Sports & Fitness

Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Huyck Preserve

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Hike-a-Thon at Huyck Preserve. Come hike the Huyck as part of MHLC’s annual Hike-a-thon event! Kelly Martin, local animal rehabilitator, will lead participants on a light walk and then conclude with a close look at her rescued animals. Head to www.mohawkhudson.org/hike-a-thon-2018 for more details. 10 a.m.

Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 09:00
Location: 
Multiple Locations in the Helderbergs (Indian Ladder Farms)

Summer Celebration and Hike-a-thon at 10 a.m. Multiple Locations in the Helderbergs (Indian Ladder Farms)  Offerings will include guided hikes, treasure hunts, outdoor yoga, animal tracking, outdoor art workshops, and more. Outings begin at 9 a.m. and Indian Ladder Farms at 12 p.m. https://mohawkhudson.org/hike-a-thon-2018/

Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 06:00
Location: 
Henry Hudson Park kayak launch

History Paddle: Join Town Historian Susan Leath for a guided kayak paddle along the Hudson River and Vlomankill. Experience the historic Nicoll-Sill House, Winne’s dock, Parda Hook and, if the creek is passable, the waterfall on the Vlomankill.   Please arrive in time to unload and be on the water by 6 p.m. at the Henry Hudson Park kayak launch. Pre-register with the Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department, 518-439-4955 option 3.

Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:30
Location: 
Thacher Park

iMapInvasives Training and Invasives Walk at Thacher Park from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learn how to monitor and report invasive species locations and enter them into New York’s invasive species database. Training includes an introduction to invasives, identification basics, and practice outdoors. Please register at http://www.nyimapinvasives.org/thacher-park-imap-training-registra.

 

Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:30
Location: 
Huyck Preserve

Saturday, June 30, 9:30 am – Birding Hike. Join local birder, Philippa Dunne, for a hike to listen to the calls of our avian friends. Cost of event: Huyck Preserve members, free. Non-members, $5. Registration required:

Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 09:00
Location: 
Meets at Eldridge Research Center, 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville

Rensselaerville Ramble Trail Run and Walk on Saturday, June 16. Register at 7:30, Run/walk begins at 9:00 am. The third annual Ramble is upon us! Join us for a joint fundraiser for the Huyck Preserve and Rensselaerville Library in this fun-for-all-ages recreational event. A diverse spectrum of ages and levels of athletic ability will head for the trails. Choose between a 2-, 5-, or 8-mile route, or sign your little one up for the free Wood Duck Dash! This event takes runners and walkers on some of the most beautiful, less used trails of the Preserve.

Date: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 01:00 to 02:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Discover the Pine Bush on Sunday, June 17, from 1 – 2 pm. An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush – a globally rare, nationally significant and locally distinct inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you along this 0.9-mile hike over rolling sand dunes where you will discover Pine Bush natural history, seasonal surprises, and transformations. All ages. Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. Fee: Free!

Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 09:00 to 11:00
Location: 
Thacher Park

Saturday, June 16, at 9:00 a.m.: Karst Geology Walk at Thacher Park. Much of the rock found in Thacher Park is limestone. Limestone can be dissolved through natural processes, giving rise to topography called karst. Features of karst topography include sinkholes and caves. On this walk, we will see some fine examples of karst and learn about a process that is shaping the park we see today. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

 

Date: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 01:00
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

Sunday, June 10, at 1:00 p.m.: Explore the Bluebird Trail at Thacher Nature Center. Want to see an Eastern Bluebird? Sneak a peek at some Tree Swallow hatchlings? Our Bluebird Trail winds through fields and woods with homes for over 25 nesting pairs of birds. Join us as we check on who’s in our nest boxes and monitor and record data on several bird species. Bring binoculars and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. Program is free and open to all ages. Space is limited, please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 09:00
Location: 
Thacher Park

Saturday, June 9, at 9:00 a.m.: “Off the Beaten Path” Geology Walk in Thacher Park. Mud, sand, and shells record ancient Albany County history, long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Thacher Park’s rocks and fossils record a time of abundant marine life in tropical seas, when New York was about 30 degrees south of the equator. Explore little known parts of Thacher Park and New York’s ancient seas with Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten, New York State Museum. Be prepared for moderately strenuous hiking on and off trail. Call 518 872-0800 to register.

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