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Sat 30 Oct
Trunk or Treat!
Saturday, October 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
Join us at Chipmunk Bluff campsite area for the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!   Expect to see some of the campsites decorated, as well as candy, fun and a hayride!
Sat 18 Dec
Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Saturday, December 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Wreaths Across America Ceremony will take place at Noon at the Post Cemetery. To sponsor a wreath or volunteer for our Post Cemetery go to:  www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Sat 23 Oct
Wicked Woods Campground Halloween Decoration Drive Thru
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Bring your goblins for a trip down Boo Blvd as Green Lakes State Park presents its annual Wicked Woods Campground Halloween Decoration Drive Thru Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.!
Thu 21 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours
Friday, October 22, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Join us for a candlelit ghost tour to celebrate the Halloween Season!  Tours occur at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th, 22nd and 23rd and 29th, 30th and 31st.

$20 per adult. 
Reservations Required.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Join us for a candlelit ghost tour to celebrate the Halloween Season!  Tours occur at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th, 22nd and 23rd and 29th, 30th and 31st.

$20 per adult. 
Reservations Required.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Mon 25 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Monday, October 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Tue 26 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Wed 27 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Thu 28 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours
Friday, October 29, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Join us for a candlelit ghost tour to celebrate the Halloween Season!  Tours occur at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th, 22nd and 23rd and 29th, 30th and 31st.

$20 per adult. 
Reservations Required.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours
Saturday, October 30, 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
Join us for a candlelit ghost tour to celebrate the Halloween Season!  Tours occur at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th, 22nd and 23rd and 29th, 30th and 31st.

$20 per adult. 
Reservations Required.
Registration: Required
Sun 31 Oct
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Sunday, October 31, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Mon 01 Nov
Mansion Tours Have Resumed
Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hyde Hall State Historic Site
(607) 547-5098

Daily through Halloween, reservations required.
Registration: Required
Thu 21 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 22 Oct
Home Ecologist – Legacy of Letchworth, The Man Who Always Does Right
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Museum. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, ½ mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Fri 22 Oct
Home Ecologist – Legacy of Letchworth, The Man Who Always Does Right
Friday, October 22, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Museum. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, ½ mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Sat 23 Oct
A Walk on the Wild Side – Dishmill Creek Area
Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 23 Oct
Saturday Nature Outings – Leaf Peeping Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 24 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Gardeau Section
Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Bear Hollow (#16) Trailhead on River Road between junction of Ridge and Frost Roads. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (6 hours, 5½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 27 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 28 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 30 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 30 Oct
Saturday Nature Outings – Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 30, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 31 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 31, 2021 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Mon 01 Nov
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, November 1, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493- 3680.

Mon 01 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Monday, November 1, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Mon 01 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Monday, November 1, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Wed 03 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 04 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 06 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – November Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 07 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 10 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Trestle Woods (Impressive White Oak & Sugar Maple)
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 12 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Fri 12 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Friday, November 12, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Sat 13 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 13 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – November Walk
Saturday, November 13, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 14 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sun 14 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Mon 15 Nov
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, November 15, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493- 3680.

Wed 17 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – St. Helena Woods (tallest tree in Park)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Upper St. Helena parking lot. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 17 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Wed 17 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Thu 18 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 19 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Full Moon Over Canyon
Friday, November 19, 2021 04:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2-3 hours, 1mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 20 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 20 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – November Walk
Saturday, November 20, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 21 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sun 21 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 24 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods (tallest pines)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 27 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 27 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – Waterfalls Walk
Saturday, November 27, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (2½ hours, 2½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 28 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Wed 01 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods (ancient hemlock grove)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 02 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 03 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Friday, December 3, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Fri 03 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Friday, December 3, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared toward home school families with children primarily 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Sat 04 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphry Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 04 Dec
Saturday Nature Outings – Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 4, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Mon 06 Dec
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Tue 07 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Tue 07 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Wed 08 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Pignut 150’+)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 09 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 11 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 11 Dec
Saturday Nature Outings – Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 12 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Wed 15 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Strivings Woods (forest ash 46”x136’)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 16 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+ . (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Thu 16 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Thursday, December 16, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Thu 16 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Thursday, December 16, 2021 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 18 Dec
47th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3625

Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 18 for territory assignment.
Sat 18 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sun 19 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Mon 20 Dec
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, December 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Tue 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 03:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (3 hrs, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 23 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 26 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Thu 30 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 21 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 22 Oct
Home Ecologist – Legacy of Letchworth, The Man Who Always Does Right
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Museum. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, ½ mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Fri 22 Oct
Home Ecologist – Legacy of Letchworth, The Man Who Always Does Right
Friday, October 22, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at the Museum. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, ½ mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Sat 23 Oct
A Walk on the Wild Side – Dishmill Creek Area
Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will caravan. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 23 Oct
Saturday Nature Outings – Leaf Peeping Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 24 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Gardeau Section
Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Bear Hollow (#16) Trailhead on River Road between junction of Ridge and Frost Roads. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (6 hours, 5½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 27 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 28 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 30 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 30 Oct
Saturday Nature Outings – Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 30, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 31 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 31, 2021 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Mon 01 Nov
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, November 1, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493- 3680.

Mon 01 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Monday, November 1, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Mon 01 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Monday, November 1, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Wed 03 Nov
Weekday Nature Walk – St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. (2 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 04 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 06 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – November Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 07 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part I
Sunday, November 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 10 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Trestle Woods (Impressive White Oak & Sugar Maple)
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Portageville Entrance Gate. Brush and uneven terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 12 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Fri 12 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Friday, November 12, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Sat 13 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 13 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – November Walk
Saturday, November 13, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 14 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sun 14 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part II
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Brushy areas and uneven & steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Mon 15 Nov
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, November 15, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493- 3680.

Wed 17 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – St. Helena Woods (tallest tree in Park)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Upper St. Helena parking lot. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 17 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Wed 17 Nov
Home Ecologist – Animal Habitats
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Thu 18 Nov
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 19 Nov
Crepuscular Walk – Full Moon Over Canyon
Friday, November 19, 2021 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (2-3 hours, 1mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 20 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 20 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – November Walk
Saturday, November 20, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 21 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sun 21 Nov
Big Tree Tour – Part III
Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Car tour and short walks. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Wed 24 Nov
Old Growth Forest Visit – Museum Woods (tallest pines)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Museum. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 27 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 27 Nov
Saturday Nature Outings – Waterfalls Walk
Saturday, November 27, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (2½ hours, 2½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 28 Nov
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Wed 01 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Dehgayasoh Valley Woods (ancient hemlock grove)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Brush and steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 02 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Fri 03 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Friday, December 3, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Fri 03 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Friday, December 3, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared toward home school families with children primarily 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Sat 04 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphry Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 04 Dec
Saturday Nature Outings – Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 4, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 05 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Mon 06 Dec
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3680

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Tue 07 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Tue 07 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Wed 08 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods (Pignut 150’+)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center. Steep terrain. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 09 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 11 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sat 11 Dec
Saturday Nature Outings – Pine Tree Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 12 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Wed 15 Dec
Old Growth Forest Visit – Strivings Woods (forest ash 46”x136’)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1-2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 16 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 12+ . (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Thu 16 Dec
Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey
Thursday, December 16, 2021 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. Families with children ages 6-12. (1½ hours, 1 mile)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682.

Thu 16 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon Over the Pond
Thursday, December 16, 2021 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 18 Dec
47th Annual Letchworth-Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3625

Interested persons should contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 18 for territory assignment.
Sat 18 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Sun 19 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Mon 20 Dec
Knee-High Naturalist Program
Monday, December 20, 2021 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center. (1 hour, on site)

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493-3680.

Tue 21 Dec
Crepuscular Walk – Solstice Sunset
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. (3 hrs, 2 miles)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Thu 23 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. HNC. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sun 26 Dec
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, December 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (10a-5p, on site)

(November 13 - April 30) This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.

Thu 30 Dec
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended 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.

Sat 23 Oct
GREAT JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR SAIL
Saturday, October 23, 2021 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Belmont Lake State Park

The 8th annual Great Jack-O'-Lantern Sail will take place at Belmont Lake State Park and features donated carved pumpkins which are lit and placed on boats that are pulled around the lake by kayaks at dusk. Children's activities include crafts, games, trick-or-treat stations and a not-so-scary ‘Spooky Den'.

