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Sun 30 Jan
Awosting Falls Snowshoe Walk at Minnewaska
Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
The best prescription to cure cabin fever is to get outside and enjoy the wonders of winter. Get a taste of the cure and come join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately two-and-a-half mile-long snowshoe walk along the charming Awosting Falls Carriage Road. Leaving from the Peter's Kill Area, our route will take us on a slight uphill grade past a towering rock formation and along the Peter's Kill stream, before reaching our destination, the iconic 65-foot tall Awosting Falls. This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children older than eight years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the Education Department. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for this program from the Park Preserve for a fee. Please plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. if you will be borrowing snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when inside buildings. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household when outside. Meet at the Peter's Kill Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jan
Wawarsing Turnpike and Jenny Lane Snowshoe
Saturday, January 29, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a snowshoe hike on some of the lesser-travelled sections of the Lake Minnewaska area on this approximately five-mile outing. Leaving from the Lower Parking Area, we will follow Wawarsing Turnpike to the west until it intersects Jenny Lane Footpath, which we'll follow until it intersects Blueberry Run Footpath. From here, we'll take a short section of Blueberry Run to Lower Awosting Carriage Road, which will take us back to our starting point. While scenic views are limited on this outing, it traverses beautiful sections of forest and two thin, clear mountain streams. This outing includes a few sustained uphill and downhill sections and two stream crossings that may be challenging for some. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the Education Department. Please plan to arrive by 9:10 a.m. if you will be borrowing snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike and participants are highly encouraged to bring along microspikes. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when inside buildings. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household when outside. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 25 Jan
Tuesday Trek: Mossy Glen Snowshoe Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a crisp snowshoe 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. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the Education Department. Please plan to arrive by 9:10 a.m. if you will be borrowing snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when inside buildings. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household when outside. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required