Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:40

December at Moreau Lake State Park

MOREAU — Wiggly wanderers is a beginner’s hike for toddlers and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. Note: strollers will not work for these programs. While attendees need not attend each week, programs will continue to build toddlers’ hiking skills as well as their caregivers’ confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This event does not have sign-ups.  Group meets at the nature center parking lot. Wiggly Wanderers -  9:30 a.m. every Friday in December at Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Call 518-793-0511   

Additional programs through the month of December include: 

Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Lake Bonita to Lake Ann Lean-to. Join an educator on an approximately 3-mile-out-and-back hike from Lake Bonita to Lake Anne Lean-to. Bring a snack. The cost is $5 at the office upon arrival. Snowshoes and crampons to borrow. Register at least 24 hours in advance at 518-793-0511.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. Courteous Critters. Come learn about some native animals as well as animals around the world who give great gifts to secure a mate or a bond. This is a nice reminder to humans of the true purpose of gift-giving, to strengthen our social relationships. Come to the nature center to learn from an educator. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for kids at the office upon arrival. You can register in advance at 518-793-0511.

Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10-11 a.m. Knee-high Naturalist. Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome). Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. Meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a book and then take a short walk 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 518-793-0511. 

Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Card Making. Join an educator in the Nature Center to make handmade holiday cards. Cost is $1 per child, $5 per adult. Register in advance by calling 518-793-0511.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Stonewall trail hike. This beginner level guided hike of just over 3 miles is on park property on the other side of the Hudson. Access is closed once it snows so Lake Bonita will be the alternate hike should there be snow. Wear warm, waterproof boots and bring microspikes- or borrow from the office. Cost is $5, reserve your spot in advance by calling the office at 518-793-0511.

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