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Leisurely Loop: Sterling Lake
Location:
Lautenberg Visitor Center, 116 Old Forge Road Tuxedo, NY at Sterling Forest State Park
Start:
11:00 AM on August 26th
End:
1:00 PM on August 26th
An easy+ guided hike. Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Free parking! Bring lunch. Register by calling (845) 351-5907.
Rachels Rangers Hike: Rain Check
Location:
TBD at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
10:00:00 AM on August 28th
End:
12:00:00 PM on August 28th
Make-up hike, location TBD. For ages 7+ with an adult. For info, (201) 768-1360 x108.

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
Car Cruise
Location:
Main Playfield at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
06:00:00 PM on August 29th
End:
09:00:00 PM on August 29th
Weekly antique and custom car cruise (weather permitting). $5 parking fee per vehicle. Free admission! Call (845)786-2701 for more information. www.bearmountaincarcruise.com

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Historic-Lee Speaking: The Chain That Saved the Colonies
Location:
Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee at Fort Lee Historic Park
Start:
01:00:00 PM on September 1st
End:
03:00:00 PM on September 1st
Join historian and local expert, Doc "Iron Man" Bayne for this informative lecture at the beautiful Fort Lee Historic Park! Free admission. Parking is metered. For info call (201) 461-1776.

Related Links:
Fort Lee Historic Park
Leisurely Loop: Sterling Lake
Rachels Rangers Hike: Rain Check
Car Cruise
Historic-Lee Speaking: The Chain That Saved the Colonies
Archaeological Tour
Location:
690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Start:
02:00:00 PM on September 2nd
End:
04:00:00 PM on September 2nd
Explore the grounds of Fort Montgomery guided by a local archaeologist! Free admission. Free parking. To register for this tour call (845) 446-2134.

Living History: Garrison Day
Location:
690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Start:
10:00:00 AM on September 8th
End:
04:00:00 PM on September 8th
A living history day with the 3rd NJ Regiment. 18th century camp life, artillery drills and more. Fun for the whole family! Free admission. Free parking. For info call (845) 446-2134.

Music on the Rocks: Public Trade & Bomb Cyclone
Location:
State Line Lookout (PIP Northbound btw exits 2 & 4) at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
07:00:00 PM on September 8th
End:
10:00:00 PM on September 8th
Rock, pop, funk. $5.00 per person. Free parking! Bring chairs/blankets. Lookout Inn will be open for food. Info: (201) 750-0465. (RAIN DATE - 9/15).

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
Hudson River Valley Ramble: Fall Migratory Birds
Location:
44 Battlefield Road at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Start:
07:45:00 AM on September 8th
End:
11:00:00 AM on September 8th
An easy+ birding walk with Alan and Della Wells. Free parking! Free admission! Bring binoculars! Information: (845) 786-2521

Hudson River Valley Ramble: Fall Migratory Birds
Music on the Rocks: Public Trade & Bomb Cyclone
Archaeological Tour
Living History: Garrison Day
Loop Hike: Bear Mt. Via Major Welch and Appalachian Trails
Location:
Meet at South End of Hessian Lake at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
10:00:00 AM on September 9th
End:
03:00:00 PM on September 9th
A difficult guided hike. Bring snacks and water. Free admission! $10 parking per car at Bear Mountain. For ages 12+. REGISTRATION REQUIRED (845) 786-2701 X293.

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
History Talk: The Revolution's Last Men
Location:
690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922 at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Start:
07:00:00 PM on September 13th
End:
09:00:00 PM on September 13th
A lecture with historian Don Hagist. Free admission (suggested donation of $5). Free parking! Seating is limited, please call (845) 446-2134 to reserve a seat!

Lighthouse Day: The Civil War Era
Location:
44 Battlefield Road off Rte 9W in Stony Point at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Start:
12:00:00 PM on September 15th
End:
04:00:00 PM on September 15th
A family friendly history event with talks, music, storytelling and tours. Free admission! Free parking! Call for a free lighthouse tour ticket (845) 786-2521

Biodiversity Celebration
Location:
Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
10:00:00 AM on September 15th
End:
03:00:00 PM on September 15th
Come celebrate the native flora and fauna of New York State! Nature crafts and fun activities throughout the day! Free admission! Donations greatly appreciated. $10 parking per car. $1 suggested donation/person at Trailside. NO DOGS ALLOWED IN THE ZOO. For more information (845) 786-2701 x293

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Nature Workshop: Make Your Own Mushroom Log
Location:
Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
10:00:00 AM on September 15th
End:
12:00:00 PM on September 15th
A hands on program for all ages! Free admission! $10 parking per vehicle. Registration and an adult required (845) 647-7989.

