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Sun 07 Mar
Snowshoe Loop Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Dylan Medici, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Stewardship Assistant for this three-mile, snowshoe loop outing on snowshoes to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. Winds blow almost continuously across this sky lake, causing large snow drifts that can reach incredible heights. On our return trip, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Snowshoes may be rented for this program for a fee of $5 per person. 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. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Mar
Drop-in Maple Sugaring Basics at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Bring your family and join Park Preserve staff to learn how to make maple syrup. We will learn about the complete process of maple sugaring from identifying the correct trees, to using traditional tools to tap a tree and collect sap, to processing the sap until it becomes the tasty treat that we desire most. This program is recommended for families with children between the ages of six to twelve. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.  Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals at a time. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Pre-registration is NOT required.
Sat 13 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 13, 2021 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sun 14 Mar
Drop-in Maple Sugaring Basics at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Bring your family and join Park Preserve staff to learn how to make maple syrup. We will learn about the complete process of maple sugaring from identifying the correct trees, to using traditional tools to tap a tree and collect sap, to processing the sap until it becomes the tasty treat that we desire most. This program is recommended for families with children between the ages of six to twelve. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.  Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals at a time. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Pre-registration is NOT required.
Thu 18 Mar
Virtual Maple Sugaring Basics with the Ellenville Library
Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Tune in virtually to watch Sam's Point Educators teach all about maple syrup, our favorite sweet treat. We will learn about the complete process of maple sugaring from identifying the correct trees, to using traditional tools to tap a tree and collect sap, to processing the sap until it becomes the delicious treat that we desire most. This program will be held on Zoom, Presented by the Ellenville Public Library. Pre-registration is required by emailing the Ellenville Library at epl@rcls.org
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 20 Mar
Drop-in Feed the Birds! at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Birds use a lot of energy to keep themselves warm in the cold winter months. Join a Sam's Point Ranger to make a snack that will help energize the birds in your backyard.. We'll use pinecones, peanut butter and birdseed to make a delicious treat for the birds that you can hang in trees near your house. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals at a time. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is Not Required. 
Sun 21 Mar
Drop-in Animal Tracks for Kids at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us to make your very own plaster track of one of the many types of animals that live at Sam's Point. After making your tracks, stay at the Park to enjoy a family hike and look for signs of animals along the way. Pick up your tracks before you leave and report any tracks you see to a Ranger! All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals at a time. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is NOT required.
Sat 27 Mar
Hike to Verkeerder Kill Falls at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Alexa Maione, Student Conservation Association /AmeriCorps Education and Stewardship Assistant, for a hike to Verkeerderkill Falls. Falling 187 feet over a dramatic rocky ledge, Verkeerderkill Falls is the highest waterfall in the Shawangunk Mountains. We'll walk through a dwarf pitch pine forest and enjoy views of the Hudson Valley below. While this five-and-a-half-mile hike does not have significant elevation gain, it does include some steep, rocky terrain and a stream crossing. Please bring a lunch, water, and appropriate clothing for the weather including sturdy footwear and traction devices. If enough snow is present, participants are welcome to use snowshoes. Snowshoes are available for rent at the Sam's Point Visitor Center at the rate of $5 per person for the program. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rental. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twelve individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December, January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.
Sat 27 Mar
Early Spring Tree Identification at the Cragsmoor Library
Saturday, March 27, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-4611

How can you tell trees apart when they have no leaves? Join Environmental Educators from the Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve for this exciting, hands-on program at the Cragsmoor Free Library to learn how! We will explore and learn about different types of bark patterns, and tree identification basics. During this program, we will walk around the library to look at our local trees. This free, family-friendly program is recommended for children over the age of seven and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Nancy Krum, Library Director at 845-647-4611 or by emailing nancy@cragsmoorfreelibrary.info
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Mar
Citizen Science Plant Hike at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

When do the flowers bloom? When do the leaves fall? We are very curious to find out! In this program, you will learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, while working as a citizen scientist to collect information about the plants in our park. We will be offering this hike once a month at Sam's Point to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Loop Road. Along this roughly one-mile route, you will encounter a variety of flowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees which change as you move up in elevation. This program is recommended for children over the age of eight, but everyone is welcome to join us. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Wed 31 Mar
Guided Loop around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us for this three-mile hike to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way back to the Visitor Center, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. If enough snow is present, participants are welcome to use snowshoes. Snowshoes are available for rent at the Sam's Point Visitor Center at the rate of $5 per person for the program. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rentals. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Fri 02 Apr
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Friday, April 2, 2021 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view the magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the Lake, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where we will discover some features left by the last glaciers. At the Lake, we will discuss the geologic process of how it was formed. Pack a lunch and sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.  Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of your immediate household. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required