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Thu 24 Aug
Turtle Talk
Thursday, August 24, 2017 until Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we will take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please pay at the office when you arrive and then we will head down to the nature center.

Wed 20 Sep
The Buzz About Bees
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come see our new observational bee hive and learn about the intelligent honey bees. We will discuss the role of the different bees and how they manage their hive. Afterwards we will go on a short walk to look for some bees. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call the park office at 518-793-0511. When you arrive stop at the park office to pay for the class first then we will head down to the nature center.

Wed 20 Sep
Snake Adventure Hike
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come and learn about the different kinds of snakes we take care of right here in our nature center that are also found in our park. We will talk about habitat, predators, prey and the habits of these misunderstood creatures. Then we will go on a fun hike trying to find some snakes. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

Thu 21 Sep
Kneehigh Naturalist
Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event then we will head down to the nature center.

Thu 21 Sep
Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Thu 21 Sep
Turtle Talk
Thursday, September 21, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we will take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please pay at the office when you arrive and then we will head down to the nature center.

Mon 25 Sep
Cottage Park Hike
Monday, September 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

About 4+ miles round trip this steep climb will prove to be a good work out. We will enjoy a comfortable pace as we climb to the top and as we walk along we will see some great views overlooking the Hudson River. Please bring a lunch and water to enjoy on the trail. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Tue 26 Sep
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come learn the leave no trace outdoor ethics used to conserve our wild places and leave as little of an impact in the woods as possible. This course will get people familiar with the seven leave no trace principles and how they can reduce their impact when they are using the outdoors. This will be a fun full day event where we will hike along Lake Bonita and practice some of these principles. Please bring your own lunch. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511.

Tue 26 Sep
Spring Overlook Hike
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This short, moderate hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and the Hudson River. Bring a snack, H20 and a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Wed 27 Sep
Composting Basics
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered how to compost? What is composting? How does it benefit our environment? Join us for this talk as we discuss these questions, what you can and can't compost and look at our own composting bin. Reservations are required with a 24-hour advanced notice, please call the park office at 518-793-0511. When you arrive pay at the office for the class then we will head down to the nature center for the discussion.

Thu 28 Sep
Ridge Run Hike
Thursday, September 28, 2017 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike is about 3.5 miles round trip. The hike up to the ridge is a bit steep for about a mile but then the ridge is rather flat. This is a nice hike that also takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake, where we can stop and have lunch. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.