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Minnewaska Preserve

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Gardiner, United States
845-255-0752

July 2021

Hike to the Shingle Gully Area

July 2 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

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Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline:…

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Monthly Volunteer Event at Minnewaska

July 2 @ 10:30 pm
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Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, in giving a little love back to Minnewaska at this recurring volunteer program, offered on the first Friday of every month. Volunteer efforts for this program will be focused on light and short tasks, such as weeding the landscaped areas around the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center, pulling invasive plant species along the edges of the carriage roads, performing light trail work, or doing a little light clean-up, where needed. It is recommended that volunteers bring…

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Millbrook Mountain Loop Hike at Minnewaska

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately five-mile hike to Millbrook Mountain and back. This cliff-side, scenic vista features panoramic views of the Park Preserve, Mohonk Preserve, and the Wallkill Valley. The one-mile footpath section of this route descends and ascends approximately 700 feet and includes one stream crossing as well as uneven, slippery surfaces, that some participants may find challenging. The rest of the walk will take place on Lake Minnewaska and Millbrook Mountain Carriage Roads, which provide…

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Long Way to the Waterfall at Minnewaska

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, and Vanessa Pagano, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, for a five-mile loop hike on the High Peter’s Kill Footpath and the Awosting Falls Carriage Road. Highlights of this outing include the bright, white flowers of blooming rhododendron bushes, a breathtaking view of the Catskills from a cliffside perch, close-up views of the fast-flowing Peter’s Kill stream and the iconic 65-foot tall Awosting Falls. The footpath section of this hike features sections of trail with steep,…

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All the Glorious Scenic Views around Lake Minnewaska Hike

July 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, on a guided hike to see all the stunning views from the numerous scenic vistas along the east side of Lake Minnewaska. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

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Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska

July 6 @ 7:00 am
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2021 marks the return of this ever-popular program, led by Scott Baldinger, well-known Hudson Valley birder. Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Scott or other experienced birding volunteers. Participants should bring binoculars and water and wear hiking shoes Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants MUST arrive 15 minutes PRIOR to the start…

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Hike to the Shingle Gully Area

July 8 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 8, 2021 at 9:45 am

One event on July 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline:…

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Hike to the Shingle Gully Area

July 10 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 8, 2021 at 9:45 am

One event on July 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

Minnewaska Preserve Gardiner, United States + Google Map

Explore the Shingle Gully Crevice Caves, where ice persists into summer in deep crevice caves. These caves are in a backcountry area in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This rugged, protected landscape is accessible only on guided tours led by Park staff and volunteer docents. This all-day, strenuous, approximately four-mile adventure ascends and descends 1,500 feet, includes off-trail bushwhacking and steep rock scrambles, and is only appropriate for experienced hikers. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989. Registration deadline:…

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September 2021

Minnewaska Homeschoolers: Climate Change for Teens: Continuing the History of Environmental Activism in the Hudson Valley

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Some of the very first successful grassroots environmental and conservation movements took place right here in the Hudson Valley. Join other Homeschoolers to learn about groundbreaking battles fought, and won, by local citizens, such as the saving of Hi Tor and Storm King Mountains and the founding of the Sloop Clearwater by folk singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Pete Seeger. We’ll discuss the impacts of community-based nonprofit organizations, dedicated to pressing issues such as climate change…

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Minnewaska Homeschoolers: Climate Change for Teens: Continuing the History of Environmental Activism in the Hudson Valley

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Some of the very first successful grassroots environmental and conservation movements took place right here in the Hudson Valley. Join other Homeschoolers to learn about groundbreaking battles fought, and won, by local citizens, such as the saving of Hi Tor and Storm King Mountains and the founding of the Sloop Clearwater by folk singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Pete Seeger. We’ll discuss the impacts of community-based nonprofit organizations, dedicated to pressing issues such as climate change…

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October 2021

Minnewaska Homeschoolers: Autumn Leaves Identification and Craft

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join other homeschoolers on a two-mile hike around Lake Minnewaska to collect colorful, fallen leaves, learning about the trees they’ve come from along the way. Back at the Nature Center, we’ll demonstrate two simple methods to preserve leaves that can be done at home: pressing and using polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue. We’ll try our hand at these methods with the leaves we collected earlier. These colorful, preserved leaves are perfect for use in scrapbooks and as fall decorations! This program…

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November 2021

Minnewaska Homeschoolers: The Story of the Wild Turkey

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join other homeschoolers to learn about the importance of the American wild turkey throughout human history. From its significance to native people, to its role as the symbol of Thanksgiving, to the success of conservation efforts over the past decades. We will make pinecone turkeys to take home! The program will end with a short hike to look for signs of turkeys and other birds. This program is recommended for children over the age of nine, accompanied by a parent…

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