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Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Cold Weather Friends
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (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.

Two sessions held on Wednesday: 10-11am, and 1:30-2:30pm

Registration is required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 581-1072.

Tiny Tots are programs specially designed for children pre-k through k, or ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Holiday Open House
Friday, December 5, 2014 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 762-8712

Johnson Hall's first floor will be decorated for the holiday season, where music of the 18th century will be performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Refreshments will be offered in the historic butler's pantry. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion's south lawn will be available to visitors between 6pm and 8pm.

Between 6pm and 8:30pm, a shuttle van will loop between Johnson Hall & a stop on Main Street in front of the park. The evening's event is free & open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Johnson Hall's Open House is the first event of this year's Heritage Holidays in the Mohawk Valley. All events are free, with donations accepted. Visitors can pick up a passport and have it stamped at three of the sites to be entered into a Heritage Holiday gift basket drawing. Other events:

Dec. 6: The Fort Plain Museum will feature "Christmas at the Fort" from 10am-6pm, with a book signing, crafters and holiday fun.

Dec. 6-7: The Mayfield Historical Society's Rice Homestead will hold their "Holiday Open House" from 11am-4pm each day, featuring mulled cider and homemade cookies, with homemade pies for sale.

Dec. 13: The Walter Elwood Museum's "Holiday Open House" from 1pm-5pm will feature live music, light refreshments and holiday shopping, and a special quilt exhibit and 3pm lecture by Hallie Bond on "Common Threads" Adirondack Quilts."

18th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 5, 2014 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1002

Everyone is welcome to join in this Yuletide Celebration! Join us in a sing-a-long of traditional holiday carols while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Upon his arrival, Santa will light the live tree for the 2014 holiday season. Hot beverages will be served outside after Santa lights the tree. All activities will take place outside, so please dress accordingly. In the spirit of giving, please bring canned goods or a new unwrapped toy for donation to those in need.

Admission is free. There is limited parking, so please arrive early. The park gate will close when the park field has reached full capacity. The Manor House will not be open. For more information, please call (631) 581-1002 from 10:00am-4:00pm or visit www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com

28th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 5, 2014 06:30 PM
Orient Beach State Park
Phone: (631) 323-2440

Along with the lighting of the tree, traditional holiday music will be performed by the children of Oysterponds Elementary School, under the direction of Lin Bogden. Santa Claus will arrive in his jubilant red sleigh escorted by the Orient Fire Department.

Upon arrival, Santa will light the live tree, which was donated by Cross Sound Ferry Services to replace the tree destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. There will be a winter coat collection for those less fortunate and canned goods will be collected for donation to the local pantry. Everyone is welcome to join in this Yuletide celebration.

Festivities begin at 6:30pm, followed by the lighting of the tree.

For more information, please call Orient Beach State Park at (631) 323-2440 or the Long Island State Park Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Family Adventure: Hike in the Moonlight
Friday, December 5, 2014 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Take advantage of the fresh evening air with a pleasant walk along the moonlit trails of the park. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy a delightful night.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 581-1072.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Youth Snowmobile Safety Course
Saturday, December 6, 2014 08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Free course for youth ages 10-18 offered at the Grafton VFW on South Road. Learn essential safety tips and enjoy a free lunch offered by Gafton Trail Blazers. Parents encouraged to attend.

Pre-registration required: 279-1155

Registration: Required
Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

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, stocking stuffers in our gift shop. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

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, stocking stuffers in our gift shop. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

St. Nicholas Day
Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Crailo State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 463-8738

Meet Sinterklaas, the Dutch St. Nicholas, who will be stopping by to see if you’ve been good or bad this year! Crailo’s Marketplace Museum Shop will be offering unique gifts for the holidays. There will be crafts for the kids and refreshments by a crackling fire.

The museum will be open for self-guided tours.

This event is free.

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 6, 2014 04:15 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
Phone: (631) 667-5055

Along with the lighting of the tree, there will be a host of traditional holiday music courtesy of the local school chorus, ice sculpting demonstration, magic show, balloon twisting, juggling act, and a spectacular fireworks display. Also, a visit from Santa arriving on the Long island Sleigh Express! Everyone is welcome to join in this joyous celebration, which has become a heartwarming tradition among area residents.

Festivities begin at 4:15pm; the lighting of the tree will occur approximately at 5pm.

