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Fun Fridays in February: Explore the Peter’s Kill Area of Minnewaska
Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator Nick Martin on Fridays in February to explore the footpaths of the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half of long and will take place with or without snow. This is a great way to jump start your morning and if there is snow, this is an opportunity to learn how to snowshoe in a beautiful setting. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Pre-registration requested.

Registration: Required
31st Annual Ice Fishing Contest **DATE CHANGE**
Saturday, February 13, 2016 05:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

The annual ice fishing contest draws several hundred anglers and will run from 5:30am-3pm on all the ponds in the park except White Lily. Participants can register starting at 5:30am until 11am the morning of the event at the park's pole barn. A $10 entry fee for adults 16 and older is required to participate in the fishing tournament. All 1st place adult winners will receive a large cash prize this year, awarded for the longest length catch of Trout, Walleye/Chain Pickerel and Yellow Perch. Children may enter at no charge and winning entries will receive gift certificates and other prizes. Please remember that all participants 16 and older must have a New York State fishing license to fish in the park at any time.

If we have no ice, the park may reschedule the event to Saturday, February 13th, depending on ice forecasts. Additional details of the event can be found here.

Lake Erie Ice Volcanoes!
Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1802

Sculpted by wind, waves and snow, the frozen surface of Lake Erie is a bizarre and twisted icescape that is constantly changing. Ice Volcanoes erupt and freeze leaving a surface of "inactive" cones, vents, mounds, ice caves and craters to discover! Take a guided walk to see these very unique Lake Erie ice formations! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Snowshoeing: (Family Program)
Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Heckscher State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Experience Heckscher State Park with a winter blanket. We will look for tracks and signs of life as we travel the trails. No snow? We will take a nature hike by foot. Bring your own snowshoes!

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Ever wonder how to ice fish? Come on down to Moreau for a lesson. No equipment needed participants will get a pole in their hand and maybe even reel up a fish or two! Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511. Fees apply.

Registration: Required
Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Ever wonder how to ice fish? Come on down to Moreau for a lesson. No equipment needed participants will get a pole in their hand and maybe even reel up a fish or two! Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511. Fees apply.

Registration: Required
Snow Tubing
Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

Join us on weekends for snow tubing $5 all day!

*weather permitting*

For more information visit www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

Presidents' Day
Saturday, February 13, 2016 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 965-4027
Celebrate President's Day at the Manor! With crafts, scavenger hunts, quizzes, and more, patrons will also be able to view the Hall's collection of presidential portraits, one of the only collections of its kind! Free admission sponsored by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.

Nature Snowshoe Walk
Saturday, February 13, 2016 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Slower paced journey in search of animal stories in the snow and the hidden life on tree bark. Each nature snowshoe walk meets at Trailside Lodge and will consist of a review of snowshoe types before exploring a mile or so of winter wonderland. These snowhsoe walks will be nature walks if the snow does not provide adequate snow depth. If you have any questions or need other infromation, please call ahead.

Snowshoeing: B.Y.O. Snowshoes
Saturday, February 13, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-0135
(Snow Date February 14) 
Meet at Olana’s Wagon House Education Center
$5/Member, $10/Non-Member, Ages 8 and up
Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk led by environmental educator Fran Martino. Perfect for beginners and families. If there is a lack of snow, this will become a walk without snowshoes. More information at www.olana.org.

Family Snowshoe Fun
Saturday, February 13, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring the family to Minnewaska and join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a snowshoe hike, a winter scavenger hunt and play a camouflage game in the woods. This program is recommended for children aged seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. If there is no snow, this outing will be offered as a hike. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Winter Wonder Walks
Saturday, February 13, 2016 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Family programs (one hour in duration) are held at 2:30 pm on various natural history themes. Meet at Trailside Lodge.
Valentine’s Candlelight Event
Saturday, February 13, 2016 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Selkirk Shores State Park
Phone: (315) 298-5737

Hike, ski, or snowshoe the gradual half mile candlelit trail. Afterwards enjoy a warm fire and refreshments at the enclosed shelter.

For more Information: Call 315-298-5737 or visit our Facebook page. This event is free to the public. Snowshoes are available for rent on a limited basis.

