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Tuesday Trek: Cross Country Ski to Echo Rock
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join Laura Conner for a four-mile round trip, cross country ski outing to Echo Rock. This modestly challenging outing will follow along Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road and the recently renovated Hamliton Point Carriage Road, a route that does include two challenging hills. Participants must provide their own ski equipment and must have previous cross-country skiing experience. If there is no snow, this outing will be a hike.

All programs require pre-registration. To reserve your spot, please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752.

Registration: Required
Winter Tree ID
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 150

Join us for a walk through the woods where we will learn how to identify trees (including the sugar maple which we get our maple sugar from!) using bark and twigs. All ages are welcome, but the trail is not stroller friendly. Snowshoes will be available for rental if there is snow.

Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call (518) 584-2000 ext. 150 to register.

Registration: Required
Beginner Snowshoe
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This easy snowshoe trip is great for all skill levels and will be lead by the park educator. We will learn the basics of walking with snowshoes, as well as some history of the sport.

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. If there are no participants signed up with 24 hours advanced notice of the program, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Beginner Snowshoe
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This easy snowshoe trip is great for all skill levels and will be lead by the park educator. We will learn the basics of walking with snowshoes, as well as some history of the sport.

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. If there are no participants signed up with 24 hours advanced notice of the program, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Homeschool Snowshoe Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, January 30, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join us for an invigorating snowshoe hike in beautiful Thacher Park. This snowshoe adventure winds through forest with hemlocks, junipers and other brushy cover. We might see evidence of animals in this great habitat for porcupine, red squirrel and fisher! Walk is just over 1 mile in length and will last about 2 hours. Families must include one school-aged child to participate. Please call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Homeschool Snowshoe Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, January 30, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join us for an invigorating snowshoe hike in beautiful Thacher Park. This snowshoe adventure winds through forest with hemlocks, junipers and other brushy cover. We might see evidence of animals in this great habitat for porcupine, red squirrel and fisher! Walk is just over 1 mile in length and will last about 2 hours. Families must include one school-aged child to participate. Please call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, January 30, 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
CANdlelight Ski and Snowshoe
Friday, January 30, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
Phone: (518) 584-2000 ext 116

Families are invited to enjoy an evening at Saratoga Spa State Park's CANdlelight Ski and Snowshoe fundraiser event. Admission is a minimum of two canned food items. In addition to a one mile candlelit loop, the park will be offering a bonfire, ice skating and hot food and drinks. Snowshoes will be available to rent. This event will take place at the Warming Hut. Food will be donated to the Franklin Community Center Food Pantry.

Please call Alli Schweizer at (518) 584-2000 ext. 116 for more information.

Ice Fishing Contest at Thompson's Lake
Saturday, January 31, 2015 06:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Registration opens at 5:30am, fishing and fish measurement will take place from 6am-1pm. Registration fee is $10 per person, children under 12 fish free. These fees will be used directly for cash prizes in the three categories of perch, pickerel and trout. Prizes will be awarded after fishing ends at 1pm. Bring your own bait. Hot food and refreshments will be available.

Please call 518-872-1237 or 872-0800 for additional information and to check ice conditions.

Registration: Required
Ice Fishing Contest at Thompson's Lake
Saturday, January 31, 2015 06:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-1237

Registration opens at 5:30am, fishing and fish measurement will take place from 6am-1pm. Registration fee is $10 per person, children under 12 fish free. These fees will be used directly for cash prizes in the three categories of perch, pickerel and trout. Prizes will be awarded after fishing ends at 1pm. Bring your own bait. Hot food and refreshments will be available.