Date:               Saturday, October 23rd

Time:              3:00pm-6:00pm; 6:15pm – Pumpkin Sail begins

Location:        Belmont Lake State Park

Fee:                Free to public

Sat 23 Oct
Spooky Lantern Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a fun evening of walking through the park with only a lantern to light the way. See Caleb Smith in a whole new way after dark, while your guide tells some spooky stories! Lanterns are provided, but you may bring your own. No open flame lanterns please.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 06 Nov
Self-Guided Fall Nature Quest
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

You and your family can take in some of the beautiful fall foliage and have a spooktacular time finding all of the silly, spooky, and strange items on our scavenger hunt list. On this self-guided hike, you set the pace! We supply everything you need for this child friendly event.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 20 Nov
The "Trail Less Traveled" Walk
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy some refreshing autumn air as we embark on the red trail! This trail will take us all the way to the northeastern edge of the park, and offers beautiful woodland scenery! This is a moderate level hike with some hills. Bring water and good walking shoes/boots.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 04 Dec
Backpack Adventures
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

We are ready to go on a nature experiment adventure at Caleb Smith! And everything we need will be right on our backs! We will loan you a backpack filled with fun, interesting experiments that we will complete together as we explore the park!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 18 Dec
Take a Bird to Lunch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

With the cold months here, many birds have either been migrating south, or bulking up for the long winter ahead. Let's help by providing them with a good meal! Using natural materials, we will make bird feeders to hang in your yard to give the migrating birds, as well as the year long residents an extra boost!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 23 Oct
Spooky Lantern Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy a fun evening of walking through the park with only a lantern to light the way. See Caleb Smith in a whole new way after dark, while your guide tells some spooky stories! Lanterns are provided, but you may bring your own. No open flame lanterns please.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 06 Nov
Self-Guided Fall Nature Quest
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

You and your family can take in some of the beautiful fall foliage and have a spooktacular time finding all of the silly, spooky, and strange items on our scavenger hunt list. On this self-guided hike, you set the pace! We supply everything you need for this child friendly event.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 20 Nov
The "Trail Less Traveled" Walk
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Enjoy some refreshing autumn air as we embark on the red trail! This trail will take us all the way to the northeastern edge of the park, and offers beautiful woodland scenery! This is a moderate level hike with some hills. Bring water and good walking shoes/boots.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 04 Dec
Backpack Adventures
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We are ready to go on a nature experiment adventure at Caleb Smith! And everything we need will be right on our backs! We will loan you a backpack filled with fun, interesting experiments that we will complete together as we explore the park!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 18 Dec
Take a Bird to Lunch
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

With the cold months here, many birds have either been migrating south, or bulking up for the long winter ahead. Let's help by providing them with a good meal! Using natural materials, we will make bird feeders to hang in your yard to give the migrating birds, as well as the year long residents an extra boost!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Fri 29 Oct
South Shore Surf Fishing Tournament
Friday, October 29, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Captree State Park
Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament open to the public. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required and can be done by mail in or in person at State Park Headquarters by October 22nd or at Captree Bait, Tackle and Fuel by 9am October 30. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners
Dates:                         Friday, October 29th through Sunday, October 31st  
Times:                        Noon on Friday through Noon on Sunday 
Location:                    Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet Awards 
Ceremony:                 10/31 at Captree State Park, 12:30PM 
 Fee:                            $20 per participant
Sun 31 Oct
Fall Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approximately 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will savor autumn's colorful, leafy splendor. Some sitting on grass.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 13 Nov
History Hike
Saturday, November 13, 2021 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While the main purpose of this hilly, moderately paced 6-mile walk is to relax and socialize, we will make stops to discuss some spots of historic interest. Bring lunch and drinking water.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 27 Nov
Seashore Circular
Saturday, November 27, 2021 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

During this hilly moderately paced walk through fields and woods, on our way to leisurely, exploration of Caumsett's shore, we'll discuss geological and social factors that have influenced nature on Long Island. About a 4.5 mile walk. Bring water.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 11 Dec
History of Caumsett
Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this hilly, moderately long walk (approx. 2 miles), we will study the park's social, economic, architectural and political history. Some walking in long grass.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 26 Dec
Just a Hike
Sunday, December 26, 2021 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome there will be no formal discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity to relax, socialize, and enjoy the park's beauty. Bring lunch and drinking water. Some long grass.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Wed 27 Oct
Happy Halloween
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 07 Nov
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, November 7, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Wed 10 Nov
Animal ABC's
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Fri 12 Nov
Nature Trivia Night
Friday, November 12, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Test your trivia skills! Once signed up, rules and short videos will be sent to you to watch with your trivia team at home. Then, join us in person to see how much knowledge you've retained for three rounds of fun questions. Bring your own drinks and snacks to have while we compete for some silly & fun prizes.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 14 Nov
Harvest Hunt & Gather
Sunday, November 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Join us at the Preserve for a scavenger hunt! Follow clues and solve riddles while collecting items. Each of these items is a piece of a puzzle which you will create something with! Do you have what it takes to hunt and gather?
Wed 17 Nov
Turkey Time
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 21 Nov
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, November 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 27 Nov
Colonial Games
Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take a journey to the past and visit Colonial America! Leave that smart phone behind in modern times and test your coordination with a ball and cup. How far can you roll a hoop? Join us for these and many other fun games to test your skills! For age 8 and up.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Wed 01 Dec
Spikes & Shields
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Fri 03 Dec
Stories of the Stars
Friday, December 3, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Look up! Join us for a fun night all about constellations and the exciting mythological stories that go along with them. Dress for the weather and bring your own reclining lawn chair!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 05 Dec
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, December 5, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Wed 08 Dec
Welcome Winter
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 18 Dec
Weather Wizards
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Have you ever wondered how a cloud forms or why a tornado starts? Uncover weather secrets with activities and demonstrations.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 19 Dec
Clubhouse Tours
Sunday, December 19, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 23 Oct
Beach Walk and Clean Up
Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Join the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society for a walk and clean-up along the Preserve's beach on Long Island Sound.  Along the way, we will look for signs of local wildlife and pick up debris before it can harm marine life.  Beach clean-up supplies will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own gloves. 

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

Registration: Required
Wed 27 Oct
Walk with a Biologist
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Take an hour-long hike with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society's Education Coordinator, Lindsey Reisz 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 30 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Autumn Bird Walk - some southbound birds are still migrating through Long Island while winter birds in as well as the typical year-round birds. Sparrows, hawks, and waterfowl should be found about the waters and forest trails of the Preserve! Bring binoculars for a 2.5-mile walk through trails of the Preserve.

All programs meet in the Upper Parking Lot, unless noted! Rain cancels, $8 parking fee, call (631) 315-5475 for info and reservations.

Sat 30 Oct
Beach Walk and Clean Up
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

In honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day, join the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and the Group for the East End for a walk and clean-up along the Preserve's beach on Long Island Sound.  Along the way, we will look for signs of local wildlife and pick up debris before it can harm marine life.  Beach clean-up supplies will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own gloves. 

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

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

A look at the Park's trees and how to identify them by using bark, seeds, leaves and buds! Learn differences between hickories, oaks, cedars and many more.

All programs meet in Upper Parking Lot, unless noted! Rain cancels, $8 parking fee, call (631) 315-5475 for info and reservations.

Sat 13 Nov
Passport to Parks
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Join us as we hike on trails less traveled! At the hike, you will receive a "passport" booklet. For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park for your booklet. Reservations for this hiking series are taken two weeks prior to program date.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 20 Nov
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, November 20, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

A 3-mile walk through fields, forest and pond areas to find wintering species of birds. Bring binoculars.

All programs meet in Upper Parking Lot, unless noted! Rain cancels, $8 parking fee, call (631) 315-5475 for info and reservations.