For more information, please call Belmont Lake State Park at 631-667-5055 or the Long Island State Park Region Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510 weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Moonlight Snowshoe
Saturday, December 6, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Meet at the Boathouse for a moonlight snowshoe around the lakes (2.9 miles).   If there is not snow, a hike will be conducted instead.  Registration is required if you will need to borrow snowshoes.  Register at honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov or 315-637-6111.  This event is free and open to the public.
The Castle by Candlelight
Saturday, December 6, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 AM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

Candles twinkle in the windows of the 288-year-old French Castle. Outside the imposing stone structure, lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season. Fifes and drums play traditional music and artillerists prepare their cannons to join in the salute. This is the scene that will greet visitors to Old Fort Niagara as the historic site presents its annual Castle by Candlelight program.

Cooks will prepare traditional holiday fare, while period characters entertain visitors with tales of winter in the 18th century. Visitors will witness demonstrations of woodworking, hornsmithing and the preparation of traditional hot chocolate and will have the opportunity to write with a quill pen and play a period game. The Castle will feature holiday decorations by the Youngstown Garden Club.

Visitors can arrive anytime between between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The grand feu de joie, featuring the rolling fire of muskets and cannons will be performed by the garrison at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The Fort's Log Cabin will also be open, offering hot beverages and live holiday music. Admission to the event is $8.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the Fort's educational programming. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

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. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Sunday, December 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

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. Enjoy live music that'll get your feet tappin' and your holiday spirit cookin'. The Friends of Thacher Park will run a 50/50 raffle and proceeds will benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Please call 872-1237 for additional information.

Mossy Glen Meander
Sunday, December 7, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

This three-mile hike follows along the quietly babbling edges of the Peter's Kill, a stream running through cool hemlock forests and tropical-feeling rhododendron stands along the Mossy Glen Footpath. This trail does include some tricky footing, including potentially slippery rocks and exposed tree roots, but the other half of this route, which follows along the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, is an easy stroll. Meet in the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardain over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 7, 2014 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. Event will be offered on Sundays in December: the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
Outdoor Tykes
Friday, December 12, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Join with other preschool age children for a fun outing in the park. Bundle up for a short hike where we'll move like the animals and then come inside for a lantern nature craft.

Meets at Shaver Pond Center, 194 Shaver Pond Road in Grafton, NY. Pre-register please: 279-1155.

10th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 12, 2014 05:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Phone: (516) 922-9200

The tree lighting will take place on Friday, December 12, 2014. Arboretum gates will open at 5:30pm and the tree lighting will take place at 6pm. As in previous years, we will light the magnificent 35-foot Japanese Umbrella Pine, which is located on the south side of the Camellia Greenhouse. Visit with Santa at the Hay Barn until 7:30pm!

The event will feature special guests Santa Claus and madrigal singers. Guests will have the opportunity to view the fabulous holiday decorations and the first floor of Coe Hall from 5:30pm-8pm. In addition, guests will be able to view the spectacular poinsettia display featuring hundreds of poinsettias of various forms and seven varieties in the Main Greenhouse. Don't forget to visit Periwinkles Cafe in the Visitor Center and enjoy egg nog, hot chocolate and cider, gingerbread men and other assorted holiday sweets.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Planting Fields in all its winter splendor. Both the grounds and the building will be open until 8pm. Admission is free. For more information, please call Planting Fields Arboretum at 516-922-9200 or 516-922-8678 or visit our website at www.plantingfields.org

Holiday Cookie Decorating & Movie
Friday, December 12, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Decorate cookies and a gift box while watching Disney's "Frozen."  Complimentary popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate will be served.  Register at honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov or 315-637-6111.  This event is free and open to the public.  Seats and suppiles are limited.
Registration: Required
Holiday Cookie Decorating & Movie
Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Decorate cookies and a gift box while watching Disney's "Frozen." Complimentary popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate will be served. Register at honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov or 315-637-6111. This event is free and open to the public. Seats and suppiles are limited.
Registration: Required
Niagara Falls Winter Walk
Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154
We will view the Three Sisters Islands, Horseshoe and American Falls. We can't promise a snowy walk, but you'll see pictures of Ice Bridges and snow-covered trees. Call (716) 282-5154 to register for the program.
Registration: Required
Jingle Jangle: A Winter Celebration
Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join The Olana Partnership for an afternoon of fun winter activity. The Farm Complex will be bustling with a range of 19th Century activities with a 21st Century twist so you can come and spend the afternoon, or stop in amidst your other errands. Wander the Wagon House area and discover a sleigh for posing for family holiday pictures (you bring your own camera), or find a sculptor carving ice; you will also hear bell ringers and holiday carolers. We will celebrate the season with a landscape based craft that is amazing for adults and children (and great if handmade appeals for your gift giving!) We will serve hot chocolate and cookies, encourage hiking and skating if the weather allows, and the afternoon will end with a tree lighting ceremony at 4:30pm.

