Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!

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Events 2017

Mon., Feb. 20th                        Winter Wildlife Survival     1:00 pm

at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. Family-frendly (ages 8 & up). Registration required by Friday, Feb. 17th. Call 845-446-2134 to register.

Sat., April 22nd                        Earth Day                            10:30 am to 3:00 pm

rain date, Sun., April 23rd

Come at 10:30 a.m. to make treats for the Bears. The Bears will come out of their dens to gobble them up at 11:00. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related activities & displays. See spring-themed animal enrichment. Make a wildflower seed ball and nature crafts. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den.

Sat., May 6th                            I Love My Park Day             10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Registration info will be available in April. Work day at Trailside.

Sat., Aug. 5th                           Bird Festival                        11:00 am to 3:00 pm

rain date Sun., Aug. 6th

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, and more!

Sat., Sept. 23rd                        Biodiversity Celebration    11:00 am to 3:00 pm  

rain date Sun., Sept. 24th

Celebrate NYS native animals & plants! Have fun! Enjoy nature crafts, games & activities. Visit the animals & museums & enjoy fall!  

Sat., Oct. 21st                          Boo at the Zoo                    10:30 am to 3:00 pm

rain date Sun, Oct. 22nd

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. 16th                        Beary Merry Holiday           10:30 am at Bear Den

rain date Sun., Dec. 17th

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.