Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!
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Sat., Feb. 10th Eaglefest 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
snow date Sun., Feb. 11th
AT Croton Point Park: Bird presentations, nature walks, live music, food trucks & more.
Tues., Feb 20th Winter Wildlife Survival 1:00 pm
How is it that deer, wood frogs or even praying mantis survive the winter? Come to Fort Montgomery State Historic site & discover how our backyard neighbors endure the winter with no clothing, grocery stores, or furnaces! Program will involve a nature trek, searching for tracks & sign, hands-on furs & games. Registration Required!!! For information & registration, call 845-446-2134 Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
AT Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Fort Montgomery, NY 10922.
Sat., March 17th Introduction to Bird ID 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Have you always wanted to know what birds live in your backyard? Join educators from Trailside Museums and Zoo for a brief presentation at the Bear Mountain Inn, learn some new birding skills and practice them on a bird walk around Hessian Lake. Family friendly program, suited for ages 10 & up. Registration is required. For more information or to register: 845-786-2701 x 293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT Bear Mountain Inn
Sat., April 21st Earth Day 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
rain date Sun, April 22nd
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make snacks for the black bears. At 11:00, watch the zookeepers let the bears explore & enjoy the tasty treats. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus. Nature-related displays & activities!
Sat., Aug. 4th Bird Festival 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fly on over to celebrate the birds of New York State at Trailside! Visit the bald eagle, owls, hawks & turkeys! Family friendly activities: Bird Olympics, & Great Migration Challenge!
Sat., Sept. 15th Biodiversity Celebration 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Learn about Biodiversity & Local Habitats! Visit our Pond, River, Forest, Woodland Pool, Rocky Summit & Grassland habitat stations to complete your Habitat Passport. When you complete the activity at each station you get a stamp. Collect all stamps & win a prize, while discovering ways you can help protect & provide habitat for wildlife.
Sat., Oct. 27th Boo at the Zoo 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
rain date Sun, Oct. 28th
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make spooky snacks for the black bears. At 11:00, watch the zookeepers let the bears loose to enjoy the tasty Halloween decorations. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museums, make Autumn crafts & learn about bats & our not-so-scary owls and vultures. Lots of family-friendly fun and activities. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den.
Sat., Dec. 22nd Beary Merry Holiday 10:30 am at Bear Den
rain date Sun., Dec. 23rd
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make tasty holiday snacks for the black bears. We’ll celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 when we let the bears out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Bundle up & come out for a festive, family-friendly winter experience.Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den.