Pre-registration is required but walk-ins are welcome.

Tickets: $25/carload or $10/person; $30 and $15 at the door

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Ice Candles
Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

When did candles begin to be used? Where does wax come from? Discover the history of candles while using hot wax and ice to create a unique candle just in time for the holidays.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 581-1072.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Holiday Cookie Decorating & Movie
Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Decorate cookies and a gift box while watching Disney's "Frozen." Complimentary popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate will be served. Register at honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov or 315-637-6111. This event is free and open to the public. Seats and suppiles are limited.
Registration: Required
The Castle by Candlelight
Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 745-7611

Candles twinkle in the windows of the 288-year-old French Castle. Outside the imposing stone structure, lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season. Fifes and drums play traditional music and artillerists prepare their cannons to join in the salute. This is the scene that will greet visitors to Old Fort Niagara as the historic site presents its annual Castle by Candlelight program.

Cooks will prepare traditional holiday fare, while period characters entertain visitors with tales of winter in the 18th century. Visitors will witness demonstrations of woodworking, hornsmithing and the preparation of traditional hot chocolate and will have the opportunity to write with a quill pen and play a period game. The Castle will feature holiday decorations by the Youngstown Garden Club.

Visitors can arrive anytime between between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The grand feu de joie, featuring the rolling fire of muskets and cannons will be performed by the garrison at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The Fort's Log Cabin will also be open, offering hot beverages and live holiday music. Admission to the event is $8.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the Fort's educational programming. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

40th Annual Letchworth Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Runs all day. 

Interested persons should please contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 14 for territory assignment.

Warm Up At the Washingtons'
Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 562-1195
Visit the Hasbrouck House, decorated for the yuletide, with live music, hot cider and cookies! Historic interpreters will be available in every room to answer questions.
Holiday Cookie Decorating & Movie
Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Decorate cookies and a gift box while watching Disney Frozen. Complimentary popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate will be served. Register at honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov or 315-637-6111. This event is free and open to the public. Seats and suppiles are limited.
Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Winter Wildlife Safari
Sunday, December 14, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Join us for a fun-filled winter safari as we walk through the preserve searching for the wildlife that call Caumsett home. Discover animals in their winter habitats and how they adapt to the coldest time of the year. Don't forget your hat and mittens!

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 581-1072.

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs are conducted on an adult level, for ages 18 & up. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Holiday Cookie Decorating & Movie
Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Decorate cookies and a gift box while watching Disney Frozen. Complimentary popcorn, coffee and hot chocolate will be served. Register at honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov or 315-637-6111. This event is free and open to the public. Seats and suppiles are limited.
Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Winter Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 20, 2014 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Let's welcome winter and celebrate that the days will be getting longer! We will go for a walk around our shore and see the winter visitors that have arrived.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Adult Ed-ventures are specially designed for ages 18 and older.

Adult Ed-ventures: Winter Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 20, 2014 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Let's welcome winter and celebrate that the days will be getting longer! We will go for a walk around our shore and see the winter visitors that have arrived.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Adult Ed-ventures are specially designed for ages 18 and older.

Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Take this time out during the holiday hullabaloo for a peaceful walk in the woods. Hike through the woods to beautiful views from the escarpment. Call 872-0800 to register and for a meeting place.

Registration: Required
Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Take this time out during the holiday hullabaloo for a peaceful walk in the woods. Hike through the woods to beautiful views from the escarpment. Call 872-0800 to register and for a meeting place.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Treasure Hunt!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Use a treasure map to discover clues and search for signs of critters along this 1 mile explore. If we succeed in finding all our clues, a treasure awaits!

$2/person or $5/family. Recommended for 5-10 year olds, but younger siblings are welcome to tag along for the adventure.

