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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration: Optional
First Day Hike & Bonfire
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 232-5651
Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay 
Homestead. Warm up by the bonfire with a cup of hot cocoa. Free admission.
 
Registration: Required
Family Adventure: First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration: Required
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