Tag: Winter Hike

First Day Hike at Taconic State Park, Jan 1

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Join Taconic State Park for an easy hike to Bash Bish Falls. It’s a great way to welcome the new year in a healthy way with friends and family including the four-legged kind.

This year, we will lead 2 hikes to split up large groups (following COVID-19 precautions). An afternoon bonfire will be here to enjoy too!

DATE/TIME: Friday, January 1, 2021 / 11am

ADMISSION: Free! Pre-register in advance by calling 518-329-3993

LOCATIONTaconic State Park
253 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY

Meet at the Pavilion/Copake Day Use for this 3-mile hike.

MORE:
facebook.com/TaconicStatePark

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First Day Hike at Taconic State Park, Jan 1

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Start the New Year off with a First Day Hike at Taconic State Park. This will be a moderate 3 mile hike to Bash Bish Falls from the park office.

Bring water, your camera and appropriate footwear for a beautiful walk through one of the most gorgeous trails in NY and Massachusetts.

All ages are welcome as are friendly dogs on leashes 6’ or less. Bonfire and free raffle will follow.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 / 1pm

LOCATION:
Taconic State Park
253 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY

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Taconic State Park Snowshoe Hike

This Saturday, the Taconic State Park is hosting a Snowshoe Hike. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the woods followed by hot cocoa and a bonfire.

The park has a limited amount of snowshoes available, so first come, first serve. If you have your own snowshoes, bring them.

 

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1pm

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
Taconic State Park
253 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY

MORE:
facebook.com/events/1923758611286583
facebook.com/TaconicStateParkCopakeFalls/

 

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Winter Botany with Farmscape Ecology

The Flying Deer Nature Center presents a Winter Botany series to identify trees and shrubs in the “off” season.  Join ecologists Conrad and Claudia Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, who have led ecology walks throughout Columbia County and taught people how to identify plants in all seasons since 2004.

Winter Botany provides a combination of plant clues that help reveal which species they belong to. These clues include the habitat where the plant is found, its general shape and branching pattern, and its bark and bud characteristics. Some plants even have unique smells that can help with their identification. Finally, the ground may offer remains of leaves and/or fruit and nuts.

This course combines indoor and outdoor instruction to provide participants with a set of tools to improve their skills with winter identification of woody plants, no matter their prior knowledge. Everybody with a curiosity about the natural world can benefit from this course and gain a new appreciation for the patterns discernable in the plants of our wintry woods.

The full course consists of three consecutive sessions that will build on each other. Although the first session has already taken place, there are two remaining sessions.

DATE/TIME:
Saturdays:
February 3 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
February 24 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Suggested donation: $50 for all three sessions; $20 for one session
For ages 18 and over

REGISTRATION:
Register early as space is limited. Preference will be given to participants signing up for the entire course. To register, email tresca@flyingdeernaturecenter.org

LOCATION:
122 Daley Rd., East Chatham, NY. Please approach from Route 9 only

MORE:
https://www.flyingdeernaturecenter.org/winter-botany-farmscape-ecology
facebook.com/flyingdeer

 

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Blue Moon Walk at Mud Creek, Jan 31, 2018

Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to explore Mud Creek under the glow of the second full moon of January. Learn about the moon and the creatures that come out at night as we walk along the ½ mile trail.

DATE/TIME
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ADMISSION
All Ages are welcome
Registration is Required. Call Pamela Price at 518-267-3313

LOCATION
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
1024 RT-66, Ghent, New York 12075

MORE
facebook.com/MudCreekELC

 

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