The Friends of Taconic State Park are hosting their first for annual New Year’s Day Hike to the Bash Bish Falls. The group will meet at Taconic State Park headquarters, and head off to the Falls via the Iron Works Heritage trail.
This is a family friendly hike of about 3 miles. On the return, there will be a warm campfire, hot cocoa and snacks.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019: 1pm
Full walk (3 miles) meets at Taconic State Park headquarters
253 State Route 344
Copake Falls, NY
Shorter options: Meet at the Copake Iron Works
, 35 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, around 1:15 or at the Bash Bish Falls lower parking lot around 1:30 -further east on Route 344.
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The first (of possibly three) Writer’s Hikes is Saturday, January 27, 2018. Hike to observe nature and then translate your observations and feelings into a writers nature journal. This is a casual course for teens and adults. Develop your skills with sensory detailed writing, add to your personal journal, or just for fun. The experience can help build writing skills to include more detail and focus for scholarly purposes. It can also add flavor to an already budding writer’s journaling habit.
The walk will be an open discussion of nature, with stops along the route for note taking. Half way through, the organizer, Danielle Kneller, will discuss and teach ways to translate the hiker’s notes and work with the writers. The group will also stop for a longer period of time to journal about the hike. Time will be left to share at the end.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1pm – 3pm
$25. Three sessions for $70
For ages 12 and over
Bash Bish Bicycle
247 New York 344
Copake Falls, NY 12517
Meet at bike shop parking area.
Bring your favorite journal and pen.
Call Danielle Kneller at 518-325-3505 for more information.
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