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Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, March 6, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Experience the magic of winter and explore nature by the light of the evening sky on this unique outdoor excursion.  Our expert instructors will lead you and your family on this guided tour with hot cocoa and snacks included!

Held every Friday evening from January 23 - March 13. Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult) For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261.

Registration: Required
First Saturday Hike: Robert H. Treman State Park
Saturday, March 7, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert H. Treman State Park
Phone: (607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. This hike will begin on the Rim trail to see Lucifer Falls from the overlook and will also include portions of the Finger Lakes Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 4 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

Registration: Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261.

Registration: Required
Family Fun Snowshoe Program
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring the family to Minnewaska for a fun day outside in the snow! Join park educators for a snowshoe hike and winter scavenger hunt; play the thicket game in the woods and make pine cone birdfeeders to take home.

This program is recommended for children aged seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings capable of participating are always welcome. Snowshoes may be rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter's Kill Area for a fee of $5 per child and $15 per adult. Early arrival is suggested for snowshoe rental. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261

Registration: Required
Guided Winter Weekend Walks
Saturday, March 7, 2015 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

The winter months provide some of the best opportunites for viewing wildlife along our trails. Come brave the cold and the wind to learn about animal tracks, plant and animal adaptations to winter, winter tree identification, and more. This program will be offered on snowshoes if the weather premits.

The hike is at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Please call 315-482-2479 for more information.

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
Guided Winter Weekend Walks
Saturday, March 7, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

The winter months provide some of the best opportunites for viewing wildlife along our trails. Come brave the cold and the wind to learn about animal tracks, plant and animal adaptations to winter, winter tree identification, and more. This program will be offered on snowshoes if the weather premits.

The hike is at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy. Please call 315-482-2479 for more information.

Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, March 7, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches) we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Meet at the Nature Center. Registration required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756).

Registration: Required
Moonlight Ski
Saturday, March 7, 2015 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Gilbert Lake State Park
Phone: (607) 432-2114

What could be better than skiing around Gilbert Lake under the full moon? Why stopping by the Briggs Pavilion before or after to enjoy the warm fires and tasty food of course! Bring a dessert to share if you like. We have a limited number of skis available to lend out.

Please call the Gilbert Lake Park Office at 607-432-2114 for questions.

Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes
Saturday, March 7, 2015 07:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Explore our winter woods by the light of the full moon! Look and listen for signs of wildlife as we walk guided by moonlight. If weather permits, this program will be offered on snowshoes.

Pre-registration is required. Please call the Nature Center at (315) 482-2479 for additional information or to preregister. If you feel more comfortable, you may bring a flashlight, but we encourage you to try walking by moonlight alone.

Registration: Required
Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes
Saturday, March 7, 2015 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Explore our winter woods by the light of the full moon! Look and listen for signs of wildlife as we walk guided by moonlight. If weather permits, this program will be offered on snowshoes.

Pre-registration is required. Please call the Nature Center at (315) 482-2479 for additional information or to preregister. If you feel more comfortable, you may bring a flashlight, but we encourage you to try walking by moonlight alone.

Registration: Required
Maple Sunday Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, March 8, 2015 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 265-3773
A Sugar Maple celebration. Pancake breakfast and hands-on demonstration of tapping trees, boiling sap and producing syrup. Adults $8. 
Maple Sunday Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, March 8, 2015 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 265-3773
A Sugar Maple celebration. Pancake breakfast and hands-on demonstration of tapping trees, boiling sap and producing syrup. Adults $8. 
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261.

Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Reservoir State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

If you are at the park sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about some of the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions, then the display will not be available.

For information call (716) 282-5154.

Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, March 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261

Registration: Required
Tuesday Trek: Snowshoe to Waterfall on Minehole Footpath
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come discover and explore a portion of the often overlooked northwestern section of Minnewaska. This moderately challenging two mile hike leads to a small, but pristine waterfall, tucked away in the woods, that few people are aware of. While the distance is short, there are sections of trail with sustained, steep hills and some rocky footing.