 

Snow Tubing
Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

Join us on weekends for snow tubing $5 all day!

*weather permitting*

For more information visit www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

Snowshoe to Sam’s Point Overlook
Sunday, February 14, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Phone: (845) 647-7989

Join Park Educator, Laura Davis, on this approximately one and a half mile snowshoe to the prominent Sam's Point Overlook. From this conglomerate rock outcropping it is possible to see New Jersey, the Catskills, and several other scenic landmarks. This hike includes a steep ascent on a carriage road that could be rather strenuous depending on snow conditions.

Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Sam's Point Visitor Center for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Annual "Snow or No" Snowshoeing Hike
Sunday, February 14, 2016 01:00 PM
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area
Phone: (518) 329-3993
Friends of Taconic State Park hosts its annual “Snow or No” Snowshoeing Hike in Taconic State Park, February 14 at 1 p.m. Meet at Park Headquarters, 253 State Route 344 in Copake Falls, N.Y. Children welcome and encouraged to attend. Some snowshoes will be available to borrow. Refreshments and bonfire after the hike.  
Valentine’s Day Candle Lantern Walk
Sunday, February 14, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
De Veaux Woods State Park
Phone: (716) 284-4691

Bring your friends, family, your significant other or just yourself out for a fun-filled night. Sip some hot chocolate while making your own lantern then go and discover the night through folklore and star gazing. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Snowy Morning Snowshoe Outing
Monday, February 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Break out your warm clothing and snowshoes and join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for a one mile long snowshoe walk in the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. We'll walk along the Red Loop, which meanders through a grassy area and a wetland before entering a mixed deciduous forest that the Peter's Kill stream flows through. Along the way, we'll look for signs of wildlife on the trail including tracks, browse and scat. This outing does include one steep hill that some people may find challenging to climb.

Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Snowy Afternoon Snowshoe Outing
Monday, February 15, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Not a morning person? Then, join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this two mile long, afternoon snowshoe outing in the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Our route, which does include a few modestly challenging hills, will feature views of the Rondout Valley and Clove Valley from cliff top ledges. Some people may find the hills and the cliff edges difficult. This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children older than eight years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Sunset Snowshoe or Hike
Monday, February 15, 2016 04:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9121

Starting at the Summit warming hut on the Red house side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs ( as long as they are leashed). Participants should dress for the weather, bring a flash light of head lamp, water and snacks and a sense of adventure. If there is snow, bring your snowshoes too.

**Snowshoe Rentals are available through the following locations:

Adventure Bound on the fly (a new outdoor shop in Ellicottville) www.adventureboundonthefly.com

The City Garage
Address: 5 Monroe St, Ellicottville, NY 14731 Phone:(716) 699-2054

Dekdebruns Snow Sports
www.dekdebruns.com/  

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
De Veaux Woods State Park
Phone: (716) 284-4691

Need a break from February Break? Bring the kids out for a winter scavenger hunt through DeVeaux Woods State Park and discover the signs of still-active nature! Finish the morning with a simple winter craft. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Winter Break Special: Nature Detectives in the Snow
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Learn how to read some of the clues your wild neighbors leave behind! What has the squirrel in your backyard been doing, and are those your dog's tracks or maybe a fox coming for a visit? Indoor activity followed by outdoor exploration, seeking out tracks and sign.

Registration: Required
Winter Break Special: Backyard Maple Sugaring
Thursday, February 18, 2016 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

The maple season has come early so it's time to tap the trees! Savor a delicious flavor of Spring and learn how to make syrup in your backyard. Program appeals to kids, with plenty of ideas to take home if you want a simple, affordable setup for making syrup at home. Short film, demos and samples of sap and fresh syrup. $2/person and $5/family. Pre-register-279-1155

 

Registration: Required
SNOW DAY!
Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Take a break from winter break and join us for our annual day of winter fun! Activities for school-aged children include a snowshoe walk, relay races and outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal sign cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 per person. This program fills up fast, please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.