Please call 518-872-1237 or 872-0800 for additional information and to check ice conditions.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, January 31, 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
4th Annual Snow Festival
Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Mine Kill State Park
Phone: (518) 827-8690

Join Mine Kill State Park at the NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center for the 4th annual Snow Festival! Meet dozens of regional organizations like the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), the Long Path North Hiking Club and Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) among many others. Kids will love Dee's Reptile exhibit, snow bowling and plenty of outdoor activities like scavenger hunts & wildlife tracking! Bring the entire family downstairs to the NYPA theater for a chance to go back in time with Iroquois Indian storytelling or the Geological History of the Schoharie Valley! Don't forget about the famous Chili Contest sponsored by the Friends of MK/MVS State Parks and other refreshments will be available as well. Admission to Snow Fest is free. Please contact the park office at (518) 827-8690 for more information. Pre-registration is not required for this event.

10 AM - 4PM at the New York Power Authority Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131 (1 mile north of Mine Kill State Park)

WinterFest at Lippman Park
Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752
Join Minnewaska State Park Preserve educators at Lippman Park for the Ellenville Wawarsing Youth Commission's Annual WinterFest. Bring your whole family to participate in hands-on activities and get information about year-round activities at Minnewaska. At 10:30am, there will be an interpretive hike where we will look for signs of winter animal activity. At 1pm, bring your kids over to play fun nature games with a Park Educator. For more information about the WinterFest, visit the Ellenville Wawarsing Youth Commission website.
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
Winterfest 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
Phone: (518) 732-0187

Visit Schodack Island State Park on Saturday, January 31 for Winterfest 2015!

All day activities will possibly include ice skating, snowshoeing, dog sled rides by Run by Dogs, an Ice House History Display, Native American Education Table, Bonfire with S'more Roast and Vendors, and crafters. Food will be available by Charcoal Dole and hot beverages will be available by the Friends of Schodack Island State Park.

Scheduled activities will possibly include an amateur cross country ski race, scavenger hunt, "Disney's Frozen" look-alike contest, Ugly Sweater contest, and Native American Lifestyle Talks. Detailed schedule will be announced closer to the event.

This event is free and open to the public.

Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, January 31, 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
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, January 31, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, January 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Betty and Wilbur Davis 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!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756). Meet at the Sunset Shelter.

Registration: Required
Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, January 31, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Join us for a guided hike under the bright full moon. Experience the park when it is at its most peaceful, a special treat few have the chance to enjoy! Dress warmly, the temperature drops quickly when it gets dark. Bring a flashlight, but keep it in your pocket. We want to take advantage of the bright moonlight!

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

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoe rentals, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glimmerglass 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!

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

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 1, 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 Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoe rentals, and confirm conditions.
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
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 1, 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
Adult Adventures: Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 1, 2015 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Learn to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

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
Mysterious Mammals
Sunday, February 1, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Gilbert Lake 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 Briggs Shelter. Registration required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756).

Registration: Required
Almost Full Moon Outing
Monday, February 2, 2015 06:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Savor winter under the glow of the moon. Meets at Shaver Pond Center. Space is limited so please pre-register and let us know if you need snowshoes for the outing: 279-1155.

Sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park

Registration: Required
Moonlight Snowshoe Hike
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Join us for a guided hike under the bright full moon. Experience the park when it is at its most peaceful, a special treat few have the chance to enjoy! Dress warmly, the temperature drops quickly when it gets dark. Bring a flashlight, but keep it in your pocket. We want to take advantage of the bright moonlight!

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

Registration: Required
Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, February 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
Snowshoe 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, February 7, 2015 09:00 AM
Selkirk Shores State Park
Phone: (315) 298-5737

Selkirk Shores State Park is pleased to announce a Snowshoe 5K Run/Walk in cooperation with the Town of Pulaski's Salmon River Winter Festival. Race will begin and end at our historic pavilion overlooking Lake Ontario. Enjoy our thrilling woodland race course, then warm up around the great stone fireplace and enjoy some hot cocoa after the race. Walkers/hikers and kids are welcome too! Prizes for winners TBA.

Register for the race at: www.runreg.com/selkirk-shores-5k
$10 Registration online (plus $1.80 online service fee), $15 registration day of race; Snowshoe rentals can be reserved in advance.

For more information on this program or any other events, please call our Park Office at 315-298-5737.

