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Sun 13 Jun
Family Nature Hike
Sunday, June 13, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park

Bring the whole family and check out the native and invasive plant-life of Lake Erie State Park on this naturalist-led hike. All ages are welcome, leashed dogs as well. Meeting location will be the Woodland Trail at 1pm. Call (716) 386-3165 x204 or email matt.romanyk@parks.ny.gov to register.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Registration: Required
Fri 18 Jun
Sunset Hike
Friday, June 18, 2021 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
Take a walk through Lake Erie State Park at sunset and learn about plants and other natural oddities. All ages welcome, leashed dogs as well. Meeting location will be the recreation hall at 8:30pm. Weather dependent. Call (716) 386-3165 x204 or email matt.romanyk@parks.ny.gov to register.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.
Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Family Nature Hike
Saturday, June 19, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
Learn more about Lake Erie State Park's plants and critters during a guided hike with Allegany State Park naturalist Michael Taraboletti. All ages are welcome, leashed dogs as well. Rain or shine, so dress for any weather. Meeting location will be the pavilion near the recreation hall at 1pm. Call (716) 386-3165 x204 or email matt.romanyk@parks.ny.gov to register.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.
Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jun
GVGSP PASSPORT SELF-GUIDED HIKE SERIES – Oakland Rd to Short Tract Rd (Wegmans Hike Number 10)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Start at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436. (42.578161, -77.971220) (2 miles, 1 mile to trail marker round trip)

Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVGSP) is offering hikes that are part of Wegmans' Eat Well, Live Well "Passport to Family Wellness" program, designed to help employees and area residents get moving and enjoy healthier, better lives. The hikes vary in distance and cover sections in the northern, middle and southern portions of the Greenway. For each hike, there is a trail marker where a crayon or pencil can be used to create a rubbing in the Passport booklet. Participants may submit six rubbings for Wegmans coupons or ten rubbings for a chance to win a New York State Empire Passport. The Empire Passport provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's State parks and recreational facilities. Wegmans Passport booklets are available at Wegmans locations near the Greenway, the Letchworth State Park Visitor Center, the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway office in Mt. Morris and Livingston Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Office. The self-guided interpretive hike series will include the history of the Genesee Valley Greenway and the town in which the hike is located. Each hike will be set up with interpretive signs and information for the entire month. Depending on the length of the hike, they will take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Sun 13 Jun
Springtime Walk – Lee’s Landing Trail
Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Lower Falls Restaurant parking area. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 16 Jun
Brooks and Brambles – DeGolyer Road to Castile Entrance
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Castile Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Family Springtime Walk
Saturday, June 19, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC (1 hour, 1mile)

Join us as we discover what's growing, singing, crawling, emerging or changing in our springtime woods and fields.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 23 Jun
Brooks and Brambles – Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Castile Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
Crepuscular Walk – First full moon of summer
Thursday, June 24, 2021 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Archery Field Overlook. Will caravan. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Mushroom Foray
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Rochester Area Mycological Foray annual bolete foray. Meet at St Helena upper shelter. (6 hours, foray in various nearby sites)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Family Dragonfly Walk
Saturday, June 26, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Trout Pond. (1 hour)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jun
Crepuscular Walk – Fireflies by the River
Sunday, June 27, 2021 07:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot. (2+ hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Jun
Brooks and Brambles – Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Perry Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 hours, 2 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jun
GVGSP PASSPORT SELF-GUIDED HIKE SERIES – Oakland Rd to Short Tract Rd (Wegmans Hike Number 10)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Letchworth State Park

Start at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436. (42.578161, -77.971220) (2 miles, 1 mile to trail marker round trip)

Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVGSP) is offering hikes that are part of Wegmans' Eat Well, Live Well "Passport to Family Wellness" program, designed to help employees and area residents get moving and enjoy healthier, better lives. The hikes vary in distance and cover sections in the northern, middle and southern portions of the Greenway. For each hike, there is a trail marker where a crayon or pencil can be used to create a rubbing in the Passport booklet. Participants may submit six rubbings for Wegmans coupons or ten rubbings for a chance to win a New York State Empire Passport. The Empire Passport provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's State parks and recreational facilities. Wegmans Passport booklets are available at Wegmans locations near the Greenway, the Letchworth State Park Visitor Center, the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway office in Mt. Morris and Livingston Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Office. The self-guided interpretive hike series will include the history of the Genesee Valley Greenway and the town in which the hike is located. Each hike will be set up with interpretive signs and information for the entire month. Depending on the length of the hike, they will take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Sun 13 Jun
Springtime Walk – Lee’s Landing Trail
Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Lower Falls Restaurant parking area. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 16 Jun
Brooks and Brambles – DeGolyer Road to Castile Entrance
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Castile Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Family Springtime Walk
Saturday, June 19, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

