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Sun 25 Feb
Two Stunning Views Snowshoe Outing
Sunday, February 25, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Not a morning person? Then, join a park educator for this two-mile-long, afternoon snowshoe outing in the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Our route, which does include a few modestly challenging hills, will feature views of the Rondout Valley and Clove Valley from cliff top ledges. 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, located at the Peter's Kill Area. Otherwise, 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 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 Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 27 Feb
Tuesday Trek: High Peter’s Kill and Awosting Falls Loop Snowshoe Outing at Minnewaska
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come join a park educator for an adventurous five-mile snowshoe hike along the High Peter's Kill Footpath and the Awosting Falls Carriage Road. Starting from the Awosting Parking Area, participants will hike along the High Peter's Kill Footpath, a narrow trail that slowly descends to the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. Interesting icicle formations abound along the edges of the stream. From here, we'll continue along the Yellow Connector Footpath to reach the Red Loop Footpath, which we'll follow up through the woods for a rest at the Park Preserve Office. The return trip will take participants on the easy-going Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the 65-foot tall Awosting Falls, where a volcano-shaped ice cone forms if conditions are right. The first half of this route includes numerous hills, rocky spots and potentially icy areas. This is a rigorous outing and participants must wear appropriate winter gear and bring plenty of food and water for the day. 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 from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for $5 per person for this program. 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska 845-255-0752.

Thu 01 Mar
Homeschoolers: Maple Sugaring at Minnewaska
Thursday, March 1, 2018 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 and 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 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.

Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Mar
Hike the Mossy Glen Footpath at Minnewaska
Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park 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 take participants on 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
Tue 13 Mar
Jenny Lane Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner and Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator, for a hike along the Jenny Lane section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Blueberry Run Footpath, through a section of forest that was burned during the 2008 forest fire. This route brings hikers to the verdant Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows along the edge of the Peter's Kill stream. This loop will finish up with a one mile hike on the Wawarsing Turnpike Footpath, a section of the toll road built in the 1850s that crossed the Shawangunk Ridge. This five-mile-long hike includes some hilly sections, two stream crossings and lots of walking on exposed bedrock. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area.

Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Thu 15 Mar
Super Special Storytime: Making Maple Syrup at the Gardiner Library
Thursday, March 15, 2018 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
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.

Fri 16 Mar
Winter Trees at the Gardiner Library
Friday, March 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator, Nick Martin, for an introductory tree walk at the Gardiner Library. Late winter is an interesting time to look at trees, giving a unique glimpse at them as they start to wake up from their winter slumber and get ready for the upcoming spring. In this program, we will take a tree walk on the trails near the Gardiner Library. Along the way, we will explore ways to identify trees without leaves, including using tree bark and buds. Participants are encouraged to bring a notepad or sketch pad and pencil, a tree field guide or a smart device with a field guide installed. If ice and snow persists, participants may want to bring traction devices or other appropriate footwear.

For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255.

Sun 25 Mar
Hike around Lake Minnewaska and along Beacon Hill
Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator, for a three-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Beacon Hill Footpath and Beacon Hill Carriage Road. We'll walk the picturesque route around the Lake from West to East, stopping along the way for a short detour to a scenic vista of the Catskills. Then, we'll hike the Beacon Hill Footpath, which follows along the top edge of an east-facing escarpment and gets bathed in the warm, morning light. This walk will offer beautiful views of the Rondout and Wallkill Valleys below and the Catskill Mountains to the north. The carriage roads are relatively easy walking, however, the footpath does include some hills and tricky footing. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 27 Mar
Tuesday Trek: Millbrook Mountain Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Stefan Ramirez, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator for this five-mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the Sky Top tower and the verdant Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath the cliff. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. If conditions are right, we'll pass numerous blooming mountain laurel bushes along the way. Participants should pack water and food and wear appropriate shoes.

Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Mar
Spring Wake Up Hike from the Heights at Minnewaska
Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come join park educators to celebrate the springing of spring! Come as we explore Castle Point Carriage Road and search for signs that spring is springing on the Shawangunk Ridge. This approximately seven-mile hike will start from the Lake Minnewaska area and follow historic carriage roads to reach Castle Point, a scenic vista with commanding views of the surrounding Park Preserve and Hudson 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, call Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required