Registration: Required
First Saturday Hike: Buttermilk Falls State Park
Saturday, February 7, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Phone: (607) 387-7041 ext 131

Meet at the main entrance parking lot on Rte. 13. The hike will go up the Rim Trail to the Bear Trail, out to Lake Treman, and back to the main parking lot. Total hike mileage 3.5 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
Snowy Owl: The "Ghost of the Arctic!"
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Another winter invasion of Snowy Owls is expected along the waterfront of Buffalo Harbor State Park! Snowy Owls are active during the day and this will be a good chance to see them and discover why they made the long journey from their arctic tundra breeding grounds!

Registration: Required
Arm Knitting Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Knit a scarf using your arms as knitting needles! Bring 1-2 skeins of chunky yarn, bulkiness number of at least #5 (greater is better). One skein will make one scarf, but longer scarves require two skeins. Prior knitting experience is helpful but not necessary. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; please register by calling 872-0800. Participants should bring scissors and yarn needles, and wear sleeves that can be pushed up to the elbows.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 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
Arm Knitting Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Knit a scarf using your arms as knitting needles! Bring 1-2 skeins of chunky yarn, bulkiness number of at least #5 (greater is better). One skein will make one scarf, but longer scarves require two skeins. Prior knitting experience is helpful but not necessary. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; please register by calling 872-0800. Participants should bring scissors and yarn needles, and wear sleeves that can be pushed up to the elbows.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 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
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, February 7, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154

 

Snowshoe Hike in Thacher Park
Sunday, February 8, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join Jim and Bonnie Schaller, our trail team extraordinaire, on a 3.5-4 mile winter hike from Carrick Road to Hang Glider Point and back, with a stop for views and a snack. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 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
Snowshoe Hike in Thacher Park
Sunday, February 8, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join Jim and Bonnie Schaller, our trail team extraordinaire, on a 3.5-4 mile winter hike from Carrick Road to Hang Glider Point and back, with a stop for views and a snack. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Dogsled Demo
Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

Choose either the 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm session.  Meet at the Park Office to see the dogs of Adirondack Kennel and learn all about dogsledding.  Warm up inside with complimentary coffee and hot chocolate. 

Please note that rides will NOT be provided at the program.

For questions contact honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov  This event is free and open to the public.

Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 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
Adult Adventures: Just a Hike (On the Roads)
Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Enjoy a moderately paced, 4 mile hike on the road for relaxing and socializing.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

 

Registration: Required
Preschool Snowshoe Program at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Come visit the Nature Center and find out what animals are up to this winter! We'll watch songbirds at the feeders and visit our resident honeybees and turtles to observe how they stay warm in the coldest months. Then, we'll bundle up for a winter snowshoe walk. Program is appropriate for ages 3-5. Please call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Preschool Snowshoe Program at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Come visit the Nature Center and find out what animals are up to this winter! We'll watch songbirds at the feeders and visit our resident honeybees and turtles to observe how they stay warm in the coldest months. Then, we'll bundle up for a winter snowshoe walk. Program is appropriate for ages 3-5. Please call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, February 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
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
Lake Erie Ice Volcanoes!
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Sculpted by wind, waves, and snow, the frozen surface of Lake Erie is a bizzare and twisted icescape that is constantly changing. Ice Volcanoes erupt and then freeze over leaving an ice surface of "inactive" cones, vents, mounds, ice caves and craters to discover! Take a guided walk to see these very unique Lake Erie ice formations!

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

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 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
Celebrating Washington's Birthday
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-1765

At New Windsor Cantonment on Saturday, February 14 10am-4pm and Monday, February 16 from 10am-4pm, soldiers will bring to life the Continental Army's final winter encampment with musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, medical demonstrations, and other aspects of daily life.

At 11, 1:30, and 3:30 there will be musket and cannon firings. Following these firings, children may "enlist" in the Continental Army, drill with wooden muskets, and get paid in Continental currency for their service.