Participants will meet at the Awosting Parking Area and may need to ride share, as trailhead parking is very limited. This will also limit the group size for this outing. Pre-registration is required.

Registration: Required
Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, March 13, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Experience the magic of winter and explore nature by the light of the evening sky on this unique outdoor excursion.  Our expert instructors will lead you and your family on this guided tour with hot cocoa and snacks included!

Held every Friday evening from January 23 - March 13. Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult) For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261.

Registration: Required
Winter Wilderness Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

The forest and fields are still very much alive in winter. Join us to examine the signs of life and survival during nature's toughest season!

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

 

Registration: Required
Winter Hike: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Using your senses, check off and complete your scavenger hunt, while you explore the woods of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 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 14 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Using your senses, check off and complete your scavenger hunt, while you explore the woods of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 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 14 & up.

Registration: Required
Backyard Maple Syrup Workshop
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 826-8690

Learn to make homemade maple syrup from trees that may be in your own backyard! Mine Kill State Park staff will conduct a presentation and demonstration on how to find the right tree, collect the sap and make syrup using a simple barbecue grill. Admission to the workshop is free.

This event will be hosted at the NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center, located 1 mile north of Mine Kill State Park on State Route 30. Please call (518) 827-8690 for more information.

Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261

Registration: Required
Cross Country Ski
Saturday, March 14, 2015 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 with 24 hours advanced notice, 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. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Cross Country Ski
Saturday, March 14, 2015 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 with 24 hours advanced notice, 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. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, March 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200

Enjoy a fun and easy way to try out the sport of snowshoeing.  Our expert instructors will show you basic techniques and lead you on a guided trek through a local park.

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 17 – March 15, 2015

Minimum Age: 8 (14 or under with a participating adult)  For more information or to register contact: llbean.com/adventure or call 1-888-552-3261

Registration: Required
Frozen Falls and Animal Tracks Snowshoe Outing
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bring the family to learn about wildlife in winter while learning how to snowshoe. First, children will make a plaster animal track inside, then everyone will snowshoe up to the 65 foot tall Awosting Falls to witness this frozen wonder. Our hike follows along Awosting Falls Carriage Road for a round trip distance of approximately one and a half miles. While we hike, we'll look for signs of wildlife in winter including tracks, browse, scat and more.

This program is recommended for families with children age seven and older, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Snowshoes may be rented for children participating in the program for $5, adult snowshoe rental is $15 per person. Snowshoe rental is on a first-come, first-serve basis and early arrival is reccomended for rentals. Pre-registration is required.

First Day of Spring Walk
Friday, March 20, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere! Emerge from winter hibernation and join us on a walk through the park to rediscover the beauty of spring.

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

Registration: Required
Lakeshore Hike to the Lighthouse
Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Golden Hill State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154
Join us to hike along the shoreline of Lake Ontario to Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse. A tour of the lighthouse is included in our hike. For information and registration, call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
2015 Polar Plunge
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM
Taughannock Falls State Park
Phone: (607) 387-6739
Freezin' for a reason! Raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York... then take a dip or slow crawl into the chilly waters of Cayuga Lake!

Any participant that raises $100 or more will receive the official Ithaca Polar Plunge hoodie!

Check-In/Pre-Party: 11am-12:30pm
PLUNGE at 1pm
 
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
Night Sounds
Friday, March 27, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Night Sounds is a journey through dusk into the world of night! Listen for the sleigh bell serenade of Spring peepers under shooting stars and a copper Mars. Will the Wood Frogs quack and the Timber Doodles twitter? Do Screech Owls whinny and can Barred Owls call for dinner? A quiet sensory walk through the evening forest trails.

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

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
First Saturday Hike: Taughannock Falls State Park
Saturday, April 4, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Taughannock Falls State Park
Phone: (607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the Gorge Trail parking lot. We will hike the Gorge Trail, North Rim Trail and the South Rim Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 3.75 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions.

Registration: Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131

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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