Held at Shaver Pond Center, 194 Shaver Pond Road in Grafton. Please pre-register: 279-1155.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us on a hike to welcome winter! We will hike along our green and blue trails and see what winter visitors have arrived!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us on a hike to welcome winter! We will hike along our green and blue trails and see what winter visitors have arrived!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
'Wish It Would' Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
If wishing makes it snow, we'll take a snowshoe walk on the trails. Try out your new snowshoes or borrow a pair of ours. If there's no snow, we'll make it a winter walk. Afterwards, warm up with hot chocolate. Please call 518-872-0800 to register and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Holiday Break Walk
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Need a break after the holiday? Then join Park Preserve Educator Nick Martin for an outdoor hiking therapy session! For this session, participants will be hiking a combination of historic carriage roads to reach Echo Rock on this approximate four mile outing. As participants walk along the recently restored Hamilton Point Carriage Road, the deep Palmaghatt Ravine expands at the edge of the trail with every step taken. Our destination, Echo Rock, is a scenic vista which offers expansive, stunning views of the immediate Hudson Valley. If there is abundant snow on the ground at the time of this outing, the destination will change to Mossy Glen Footpath.

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the Nature Center.

Registration: Required
'Wish It Would' Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
If wishing makes it snow, we'll take a snowshoe walk on the trails. Try out your new snowshoes or borrow a pair of ours. If there's no snow, we'll make it a winter walk. Afterwards, warm up with hot chocolate. Please call 518-872-0800 to register and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Long Point Cross Country Ski
Sunday, December 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
Phone: (716) 549-1050
History and nature, old growth trees and more, ski the scenic views along the lakeshore! Bring your cross country skis for a guided tour. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Take a walk on the Greenbelt
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enjoy the colors of nature as we walk part of the Greenbelt Trail where the Nissequogue River meets the Long Island Sound. On this moderate hike, we'll explore the beaches and woodland trails of Sunken Meadow State Park.

Please wear hiking shoes. Water is recommended.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 581-1072.

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs are conducted on an adult level, for ages 18 & up. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Winter Survival
Sunday, December 28, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Winter can be a difficult season for anyone to get through. Come learn how the animals of Jones Beach survive the winter months. We will have activities and games.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of each program for all facilities. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted).

Fun for Kids: Ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Cross Country Ski Trip
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This easy ski will take participants around Moreau Lake on the Nature Trail where a naturalist will point out signs of wildlife. Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice.

Registration: Required
Cross Country Ski Trip
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This easy ski will take participants around Moreau Lake on the Nature Trail where a naturalist will point out signs of wildlife. Registration is necessary, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice.

Registration: Required
First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Celebrate the New Year with a fun and easy hike! This hike will be easy and is open to all ages.

Pre-registration is necessary by December 30th; please call 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Registration: Required
First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Celebrate the New Year with a fun and easy hike! This hike will be easy and is open to all ages.

Pre-registration is necessary by December 30th; please call 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Registration: Required
First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 269

Start off the new year with a hike at Allegany State Park! The hike will take participants into the Wolf Run Area of Allegany State Park near the Carnahan Cemetery and to the intersection of the North Country Trail and back to the parking area.

If there is snow, participants can wear snowshoes, and families with small children are encouraged to bring sleds for them to ride on. A path will be marked out with a snowmobile prior to this event for those not wearing snowshoes. Pets are of course welcome to attend.

Distance: 3 miles into the Wolf Run Area of Allegany State Park (Quaker Side)
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Meeting Place: Wolf Run Road in Allegany State Park (Take Route 280 South at the intersection of ASP Route #3 and Route 280)

Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended by calling: 716-354-9101 x269 or emailing: john.snyder@parks.ny.gov 

Registration: Optional
First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 343-1505

Come start the year off right by exploring the winter scenery of historic Fort Ontario.

Distance: Approx. 1 mile
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Meeting Place: In the Enlisted Men's Barracks, inside the fort

Pets are welcome. Please come dressed for cold weather, layers preferred. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the hike.

Registration is not required, but is preferred. Participants must pre-register to receive giveaways at event. To pre-register, call (315) 343-1505.

Registration: Optional
New Year’s Day Two Views Snowshoe Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Start 2015 off on the right foot! Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately two mile snowshoe outing in the Peter's Kill Area featuring views of the Rondout Valley and Clove Valley from cliff top ledges. Although the distance is relatively short, there are a few modest hills on this route, which some people may find challenging on snowshoes.

This program is recommended for physically fit adults and children older than 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Snowshoes may be reserved for this program for a fee of $5 per person. This outing will meet in the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required & early sign up is suggested as this program may fill to capacity.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:00 AM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-6111

Start off the new year with a hike at Mine Kill State Park!

Distance: 1-3 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate (Recommended for ages 5 and older)
Meeting Place: Mine Kill State Park Office (161 Mine Kill Road, North Blenheim, NY 12131)

Pre-registration is not required, however, please contact (518) 827-8690 for hike details.