Fun Fridays in February: Explore the Peter’s Kill Area of Minnewaska
Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator Nick Martin on Fridays in February to explore the footpaths of the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half of long and will take place with or without snow. This is a great way to jump start your morning and if there is snow, this is an opportunity to learn how to snowshoe in a beautiful setting. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Pre-registration requested.

Registration: Required
SNOW DAY!
Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Take a break from winter break and join us for our annual day of winter fun! Activities for school-aged children include a snowshoe walk, relay races and outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal sign cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 per person. This program fills up fast, please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Friday, February 19, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1802

Need a break from February Break? Bring the kids out for a winter scavenger hunt at Knox Farm State Park and discover the signs of still-active nature! Finish the afternoon with a simple winter craft. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Moonlight Snowshoe
Friday, February 19, 2016 07:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

Meet near the Boathouse on Friday, February 19th at 7pm for a moonlight snowshoe around the lake trails. If there is no snow we will conduct a moonlight hike instead.

This event is FREE. Registration is required only if you need to borrow snowshoes. Supplies are limited.

Registration: Optional
Moonlight Walk (Family Program)
Friday, February 19, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of Sunken Meadow State Park. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh winter air.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Snowshoeing and Cocoa
Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 856-3858

Borrow a pair of our snowshoes and join our naturalists through Delaware Park and finish your trek at the Martin House to enjoy hot cocoa! Afterwards participants have the option of taking a family tour of the beautiful house. FREE for snowshoeing and hot cocoa. Optional Martin House tour $8 a person.

Snow Tubing
Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

Join us on weekends for snow tubing $5 all day!

*weather permitting*

For more information visit www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

Snowshoe Along Schenevus Creek
Saturday, February 20, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Robert V. Riddell State Park
Phone: (607) 547-4488

Steve Kent and Patricia Riddell Kent, the donors of the park land, lead this easy-going snowshoe hike/walk through the 200-acre northern portion of Robert V. Riddell State park. The relatively flat trail follows Schenevus Creek for much of its length, and passes by old buildings and foundations from the land's previous life as a farm. Steve and Trish will share the interesting history of the property on this mile-and-a-half hike.

Participants must provide their own snowshoes and should bring water and weather-appropriate clothing. For more information or to register, contact OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley at programdirector@occainfo.org  

Winter Celebration: (Family Program)
Saturday, February 20, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Walk through stations with hands on activities and science experiments. Each station will have unique winter-themed activities. Stop by during this special event.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Jack Frost’s Mad Scientist: (Children’s program)
Saturday, February 20, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enter Jack Frost's laboratory to see what mischief you can mix up with their series of exciting winter experiments! This program is appropriate for children ages 7 and up.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Moonlight Ski
Saturday, February 20, 2016 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

On Saturday, February 20, come to Green Lakes for a moonlit cross country ski. Meet at the tent off the West Beach Parking lot any time between 6pm and 9pm. A cross country ski loop will be lit by tiki torches. Check in and check out at the tent but take the trail at your own pace. Event is free and open to the public.

*Skis are not supplied or available to rent.

Lake Maratanza Loop Snowshoe Hike *Rescheduled*
Sunday, February 21, 2016 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Phone: (845) 647-7989

Join Laura Davis, Park Educator, and Sona Mason, from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NYNJTC), on this three mile snowshoe outing through the Park Preserve. We will discuss the work that the NYNJTC has done at Sam's Point, as well as some exciting upcoming projects. Snowshoes are available for rent at the Sam's Point visitor center at the rate of $5 per person for the program. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor.

Registration: Required
Loop around Lake Maratanza with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Sunday, February 21, 2016 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Phone: (845) 647-7989

Join Laura Davis, Park Educator, and Sona Mason from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, on this three mile snowshoe hike at Sam's Point Preserve. We will discuss the work the NYNJTC has done at Sam's Point, as well as some exciting upcoming projects.

Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Sam's Point Visitor Center for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. If there is insufficient snow cover, this outing will be a hike instead. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Meadows & Woods Snowshoe Walk
Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

This winter snowshoe walk will take us through a variety of habitats from open fields to forest. We will look for signs of wildlife and enjoy the beauty and silence of a winter wonderland. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa. Call 872-0800 to register.

