time all about coyotes! Children will hear stories about coyotes and they'll learn what makes coyotes so crafty. They'll also be able to see a mounted coyote and see and touch other coyote props including a skull and fur replicas. Then, with some help from their parents, each child will make their own coyote craft that they can take home. This program will take place during the normal story time for four and five year olds, accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255.

Thu 23 Feb
SRBP Lecture Series at SUNY Ulster: Fire on the Ridge
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

With Gabe Chapin, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and Hank Alicandri, Director of the Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Join a discussion of the history and natural role of fire in the Shawangunk Mountains ecosystem. Learn about past fire history and ecology in pine barrens and upland oak forests of this region, and how forest fires (both planned and unplanned) continue to shape our landscape today. This lecture will take place at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Room 203 in Stone Ridge, New York. For directions and a campus map of SUNY Ulster, see http://www.sunyulster.edu/campus_and_culture/about_us/src_campus_map.php

No parking permit is required after 6:30 p.m. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations.

Fri 24 Feb
Fun Fridays: Explore the Peter’s Kill Area of Minnewaska
Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator, Nick Martin, on the second and fourth Fridays in February to explore the footpaths of the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half long and will take place with or without snow. This is a great way to jump start your morning and if there is snow, this is an opportunity to learn how to snowshoe in a beautiful setting. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area.

Registration: Required
Tue 28 Feb
Tuesday Trek: High Peter’s Kill and Awosting Falls Loop Snowshoe
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come join Park Educator, Nick Martin, for an adventurous five mile snowshoe hike along the High Peter's Kill Footpath and the Awosting Falls Carriage Road. Starting from the Peter's Kill Area, participants will hike along the Red Loop and Bullwheel Footpaths to reach the High Peter's Kill Footpath. We will continue along the High Peter's Kill Footpath until its conclusion, stopping along the way to take in scenic vistas of the Catskill Mountains and the surrounding Park Preserve. The return trip will take participants on the easy-going Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the 65 foot tall Awosting Falls. The first half of this route includes numerous hills, rocky sections and potential icy areas. Participants must wear appropriate winter footwear and bring plenty of food and water for the day. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area.

Registration: Required