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Sat 26 Aug
Guided Hike on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join a hike to the escarpment on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. The 3 mile loop is fairly level and mainly in the woods. We will meet at the Carrick Road trailhead. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Sat 26 Aug
Campfire Storytelling at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, August 26, 2017 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Gather round a crackling fire to hear stories from our favorite storyteller Claire Nolan. Claire shares a fun, entertaining mixture of fairytales, legends and personal stories that have wide appeal for all ages. Bring a camp chair or blanket if you wish. S'mores fixins will be available. Materials fee of $1 per person. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Sep
Geology Walk to Minelot Creek Waterfalls
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Escape the summer heat and join our Geology Educator on a shady hike to the Paint Mine waterfalls. We'll take a portion of The Long Path that parallels the cool-running Minelot Creek, visiting 2 main waterfalls and a few smaller cascades. Compare 3 different rock types along this 2 mile (round trip) inclined walk as we pass through the New Scotland shaly-limestone, Esopus shale, and Onondaga limestone. Meet at 10am at the Visitor Center, call 518-872-0800 to register. .

Sun 03 Sep
Wildlife Presentation at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 3, 2017 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Meet some of our wild neighbors up close and learn about where and how they live. Wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will introduce some of the birds of prey and other animals in her care. Learn what to do if you find an abandoned or injured animal and how to help prevent wildlife emergencies. Suggested donation is $5 per family. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sat 09 Sep
Hawk Migration Watch at Thacher Park Overlook
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Thacher Park Overlook is a great place to watch for hawks flying south during their fall migration. Hawk Watch leader Will Aubrey will be on hand to answer questions, provide background material, compile statistics, and assist with hawk identification. Come see live raptors and learn about wildlife rehabilitation with Richele Ford. Refreshments will be available at the Overlook concession stand. On Sunday, September 11, raptor viewing and counting continues with Will Aubrey. Call 518-872-0800 for additional information.