Things to Do

There are so many activities and things to do at the park year round, (for all ages), that are free, active, educational and guaranteed to enrich your life. The only thing missing is your imagination and desire! Our calendar lists scheduled activities that you can sign up for (required so the staff can plan accordingly). In addition to those, check out the list below. Please note motorized equipment, boats with motors or ATV/UTVs, snowmobiles are not allowed.

  • Hiking, walking, trail running, road running – from easy to strenuous. Check with the park staff to find out what will work for you as well as guided hikes with the park naturalist on the calendar; 41 miles of trails;
  • Camping and cabin rentals – check with Reserve America to see what is available;
  • Mountain Biking – various levels of difficulty; 41 miles of trails;
  • Horse Trails – check with the park office for trailer parking;
  • Kayaking, canoe, row boats, SUP – even wind surfing on Moreau Lake. Some rentals available;
  • Swimming at Moreau Lake – Lifeguards on duty at the beach, check for hours. You can also get adventurous and why not snorkel? Please respect the no swimming posted areas;
  • Bird Watching – various bird blinds are scattered around the nature trails;
  • Eagle and osprey watch – with the park naturalist;
  • Snowshoe and cross country skiing both guided and on on your own. Trails are maintained;
  • Star gazing – new observatory being built this spring;
  • Greenhouse – learn about native and invasive species – located next to the Nature Center;
  • Full Moon Hikes
  • Kids Ice Fishing Clinics
  • Warm weather fishing for Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, White Suckerfish, Yellow Bullhead, Smallmouth Bass and Yellow Perch;
  • Ice Fishing – (no motorized augers)
  • Holiday events – Halloween Walk, Christmas crafts, Easter Egg Hunt
  • Kids crafts in the summer down at the beach
  • Warming Hut – come sit and be toasty by the fireside with a hot chocolate – also enjoy the lending library and just gaze out at the lake; learn about the history of the park and events through the active video display;
  • Photography – spectacular opportunities for all seasons from macro shots of ground inhabiting critters to full blown vistas of the Hudson River;
  • Meditation – “me time” – there are park benches spread around the lake and some trails to just sit, relax and take in the natural beauty and wildlife;
  • Picnic – tables, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoes
  • The Nature Center – a wonderful experience for young and old alike – see animal habitats – fish, turtle and snakes, touch and feel displays, mounts of birds and animals in our region and an active honey bee observatory – staffed by park educators and naturalist.
  • Dog Walking, guided Dog Hikes – “Bark Up A Tree” – leashed dogs welcome – please use the dog waste stations, check the calendar;
  • NatureFest – largest event and fundraiser for the Friends group – Sept.  15, 2018
  • Geocaching – there are 15 hidden caches (treasures) located throughout the park. NYS Parks has a Geocache challenge every year;
  • Hunting is allowed outside of the lake and camping areas – please check the hunting map for the boundaries. This is a multi-use park so please respect each other and wear hi-visibility clothing for you and your canine companion during the season.

So there you go – 365 days to search, explore, craft, laugh, exercise and join others who all share the same love of the outdoors or spend time in solitude with nature. Share your adventures with us on Facebook!