Sun 12 Dec
Passport to Parks
Sunday, December 12, 2021 01:00 PM
Shadmoor State Park
(631) 581-1072

Join us as we hike on trails less traveled! At the hike, you will receive a "passport" booklet. For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park for your booklet. Reservations for this hiking series are taken two weeks prior to program date.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 24 Oct
Seaside Lantern Walk
Sunday, October 24, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

See the beach in a whole new light as we round the point of Sunken Meadow State Park with only lanterns to guide the way! We will pause along the way for some Long Island historical scary stories!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 30 Oct
Changing Season
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 13 Nov
Colorful Critters
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Fri 19 Nov
Full Moon Hike
Friday, November 19, 2021 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Tonight is not just any full moon! In the wee hours of the morning, a lunar eclipse will be visible! Whether you stay up late to watch the big event or not, come on down the to beach for a walk by moonlight. Together, we'll test out our night vision and discover some fun facts about the moon!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 20 Nov
Shapes
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 28 Nov
Backpack Adventures
Sunday, November 28, 2021 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

We are ready to go on a nature experiment adventure at Sunken Meadow! And everything we need will be right on our backs! We will loan you a backpack filled with fun, interesting experiments that we will complete together as we explore the park!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 04 Dec
Counting Critters
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 05 Dec
Where Did Everybody Go?
Sunday, December 5, 2021 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Winter is almost here, and you might have noticed fewer animals around! Don't worry, they haven't disappeared! Join us for a walk around the park as we discover some clever and resourceful ways animals survive the colder months.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 11 Dec
Snowflakes
Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sun 19 Dec
Welcome Winter Walk
Sunday, December 19, 2021 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
(631) 581-1072

From marshland to forest, join us for a stroll through Sunken Meadow State Park as we welcome in winter! The temperature should be crisp, so dress for the weather!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

- To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search for #NatureEdventures.

- Please note: program reservations for Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and Caumsett Historic Park Preserve are taken over the phone.

Sat 23 Oct
Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970

Rain date: 10/30, 11am-3pm

Join us for the 7th annual Harvest Festival! Activities include pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, apple bobbing, face painting, a puppet show, crafts, games, and more!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-festival-registration-165540009625

Tue 26 Oct
Tot Time Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970

They're back! Every Tuesday we will explore a new nature theme with crafts, activities, story time, short walks, and lots of free play! Ages 0-4, indoor/outdoor.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tot-time-tuesdays-registration-165554858037

Sat 30 Oct
Nature Nightmares Hike
Saturday, October 30, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970

Prepare to be terrified by this creepy hike through the woods. Includes a 1-mile hike, weather permitting. The guides will light your way, but we recommend you bring your own flashlight!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-nightmares-hike-registration-166338704543

Sat 30 Oct
Nature Nightmares Hike
Saturday, October 30, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970

 Prepare to be terrified by this creepy hike through the woods. Includes a 1-mile hike, weather permitting. The guides will light your way, but we recommend you bring your own flashlight!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-nightmares-hike-registration-166338704543

Sat 23 Oct
Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 605-3970

Rain date: 10/30, 11am-3pm

Join us for the 7th annual Harvest Festival! Activities include pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, apple bobbing, face painting, a puppet show, crafts, games, and more!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-festival-registration-165540009625

Tue 26 Oct
Tot Time Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 605-3970

They're back! Every Tuesday we will explore a new nature theme with crafts, activities, story time, short walks, and lots of free play! Ages 0-4, indoor/outdoor.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tot-time-tuesdays-registration-165554858037

Sat 30 Oct
Nature Nightmares Hike
Saturday, October 30, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 605-3970

Prepare to be terrified by this creepy hike through the woods. Includes a 1-mile hike, weather permitting. The guides will light your way, but we recommend you bring your own flashlight!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-nightmares-hike-registration-166338704543

Sat 30 Oct
Nature Nightmares Hike
Saturday, October 30, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 605-3970

 Prepare to be terrified by this creepy hike through the woods. Includes a 1-mile hike, weather permitting. The guides will light your way, but we recommend you bring your own flashlight!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-nightmares-hike-registration-166338704543

Sun 24 Oct
Fall Festival
Sunday, October 24, 2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Marsha P. Johnson State Park (East River State Park)
Celebrating autumn with games, scavenger hunts, and more!

3:00pm - Special Guest story time featuring Drag Queen Story Hour NYC

4:00pm - Bird Migration Walk

4:30pm - Costume Contest (wear your costumes!)
Thu 21 Oct
Bike Loans
Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Fri 22 Oct
Bike Loans
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sat 23 Oct
Bike Loans
Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sat 23 Oct
Glide and Ride Class for Kids
Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
It's never too late to learn how to ride a bike. Our instructor will teach kids 12 and under, the techniques to get rolling.

Registration opens every Monday for that week


We ask that you:

* Accompany your child and bring an official ID (government issued with photo & address). We'll hold onto it until the bikes and helmets are returned.

* Wear a helmet (yours or ours)

* Have patience

*Be prepared to progress at your own speed because we know everyone learns at a different pace

* Follow COVID-19 safety protocols: social distance, wear a mask, use hand sanitizer provided

Please report to the Bike Library at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, near the entrance along Hendrix Creek.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Oct
Bike Loans
Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sun 24 Oct
Fountain Environmental Education Center
Sunday, October 24, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Drop by the Fountain EE center between 2pm and 4pm to play trivia, do crafts, and learn about the park's history and ecology.
Wed 27 Oct
Fishing Frenzy
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Learn to fish on Penn Pier throughout October! No experience needed, all materials provided. 1 hour sessions, fishing is catch and release. 

All programs are FREE. All ages are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit our eventbrite page to reserve your spot: SCSPevents.eventbrite.com
Registration: Required
Thu 28 Oct
Bike Loans
Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Fri 29 Oct
Bike Loans
Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sat 30 Oct
Bike Loans
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sat 30 Oct
Glide and Ride Class for Kids
Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
It's never too late to learn how to ride a bike. Our instructor will teach kids 12 and under, the techniques to get rolling.

Registration opens every Monday for that week


We ask that you:

* Accompany your child and bring an official ID (government issued with photo & address). We'll hold onto it until the bikes and helmets are returned.

* Wear a helmet (yours or ours)

* Have patience

*Be prepared to progress at your own speed because we know everyone learns at a different pace

* Follow COVID-19 safety protocols: social distance, wear a mask, use hand sanitizer provided

Please report to the Bike Library at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, near the entrance along Hendrix Creek.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
2nd Annual Treats on the Trails
Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Candy, crafts, and more along the trails! 

Stations throughout the Penn side of the park. 

Costumes encouraged!
Sun 31 Oct
Wild Walks
Sunday, October 31, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Take a guided walk of the park and learn about the different wildlife we see!

Sun 31 Oct
Bike Loans
Sunday, October 31, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thursdays - Sundays, Weather permitting (Weather hotline (718) 277-2420 ext. 6)

First Ride Out - 10am

Last Ride Out - 4pm or 1 hour before last entry into park

We offer on-line reservations on the hour, from 10am - 4pm via the links below.

FountainBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 950 Fountain Avenue

PennBikeLibrary.eventbrite.com located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue

Sun 31 Oct
Fountain Environmental Education Center
Sunday, October 31, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Park
Drop by the Fountain EE center between 2pm and 4pm to play trivia, do crafts, and learn about the park's history and ecology.
Fri 22 Oct
A Stroll Along the Gorge
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Take in familiar views through the years changing environment. Enjoy crisp air with family and friends on this gorgeous walk. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 23 Oct
Fall Foliage Dog Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Join us for a walk with your furry friend. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Wed 08 Dec
I Bird NY
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
(716) 549-1050

Our parks offer incredible birding opportunities for all ages. Join us each season as we explore a different park and learn about local birds. This is an excellent walk to brush-up on bird I.D for the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Wed 08 Dec
I Bird NY
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

Our parks offer incredible birding opportunities for all ages. Join us each season as we explore a different park and learn about local birds. This is an excellent walk to brush-up on bird I.D for the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Sun 07 Nov
A Dose of Nature: Forest Therapy
Sunday, November 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Buckhorn Island State Park
(716) 282-5154

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the forest with a certified Nature Forest Therapy guide. Awaken your senses, be in the present, slow down and reconnect with nature. You will be guided through a series of innovations /prompts to help you connect with your senses and the environment. The walk will blend time for solitude in nature with some light sharing. We will vary between wandering, sitting, and standing to cover no more than a mile. The walk will conclude with tea (not provided) under the trees.

