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Sat 06 Jan
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, January 6, 2018 until Saturday, March 31, 2018 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 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, and work with you until you are ready to confidently head out on your favorite trail. 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 25 Feb
Preschoolers in the Park: Winter Wonderland at Sam’s Point
Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Bring your preschoolers and join Laura Davis, Interpretive Ranger, for a fun-filled morning exploring the wonderful world of winter! We will read a story, do a craft or two, and play a game. We will be inside for most of the time, but if weather allows we will venture outside to build a snowman. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Mar
Indian Rock Snowshoe at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 3, 2018 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Sam's Point Educators for an interpretive hike starting at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. From there we'll hike past the scenic vista at the Sam's Point Overlook and then make our way around Lake Maratanza. At Indian Rock, we'll enjoy beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. During this almost five mile hike, we'll traverse woods, roads and a rocky footpath featuring a bog bridge. Most of the terrain is fairly level with some short steep sections. Please bring a lunch, water, and appropriate clothing for the weather. 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. 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. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Mar
Project FeederWatch at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 10, 2018 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Become a Citizen Scientist and help us learn more about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam's Point Visitor Center! At the end of winter, we will send our data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help other scientists learn about these birds as well. During the program, we will use binoculars to observe birds and learn how to identify them as they visit our feeders. Then we will make starter feeders for you to take home so you can continue your observations in your own yard. This program is recommended for beginner and experienced bird watchers of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

re-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 17 Mar
Maple Sugaring Basics at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 17, 2018 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Bring your family and join Nick Martin and other Park Educators at the Sam's Point Area to learn about one of our favorite sugary treats! We will explore the history and process of maple sugaring while learning how to identify the correct trees and how to use traditional tools to tap a tree and collect sap. This program is recommended for families with children ages 6 to 12, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Mar
It Wears the Buckhorns from Across the Way: A Magical Journey into the Sky Realm for Adults at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Learn about Sam’s Point as a Sacred Site. In this walking tour Evan Pritchard (Grandfather Chipmunk) will start with a noon ceremony, then lead us upwards into the mythic realm of the ancestors, those who once lived in rock shelters along the trail, to what we call Sam’s Point. We will again do a ceremony at the perched boulder and sing ancient songs of blessing. Hikers will learn about local native geography, trails and place names (such as Ioskawasting), Algonquian cosmology and culture, intentional fires, rock shelters, faces of Manitou in the rocks, and much more. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Mar
Feed the Birds! at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 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 during the colder months. We'll use pine cones to make a delicious treat for the birds that you can hang in trees near your house. After the craft, we will learn about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam's Point Visitor Center, and we'll submit our observations to Project FeederWatch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Mar
Hike to Verkeerder Kill Falls at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join David Hendler, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Educator 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 the dwarf pitch pines 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. 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. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 31 Mar
Feed the Birds! at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 31, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 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 during the colder months. We'll use pine cones to make a delicious treat for the birds that you can hang in trees near your house. After the craft, we will learn about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam's Point Visitor Center, and we'll submit our observations to Project FeederWatch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required