Traction devices (snowshoes, Micro Spikes) will be available to use while supplies last. Dogs are welcome with a 6-foot leash and valid rabies vaccination notice. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided.

First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:00 AM
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 646-2321

Join us on a First Day Hike!

Starting at the Sackets Harbor Visitor Center (Corner of Main and Bayard Streets), the route will follow the Battlefield History Trail and a portion of the new Bicentennial Trail around the school and back to the Visitor Center, approximately 2 miles. Be prepared for diverse weather and hiking conditions – snowshoes or cross country skis – trail route includes roadways, sidewalks, and un-groomed stone dust trail.

Maps available at the Village Office. For more information, call the Visitor Center at (315) 646-2321.

First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
Phone: (607) 648-5251

Start off the new year with fun and exercise at Chenango Valley State Park!

Pets are welcome. Please dress for the weather (layers preferred), and bring own water/drink.

Distance: 3-4 miles
Level of Difficulty: Beginner to moderate
Meeting place: Beach Parking Lot

Registration is not required, but is preferred. Participants must pre-register to receive giveaways at event. To pre-register, call 607-648-5251 & ask for Nancy or Mike.

Hike will take place no matter what the weather conditions are.

Registration: Optional
First Day Hike & Bonfire
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 232-5651
Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay 
Homestead. Warm up by the bonfire with a cup of hot cocoa. Free admission.
 
Registration: Required
First Day Hikes - 2 to Choose From!
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Recommended for families with young children:
Letchworth CSI - Who Done It: Journey on a wooded loop less than one mile on nearly level terrain near the Trailside Lodge past the site of the new Nature Center, frozen bogs and the Trout Pond.

Recommended for families with older children:
Exotic Trees from Other Lands and State & National Champions: Two mile loop to Inspiration Point, the Glen Iris Fountain, and Middle Falls with more than 200' descent and 200' ascent along trails, roads and stairs.

The hikes are scheduled to begin at 1pm at Trailside Lodge. Participants are encouraged to arrive half an hour early to register. Hot chocolate & cookies will follow at 3pm with certificates and bookmarks.

Family Adventure: First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Join us as we kick off the New Year with a hike to explore the preserve. Discover the changes in the forest during the winter and search for signs of wildlife surviving the snow.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. Please call (631) 581-1072.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 02:00 PM
Taughannock Falls State Park
Phone: (607) 387-7041 ext 131

Start off the New Year by making a healthy resolution you will love to keep: a breath-taking hike at Taughannock Falls. Join the Finger Lakes Educator for a hike down the Gorge Trail, up to the Overlook, across to the multi-use trail and back to the parking lot. Hot drinks and light snacks will be available before and after the hike! Plean on being outside for at least 2 hours (more if you hike all 5 miles), so dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. If there is enough snow, feel free to bring your snowshoes or cross country skis.

Distance: 1 1/2-5 miles
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Meeting Place: Gorge Trail Parking lot on NYS Route 89

Pre-registration is required for the participant giveaways. Please pre-register by calling: 607-387-7041 ext. 131 or emailing josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Outing
Saturday, January 3, 2015 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Head out on the trail to enjoy some crisp winter air and try out snowshoes. Rentals are available with program, but please call to reserve your spot.

$2/person. Pre-register: 279-1155

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Moonlight Snowshoe at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, January 3, 2015 05:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Snowshoe by the light of the full Wolf Moon. On a clear and bright night, we can leave the flashlights behind. Snowshoes are available to rent. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes. Please call ahead to confirm conditions and for meeting place.
Moonlight Snowshoe at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, January 3, 2015 05:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Snowshoe by the light of the full Wolf Moon. On a clear and bright night, we can leave the flashlights behind. Snowshoes are available to rent. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes. Please call ahead to confirm conditions and for meeting place.
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Winter Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

On this short (approx. 1.5 miles) stroll, you'll discover that nature is beautiful and interesting in winter too.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 423-1770.

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs are conducted on an adult level, for ages 18 & up. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 4, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 4, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Hike and Seek
Saturday, January 10, 2015 01:00 PM
Camp Hero State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Try to find all the items listed while hiking through the park!

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 10, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 10, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Twelfth Night
Saturday, January 10, 2015 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Crailo State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 463-8738
Museum open house with costumed interpreters and open hearth cooking demonstrations in the cellar kitchen. Combo tickets with Schuyler Mansion’s Twelfth Night festivities will be available.
Winter Run Series
Sunday, January 11, 2015 11:00 AM
Heckscher State Park
Phone: (631) 321-3515

Heckscher State Park is the first race of the 21st Annual Winter Run Series. Additional runs will be held at Robert Moses (Jan. 18), Caumsett (Jan. 25), and Jones Beach (Feb. 1). All races begin at 11am.