For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Wed 10 Nov
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk-through Buckhorn Island to enjoy the fall season.

For information and registration call (716) 549-1050

Sat 11 Dec
Evangola Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our annual Evangola Christmas Bird count! We will be birding as a group and both veteran and beginner birders are invited to join. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Mon 13 Dec
Wish Upon A Shooting Star
Monday, December 13, 2021 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fort Niagara State Park
(716) 282-5154

Winter stargazing during the biggest meteor show of the year, the Geminids. On a cool and crisp night catch a glimpse of this wonder, and gaze at the stars above. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 06 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D Hike
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Take a hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help identify trees even after they have lost their leaves! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Sat 06 Nov
Lilliputian Wonders
Saturday, November 6, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enter the world of all that is small as we explore species seldom seen. Bring a hand lens if you have one! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Sun 19 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for annual Knox Farm Christmas Bird count! We will be birding as a group and both veteran and beginner birders are invited to join. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Sun 19 Dec
Evergreen Envy
Sunday, December 19, 2021 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Come explore nature's Christmas trees as we unravel the mystery of why evergreens stay ever-green. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Sat 11 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 11 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 18 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 18, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 18 Dec
Jingle Falls Walk
Saturday, December 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and discover Niagara Falls State Park as it starts its transition into a wonderous winter wonderland. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 06 Nov
Fun Facts and Falling Foliage
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Reservoir State Park
(716) 282-5154

Come out for a stroll on the accessible path around Reservoir State Park! Enjoy the crisp air and embrace the November weather. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 26 Nov
Opt Outside Hike
Friday, November 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Opt outside this black Friday and explore one of the last remaining sand dune environments along Lake Erie! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Fri 31 Dec
Last Day Hike
Friday, December 31, 2021 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the final Lake Erie sunset of 2021, as we get ready to welcome the new Year. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Fri 22 Oct
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, October 22, 2021 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-1255

Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during October. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library parking area. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Tue 26 Oct
Last Early Morning Birders for 2021 at Minnewaska
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 08:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 888-2333

2021 marks the return of this ever-popular program, led by Scott Baldinger, well-known Hudson Valley birder. Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Scott or other experienced birding volunteers. Participants should bring binoculars and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive 15 minutes PRIOR to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 8:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve, which opens to the general public at 9:00 am. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Main Entrance. This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Scott Baldinger at 845-888-2333 with any questions.
Fri 29 Oct
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, October 29, 2021 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-1255

Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during October. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library parking area. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sun 31 Oct
Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Minnewaska for Families
Sunday, October 31, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Bring the family and start your Halloween celebrations at Minnewaska! Join us for Halloween-themed activities, including mask-making and a half-mile, scavenger hunt, hike to look for unusual things hiding along the trail. Costumes are encouraged! This program is recommended for children between the ages of five and twelve, but all are welcome, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Participants should come prepared with water, snacks, and appropriate footwear. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Thu 04 Nov
Minnewaska Homeschoolers: The Story of the Wild Turkey
Thursday, November 4, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join other homeschoolers to learn about the importance of the American wild turkey throughout human history. From its significance to native people, to its role as the symbol of Thanksgiving, to the success of conservation efforts over the past decades. We will make pinecone turkeys to take home! The program will end with a short hike to look for signs of turkeys and other birds. This program is recommended for children over the age of nine, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings are always welcome to join the program. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Minnewaska Visitors Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Personalized Seed Engraving with Sergey Jivetin
Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Artist Sergey Jivetin will create a limited number of customized seed engravings for people who would like to bring sentimental seeds and share a relevant story. For this first-come, first-served program, you must sign up in advance for your 45-minute timeslot. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. The deadline to register for this event is Monday, October 18.
Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Be a Citizen Scientist at Sam’s Point
Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 01:00 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! Be a scientist for the day and help Sam's Point staff monitor seasonal changes in our plant communities. During this family program, we'll observe and identify blooming, fruiting, and budding native plants along a three-mile loop hike around Lake Maratanza. This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of eight, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Participants should come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Costume Parade to Sam’s Point
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Dress up in your Halloween costume and join the parade! We will walk one-mile, round trip, in style to the Sam's Point Vista. This program is recommended for all ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Halloween Happenings
Saturday, October 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Celebrate Halloween with us at Sterling Forest. Learn about the not so spooky world of bats, and build a bat box of your very own! Also, get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating. It will be a spooktacular time. All are welcome – come join us for some family fun. Parental supervision is required.

Registration is mandatory, please call (845) 351-5907. Due to COVID restrictions, this event is limited to 25 participants. Masks are required if social distancing is not possible.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Focus Tour: Battlefield Burials
Saturday, October 23, 2021 03:30 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site – At the Caretakers House 30 Caretakers Rd, Hoosick Falls, NY 

Join us for a discussion of battlefield burials. Single and mass burials falling within the state historic site will be considered in context for this abbreviated walking tour, which will gather on the grounds of the Caretakers House. When the tour is over, join us for jack-o'-lantern carving. 

Rain date: 10/30/21

Sat 23 Oct
Workshop: Jack-o'-lantern Carving
Saturday, October 23, 2021 05:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Join us for pumpkin carving under the program tent! Pumpkins will be provided. Guests are asked to bring their own carving tools. Pumpkins will be provided. RSVP suggested. E-mail david.pitlyk@parks.ny.gov or call 518-860-9094. 

Rain date: 10/30/21.

Sat 23 Oct
Outdoor Movie Screening
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site - At the Caretakers House 30 Caretakers Rd, Hoosick Falls, NY

*This will be a scary one, so this program is recommended for guests 13 and up.* Bring a snack, some lawn chairs and a blanket & join us under the stars for the screening of a scary movie suitable for the season. Licensing restrictions prevent us from disclosing the title ahead of time, but guests are encouraged to call (518-860-9094) or e-mail ahead of their visit (david.pitlyk@parks.ny.gov). This program is cancelled in the event of rain.

Sat 23 Oct
Haunted Histories at The Forts
Saturday, October 23, 2021 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site

Murders by deranged lovers, torturous drownings, shadowy figures in the barracks and sea monster sightings...join us and you'll hear all about them at our haunted tour of Forts Crown Point and St. Frédéric.

Enjoy the cool autumn air as you learn about the sordid details of a past that will make your skin crawl and your mind wonder.

Hot Cider and doughnuts at 5:30, tour at 5:45.

Bring your flashlight, meet us outside the museum, and follow our storyteller around the grounds as they tell the bone chilling tales of Crown Point!

FREE. All ages welcome.

Fri 29 Oct
Haunted Histories at The Forts
Friday, October 29, 2021 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site

Murders by deranged lovers, torturous drownings, shadowy figures in the barracks and sea monster sightings...join us and you'll hear all about them at our haunted tour of Forts Crown Point and St. Frédéric.

Enjoy the cool autumn air as you learn about the sordid details of a past that will make your skin crawl and your mind wonder.

Hot Cider and doughnuts at 5:30, tour at 5:45.

Bring your flashlight, meet us outside the museum, and follow our storyteller around the grounds as they tell the bone chilling tales of Crown Point!

FREE. All ages welcome.

Sat 23 Oct
Stellar Spiders!
Saturday, October 23, 2021 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Do spiders give you the heebie-jeebies? Come learn about why spiders are a super species and nothing to be scared of! We will also be making a spider craft to take home. Great for families and children!

Limit 15 people for in-person programs

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Nature’s Creepy Mystery Trail
Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Take a walk on the Nature Center Trail and discover cool and creepy natural objects and oddities along the way. Use the clues to complete the challenge and win a prize! Wear your Halloween costume if you like. This fun (not scary) program is appropriate for all ages.

