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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
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
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) 677-5055 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.

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. 
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
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
'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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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