Adult Adventures: Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Learn to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

 

Registration: Required
Winter Fun at the Park
Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
Phone: (607) 648-5251

Join us for some an afternoon of Winter Fun! The sledding hill and ice skating will be open all day (weather and conditions permitting). Remember to dress warm! All activities will start from the Pine Room Area.

  • 12pm: A light lunch will be served (numerous handmade soups, hot dogs, hot cocoa & some sweet treats!)
  • 12:30pm: Make a Mammal track (plaster)
  • 1:30pm: Snow shoe workshop - If you haven't tried this activity, it will be a good time to learn!
  • 1:30pm: Cooking Demo with the Kitchen Store: Come watch and taste what Sue Michaels whips up!
  • 2pm: Hike - Look for the clues mammals leave behind to help solve the mystery of how they spend the winter. Bring snow shoes; if there isn't enough snow this will be a hike.
  • 2pm: Story telling. Bring a blanket or something to sit on.
  • 2:30pm: Craft in the New Community Room
  • 3pm: Eagle Hike
  • 3:30pm: Newly Wed Game - Any couple dating or married, newly wed or married 50 years in invited to participate. Prizes for the winning couples. Talk your friends into coming and joining you to make up a team! Pre-registration is required: 607-648-5251
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 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
Valentine's Day Candle Lantern Walk
Saturday, February 14, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
De Veaux Woods State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Bring your friends, your significant other, or just yourself out for a fun-filled night. Sip some hot chocolate while making your own lantern, then go and discover the night through folklore and star gazing.

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

Registration: Required
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
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoe rentals, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 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 Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoe rentals, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 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
Snowshoe Adventures
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Get out of your house this winter and come explore nature's outdoor wonders! Learn about the history of the snowshoe and then join us on a hike as we look for the tracks and scat that animals leave behind, and the dens they depend on during our cold winter months. Snowshoes will be provided.

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

Registration: Required
Family Fun: The Park by Snowshoe!
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

We will look for tracks and signs of life as we travel the trails of Caumsett. If there is no snow, we will do the nature hike by foot instead. Please bring your own snowshoes.

For all ages. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Registration: Required
3D Underwater Worlds: Art Making with Robin Brickman
Monday, February 16, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Spend President's Day making art with Berkshire region/and NYS BOCES endorsed artist Robin Brickman. Ms. Brickman has been making 3D paper landscapes with youth for decades in addition to illustrating a number of award-winning children's books. This day-long retreat for young people will start by reading a children's book from the Church family library: Water Babies by Richard Kingsley (1860s). Students will also study a painting made by Church that is an underwater scene. Then the artist will lead sketching and planning for creating an underwater world like that in the Kingsley story. From the outline and sketch, students will create a 16x20" underwater scene using beautiful papers and supplies to layer their imaginary world. Students will also take a hike around Olana's lake, and snack on fish and gummy worms. (This program is perfect for a winter distraction, and for caregivers who want a holiday on the long weekend too!)

Pre-registration is required by the preceding Thursday - call 518.828.1872 x109 or email shasbrook@olana.org.

$45 per person (limited to 25) / Ages 5-12 / Bag lunch required
Snow date: Saturday, February 21, 9-3:30pm

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Monday, February 16, 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.

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
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
Celebrating Washington's Birthday
Monday, February 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-1765

At New Windsor Cantonment on Saturday, February 14 10am-4pm and Monday, February 16 from 10am-4pm, soldiers will bring to life the Continental Army's final winter encampment with musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, medical demonstrations, and other aspects of daily life.

At 11, 1:30, and 3:30 there will be musket and cannon firings. Following these firings, children may "enlist" in the Continental Army, drill with wooden muskets, and get paid in Continental currency for their service.

Snowshoe Discovery Course
Monday, February 16, 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.

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 Explore
Monday, February 16, 2015 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Learn to use snowshoes and head out into the park on an adventure.

Pre-register please. $2 each or $5/family

Registration: Required
Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Monday, February 16, 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!