HNC (1 hour, 1mile)

Join us as we discover what's growing, singing, crawling, emerging or changing in our springtime woods and fields.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 23 Jun
Brooks and Brambles – Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Castile Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
Crepuscular Walk – First full moon of summer
Thursday, June 24, 2021 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Archery Field Overlook. Will caravan. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Mushroom Foray
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Rochester Area Mycological Foray annual bolete foray. Meet at St Helena upper shelter. (6 hours, foray in various nearby sites)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Family Dragonfly Walk
Saturday, June 26, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Trout Pond. (1 hour)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jun
Crepuscular Walk – Fireflies by the River
Sunday, June 27, 2021 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot. (2+ hours, 1 mile)

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Wed 30 Jun
Brooks and Brambles – Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Perry Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (4 hours, 2 mile)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Hike to the Hatchery
Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take a hike with us! Enjoy a leisurely stroll to the fish hatchery where we will explore what we see in nature along the way. Once at the hatchery, we will take a tour to learn about the trout raised there and the history of hatchery operations at Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside, with exception of Clubhouse Tours. $4 per person, cash only.

If you would like to register for a program with a group, please call 631-581-1072 to schedule a private program.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Guided Hike to…. The Nature Loop Trail
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take a walk on your own (one mile) and meet us at the fish hatchery! Once up there, we will explore the nature loops behind the hatchery complex. Listen to the flowing streams as we walk over bridges, duck under trees and explore the wetlands that are home to many creatures.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside, with exception of Clubhouse Tours. $4 per person, cash only.

If you would like to register for a program with a group, please call 631-581-1072 to schedule a private program.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jun
Guided Hike to…. Slade Pond
Sunday, June 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take a walk with us to explore less visited sites of Connetquot River State Park Preserve! Enjoy the fresh summer air on a hike east, with a destination of Slade Pond.

Due to the Covid-19 safety parameters, space is limited. Reservations are required. Masks are mandatory. All programs are outside, with exception of Clubhouse Tours. $4 per person, cash only.

If you would like to register for a program with a group, please call 631-581-1072 to schedule a private program.

Registration: Required
Wed 16 Jun
Walk with a Biologist
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Take an hour-long hike with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society's Education Coordinator, Lindsey Reisz an hour-long guided hike through Hallock State Park Preserve. The guided walk will explore the various habitats in the Preserve, search for wildlife, and discuss the current environmental issues and what we can do to help.

Please email education@amseas.org to register. Sponsored by Parks and Trails New York.

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
The Beach Walk
Saturday, June 26, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Walk along the beautiful shorefront of the Preserve for 1 mile to find seashells, seaweeds and view spectacular cliff formations!

All events meet in upper parking lot, parking fee is $8.00. Rain cancels the program. Reservations required by calling (631) 315-5475 for details, info.

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jun
Walking Along Long Island Sound
Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

On this nature walk we will visit diverse habitats in Hallock State Park, from woodlands to freshwater ponds to the rocky shore of Long Island Sound. We'll keep an eye out for wildlife large and small, learn about some of the plants of the preserve, and check for shells along the beach. Families are most welcome to join us for this entertaining and informative stroll.

For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment.org.

Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
A Walk Under the Strawberry Moon
Thursday, June 24, 2021 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Golden Hill State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us for a walk at Golden Hill State Park, located along the shore of Lake Ontario. We will enjoy the sunset and welcome the Strawberry Moon! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sun 20 Jun
Adventure Hike
Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Whirlpool State Park
(716) 282-5154

Hike down into the Niagara Gorge, lunch on the whirlpool flats, and explore the remnants of a stopover station from the Great Gorge Route Trolley. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Fri 25 Jun
GORGEous Sunsets
Friday, June 25, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Whirlpool State Park
(716) 282-5154

