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Sun 17 Feb
Snowshoe Outing to Awosting Falls
Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a two-and-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 ice structure forms at the base of the waterfall and changes with every added drop of water. 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. 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
Mon 18 Feb
Morning Snowshoe Outing for Families
Monday, February 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Break out your warm clothing and snowshoes, and join a park educator for a one-mile long snowshoe walk in the Peter’s Kill Area of Minnewaska. We’ll walk along the Red Loop Footpath, which meanders through a grassy area and a wetland before entering a mixed deciduous forest, where it descends to the picturesque Peter’s Kill stream. Along the way, we’ll look for signs of wildlife on the trail including tracks, browse and scat. This outing does include one steep hill that some people may find challenging to climb. 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
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.