Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Get Into Nature

March 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015

Every Thursday in March through March 19, 10am, weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.

March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 7th, 9am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified second leg of the course starting and ending at Spring Farm. Modified course length will be a 10-12 mile loop, exact route dependent on weather and trail conditions.  The group will be split into runners (led by Ken Posner) and hikers (led by Joe Alfano). Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participants.  Please RSVP here.

 

March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15th. 1-3pm.  Join the Longbotham Family, Mohonk Preserve Volunteers, and come along for a short hike and a sweet treat as you join in the fun of maple sugaring! Be ready to tromp through the snow or mud, help out in the sugarbush, and learn how to make syrup just like generations of families have done. Children ages 4 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 1-mile hike. Wear boots and warm clothing. Space is limited; please call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. The fee per person is $5 and is required at the time of registration (raindate Sunday, March 22nd).

 

March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm. Ann Guenther, Naturalist and former Mohonk Preserve Educator, will lead this search for signs of spring such as new green shoots, a bug, or sap dripping from a Maple tree. Enjoy a leisurely stroll during the season of the warming earth. All ages are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 2.5-mile hike. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. This is a free program. (Raindate Saturday, March 28th).

March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 9am. Join the race organizers as they guide you through a modified second leg of the course starting and ending at Spring Farm. Modified course length will be a 10-12 mile loop, exact route dependent on weather and trail conditions.  The group will be split into runners (led by Rock The Ridge Ambassador Dylan Armajani) and hikers (led by Joe Alfano). Each group will receive tips and training ideas on how to successfully complete the challenge. Excellent for endurance and relay participantsPlease RSVP here.

April 17, 2015

Friday, April ­­17th, 10am-12pm. Explore shady hemlock groves, cross seasonal streams, and look for signs of Spring as we hike to the historic Van Leuven Cabin. Bring water and snacks. Please leave your pets at home. Jogging strollers are not appropriate; for children ages 2-6. Little ones in carriers are always welcomed. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Participants should meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead. It is advised to come early to secure a parking spot. Space is limited; for reservations call 845-255-0919. The fee per person: free for Mohonk Preserve members, non-members pay the $12 hiking day use fee.  Children 12 and under are free.

April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19th, 2-5pm.As the earth begins to warm, the forest reawakens with beauty. Join Barbara Petersen and Roger Roloff, experienced field botanists and Preserve Volunteers, and learn to identify coltsfoot, bloodroot, hepatica, spring beauties and more! Ages 15 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This program includes an easy, 3-mile hike. No dogs allowed at this program, except for service dogs.  Space is limited; for reservations and program location call 845-255-0919. This is a free program.

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