Meadows & Woods Snowshoe Walk
Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

This winter snowshoe walk will take us through a variety of habitats from open fields to forest. We will look for signs of wildlife and enjoy the beauty and silence of a winter wonderland. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa. Call 872-0800 to register.

Snow Tubing
Sunday, February 21, 2016 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

Join us on weekends for snow tubing $5 all day!

*weather permitting*

For more information visit www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

Sunset Snowshoe or Hike
Monday, February 22, 2016 04:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9121

Starting at the Summit warming hut on the Red house side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs ( as long as they are leashed). Participants should dress for the weather, bring a flash light of head lamp, water and snacks and a sense of adventure. If there is snow, bring your snowshoes too.

**Snowshoe Rentals are available through the following locations:

Adventure Bound on the fly (a new outdoor shop in Ellicottville) www.adventureboundonthefly.com

The City Garage
Address: 5 Monroe St, Ellicottville, NY 14731 Phone:(716) 699-2054

Dekdebruns Snow Sports
www.dekdebruns.com/  

Tuesday Trek: High Peter’s Kill Snowshoe Loop
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Minnewaska Educators and explore nearly the complete length of the High Peter's Kill Footpath on this approximately five mile long outing. We'll start by walking downhill on the High Peter's Kill Footpath, which follows along a cliff escarpment with numerous scenic viewpoints. For our return trip, we'll walk along the modestly uphill Awosting Falls Carriage Road, past the beautiful and iconic Awosting Falls. This hike does include rocky, narrow sections of trail as well as some steep hills. It is recommended for experienced hikers with the endurance and agility to spend the entire day outside.

Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Fun Fridays in February: Explore the Peter’s Kill Area of Minnewaska
Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Park Educator Nick Martin on Fridays in February to explore the footpaths of the Peter's Kill Area of Minnewaska. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half of long and will take place with or without snow. This is a great way to jump start your morning and if there is snow, this is an opportunity to learn how to snowshoe in a beautiful setting. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Pre-registration requested.

Registration: Required
Winter Stars
Friday, February 26, 2016 07:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

On Friday, February 26th come to the Park Office at 7:30pm to see the winter skies at their finest! The area around the constellation of Orion has more bright stars, nebulae, and clusters than any other part of the sky. The planet Jupiter will be in good view as well.

If it is cloudy on February 26th we will reschedule for Saturday, February 27th. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Mine Kill Disc Golf Course Ice Bowl
Saturday, February 27, 2016 09:00 AM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Brave the elements and test your skills during two rounds of winter golf during the MKDGC Ice Bowl. Pro, amateur, intermediate and recreational divisions will be available. Prizes will be available to top players in all divisions. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local food pantry. Contact the park office for info and to register at (518) 827-8690.

Winter Exploration at Clermont State Historic Site
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 672-7994
Join Hawthorne Valley for a Winter Exploration. Walk through the parkland and forest around the Livingstons’ mansion, gaze out over the Hudson River, and see what’s “out there”… Learn how to identify some of our common trees and shrubs in winter, see some of the wintery remains of wildflowers, and keep a lookout for animal signs. This walk is free, but the number of participants is limited. Please register early by calling Claudia (518-672-7994) to reserve your space.
Registration: Required
Native American Winter Games & Sports Festival
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ganondagan State Historic Site
Phone: (585) 924-5848

Naive American Winter Games and Sports Festival.Free and Open to the Public.

Snow Snake,Snow Boat, Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding, Story Telling, Longhouse.

Free admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center.

Make and Take Bird Feeder. Iroquois White Corn inspired food for purchase.

Suggested donation $10 per family

Snowshoe Trek to Lake Erie!
Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
Phone: (716) 792-9214

Try our snowshoes to explore the snowy trails and end with a breathtaking view of Van Buren Point! If there is no snow we will hike the trails. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Guided Winter Weekend Walking Explorations
Saturday, February 27, 2016 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

The winter months provide some of the best opportunities for viewing wildlife along our trails. Come brave the cold and the wind on a Saturday in January or February and learn about animal tracks, plant and animal adaptations to winter, winter tree identification and more. This program will be offered on snowshoes when weather permits. Snowshoe rentals are available for $3.