Limit 15 people for in-person programs

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
School House Tour at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 6, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Ever wonder what it was like to attend school in the early 1900's? We'll take a walk back in time to visit a historic one-room schoolhouse. Trade your markers and computers for ink and quills and prepare for a mini lesson on ‘The Three R's'. Call 518-872-0800 to register
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Animal Adaptations: Mammals at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join us to explore how our wild animal neighbors can live where they do, and how they survive and thrive! We will be examining a variety of species, fur, skulls, bones, and tracks to gain an understanding of their unique adaptations. Plus taking a short walk to see where one of our local mammals call home! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Nov
Project FeederWatch at Thacher Nature Center at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, November 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Interested in learning to identify birds? Ever wonder how you can help scientists conserve birds just by watching out your window? Come learn about Project Feederwatch! Develop new birding skills or brush up while learning how scientists use observations from citizen scientists like you. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Nov
Turtle Talk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet the two live animal ambassadors at Thacher Nature Center! Learn about their amazing adaptations and what makes them unique. What do turtles eat? Do they have teeth? Can they leave their shells? Let's find out! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Wed 24 Nov
Trail Trek at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Take an adventure with Environmental Educator and explore the Nature Center trails! The beginning of winter may seem bleak- but the lack of leaves makes observing animals and birds much easier! Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Dec
Holiday Craft Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed). Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
Sat 04 Dec
Holiday Open House at Thacher Visitor Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the peaceful beauty of Thacher Park. Join friends around the fireplace, enjoy live music, make a holiday craft, and relax with hot drinks and sweet treats. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed)
Sun 05 Dec
Holiday Craft Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed). Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
Sat 11 Dec
Signs of Wildlife at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Ever wonder where all the wild animals are in winter? You may not see them, but if you observe closely enough, you can find the signs they've left behind. Learn all about these ‘wildlife signatures' and go outside and look for signs of our wild neighbors! We'll even try to build our own shelter in the woods! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 12 Dec
Winter Tree Identification at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Learn to identify trees in winter! Leaves aren't the only way to tell trees apart. Take a walk and learn to use bark to identify trees. We'll also talk about how trees can be used to read the landscape. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Dec
Winter Birds and Bird Feeder Craft at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Make a pinecone bird feeder to give as a gift or hang in your yard. We will explore ways birds have adapted to winter survival, view birds at our observation window. Come prepared to explore the wintry world of our feathered friends! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 23 Dec
Winter Break Walk to High Point at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike to high point! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape and enjoy the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Full Moon Wolf Walk
Friday, October 22, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Are you enamored by wolves? Do these ancestors of dogs fascinate you with their characteristics so like man's best friend? Do you also love Halloween and bats? Join Alpha Dual Adventures as the couple talks about their favorite animals—wolves and bats!

This program will be held on Friday, Oct 22nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Ages 7 and up. $2/person, $5/family. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Registration: Required
Wed 27 Oct
Halloween After School Series
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Do you have a child that loves Halloween? What about one that loves doing science experiments, building things, or watching things explode?! This Halloween after school series has something for everyone.

Wednesday, Oct 6th: Pumpkin Explosions– carve pumpkins and then see a potion erupt out of their mouth!

Wednesday, Oct 13th: Pumpkin Decay– why do pumpkins rot, are there ways to prevent it?

Wednesday, Oct 20th: Fall Colors– the leaves are changing! What causes it? Discover for yourself.

Wednesday, Oct 27th: Build a Bat Box– learn about bats and build a bat house of your very own!

Programs will be held on Wednesdays in October from 4:00pm-5:30pm. $5 per child per session. Must be accompanied by an adult. Any age child welcomed, best for ages 7-12. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Bat Campfire Program
Friday, October 29, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Halloween is practically here! Come out and make s'mores and learn more about the world's only flying mammal! Those who attend will learn about what bats like to eat, what bats are common in New York, and also about bats around the world.

The program will be held on Friday, Oct 29th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Ages 4 and up. $2/person, $5/family.

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

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Fall Fun Day
Saturday, October 30, 2021 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Do you love Fall and Halloween? So do we! The festivities will include activities about bats, s'mores, crafts, pumpkin painting, costume contest, and more!

A family friendly movie will start at 6pm in the parking lot. We cannot release the title but check our Facebook page for a hint. Don't miss out on this special event!

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct 30th. The festivities will be from 3-5:45pm. The drive-in movie will start in the parking lot at 6pm. $3 per person, ages 3 and under free. No registration.

Sun 31 Oct
Owl Chat
Sunday, October 31, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Pre-registration by phone suggested.

Join us to learn about what our resident barred owl, Patch, eats, how she hears, and what she really looks like under all that fluff! Owls have long been considered wise animals. Gain some wisdom and knowledge at this program.

This program will be held on Sunday, Oct 31st from 1-2:30pm. Any age. No charge.

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

Thu 21 Oct
The Wild Women of Rensselaer County
Thursday, October 21, 2021 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex

Join Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan for this illustrated lecture on the Wild Women of Rensselaer County. Suffrage, anti-suffrage, education, labor and temperance are but a few of the historic subjects associated with famous women like Emma Willard and not so famous women like Julia Blanche Stover Clum and Evanetta Hare. These "wild women" made an impact on our county, state and nation and their legacy is still in evidence today.

Tue 26 Oct
Mohawks and the Dutch in the Mohawk Valley
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex

This talk takes a close look at relations between the Mohawk People and the Dutch settlers who arrived at their borders in the early 1600's. Focusing on experiences in the Mohawk Valley, it looks at Mohawk and Dutch trade relations, their alliance in war and peacemaking, some family connections and other lasting impacts of their partnership. We will also discuss the ongoing legacy of those relations beyond the end of the Dutch colonial era, and the Mohawks' return to the Valley today.

Paul Gorgen is a writer and researcher from the Mohawk Valley. He is currently writing about Colonial and Indigenous history in the Valley, drawing on his own family history back to the Mohawk people and the early Dutch and German immigrants to the region. Recent publications include several articles on the Mohawks and the Palatine Germans, including one in Plotzlich Da, a book on German emigration history published by the Deutches Auswanderhaus Museum in Bremerhaven, Germany. His article on Clarissa Putman and Molly Brant appeared in the journal Iroquoia in 2017, and his paper on Mohawk relations with the Dutch in the Mohawk Valley, the subject of this talk, was published this year as a chapter in the book Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America by SUNY Press.

Thu 28 Oct
Memory and Celebration: Examining the 1929 Sesquicentennial of the Sullivan Clinton Campaign
Thursday, October 28, 2021 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex

Join Mary Alexander, Curator of Education at the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie as she discusses the 1929 sesquicentennial celebration of the Sullivan Clinton Campaign. The Sullivan Clinton Campaign was a major Revolutionary War event in which thousands of troops were sent by General George Washington to central and western New York. The troops were sent with the express purpose of wiping out the villages, homes, and crops of the Haudenosaunee "Iroquois" Confederacy. This scorched earth campaign wrought havoc on the land and people; complicating an already difficult set of circumstances in the region. We will examine how the original historical event was viewed 150 years later, in 1929, when the Village of Canajoharie, and much of central and western New York, set about on a series of commemorations of the military event. To better understand this, we will look at materials from the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library's permanent collection including artwork, newspaper articles, and photography. We will look at the legacy of the 150th celebration and the impact of this celebration - that is still visible throughout the built landscape of our region.

Sat 30 Oct
Autumn Bike Tour – NYS History Month
Saturday, October 30, 2021 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Wrap up NYS History Month with Katy from Schoharie Crossing. She will lead a bike ride along the historic towpath along "Clinton's Ditch" and then the enlarged canal from the Visitor Center to Yankee Hill Lock, with a return on the Empire State Trail.

Ride will include 3 miles on grass towpath and 2 miles on paved biketrail. That's 5 miles to add to your Canalway Challenge goal!

While the grass towpath is well maintained and mostly flat, there are sections that include bumps and small ups or downs. We recommend a mountain bike or road bike with tires for such terrain. Narrow wheels and slicks will make this trek not so much fun. Please dress for the weather and bring an appropriate bike so that you are comfortable enough to enjoy this tour with us!

COVID protocols apply when not able to socially distance

Sat 23 Oct
Stellar Spiders!
Saturday, October 23, 2021 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park

Do spiders give you the heebie-jeebies? Come learn about why spiders are a super species and nothing to be scared of! We will also be making a spider craft to take home. Great for families and children!

Limit 15 people for in-person programs

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Nature’s Creepy Mystery Trail
Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park

Take a walk on the Nature Center Trail and discover cool and creepy natural objects and oddities along the way. Use the clues to complete the challenge and win a prize! Wear your Halloween costume if you like. This fun (not scary) program is appropriate for all ages.

