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Biodiversity Celebration

Biodiversity Parade
Biodiversity Parade

Saturday, September 19th 11 am to 3 pm

Celebrate NYS native animals & plants. Have fun–enjoy nature crafts, games & activities. Join the Biodiversity Parade–meet at Walt Whitman Statute at 1 pm (costomes of native species optional). Visit the animals, museums, & take in the views. Enjoy fall at Trailside! Parking at Bear Mountain State Park $8/vehicle. Admission to Trailside: $1/person suggested donation. For information: Emma Congalton 845-786-2701 x 263.

Twin Forts Day

Twin Forts Day

Twin Forts Day

Saturday, October 10th 10:15 am to 3:00 pm

Commemorate the 238th anniversary of battles at Forts Clinton & Montgomery–Twin Forts of the Popolopen. Built on the remains of Fort Clinton, Trailside will host activities. At 10:15 am, witness a special flag raising ceremony in the Fort Clinton redoubt by the 5th Regiment. Experience musket firing, redoubt tours, patriotic music & more. Check out displays in Trailside’s Historical Museum! Fort Montgomery State Historic Site will host an encampment & reenactments.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Bear Den
Boo at the Bear Den

Saturday, October 24th 10:30 am to 3:00 pm (rain date Sunday, October 25th).

Make spooky snacks for the black bears at 10:30 am & watch the zookeepers let them loose on the tasty Halloween decorations at 11:00 am. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study Museum, make autumn crafts & learn about bats & not-so-scary owls & vultures.