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
Snow Day at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take a break from school break and join us for some winter fun! Activities for school-ages children include snowshoe races and an outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal tracks and scat cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 will be collected per person. This program fills up fast, so please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Get Hooked on Ice Fishing!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (607) 547-8662

DEC Free Fishing Day Clinic! Includes fishing gear and bait to use, free chance to win ice fishing tackle, fish filleting demonstration and winter lake ecoloy information.  Instructors from NYS Parks staff and NYS DEC "I Fish NY" program.

Pre-registration: friendsofglimmerglass@gmail.com or call 607-547-8662.

Registration: Required
Snow Day at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take a break from school break and join us for some winter fun! Activities for school-ages children include snowshoe races and an outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal tracks and scat cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 will be collected per person. This program fills up fast, so please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over the winter break! During this session, meet the animals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over the winter break! During this session, meet the animals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Marine Mammals
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over Winter Break! During this session, learn about marine mammals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Marine Mammals
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over Winter Break! During this session, learn about marine mammals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Friday, February 20, 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.

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 Adventure Week: Owl Pellet Dissection
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over winter break for an owl pellet dissection.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Owl Pellet Dissection
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over winter break for an owl pellet dissection.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Friday, February 20, 2015 12:30 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.

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
Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, February 20, 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
Nature Tour on Skis!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Cross-country skiing is a wonderful way to enjoy winter and can be done at nearby parks without a long drive. Learn how to cross-country ski or improve your technique as we ski Evangola's wooded and lakeside trails on this cooperative program led by the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club and the New York State Parks.

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

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 21, 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
Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Selkirk Shores 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!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756). Meet at the skiers parking lot, just past the park office.

Registration: Required
Cherry Plain State Park Winter Fun Day
Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Cherry Plain State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Snowshoe outings and fun in the park for all ages. Refreshments provided and free snowshoe demos. Free event sponsored by the Friends of Cherry Plain State Park.

FREE event! Call 279-1155 for more information.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 21, 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
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

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
Family Adventures: Moon River Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enjoy the fresh winter air with a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Snowshoes are available to rent and may be reserved in advance. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Erie Ice Sculptures!
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Last chance in 2015 to take a guided walk to see the amazing nature-designed icescape sculptures on Lake Erie!

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

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, February 22, 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 Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Snowshoes are available to rent and may be reserved in advance. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, February 22, 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, February 22, 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
Snowshoe Outing
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:30 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Join Assistant Naturalists on a casual snowshoe hike through beautiful Grafton Lakes State Park. Practice your observation skills and bring your camera to capture the scenes! We will hike if there is no snow.

$2/person includes rental

Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Friday, February 27, 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
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the shores of the Niagara River. We will visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few of the many viewing areas you will find in our state parks on Grand Island.

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

Registration: Required
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the shores of the Niagara River. We will visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few of the many viewing areas you will find in our state parks on Grand Island.

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

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 28, 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
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
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Saturday, February 28, 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
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, February 28, 2015 05:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Snowshoe by the light of the Snow Moon. On a clear and bright night, we can leave the flashlights behind. Walk will traverse level terrain and last about 1 hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for $5 per pair. Please call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, February 28, 2015 05:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Snowshoe by the light of the Snow Moon. On a clear and bright night, we can leave the flashlights behind. Walk will traverse level terrain and last about 1 hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for $5 per pair. Please call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, March 1, 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
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
Snowshoe Discovery Course
Sunday, March 1, 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
Snowshoe Walk at Olana
Sunday, March 1, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Enjoy the beauty of winter along the scenic carriage drives at Olana State Historic Site. Break in your new snowshoes, or test out a pair of ours on a guided snowshoe walk led by environmental educator Fran Martino. Perfect for beginners and families. Participants will learn the basics of walking on snowshoes as we search for signs of animals that don't go south in the winter.

If there is a lack of snow, this will become a walk without snowshoes. The walk will take place from 1-2:30pm followed by warm beverages in the Wagon House Education Center.

Snowshoe supply is limited; please register by the preceding Thursday. Call 518-828-1872 x109.

All ages; $10/adult, $5/child
Snow date: Sunday, March 1, 1-3pm

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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