Limit 15 people for in-person programs

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
School House Tour at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 6, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Ever wonder what it was like to attend school in the early 1900's? We'll take a walk back in time to visit a historic one-room schoolhouse. Trade your markers and computers for ink and quills and prepare for a mini lesson on ‘The Three R's'. Call 518-872-0800 to register
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Animal Adaptations: Mammals at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join us to explore how our wild animal neighbors can live where they do, and how they survive and thrive! We will be examining a variety of species, fur, skulls, bones, and tracks to gain an understanding of their unique adaptations. Plus taking a short walk to see where one of our local mammals call home! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Nov
Project FeederWatch at Thacher Nature Center at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, November 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Interested in learning to identify birds? Ever wonder how you can help scientists conserve birds just by watching out your window? Come learn about Project Feederwatch! Develop new birding skills or brush up while learning how scientists use observations from citizen scientists like you. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Nov
Turtle Talk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Meet the two live animal ambassadors at Thacher Nature Center! Learn about their amazing adaptations and what makes them unique. What do turtles eat? Do they have teeth? Can they leave their shells? Let's find out! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Wed 24 Nov
Trail Trek at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park

Take an adventure with Environmental Educator and explore the Nature Center trails! The beginning of winter may seem bleak- but the lack of leaves makes observing animals and birds much easier! Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Dec
Holiday Craft Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed). Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
Sat 04 Dec
Holiday Open House at Thacher Visitor Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the peaceful beauty of Thacher Park. Join friends around the fireplace, enjoy live music, make a holiday craft, and relax with hot drinks and sweet treats. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed)
Sun 05 Dec
Holiday Craft Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed). Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
Sat 11 Dec
Signs of Wildlife at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Ever wonder where all the wild animals are in winter? You may not see them, but if you observe closely enough, you can find the signs they've left behind. Learn all about these ‘wildlife signatures' and go outside and look for signs of our wild neighbors! We'll even try to build our own shelter in the woods! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 12 Dec
Winter Tree Identification at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Learn to identify trees in winter! Leaves aren't the only way to tell trees apart. Take a walk and learn to use bark to identify trees. We'll also talk about how trees can be used to read the landscape. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Dec
Winter Birds and Bird Feeder Craft at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Make a pinecone bird feeder to give as a gift or hang in your yard. We will explore ways birds have adapted to winter survival, view birds at our observation window. Come prepared to explore the wintry world of our feathered friends! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 23 Dec
Winter Break Walk to High Point at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike to high point! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape and enjoy the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Friday, October 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Friday, October 22, 2021 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Friday, October 22, 2021 08:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518)537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518)537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Saturday, October 23, 2021 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Saturday, October 23, 2021 08:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Friday, October 29, 2021 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Friday, October 29, 2021 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Fri 29 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Friday, October 29, 2021 08:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Saturday, October 30, 2021 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Saturday, October 30, 2021 07:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Legends By Candlelight Ghost Encounters
Saturday, October 30, 2021 08:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Teenagers bringing a Ouija Board to a historic site? What could possibly go wrong? In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of "ghosts" from Clermont's past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

Visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o'-lanterns; hand carved by the museum's staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. As the entire event is outside it is suggested to dress for the weather. Tickets go on sale for the is event on October 4, 2021. Three encounters will be given each night at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are required for this event and no walk ins will be allowed. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518) 537-4240

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
Herb-Infused Candles
Saturday, November 6, 2021 01:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

In this workshop, we'll use dried herbs (grown at the park!) and beeswax to create aromatic and colorful home-made candles. These all-natural candles are the perfect addition to your self-care routine, and they make a great gift as well. Learn this timeless skill and use it year after year for homemade holiday gifting! Bee sure not to miss out on this annual workshop! Perfect for ages 8+

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors.

Visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sun 07 Nov
Mrs. Livingston, I Presume?
Sunday, November 7, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join the last matriarch of Clermont, Alice Delafield Clarkson Livingston (or at least someone who claims to be her) as she reminisces about her childhood, her daughters when they were young, and her time at Clermont.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Cedar, Seed Pods, and Sumac: Crafting Winter Centerpieces
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Clermont SHS has a rich history of Livingston family gatherings. Whether you're planning on getting together with family for the holidays or you're having an intimate celebration of your own, adding a winter centerpiece to your home makes all of the days seem merry and bright. Get a jumpstart on your holiday decorating or gift-making! Join floral designers Kristen Trowbridge and Julia Zamboni of Roots and Stems in creating custom long-lasting, fragrant centerpieces using natural materials such as evergreen branches, seed pods, sumac, pinecones, berries, and more! Fun for all ages!

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Cedar, Seed Pods, and Sumac: Crafting Winter Centerpieces
Saturday, November 13, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Clermont SHS has a rich history of Livingston family gatherings. Whether you're planning on getting together with family for the holidays or you're having an intimate celebration of your own, adding a winter centerpiece to your home makes all of the days seem merry and bright. Get a jumpstart on your holiday decorating or gift-making! Join floral designers Kristen Trowbridge and Julia Zamboni of Roots and Stems in creating custom long-lasting, fragrant centerpieces using natural materials such as evergreen branches, seed pods, sumac, pinecones, berries, and more! Fun for all ages!

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Nov
Inside/Out House Tour
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Take a walk with one of Clermont's docents around the Mansion. Learn about the rooms inside the house from the outside. This exciting tour takes you deep into the lives of the Livingstons and the people who toiled at Clermont.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Nov
Inside/Out House Tour
Sunday, November 14, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Take a walk with one of Clermont's docents around the Mansion. Learn about the rooms inside the house from the outside. This exciting tour takes you deep into the lives of the Livingstons and the people who toiled at Clermont.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Nov
The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join one of Clermont's interpreters for a walk-and-talk tour of Clermont's grounds. The tour will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution, culminating in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear stories of the residents of the manor—the Livingston family, the enslaved people, local Palatine tenants and free holders. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Nov
The Livingstons and Their Community in the Revolutionary War
Sunday, November 21, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join one of Clermont's interpreters for a walk-and-talk tour of Clermont's grounds. The tour will discuss the important role Clermont and the Livingston family played during the American Revolution, culminating in the British army assault on Clermont in 1777. Hear stories of the residents of the manor—the Livingston family, the enslaved people, local Palatine tenants and free holders. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Nov
Inside/Out House Tour
Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Take a walk with one of Clermont's docents around the Mansion. Learn about the rooms inside the house from the outside. This exciting tour takes you deep into the lives of the Livingstons and the people who toiled at Clermont.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Nov
Inside/Out House Tour
Saturday, November 27, 2021 02:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Take a walk with one of Clermont's docents around the Mansion. Learn about the rooms inside the house from the outside. This exciting tour takes you deep into the lives of the Livingstons and the people who toiled at Clermont.

Please note: Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance outdoors. There is no charge for the event, but visitors must register in advance at https://www.friendsofclermont.org/events

Registration: Required
Fri 01 Oct
Tour of Bannerman’s Island
Friday, October 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
(845) 831-6346

Month of October, Thursdays through Sundays

Take a cruise to Bannerman's Island and enjoy a tour with professional tour guides. Hike the island's trails, enjoy the historic gardens and visit the Bannerman Island museum and visitor center. $40 Adult, $35 children – Includes; Cruise to Bannerman Island, tour and concerts on Third Sundays. For tickets visit www.bannermancastle.org

Wed 01 Sep
Red Barn Discovery Center
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Friday, October 29, 2021
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Red Barn Discovery Center - Reservations

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays through October

10-11:30am and 2-3:30pm

Each 90-minute session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. Advanced reservations are required. Due to social distancing requirements, we are strictly capped at 15 people per group, including children and infants. If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel or change this event, you will be notified by email. Private Red Barn Discovery Center experiences are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, May through October. Free admission.

