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Sat 09 Jul
Drop-In Make Your Own Magic Wand at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 9, 2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Sam's Point Educators in making your very own magic wand! First, we'll go on a short walk, during which we'll learn all about tree identification and folklore. Then, we'll make our wands using sticks, leaves, rocks, and other craft materials that will be provided. This program is for all ages; all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sun 10 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 10, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 5.
Sat 16 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 16, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 11.
Sat 16 Jul
Learn Your Trees at the Cragsmoor Library
Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join the Sam's Point Educators for a lesson on tree identification. We will walk around the Library to look at the trees and learn how to use a field guide to key them out. This program is recommended for children aged six years old and up, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Cragsmoor Free Library. Pre-registration is required by calling Nancy Krum, Library Director at 845-647-4611 or by emailing nancy@cragsmoorfreelibrary.info
Sat 23 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 23, 2022 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 18.
Sat 23 Jul
Drop-In Ice Caves Tours at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Preserve Staff every half hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., for a guided tour of the Sam's Point Ice Caves. You'll get the inside scoop on how the Ice Caves were formed, as well as their cultural history. This program is recommended for anyone age six and older, with all children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the entrance to the Ice Caves. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sat 23 Jul
Drop-In Ice Caves Tours at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 23, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Preserve Staff every half hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., for a guided tour of the Sam's Point Ice Caves. You'll get the inside scoop on how the Ice Caves were formed, as well as their cultural history. This program is recommended for anyone age six and older, with all children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the entrance to the Ice Caves. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sun 24 Jul
Drop-In Ice Caves Tours at Sam’s Point
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Preserve Staff every hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., for a guided tour of the Sam's Point Ice Caves. You'll get the inside scoop on how the Ice Caves were formed, as well as their cultural history. This program is recommended for anyone age six and older, with all children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the entrance to the Ice Caves. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Wed 27 Jul
Junior Naturalists: Hike the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Park Educators for an adventurous hike to the Ice Caves at Sam's Point, where the air is always a comfortable 55 degrees Farrehneit, even during the height of the summer heat. This nearly four-mile hike includes one steep hill on a carriage road, but the reward of walking through the cool, dark, talus cave is worth the effort. While in the cave, educators will explain the geology of this unique natural area and why it's so special. The footpath section of this outing does include two primitive ladders and a steep stone staircase, which some may find challenging. Plan to bring food and lots of water and we'll have lunch on the trail. This program is recommended for families of all ages who are capable of hiking this distance and terrain. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Sat 30 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Explore Shingle Gully, where ice persists into summer in deep, crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet. It includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. To register, please visit http://samspoint.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration deadline: July 25.
Sat 30 Jul
Berry Extravaganza! Drop in Celebration at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
In summer, wild blueberries and huckleberries can be found growing along almost every trail at Sam's Point, providing a tasty snack for both wildlife and hikers alike. Can you identify these two berries? Stop by the picnic area at Sam's Point to try the berry taste- test and make your own berry holder to take with you on your hike. Join a Guide for a short walk to see remnants of berry picker shacks and learn about this interesting culture that once thrived here. The twenty-seven-minute documentary, "The Huckleberry Pickers: A Vanished Shawangunk Culture", will be shown in the Visitor Center throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sun 31 Jul
Berry Extravaganza! Drop in Celebration at Sam’s Point
Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
In summer, wild blueberries and huckleberries can be found growing along almost every trail at Sam's Point, providing a tasty snack for both wildlife and hikers alike. Can you identify these two berries? Stop by the picnic area at Sam's Point to try the berry taste- test and make your own berry holder to take with you on your hike. Join a Guide for a short walk to see remnants of berry picker shacks and learn about this interesting culture that once thrived here. The twenty-seven-minute documentary, "The Huckleberry Pickers: A Vanished Shawangunk Culture", will be shown in the Visitor Center throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L