The Niagara Gorge and sunsets are beauties on their own, but together they are indescribable. Watch rays of light cascade along the gorge as the sun sets behind the escarpment. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sun 13 Jun
Mountain Laurels on Mossy Glen Footpath Hike at Minnewaska
Sunday, June 13, 2021 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Mid-June is the best time to walk amongst the gorgeous mountain laurel blossoms and Mossy Glenn Footpath is one of the nicest routes to hike to see this show. Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, will lead this four-mile round trip hike along the quietly babbling edges of the Peter's Kill stream and through the cool hemlock forests and tropical-feeling rhododendron stands of the Mossy Glen Footpath. This trail does include some tricky footing, but the return trip along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road is an easy stroll. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Mountain Laurel Hike on Hamilton Point Carriage Road and Rainbow Falls Footpath
Saturday, June 19, 2021 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Come along for an approximately eight-mile outing to Hamilton Point and beyond, traveling on a combination of picturesque carriage roads and footpaths. This hike will take participants on the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Hamilton Point Carriage Road, Castle Point Carriage Road, Rainbow Falls Footpath, and Upper Awosting Carriage Road. The footpath section of this hike features a few sections of trail with steep, rocky, narrow footing, with two short rock scrambles, which some may find challenging. All participants should come well prepared with appropriate footwear and food and water to sustain themselves for the duration of the hike. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Tue 22 Jun
Tuesday Trek: Flowers and the Sky Lake: Scenic Rainbow Falls Footpath Loop Hike at Minnewaska
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Vanessa Pagano, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator for a most scenic walk along Upper Awosting and Castle Point Carriage Roads and a section of the remote Rainbow Falls Footpath. It's the best time of year to experience the burst of showy, pink, umbrella-shaped flowers that bloom on the mountain laurel bushes. Our seven-mile, round-trip route features the best of this annual show and also offers stunning views of Lake Awosting, the largest of the sky lakes, from a rocky, cliff-top ledge. Our return trip along Castle Point Carriage Road has fabulous views out over the Wallkill Valley all the way back. Participants should come prepared to spend the entire day on the trail, wearing good walking shoes and bringing all the food, water and gear that they will need. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jun
Monthly Poetry Club at Minnewaska
Sunday, June 27, 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Vanessa Pagano, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator for a meeting of the monthly poetry club for both beginner and seasoned poets. Each outing will focus on a different poem style or theme. We will take a two-to-four-mile hike for inspiration, making stops along the way to observe our surroundings, write, and share our work. The hiking trail will be chosen the day of the program, after meeting at the Visitor Center. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to nine individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sun 13 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Area
Sunday, June 13, 2021 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice 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 four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to 14 individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum of six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline: June 8th
Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Art in the Park at Sam’s Point
Saturday, June 19, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

June is a great time to see many flowers in bloom at the park. Join Rebecca Howe-Parisio, Interpretive Ranger for a relaxed three-mile walk to Lake Maratanza, where we will enjoy lunch and explore the Mountain Laurel blooming through the power of art. We will provide paper and crayons for drawing. Pack a lunch and we will sit on the shore to enjoy a mid-day picnic. This program is suitable for children between the ages of five to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to 15 individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their 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
Sun 20 Jun
Father’s Day Loop Walk for Families around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Dylan Medici, Student Conservation Association Ecosystem Stewardship Assistant, for a 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 legal guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to 15 individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Mon 21 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Area
Monday, June 21, 2021 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice 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 four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to 14 individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum of six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline: June 16th
Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jun
Hike to the Shingle Gully Area
Sunday, June 27, 2021 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice 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 four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to 14 individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum of six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline: June 22nd.
Registration: Required
Wed 30 Jun
Geology Hike around Lake Maratanza at Sam’s Point
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Becca Howe-Parisio, 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 it was formed. 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 12 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
Fri 02 Jul
Hike to the Shingle Gully Area
Friday, July 2, 2021 09:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice 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 four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to ten individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum of six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline: June 27th
Registration: Required
Sat 10 Jul
Indian Hill Hike
Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Take a break from the ordinary and accompany the Rangers on the Indian Hill loop hike. This moderate four-mile hike is perfect for both beginner and intermediate hikers looking for a more challenging hike. Indian Hill is not as well-known as our more popular trails, and the area provides fantastic views of the park in a more serene setting. It also boasts some of the largest and oldest oak trees which can be found in the park! We will meet at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center and carpool to the site as a group. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure to bring water and snacks.

Registration is mandatory, please call (845) 351-5907. Due to COVID restrictions, this hike is limited to 15 participants. Masks are required if social distancing is not possible.

