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Sat 04 Feb
Snowshoe Stroll
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk half a mile over easy terrain on the Orange Trail. Ideal for those interested in moving at a leisurely pace. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 Feb
Snowshoe Trek
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk 1 mile round-trip over the Orange Trail. Hike will include moderate inclines. Ideal for individuals interested in moving at a moderate pace. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sun 05 Feb
Girl Scouts Snowshoe Stroll
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at Hop Field, We'll learn basic snowshoe techniques, then walk half a mile over easy terrain on the Orange Trail. Ideal for Daisies and Brownies earning their snowshoe adventure bage. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sun 05 Feb
Overlooking the Geology
Sunday, February 5, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Weather permitting, meet at the Thacher Park Overlook, where on a clear day at least four different landscape regions are visible. Learn how and when they formed and about the many different rock types of which they are made. Dress warmly, bring, binoculars-and perhaps a thermos of hot chocolate! No registration required.
Sat 11 Feb
Sweater Mitten Making
Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center, Ages 12 and up. Turn your old sweater into a warm and woolly pair of mittens! Participants should bring an old sweater (wool if possible), and fleece or an old t-shirt for mitten lining. Some sewing experience is helpful. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Feb
Snow Much Fun! Play Day
Saturday, February 18, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center, Stop by between 1 and 3pm for some snowy winter fun activities like snowshoeing, an outdoor scavenger hunt, snow painting, s'mores, and more! Afterward, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate. No registration required.
Sun 19 Feb
Backyard Birds and Winter Walk
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center, Join us as we take part in the nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count! We'll learn about unique winter birds and how to use binoculars before heading outside for an easy birding walk around the Visitor Center. Fun for all ages! Binoculars will be provided. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required
Sat 25 Feb
Historic Helderbergs Day
Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center, The Helderbergs are full of history! Learn traditional skills with a day of demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Try colonial-era foods, learn to dye fabric, hear stories, crafts, and more! No registration required.
Sun 26 Feb
Creature Feature Story Time
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Meet at the Visitor Center Join us in the hearth area of the Visitor Center as we team up with the Berne Library to hear a story about birds. Then watch songbirds and learn about how they spend the winter! Children will leave with a free copy of the book No Two Alike by Keith Baker. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800.
Registration: Required