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Sat 28 May
Guided Hikes at Sam’s Point
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area

Join Sam's Point staff for a quick, one-mile, interpretive hike to Sam's Point Overlook at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Participants will want to bring comfortable hiking shoes, water, and a snack. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is not required. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however reservations to get into Sam's Point are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L

Sun 22 May
Slower Pace Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, May 22, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, 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: May 17th. Reservations to get into Sam's Point are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sat 21 May
Geographical Observations at Sam’s Point
Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Standing at over 2,240 feet, Sam's Point Overlook is a beautiful vista that provides sweeping views of the valley below. Are you curious to know what you are looking at? Stop by to speak with a park staff member, who will be stationed at the overlook during this time, who will point out major landmarks visible in the landscape below. Binoculars will be available to use for an even closer look. For directions, please stop by the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however reservations to get into Sam's Point are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Sat 21 May
Slower Paced Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, May 21, 2022 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, 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: May 16th. Reservations to get into Sam's Point are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L
Mon 16 May
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Monday, May 16, 2022 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
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, approximately six-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, 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: May 11th. Reservations to get into Sam's Point are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: https://bit.ly/3uPj21L