Bird Festival

Bald Eagle photo: Chris O'Sullivan

Bald Eagle
photo: Chris O’Sullivan

Saturday, August 1st 11 am to 3 pm  Fly on over to celebrate the birds of New York State at Trailside! Visit the bald eagle, owls, hawks & vultures! Family-friendly activities: Bird Olympics, Great Migration Challenge, face painting, owl craft and more. Parking at BMSP $8/vheicle. Admission to Trailside: $1/person suggested donation.



Trailside Discovery 2015

Hiking to Doodletown

Hiking to Doodletown

Make Trailside Discovery day program your child’s up-close & personal introduction to local wildlife and ecology. They will get their hands dirty, & they will have fun! Through hands-on activities & exciting games, children will be immersed in the natural world in engaging & age appropriate ways. There are sessions for children who will be entering first through eighth grade this fall. Sessions are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A fee of $100 per session is due with registration. Maximum 15 children per session. If minimum enrollment is not met for any session, the session may be cancelled. Click here.


Myth of the Woolly Bear

Woolly Bear
Pyrrharctia isabella

Click here to watch Science Friday video featuring Bear Mountain’s own Woolly Bear and Edwin McGowan, Director of Science and Trailside Museums and Zoo.