Mossy Glen Snowshoe
Saturday, February 27, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a crisp hike in the wintry woods! On this approximately three and a half mile snowshoe, participants will walk through the forest, along the Peter's Kill stream and return on Lower Awosting Carriage Road. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area, for a discounted rate of $5 per person for this program. Daily snowshoe rental costs $15 per adult and $14 per junior. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Guided Winter Weekend Walking Explorations
Saturday, February 27, 2016 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

The winter months provide some of the best opportunities for viewing wildlife along our trails. Come brave the cold and the wind on a Saturday in January or February and learn about animal tracks, plant and animal adaptations to winter, winter tree identification and more. This program will be offered on snowshoes when weather permits. Snowshoe rentals are available for $3.

Intro to Map and Compass for Kids at Sam’s Point
Sunday, February 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Phone: (845) 647-7989

Improve your family's outdoor skills by learning how to read a map and use a compass. You will practice using a map and compass to identify landmarks, then you will try an outdoor navigation challenge! This program is recommended for families with children ages six to twelve years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Sam's Point is often colder and windier than other locations, so make sure you and your family are properly prepared for the weather. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sunset Snowshoe or Hike
Monday, February 29, 2016 04:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9121

Starting at the Summit warming hut on the Red house side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs ( as long as they are leashed). Participants should dress for the weather, bring a flash light of head lamp, water and snacks and a sense of adventure. If there is snow, bring your snowshoes too.

**Snowshoe Rentals are available through the following locations:

Adventure Bound on the fly (a new outdoor shop in Ellicottville) www.adventureboundonthefly.com

The City Garage
Address: 5 Monroe St, Ellicottville, NY 14731 Phone:(716) 699-2054

Dekdebruns Snow Sports
www.dekdebruns.com/  

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe ** Date Change
Friday, March 4, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2535

Details TBA.

Check back for more information soon!

Nature Game Night: (Family program)
Friday, March 4, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Bring your family to this fun-filled evening of games and activities that will test your outdoor skills and knowledge. Game On!

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Winter Walk with Lane and Joan: (Adult Program)
Sunday, March 6, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enjoy a lovely winter walk along meandering trails in the preserve. Dress appropriately.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Winter Walk with Lane and Joan: (Adult Program)
Sunday, March 6, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enjoy a lovely winter walk along meandering trails in the preserve. Dress appropriately.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
South Side Winter Saunter: (Adult program)
Sunday, March 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Experience the beauty of nature while walking along the Nissequogue River and surrounding woodlands. Meet on the South Side.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
South Side Winter Saunter: (Adult program)
Sunday, March 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Experience the beauty of nature while walking along the Nissequogue River and surrounding woodlands. Meet on the South Side.

There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:00 AM
Orient Beach State Park
Phone: (631) 323-2440

Children up to the age of 12 enjoy an egg hunt as well as a visit by the Spring Bunny.

Fee: Free to public

Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
Phone: (631) 667-5055

Children of all ages enjoy egg hunts as well as live animals, pony rides and various games. Highlight of the day is a special appearance by the Spring Bunny

Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, March 26, 2016 07:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Explore our winter woods by the light of the full moon! Look and listen for signs of wildlife as we walk along our trails guided by moonlight. If weather permits, this program will be offered on snowshoes. Registration is required. Please call the Nature Center at 315-482-2479 for additional information or to pre-register. If you would feel more comfortable, you may bring a flashlight, but we encourage you to try walking by moonlight alone.

Snowshoes may be rented from the Nature Center for $3.

Registration: Required
Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, March 26, 2016 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Explore our winter woods by the light of the full moon! Look and listen for signs of wildlife as we walk along our trails guided by moonlight. If weather permits, this program will be offered on snowshoes. Registration is required. Please call the Nature Center at 315-482-2479 for additional information or to pre-register. If you would feel more comfortable, you may bring a flashlight, but we encourage you to try walking by moonlight alone.

Snowshoes may be rented from the Nature Center for $3.

Registration: Required
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