Nature Workshop: Make Your Own Mushroom Log
Biodiversity Celebration
Loop Hike: Bear Mt. Via Major Welch and Appalachian Trails
History Talk: The Revolution's Last Men
Lighthouse Day: The Civil War Era
Roughin It on the Trails of Minnewaska
Location:
Meet at Awosting Area on Rte. 44/55 at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on September 16th
End:
06:00:00 PM on September 16th
An all day guided hike with Stefan Ramirez. Free admission. $10 parking per car. Bring lunch and water. Registration required (845) 255-0752.

All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Location:
Sams Point Visitors Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on September 21st
End:
05:00:00 PM on September 21st
A strenuous hike for experienced hikers only! Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring water and lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 5 DAYS PRIOR, (845) 647-7989.

Oktoberfest!
Location:
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (Exit 17 off the PIP) at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
12:00:00 PM on September 22nd
End:
06:00:00 PM on September 23rd
Weekends and Columbus Day! Annual Oktoberfest celebration now being held at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Exit 17 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Music, vendors, dancing, food and more! Free admission! $10 parking per car. For detailed entertainment schedule visit www.visitbearmountain.com. (845) 786-2731.

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Stony Power Point: Treason! Benedict Arnold
Location:
44 Battlefield Road off Rte 9W in Stony Point at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Start:
02:00:00 PM on September 22nd
End:
04:00:00 PM on September 22nd
An illustrated lecture led by historian Benjamin Olex. Free admission (donations gratefully accepted)! Free parking! For info call, (845) 786-2521.

Drop-In Nature: Live Birds of Prey
Location:
Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
10:00:00 AM on September 22nd
End:
02:00:00 PM on September 22nd
Live birds of prey demonstrations. Drop-in at anytime, no registration needed. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Adults must accompany children. For info, (845) 255-0752.

All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Location:
Meet at Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on September 22nd
End:
05:00:00 PM on September 22nd
A strenuous hike for experienced hikers only. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring water, snacks, lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 5 DAYS PRIOR, (845) 647-7989

Kites Over the Hudson
Location:
Corner of Liberty & Washington Streets, Newburgh at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
Start:
02:00:00 PM on September 22nd
End:
04:00:00 PM on September 22nd
A family fun event with prizes and refreshments! Free admission! Free parking! More information (845) 562-1195

Kites Over the Hudson
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Drop-In Nature: Live Birds of Prey
Stony Power Point: Treason! Benedict Arnold
Roughin It on the Trails of Minnewaska
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest!
Location:
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (PIP Exit 17) at Bear Mountain State Park
Start:
12:00:00 PM on September 29th
End:
06:00:00 PM on September 30th
Weekends and Columbus Day! Annual Oktoberfest celebration! Music, dancing, food, vendors and more! Free admission! $10 parking per car. Information (845) 786-2731

Related Links:
Bear Mountain State Park
Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest!
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Location:
Meet at Sams Point Visitor Center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Start:
09:30:00 AM on September 30th
End:
05:00:00 PM on September 30th
A strenuous, all day hike for experienced hikers only. Free admission! $10 parking per car. Bring snacks, water and lunch! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 5 DAYS PRIOR (845) 647-7989.

The Palisades Founders Awards Dinner
Location:
Ross Dock Picnic Area at Palisades Interstate Park
Start:
06:30:00 PM on October 4th
End:
09:30:00 PM on October 4th
On October 4, 2018 at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades Parks Conservancy will present the 2018 Palisades Founders Award Dinner and Gala. For more information about the gala, please contact Heather Loebner, loebnerh@palisadesparksconservancy.org.

Related Links:
Palisades Interstate Park
All Day Hike: Shingle Gully Ice Caves
Oktoberfest!
The Palisades Founders Awards Dinner