Events 2020

Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!

Check back from time to time. More events will be added.

Sat., Feb. 8th                           Eaglefest                                9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

snow date Sun., Feb. 9th

AT Croton Point Park: Bird presentations, nature walks, music, food trucks & more.


Mon., Feb. 17th                      Winter Wildlife Survival          1:00 pm 

How do deer, wood frogs, or even praying mantis survive the winter? Come to Fort Montgomery State Historic Site to discover how our backyard neighbors endure the winter with no clothing, grocery stores, or furnaces! Program will involve a nature trek, searching for tracks and sign, hands-on furs, & games. FREE family-friendly program is suited for children 8 and up.

Information & Registration: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 Contact Peter Cutul at (845) 446-2134 or

CANCELED due to COVID 19 Pandemic

Sat., April 18th                      Earth Day                               10:30 am to 3:00 pm

rain date Sun, April 19th

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!

CANCELED due to COVID 19 Pandemic

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

rain date Sat., May 9th

Join in Landscape Work Day at Trailside. Appropriate for adults and high school youth. Children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by parent/guardian. High School students welcome. No groups. Registration Required. Information will be provided when it i announced by NYS Parks.


Sat., Aug. 1st                       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. 19th                     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. 24th                      Boo at the Zoo                       10:30 am to 3:00 pm

rain date Sun, Oct. 25th

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. 19th                     Beary Merry Holiday             10:30 am at Bear Den

rain date Sun., Dec. 20th

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.