Park Hikes and Events for November

Join our exceptional Environmental Educators as they offer hikes and events that will be sure to educate, enlighten and entertain! You are sure to be inspired by their energy and love of the park.

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Friday November 4th at 9:30am Wiggly Wanderers
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers’ confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program is a drop in program, please be on time as we will be starting our hike at 9:35am.

Wednesday, November 9th at 5 pm Full Moon Hike
Join a Park Educator on a beginner hike around Moreau Lake. Hopefully the moon will cooperate and we’ll get to see it rise above the mountains! This hike is family friendly and well-behaved dogs on a 6 foot or shorter leash are also welcome Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance- the earlier the better as this is a popular program and it fills up quickly. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival.
To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Friday November 11th at 9:30am Wiggly Wanderers
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers’ confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program is a drop in program, please be on time as we will be starting our hike at 9:35am.

Friday, November 11th at 1 pm Family Hike
Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers or wheelchairs, however, we can accommodate wheels by staying to the roads. If this is something your party requires, please let us know when you sign up. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Sunday, November 13th at 10 am Knee-high Naturalist
Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome) Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. We meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a nature-themed book or two and then take a short walk together outdoors, keeping our eyes open for animal tracks, shells, feathers and other signs of the natural world around us. Dress for the weather. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Sunday, November 13th at 2 pm Family Hike
Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers or wheelchairs, however, we can stay to the roads making the hike more accessible. If this is something your party requires, please let us know when you sign up. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Thursday, November 17th at 9 am Moreau Overlook Hike
This guided hike covers just over a mile up to the Moreau overlook. This is one of our more challenging hikes with a scramble at the top rewarded by a gorgeous panoramic view. If it’s icy bring micro-spikes, if you don’t have them we do have some available to borrow. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Friday November 18th at 9:30am Wiggly Wanderers
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers’ confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program is a drop in program, please be on time as we will be starting our hike at 9:35am.

Sunday, November 20th at 10 am Knee-high Naturalist
Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome) Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. We meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a nature-themed book or two and then take a short walk together outdoors, keeping our eyes open for animal tracks, shells, feathers and other signs of the natural world around us. Dress for the weather. Because this is the week of Thanksgiving there will be a special focus on gratitude so come prepared to tell the group what you are thankful for- this goes for the children as well as their chaperones!
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm Family Hike
Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers or wheelchairs, however, we can stay to the roads making the hike more accessible. If this is something your party requires, please let us know when you sign up. Because this is the week of Thanksgiving there will be a special focus on gratitude so come prepared to tell the group what you are thankful for- this goes for children as well as adults! Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Monday, November 21st at 9 am Lake Bonita Hike
This is a moderate guided hike around the beautiful Lake Bonita. Some areas can be quite wet so keep this in mind when choosing your footwear. In case of ice, bring micro-spikes. If you don’t own them we do have some available to borrow. Because this is the week of Thanksgiving there will be a special focus on gratitude so come prepared to tell the group what you are thankful for! Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Tuesday, November 22nd at 10 am Forest Bathing (not appropriate for children)
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. In case of ice, bring micro-spikes. If you don’t own them we do have some available to borrow. Because this is the week of Thanksgiving there will be a special focus on gratitude so come prepared to tell the group what you are thankful for! 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.

Thursday, November 24th at 10 am Thanksgiving Day Family Hike
Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers or wheelchairs, however, we can stay to the roads making the hike more accessible. If this is something your party requires, please let us know when you sign up. Because this is Thanksgiving day, please come prepared to share with the group something you are grateful for. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival, or, in lieu of the program fee you may bring an item for the food pantry for each individual in your party. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; to reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Friday November 25th at 9:30am Wiggly Wanderers
Wiggly wanderers is a new program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner’s hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers’ confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program is a drop in program, please be on time as we will be starting our hike at 9:35am.

Sunday, November 27th at 10 am Knee-high Naturalist
Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome) Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. We meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a nature-themed book or two and then take a short walk together outdoors, keeping our eyes open for animal tracks, shells, feathers and other signs of the natural world around us. Dress for the weather. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Sunday, November 27th at 2 pm Family Hike
Family hikes are slower paced, easy-going walks intended to comfortably bring people together in nature. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The pace and path will be determined by the group at the time of the hike. At this time our trails are not able to accommodate strollers or wheelchairs, however, we can stay to the roads making the hike more accessible. If this is something your party requires, please let us know when you sign up. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Tuesday, November 29th at 8am Hawk Road/Stonewall Hike
This hike is not offered very often but is always fun and impressive. This hike will meet at the office and we will drive to exit 18 to the trail head. This is a moderate but long hike with some steep sections, and will be done during hunting season so we will dress appropriately. We will walk along a section of the Hudson that most people don’t get to explore, we will stop to tell stories of the old stonewalls and foundations. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.

Wednesday, November 30th at 9 am Mud Pond Hike
This guided, beginner rated hike begins on the Nature Trail and then takes us around Mud Pond where we can view Moreau Lake’s oldest beaver lodge! In case of ice, bring micro-spikes. If you don’t own them we do have some available to borrow. In case of snow (!) bring snowshoes. If you don’t own them we have rentals available for $5 at the office.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. To reserve your spot call or text 518-917-2174.