Thursday, 15 February 2024 15:27

Free February Vacation Programs at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, Feb. 23-24

WILTON — Looking for something to do during February Vacation? Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park offers a full week of free outdoor programs at Camp Saratoga. 

In addition to the daily programs, snowshoe and cross-country skis will be available to rent all week at Camp Saratoga North Winter Lodge by the restrooms at Parking Lot #1. Rentals are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the last call to rent is 2 p.m. Rentals may be used only at Camp Saratoga. Rentals are $10/adults and $5/children and students. No registration required. 

For nature walks, free snowshoe rentals will be available 15 minutes prior to the program provided by a grant from the Common Roots Foundation. If there is no snow, the program will be a trail walk. The February Vacation Schedule of free events is listed below.

Winter Tree Identification - Friday, February 23, 10 to 11 a.m. How do we identify trees in the winter without all the leaves? How do you know which tree is which? Join Wilton Wildlife to learn simple ways to determine tree species found here at the preserve.

Family Owl Prowl with the Saratoga Springs Public Library - Friday, February 23, 5 to 6 p.m. Go for a nighttime hike to look and listen for owls. Learn about their amazing adaptations that make them fantastic nighttime predators. Following the program, take home an owl pellet to dissect and discover the diet of an owl and identify bones of its prey. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. To register for this program, call the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 ext. 303.

Capital Region PRISM Winter Pest In-Person Training (Part 2) - Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interested in learning more about the forest and winter pests that might be found? Join this 2-part program with PRISM to learn more and explore the Neilmann Parcel firsthand for winter pests! Registration is separate for each day, so please indicate in your registration if you would like to attend the zoom, walk, or both. Please note: Zoom participants will get priority in attending the in-person training. To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the website at, or call the office at 518-450-0321. 

Moonlight Hike - Saturday, February 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Interested in seeing the preserve at night? View nature in the full moon light as you walk the trails and learn about wildlife adaptations and nature of the night.

Registration is required at least one business day in advance. To register please visit the website at For more information, call the Wilton Wildlife office at 518-450-0321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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