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Sat 23 Jun
Discovering the Long Path Photo Exhibit at Sam’s Point
Saturday, June 23, 2018 until Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

“Discovering the Long Path” is a photo exhibit that displays the beauty of the 347-mile Long Path, “New York’s Greatest Trail”. Photographer Steve Aaron captured images from various sections of the Long Path by taking day hikes along the trail. He shot images from the George Washington Bridge to John Boyd Thacher State Park near Albany. Steve photographed the Palisades, Harriman State Park, the Schunemunk Mountains, the Basha Kill, the Shawangunks, Catskills and the northern reaches of the trail near Mine Kill State Park and Vroman’s Nose. Steve’s images capture the diversity of the trail from its highest point at Slide Mountain to the lowest point along the Hudson River at Piermont. Many of Steve’s pictures feature the Shawangunks in and near Sam’s Point Preserve. Stop in the Sam’s Point Visitor Center to enjoy these beautiful photos! Pre-registration is NOT required.
Sat 23 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, June 23, 2018 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. Pre- registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: June 18th.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: June 21st.
Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 1, 2018 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: June 26th.

Registration: Required
Fri 06 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Friday, July 6, 2018 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: July 1st.

Registration: Required
Sun 08 Jul
Citizen Science! Fire Plot Vegetation Monitoring at Sam’s Point
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

In April 2016, a wildfire burned over 2,000 acres at Sam's Point. Sam's Point is home to a globally rare ecosystem, and we are very interested to see how it will respond to the fire over time. Will it ever look the same? Will different plants find a new home here? There are twenty plots in various locations at Sam's Point and we need your help to monitor them. If you are interested in science, plants, learning new skills, or volunteering to help out the Park Preserve, this program is for you! No previous knowledge is required. Participants must wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty, and bring plenty of food and water. This program is recommended for individuals over the age of twelve. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal 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 14 Jul
Citizen Science Plant Hike at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

When do the flowers bloom? When do the leaves fall? We are very curious to find out! In this program, you will learn all about phenology, the study of how plants and animals change throughout the seasons, while working as a citizen scientist to collect information about the plants in our park. We will be offering this hike once a month at Sam's Point to monitor seasonal changes in plants along the Loop Road. Along this carriage road, you will encounter a variety of flowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees which change as you move up in elevation. This program is recommended for children over the age of eight, but everyone is welcome to join us. 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 15 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 15, 2018 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: July 10th.

Registration: Required
Wed 18 Jul
Fire Ecology Walk and Talk at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Are you fascinated by fire? Are you interested in how the recent 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. 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. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Jul
Berry Picking on the Berry Picker Trail at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 21, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Enjoy the huckleberries and blueberries along this adventurous, strenuous hike. This approximately ten-mile hike will traverse mostly carriage roads, with about two miles on a narrow, rocky footpath including some steep, challenging sections. Participants must wear appropriate shoes and bring a backpack with plenty of water, snacks, and lunch. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal 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 21 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Saturday, July 21, 2018 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: July 16th.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:15 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. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Pre-registration deadline: July 17th.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 Jul
.: Berry Bonanza! Drop in Celebration at Sam’s Point
Saturday, July 28, 2018 until Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th

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 27-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 is NOT required.