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Sun 28 May
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, May 28, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Ice Caves 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 adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: May 23rd.

Registration: Required
Mon 29 May
Holiday Hike - Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam’s Point
Monday, May 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us for this three mile loop to view magnificent Lake Maratanza! On our way back toward 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. 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 recommended by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Mon 29 May
Holiday Hike - Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam’s Point
Monday, May 29, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us for this three mile loop to view magnificent Lake Maratanza! On our way back toward 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. 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 recommended by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.