Fri 22 Oct
Family Sensory Walk
Friday, October 22, 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. Rain or Shine.
Sat 23 Oct
Play Days @ Jay (Farm Market)
Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

On Saturdays during our Farm Market, stop by the Play Days @ Jay booth for a fun activity or craft.
Sat 23 Oct
John Jay Homestead Farm Market
Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
The farm market is open every Saturday, May - October, on the beautiful and historic John Jay Homestead; hosting local farms, bakers, artisans and food vendors. Products include seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, prepared foods & sauces, baked breads treats, and so much more for you to enjoy! We offer a convenient and safe locale in our beautiful barnyard for shopping. Come support local farms and businesses at John Jay Homestead!
Sat 30 Oct
John Jay Homestead Farm Market
Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
The farm market is open every Saturday, May - October, on the beautiful and historic John Jay Homestead; hosting local farms, bakers, artisans and food vendors. Products include seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, prepared foods & sauces, baked breads treats, and so much more for you to enjoy! We offer a convenient and safe locale in our beautiful barnyard for shopping. Come support local farms and businesses at John Jay Homestead!
Sat 30 Oct
Play Days @ Jay (Farm Market)
Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

On Saturdays during our Farm Market, stop by the Play Days @ Jay booth for a fun activity or craft.
Fri 05 Nov
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party
Friday, November 5, 2021 05:30 PM
Lake Taghkanic State Park
(518) 851-3631

The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours. More info at https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/

Registration: RSVP is required at least one day beforehand.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jun
FALLEN by Jean Shin
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 08:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

FALLEN invites viewers to reflect on the cultural history of the Hudson Valley region and the life of the eastern hemlock tree that once stood on Olana's East Lawn. Artist Jean Shin presents a site-specific work installed on Olana's East Lawn through October 31. This public work is a part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." When visiting, please touch but do not climb on the artwork. FREE and open to all.
Tue 01 Jun
“Memento Mori Mandalas” by Portia Munson
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021 08:00 AM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

On view daily 8 AM - sunset through October 31, 2021

In her flower mandala series, Munson memorializes bird, animal, and insect life that has come into harsh contact with man, highlighting the shifting climate and the associated stresses that pollution and modern, industrialized life have on natural places and wildlife. This public work is part of Olana's larger 2021 collaborative exhibition, "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment." FREE and open to all.

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Jun
Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment
Saturday, June 12, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Presented at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site

Please join us to experience this new exhibition exploring the theme of "cross pollination" in art and the environment from the 19th century to the contemporary moment. The project stems from the artist Martin Johnson Heade's 19th century painting series of hummingbird and habitats and includes major paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and contemporary art by Nick Cave, Jeffrey Gibson, Paula Hayes, Maya Lin, and more. "Cross Pollination: Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Our Contemporary Moment" was created by Thomas Cole National Historical Site, The Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Its tour is organized by Crystal Bridges. To learn more visit https://www.hudsonriverskywalk.org/crosspollination

Sat 23 Oct
Family Explorer Tour
Saturday, October 23, 2021 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 751-0344

Learn about the artistic adventures of Frederic Church while taking a journey of your own! Discover Olana's designed landscape and unique architecture on an outdoor walk filled with family-friendly 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).
Tue 26 Oct
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Tue 02 Nov
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Tue 09 Nov
Virtual Young at HeART: Memoir as Sight and Sound
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 06:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
(518) 567-2170

Please visit the following link to read the full event description: click here

Just as acclaimed 19th-century artist Martin Johnson Heade captured visual and aural stimuli on canvas, so are the senses essential to the craft of memoir. In this six-week course, participants will each craft a memoir essay of 1,500 words and will consider such essential topics as: the narrative arc, describing a setting, creating a reliable narrator, and writing dialogue.

$200 person, $150 members. Limited capacity; Advanced registration required at OLANA.org. Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170. During the COVID-19 crisis, The Olana Partnership will refund registration before this program upon cancellation for any reason. Please note that The Olana Partnership reserves the right to cancel this program due to extreme weather or other dangerous conditions.

REGISTER: https://tickets.olana.org/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=4036

Sat 30 Oct
Weir Tours
Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Less than a half mile and two hours.
Wed 03 Nov
Weir Tour
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 04:30 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Less than a half mile and two hours. Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. [Leader: Pete Dispensa - participant limit: 15]<
Registration: Required
Wed 10 Nov
Weir Tour
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 04:30 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Less than a half mile and two hours. Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. [Leader: Pete Dispensa - participant limit: 15]<
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Weir Tour
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Less than a half mile and 2 hours. Less than a half mile and two hours. Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. [Leader: Aram Aslanian-Persico - participant limit: 15]
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Nov
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Easy, small group, open-air 2 mile/2 hour (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567, GPS Coordinates: 41°13′34"N 73°51′21"W (may be parking fee). The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks; and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. [Leader: Sara Kelsey - participant limit: 20]
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Hike with Mike
Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Enjoy a hike guided by our historian, Michael Miernik, and learn about the natural and human history of the Preserve. The walk will start and end at the Visitor's Center courtyard, venturing from Swan Lake to Bedford Road, about 4-5 miles round trip. Leashed dogs are welcome. Make sure to bring water with you. The hike will continue in light rain; however, in the event of heavy rain, the hike will be canceled and a full refund will be issued. You will be notified via email the day before. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sun 24 Oct
Senior Hike
Sunday, October 24, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Preserve, "no rabbits, just turtles." The walk will be led by JoAnn Gisolfi, who has been leading hikes for the Appalachian Mountain Club for 25 years. You can expect to walk about 3-4 miles with a low to moderate gradient. This hike is tailored for seniors and only those who are vaccinated will be allowed to join. Bring water to drink and a snack to enjoy on the trail. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard. Leashed dogs are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the hike will be rescheduled for Sunday, October 31. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 10 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Sat 30 Oct
Fall Foliage: Identifying Native Trees in the Preserve
Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join naturalist, John McShane, for a tree identification walk around Swan Lake. Discuss some key skills on how to identify the native trees that occupy the Preserve and learn how and why the leaves change color in the fall. John taught a "Tree Identification" course at The New York Botanical Garden for many years and worked as a naturalist for several nature preserves in Westchester. Suggested for ages 10+. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard and bring water to drink. Leashed dogs welcome. Rain date: October 31st. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

Please register for all events through Eventbrite at https://rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com

Thu 04 Nov
Stargazing in the Preserve
Thursday, November 4, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing at the Preserve. You'll have the chance to view the night sky through a telescope and maybe even catch a glimpse of one of our planetary neighbors. Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard, followed by a short walk on the Overlook trail to our viewing location. Bring water to drink as well as a flashlight or headlamp. IMPORTANT: We leave promptly at scheduled times. This is a night hike, after the park has officially closed. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the park after the group has departed.

Rain date: TBD. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 20 people.

www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Registration: Required
Sun 07 Nov
Animal Tracking & Signs of Nature
Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Join Naturalist and Wilderness Educator, Stephen Sciame of Blue Campfire Experiences LLC, for a ~2 mile walk around Swan Lake and surrounding areas and learn how to read the signs of nature to interpret animal movement and behavior. This includes not only their tracks, but also their droppings, feathers, nests and burrows, and things like rub marks on trees from deer antlers, holes in trees from woodpeckers, and even things you can't see- like their sounds! Learn how to use these observations to your advantage in a survival situation.

Meet at the Visitor's Center courtyard and bring water to drink. No dogs please. Rain date: November 14. Cost: $5 + Eventbrite fees. Maximum: 15 people.

 www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Registration: Required
Mon 08 Nov
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, November 8, 2021 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Get to know our feathered residents! Join experts from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! We typically go rain or shine except if very low temperatures, heavy precipitation or high winds are forecasted and/or if travel is not advised. If so, you will receive a cancelation email two hours before the scheduled walk. SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Completed vaccinations are required to attend. Bring a mask in case of close contact with other visitors.

Cost: FREE. Maximum: 20 people.

Please register for this event at: https://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/

Registration: Required
Thu 11 Nov
Living Comfortably: Postural Therapy (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

As we prepare for winter and the sedentary lifestyle that accompanies the cold, it becomes increasingly important to be conscious of our posture and find ways to make ourselves more comfortable. Join Postural Therapist, Joey Zimet, for a relaxing and relieving group session (from the privacy of your own home) where you will learn exercises to improve posture and function. These methods are well-studied and based upon neuroscience, biomechanics, the myofascial system, and other variables. Treat yourself to some maintenance and self-care! This event is virtual; you will receive a link to join via Zoom. You do not need to be on camera to participate.

