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Sat 11 Jul
Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way to the lake, 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. 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 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 25 Jul
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 25, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger, for this three-mile loop walk to view 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 process of how the lake was made. 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 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
Wed 29 Jul
Fire Ecology Walk at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Are you fascinated by fire? Are you interested in understanding how the 2016 wildfire affected the plants and animals at Sam's Point? Learn about Sam's Point's unique fire-dependent ecosystem on this interpretive three-mile hike on the Loop Road with Becca Howe, Interpretive Ranger. We will explore the landscape to examine fire-adapted species and to compare and contrast forests where fire has been suppressed and reintroduced. 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 require by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required