For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Registration is also available online for single races or the full series at: www.flrrt.com and www.active.com. Registration will be closed when the maximum amount of 1,100 full series registrants is received.

Entry fees are as follows: Full Series Registration: $40; Group Registration Discount (25 or more applications submitted at the same time) $35 per person, and must be received by December 10th. Day of race registration is $15 per race.

For additional information, please call (631) 321-3515, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Winter Run Series
Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Phone: (631) 321-3510

Robert Moses State Park will host the second race of the 21st Annual Winter Run Series. Additional runs will be held at Heckscher (Jan. 11), Caumsett (Jan. 25), and Jones Beach (Feb. 1). All races begin at 11am.

For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Registration is also available online for single races or the full series at: www.flrrt.com and www.active.com. Registration will be closed when the maximum amount of 1,100 full series registrants is received.

Entry fees are as follows: Full Series Registration: $40; Group Registration Discount (25 or more applications submitted at the same time) $35 per person, and must be received by December 10th. Day of race registration is $15 per race.

For additional information, please call (631) 321-3515, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
30th Annual Winter Festival
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Celebrating 30 years of getting families and outdoor enthusiasts into the park during this beautiful time of year!

Save the date -- this will be a big one! Let's home for ice on the lakes with plenty of snow, and we'll provide fun for all. Ice fishing contest registration begins at 5:30 am. Main events are 10-4 with exhibits open 11-4. Check back for the full event schedule in January.

Seal Walk
Saturday, January 24, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 24, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Winter Run Series
Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:00 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 321-3515

Caumsett State Park will host the third race of the 21st Annual Winter Run Series. Additional runs will be held at Heckshcer (Jan. 11), Robert Moses (Jan. 18), and Jones Beach (Feb. 1). All races begin at 11am.

For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Registration is also available online for single races or the full series at: www.flrrt.com and www.active.com. Registration will be closed when the maximum amount of 1,100 full series registrants is received. Entry fees are as follows: Full Series Registration: $40; Group Registration Discount (25 or more applications submitted at the same time) $35 per person, and must be received by December 10th. Day of race registration is $15 per race.

For additional information, please call (631) 321-3515, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Winter Run Series
Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (631) 321-3515

Jones Beach will host the fourth and final race of the 21st Annual Winter Run Series. Additional runs will be held at Heckshcer (Jan. 11), Robert Moses (Jan. 18), and Caumsett (Jan. 25). All races begin at 11am.

For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Registration is also available online for single races or the full series at: www.flrrt.com and www.active.com. Registration will be closed when the maximum amount of 1,100 full series registrants is received.

Entry fees are as follows: Full Series Registration: $40; Group Registration Discount (25 or more applications submitted at the same time) $35 per person, and must be received by December 10th. Day of race registration is $15 per race.

For additional information, please call (631) 321-3515, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Winter Run Series
Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:00 AM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (631) 321-3515

Jones Beach will host the fourth and final race of the 21st Annual Winter Run Series. Additional runs will be held at Heckshcer (Jan. 11), Robert Moses (Jan. 18), and Caumsett (Jan. 25). All races begin at 11am.

For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Registration is also available online for single races or the full series at: www.flrrt.com and www.active.com. Registration will be closed when the maximum amount of 1,100 full series registrants is received.

Entry fees are as follows: Full Series Registration: $40; Group Registration Discount (25 or more applications submitted at the same time) $35 per person, and must be received by December 10th. Day of race registration is $15 per race.

For additional information, please call (631) 321-3515, weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 14, 2015 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 15, 2015 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Monday, February 16, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival.To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015 02:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, March 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, March 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at West End Field #1.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning two weeks prior to each date. Space is limited. Fee: $4.00 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. Vehicle use fees must be paid upon arrival. To make reservations, or for more information, please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, March 7, 2015 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, March 21, 2015 02:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, March 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, April 4, 2015 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Sunday, April 5, 2015 02:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal Walk
Saturday, April 18, 2015 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
Seal walk
Sunday, April 19, 2015 02:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please dress appropriately, and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Reservations are required. Fee: $4.00 per adult 19 and older; $3.00 for children ages 3-18; and children 3 and under are free. To make reservations or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000.

Registration: Required
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