Cost: FREE. Registration required via Eventbrite. Maximum: 100 people.

PLEASE NOTE: If you reserve a ticket and cannot make it, please cancel your reservation through Eventbrite so the ticket may be made available to others who are wait-listed. Thank you for your cooperation. www.RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events

Registration: Required
Sat 20 Nov
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, November 20, 2021 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Get to know our feathered residents! Join experts from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! We typically go rain or shine except if very low temperatures, heavy precipitation or high winds are forecasted and/or if travel is not advised. If so, you will receive a cancelation email two hours before the scheduled walk. SUBJECT TO NY STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Completed vaccinations are required to attend. Bring a mask in case of close contact with other visitors.

Cost: FREE. Maximum: 20 people.

Please register for this event at: https://www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/

Registration: Required
Fri 01 Oct
Mansion Tours
Friday, October 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
(845) 889-8851

October 1 – October 31, 9:30AM – 5:00PM Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Mansion tours by advance reservation only. See the magnificent 79-room Gilded Age home of Ruth Livingston Mills, decorated with its original furnishings. To make reservations: https://millsfriends.org/

Cost: $6/Regular; $4/Seniors & Students; Children 12 & under are free.

Registration: Required
Fri 22 Oct
Qigong Over the Walkway
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

West Side Plaza

Event Organizer: Friends of the Walkway Over the Hudson & Kele Baker

The natural movement of water is a reflection of natural wellness within ourselves. We are healthiest and happiest when the body is relaxed and flowing like the tide of the river, and when the mind is quiet and deep like the sea.

By embodying the observable movements of nature through qigong, our body, mind, heart and spirit align with their own internal nature, helping us experience overall wellness and quality of life. The "meditative movement" practices of Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") combine easy, fun, flowing exercises, gentle breathing and meditation to help us relieve anxiety, release stress, and feel more energized and peaceful.

All practices can be done seated or standing, and are adaptable to suit individual comfort levels.

Everyone is welcome to participate.

These events are free for Walkway members, while non-members are asked to consider making a donation at the event ($5 suggested).

All proceeds support Walkway Over the Hudson and its mission to bring dynamic programs like this to the Hudson Valley community. For more information visit: https://walkway.org/event/qigong-on-the-walkway/2021-10-08/

Sat 23 Oct
BIKE NY
Saturday, October 23, 2021 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
(845) 834-2867

Event Organizer: BIKE NY

The Walkway Over the Hudson is excited to welcome back Bike NY and its over 2000 cyclists For more information on this event visit: https://www.bike.nyc/

Fri 29 Oct
Walkway at Night
Friday, October 29, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

ENJOY A FALL EVENING STROLL

On Friday, October 29, the Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization is pleased to welcome the community to enjoy amazing Hudson Valley views after dark from 212 feet above the Hudson River. With the stars hanging high in the sky and the Mid-Hudson Bridge twinkling in the distance, there is truly nothing like a moonlit evening on the World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge.

Everyone, including children, must reserve a ticket for entry by clicking on the 'Register' button above and check in at the appropriate gate upon arrival.

As always, Walkway members are welcome to attend at no cost. Non-members can register for $5. Members have been emailed a special discount code to use upon registration providing one complimentary admission to Individual members, and up to five complimentary admissions for Family members. To become a Walkway member and receive your discount code, visit join.walkway.org. Memberships start at just $40 and all proceeds support the Friends of the Walkway and our mission to host community events like Walkway at Night, add amenities to the park, undertake capital construction projects, support the volunteer Ambassadors, and much more.

We can't wait to see you on the Walkway!

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Oct
Luminary Hike
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Join us for our signature illuminated night hike! The fall woods transform into a magical landscape with moonbeams and trailside lanterns lighting the way. This self-guided hike takes place on half-mile North Field Loop.

+MEMBERSHIP MIXER: Members will be able to enjoy conversation, snacks, and refreshments in the classroom throughout the duration of the Luminary Hike. RSVP by 10/20.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Halloween Animals
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:30 AM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Bats, spiders, and rats are just a few animals that are considered to be scary animals, especially around Halloween. Discover why these animals are awesome and not scary!
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
Pinecone, Sumac & Cedar Wreath Workshop
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Bring holiday cheer to your front door with a handmade pinecone, sumac, and cedar wreath! Bring a pair of wire cutters and join us to make a natural wreath for the holidays. Preregistration is required. Class size is small for more personal instruction.
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Fairy Houses
Saturday, November 13, 2021 01:30 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Listen to a magical story of a young girl wanting to catch a glimpse of a fairy in the house she built for them. After the story is finished, we will find a special place in the woods to build fairy houses. Please dress for being outdoors.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Nov
Searching for Fall
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Fall is an exciting time of year! So much to see and explore. Stop in at the front desk to pick up a self-guided, fall scavenger hunt. When returning from your adventure, stop in for a prize!
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Nov
Frosty Fresh Air Hike
Saturday, November 27, 2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Take a hike on our trails and enjoy the crisp, fresh fall air. Share a picture on our Facebook page of you and your family to enter a drawing to win a private tour with a naturalist. Winner will be announced on December 4th. Trail maps are available at the kiosk by the parking lot and inside the Nature Center. Trails are open from sunrise until sunset.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 Dec
Natural Garland Workshop
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
(315) 482-2479

Come use all sorts of natural objects to create a beautiful garland you can hang on your tree or over your mantel this holiday season. Pick out what you want to use from the assortment of things we have collected, drill a hole in it, and string it onto wire. This is a craft loved by both men and woman! If you are able, please bring your own drill. Preregistration is required. Class size is small for more personal instruction.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 Dec
Holiday Bonanza
Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Come enjoy some holiday cheer at our Holiday Bonanza! There will be live music, local craft vendors, food, and holiday craft-making for both children and adults. Spend the day chatting with family and friends at this fun community event. It's a great way to kick off the holiday season!
Sat 18 Dec
Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Take a hike on our trails and play our Christmas scavenger hunt with a nature spin. Can you find all twelve? Stop in and give it a try.
Mon 25 Oct
Little Explorers – Creepy Creatures!
Monday, October 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Spiders and snakes and bats, oh my! Explore creepy creatures this week at our nature-themed story and playtime! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome!
Thu 28 Oct
Nature Book Club for Adults
Thursday, October 28, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join in for the next meeting of the Nature Book Club! Contact the Park Naturalist for this month's book selection.

Contact the Park Naturalist by e-mail at kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov or by phone at 518-563-0369 (Park Office) or 518-563-6444 (Nature Center).

Sat 30 Oct
Creepy Creatures Haunted House
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Check out some skulls, see some live creepy crawlies, visit the "Table of Yuck", try the Halloween scavenger hunt, trick-or-treat through the woods, and more! All ages and abilities welcome!


This event is outdoors, and all social distancing rules will apply.

Sat 23 Oct
Luminary Hike
Saturday, October 23, 2021 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Join us for our signature illuminated night hike! The fall woods transform into a magical landscape with moonbeams and trailside lanterns lighting the way. This self-guided hike takes place on half-mile North Field Loop.

+MEMBERSHIP MIXER: Members will be able to enjoy conversation, snacks, and refreshments in the classroom throughout the duration of the Luminary Hike. RSVP by 10/20.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Halloween Animals
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:30 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Bats, spiders, and rats are just a few animals that are considered to be scary animals, especially around Halloween. Discover why these animals are awesome and not scary!
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
Pinecone, Sumac & Cedar Wreath Workshop
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Bring holiday cheer to your front door with a handmade pinecone, sumac, and cedar wreath! Bring a pair of wire cutters and join us to make a natural wreath for the holidays. Preregistration is required. Class size is small for more personal instruction.
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Fairy Houses
Saturday, November 13, 2021 01:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Listen to a magical story of a young girl wanting to catch a glimpse of a fairy in the house she built for them. After the story is finished, we will find a special place in the woods to build fairy houses. Please dress for being outdoors.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Nov
Searching for Fall
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Fall is an exciting time of year! So much to see and explore. Stop in at the front desk to pick up a self-guided, fall scavenger hunt. When returning from your adventure, stop in for a prize!
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Nov