May Events Lead by Park Staff

Join the Moreau Lake State Park Staff for these events and hikes for the month of May!

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Download the detailed program descriptions HERE

SUNDAY, MAY 1ST
10AM AND 1PM
FOREST BATHING
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980’s, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174- specify whether you would like to join the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. program.

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
9AM-3PM
I LOVE MY PARK DAY
I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks, historic sites, and public lands. Join us to celebrate New York’s park system and prepare our public lands for spring by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trail and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects. You must register online at ptny.org

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH
10AM-11AM
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
We’ll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we’ve read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then drive down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH
1PM-3PM
FOREST BATHING
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980’s, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.

SATURDAY, MAY 14TH
7:30PM-9:30PM
FULL MOON HIKE
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.

SUNDAY, MAY 15TH
10AM-11:30AM
FAMILY HIKE
Spring has sprung! Now is the time to appreciate the new growth that comes from a season of rest. We’ll set out from the park Office keeping a lookout for birds, animal tracks and plant life. Our route will be determined by the age and ability level of the participants but whichever direction we take we’ll have fun and learn together. Pay $5 per adult and $1 per child (cash or check) at the office. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.

SUNDAY, MAY 15TH
1PM-3PM
FOREST BATHING
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980’s, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.

SUNDAY, MAY 22ND
10AM AND 1PM
FOREST BATHING
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980’s, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner- rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174- specify whether you would like to join the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. program.