Sports & Fitness

Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00
Location: 
Thacher Park

Hike to High Point at Thacher Park, Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:00 a.m.  Join us for a hike to the escarpment on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail. We’ll walk through forests and fields and stop at the cliff to take in the views. The 3-mile loop trail is mostly level with a couple of moderately steep slopes. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 03:30
Location: 
Thacher Park

Busy Beavers at Thacher Park, Saturday, December 9, at 3:30 p.m.  Late fall is when beavers really get busy! They are building up their lodge and storing food for the long winter ahead. Learn about these industrious animals and their adaptations for life in icy waters. A short indoor presentation will be followed by an easy walk to a small, well-established beaver pond. There, we will quietly observe for about 20 minutes in hopes of viewing a beaver in action. This program is appropriate for adults and school-aged children.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 04:00 to 07:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road in Albany

Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its first Night at the Discovery Center 4 to 7 p.m. at 195 New Karner Road in Albany. Visitors are invited to stop by the Discovery Center after normal business hours to play games, go on a guided hike and discover on this night, the exhibits come to life.

Date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00
Location: 
Meet at Beaver Dam Road

Explore Geology in the Higher Elevations of Thacher Park on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join geologist Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten for a hike through the higher parts of Thacher Park. We’ll explore the landscape, different types of rocks and fossils, springs where water flows out of the rocks, caves, rock faults, and more, to learn the ancient to recent history of the park. This hike will often be off trail in sometimes rugged terrain. Wear hiking boots, bring water and a snack. Meet at Beaver Dam Road. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 09:00
Location: 
Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY

Northland Toy Club Collectable Toy Show on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Admission is $3.00, Children under 12 free with an adult. For information please contact the Northland Toy club at phone # 518-966-5239 or 518-461-0035 or email

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Meet at Eldridge Research Station 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147

Bugs and Other Fall Creepy Critters at the Huyck Preserve. Bring the kids on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon.and help us search beneath logs, in the air, and under rocks for some of the smallest wildlife at the Preserve as we look for bugs, beetles, flies, and other creepy critters that still are around in the fall.  We will meet at Eldridge Research Station 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147. Suggested donation $5/child. To register please email

Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 06:00
Location: 
Meet at the Carrick Road trailhead at 6 p.m.

Full Moon Hike at Thacher Park on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a 2.5-mile hike to the escarpment at dusk. We’ll watch the full moon rise over the Hudson Valley from Hang Glider Cliff. We may need flashlights for the hike out, but if the sky is clear we can hike back by moonlight. Meet at the Carrick Road trailhead at 6pm. Note, there are no restroom facilities at the north end of Thacher Park. Please call
518-872-0800 to register.

 

Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 07:00
Location: 
Octagon Barn at 588 Middle Road in Knox (Delanson 12053 for GPS)

Dudley Observatory Star Party & Program: Dr. Matthew Bellis (Siena) on Particle Physics - "Seeing the Unseeable: From the Lab to the LHC to the Cosmos" - 7:00 PM rain or shine in the Octagon Barn; outdoor observing to follow, weather permitting. 588 Middle Road in Knox (Delanson 12053 for GPS). All are welcome.  Telescopes provided, or bring your own.  Free refreshments.  (518) 618-5376.

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00
Location: 
Meet at Cherry Plain State Park entrance

Introduction To Exploring Off Trail. Offered by Friends Of Cherry Plain State Park. Learn how to explore and enjoy the Capital District Wildlife Management Area by hiking off trail at 10 a.m. Bring a compass if you have one, along with a snack and water bottle.  Pre-register by calling 518-674-2747. Meet at Cherry Plain State Park entrance.  Rain date: Oct. 29.

Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 01:00 to 03:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Fall Foliage Hike from 1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. Changing foliage is all around. Come and join us for a 2.6-mile hike while we take in the beautiful scenery of this rare ecosystem. Ages 10+. Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family. Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

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