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Thu 21 Feb
SRBP Lecture Series at SUNY New Paltz The Altered Landscape
Thursday, February 21, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

For generations, the land on and around the Shawangunk Ridge has been shaped by its human inhabitants. From indigenous people, through European settlers and up to the present day, agricultural, industrial and recreational activities have impacted the region. Join us as we explore and identify some of the significant changes to the land over time. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz. No pre-registration is required, free of charge.
Sat 23 Feb
Explore the Peter’s Kill Area
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator, Nick Martin, to explore the footpaths of the Peter’s Kill. On this approximately three-mile hike, we will hike on four footpaths to ascend to two scenic vistas, then descend to the cool Peter’s Kill stream, continue along a stream-side path and ascend yet again, to return to our starting point. This hike will take place with or without snow. This outing includes some sustained hills and uneven footing, including rocks and tree roots, which some may find challenging. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Feb
Tuesday Trek: Mossy Glen Snowshoe Outing
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 09:30 AM - 01:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a crisp snowshoe walk 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, otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for $5 per person for this program. All snowshoes are located at the Park Preserve Office, in the Peter's Kill Area. 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. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Thu 28 Feb
SRBP Lecture Series at SUNY Ulster
Thursday, February 28, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

The beauty and biodiversity of the Shawangunk Ridge serve as inspiration for artists working in media including painting, drawing and literature. Join Mohonk Preserve Education Outreach Coordinator and artist Christy Belardo, poet Roger Roloff and painter Tom Sarrantonio as they discuss how flora, fauna and natural lands inform and shape their work. This lecture will take place at SUNY Ulster. No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

Sun 03 Mar
Intermediate Snowshoe to Compass Rock with Winter Tree Identification at Minnewaska
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Allan Serrano, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps intern, for a two-mile snowshoe trek in the Peter’s Kill Area. Participants will hike to the Compass Rock promontory, which features outstanding views of the Catskill Mountains. Along the way, we’ll make stops where we’ll learn how to look for clues to identify trees in winter. The route includes a few modest hills, which some people may find challenging on snowshoes. This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children over eight years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Complimentary snowshoes may be reserved from the Park Preserve Office at the Peter’s Kill Area. No snowshoe experience is necessary. Beginners are welcome to arrive 30 minutes in advance of the trek to get assistance with the snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet at the Park Preserve Office at the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 07 Mar
Homeschoolers: Maple Sugaring Program at Minnewaska
Thursday, March 7, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join other Homeschoolers to experience the magic that is maple sugaring. Mid-February to early March is traditionally when sap is collected for producing maple syrup. We will search for and tap sugar maple trees using traditional tools. Each child will be able to taste test maple syrup, maple sap and at least one kind of maple candy. This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. As always, well-behaved younger siblings capable of participating are welcome to join us. This program will meet in the Awosting Parking Area or Jenny Lane. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Mar
Two Views Scenic Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a stimulating and refreshing hike along the Bullwheel and High Peter’s Kill Footpaths to two scenic overlooks in the Peter’s Kill Area. One view offers a winter panorama of the Rondout Valley, with a backdrop of the Catskill Mountains, and the second view spotlights the iconic Sky Top Tower. This stone tower stands out like a landlocked lighthouse guiding visitors to the Shawangunk Mountains. While the distance is relatively short, there are a few moderate hills. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Park Preserve Office at the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Mar
Super Special Storytime: Making Maple Syrup at the Gardiner Library
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Children’s Librarian, Amy Laber, and Nick Martin, Park Educator from Minnewaska State Park Preserve, for a special story time all about maple syrup! Children will hear stories about maple sugaring and they’ll learn what a maple tree looks like. They’ll also be able to touch and see old-style maple sugaring tools, including a bucket, tap and hand drill. Then, with some help from their parents, each child will make their own maple tree 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.
Sat 23 Mar
Spring Wake Up Hike from the Heights at Minnewaska
Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come join a park educator to celebrate the springing of spring! Come as we explore Castle Point Carriage Road and search for signs of the arrival of spring in the Shawangunk Mountains. This approximately seven-mile hike will start in the Lake Minnewaska area and follow a few historic carriage roads to reach Castle Point, a scenic vista with commanding views of the surrounding Park Preserve and Wallkill Valley. We will return to Lake Minnewaska on Hamilton Point Carriage Road, if time permits. If snowy and icy conditions persist on the carriage roads, the hike destination may change. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Mar
Tuesday Trek: High Peter’s Kill Loop Hike
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come explore nearly the complete length of the High Peter’s Kill Footpath on this approximately five-mile hike. We’ll start by walking on the High Peter’s Kill footpath, which features a variety of terrain, along a cliff escarpment with numerous scenic viewpoints. For our return trip, we’ll walk along the easy-going Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the beautiful and iconic Awosting Falls. This hike does include some rocky, narrow sections of trail that may be challenging for some. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Mar
Citizen Science Hike for Families on Beacon Hill
Friday, March 29, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Learn about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, and contribute as a citizen scientist in this new monthly series. We will be offering this hike once a month, to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Beacon Hill loop hike. This two-mile hike offers beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill Valleys as well as the Catskill Mountains. Our route follows along carriage roads as well as a footpath, which does include some hills and tricky footing. This program is recommended for children over the age of eight, but everyone is welcome to join us. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 31 Mar
Hike the Mossy Glen Footpath at Minnewaska
Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, 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 along the full length of the beautiful Mossy Glen Footpath, which is just under two miles. The return trip will follow the easy to walk Lower Awosting Carriage Road. The footpath may include challenging conditions for some, including slippery rocks and tree roots. If there is sufficient snow cover, this will be offered as a snowshoe hike. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required