Registration: Required
Sat 14 Aug
Sterling Lake Loop Hike
Saturday, August 14, 2021 10:00 AM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Enjoy this 4-mile trail around Sterling Lake, located right behind the Visitor Center. It is an easy/moderate hike and should take between 2-3 hours to complete. Along the way hikers will enjoy historic remaining structures of the iron industry, some predating the revolutionary war. Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for weather conditions; bring water and a snack.

Registration is mandatory, please call (845) 351-5907. Due to COVID restrictions, this hike is limited to 15 participants. Masks are required if social distancing is not possible.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Jun
Geology Walk: A Step Back in Time
Sunday, June 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Pre-registration by phone required!

What are rocks but hints and clues about the past?! Join us on this hike in the park to learn about a tumultuous time in Earth's history when the smell of salty sea water combined with sulphurous volcanic steam. Discover how the closing of an ocean caused the earth to tremble and create the conditions for the wacky rocks we have today to form.

Program will be held on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 11am. This program is designed for adults, age minimum of 14. $2/ person.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Masks must be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Jun
Hike the Park- Tour of Dunham Reservoir
Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Pre-registration by phone required!

Take a hike around Dunham Reservoir on this 4-mile mid-day trek. Bring a lunch to enjoy halfway. This hike is rated as moderately strenuous and best for those ages 10 and up.

Program will be held on Sunday, June 20th, at 10:30am. Best for those 10 and up. $2/ person.

Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

  Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Masks must be worn when six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.

Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, June 24, 2021 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Pre-registration by phone required!

Step outside at night in the park. Learn about nocturnal animals, the beginnings of our moon, and more. Join us on this full moon program.

Program will be held on Thursday, June 24th, at 9pm. $2/ person, $5 for families of 3 or more. Ages 8 and up.

Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Please note that programming capacity is limited to meet COVID-19 safety requirements. Masks must be worn when six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.

Registration: Required
Fri 25 Jun
Family Sensory Walk
Friday, June 25, 2021 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

This approximately 25-minute educator-led walk for families with young children will encourage exploration and mindfulness as we use our senses to discover many of the hidden natural wonders on the Homestead's property. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all adults must be accompanied by a child; please leave your pets at home. These experiences are free, but reservations are required. Due to social distancing requirements, we are strictly capped at 20 people per group. All participants above the age of 2 must wear a mask. Rain or Shine.
Registration: Required
Sat 26 Jun
Environmentalists on Olana: Rise and Shine Bird Walk with Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

This new series features local environmentalists and ecological stewards who lead walking tours of Olana, engaging participants and providing new insights into Olana's 250-acres. By connecting their expertise with Olana's physical landscape, each visiting environmentalist will provide a deeper understanding of Olana as not only an artist-designed landscape, but a resource for immersive explorations in our environment and appreciation of the natural world. This program is presented in conjunction with the collaborative exhibition, Cross Pollination: Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Our Contemporary Moment.

Rise and shine with Constitution Marsh Audubon Center staff for a guided bird walk around Olana. Participants will walk the perimeter of Church's landscape and learn more about the birds that will be calling the Hudson Valley home for the season. Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful tidal marsh located in Putnam County, New York, and serves as vital natural habitat in the Hudson River Estuary. It is situated on the east shore of the Hudson River, just south of the village of Cold Spring. The Center conducts nature education programs for visiting groups, bird studies, invasive species management, and habitat restoration efforts.

For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.

Sat 26 Jun
Family Explorer Tour
Saturday, June 26, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-6938

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! During this tour for all ages, families are invited to discover Olana's artist-designed landscape. Explore Olana on an outdoor walk filled with familyfriendly discussion, activities, and art-making prompts. For families with children ages 5 and up. $10 per adult; $5 for members (free for children 12 and under).

For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751- 6938.

Thu 17 Jun
Sunset Hike at Rockwood
Thursday, June 17, 2021 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come join us for a Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Maximum 30 PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Face coverings are required at all events as is 6 feet social distancing. Please dress according to weather conditions. Please bring water. We will gather at the main Kiosk. We will leave ON TIME. Parking lot is right below Phelps Hospital, off 117. Across the street from the parking lot is the path that leads up to the park. Leashed-dogs welcome. In case of bad conditions, event may be cancelled, please watch for notices from Eventbrite, this can include overcast skies when we know there will be no visible sunset. Please register this event at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com Cost: FREE

PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE IS AT ROCKWOOD HALL ON PHELPS AV NEAR PHELPS HOSPITAL - - NOT AT THE MAIN PARK. DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!!

Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
Tree ID Hike with Flora Steward, Devyani Mishra
Thursday, June 24, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come join Flora Steward, Devyani Mishra, on a walk around the Swan Lake area as she teaches participants about trees and other plants in the area and providing tips on how to identify. SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID- 19 RESTRICTIONS. Maximum 15 PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Meet in the park courtyard outside the office.

Please register this event at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
Full Moon Hike “Strawberry Moon”
Thursday, June 24, 2021 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Tickets available on June 01, 2020 10:00 am ET

Every month we give hikers an opportunity to experience the Preserve after dark in our "Full Moon Hike" series. Please join us for this very popular and special event.

Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Please dress according to weather conditions. Please bring water. Dogs welcome. Meet park office courtyard. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This is a night hike, after the park has officially closed. Late-comers will not be allowed to enter the park after the group has departed. In case of bad conditions, event may be cancelled, please watch for notices from Eventbrite.

Please register this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. 20 PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Cost: FREE PLEASE NOTE: We must limit attendance at this event. Tickets are free and are on a first come first serve basis. If you do not get tickets this time, please sign up for the wait list as we almost always have cancellations. If you reserve tickets and then must cancel, please go to Eventbrite and cancel so those tickets will be shown as available to others who are wait listed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel. Cost: free
Registration: Required
Fri 18 Jun
Staatsburgh and Staatsburg: A Gilded Age Village walking tour
Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 90-minute walk in the village of Staatsburg will explore the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburg and its connection to the Mills family. Staff will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburg's vibrant past and the lasting legacy of Ruth and Ogden beyond the estate walls. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Cost: free
Sat 19 Jun
History Hidden in the Woods Guided Hike
Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

The woodland trails along the Hudson River near Staatsburgh include many historic structures that tell a story of the three 19th-century estates that were within what is now Mills and Norrie State Parks. Like so many other estates in the mid-Hudson valley, all three were connected to the powerful Livingston family. The 2-hour hike will start outside of Staatsburgh's museum shop door. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Cost: free

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel. Cost: free
Registration: Required
Thu 24 Jun
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: What You See and What You Don’t See
Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

A guided walk through the estate's grounds that explores how the landscape was designed to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of Staatsburgh's owners, while deliberately hiding the turn-of-the-century technology and labor that made the estate run. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit our Eventbrite page at www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Threatening weather will cancel. Cost: free
Registration: Required
Fri 25 Jun
Staatsburgh and Staatsburg: A Gilded Age Village walking tour
Friday, June 25, 2021 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

This 90-minute walk in the village of Staatsburg will explore the estate's close relationship with the nearby village of Staatsburg and its connection to the Mills family. Staff will discuss historic buildings and highlight hidden locations in the village that demonstrate Staatsburg's vibrant past and the lasting legacy of Ruth and Ogden beyond the estate walls. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Cost: free
Sat 26 Jun
History Hidden in the Woods Guided Hike
Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

The woodland trails along the Hudson River near Staatsburgh include many historic structures that tell a story of the three 19th-century estates that were within what is now Mills and Norrie State Parks. Like so many other estates in the mid-Hudson valley, all three were connected to the powerful Livingston family. The 2-hour hike will start outside of Staatsburgh's museum shop door. Reservations required; number of participants will be limited for social distancing. To make reservations, visit www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com. Cost: free

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Jun
Under Log Study
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

What lives underneath rotting logs and rocks? Find out on this fun observation hike. Participants are encouraged to wear hiking shoes. All ages welcome.

Program size is limited. Pre-registration required. Please call (315) 482-2479, between 8am-4pm Wednesday through Sunday, to register. Face coverings required.

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Jun
Guided Hike
Sunday, June 13, 2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animal and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be 2-3 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome!
Sun 27 Jun
Guided Hike
Sunday, June 27, 2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animal and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be 2-3 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome!
Sat 19 Jun
Under Log Study
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

What lives underneath rotting logs and rocks? Find out on this fun observation hike. Participants are encouraged to wear hiking shoes. All ages welcome.

Program size is limited. Pre-registration required. Please call (315) 482-2479, between 8am-4pm Wednesday through Sunday, to register. Face coverings required.

Registration: Required