Things to Do & Upcoming Public Programs

9/24 Behind the Scenes Tour

Friday September 24, 1:00-3:00: Join Up Yonda Farm Naturalists for a guided behind the scenes tour of the buildings and grounds. The behind the scenes tour will include the Farmhouse, the Auditorium, the Museum, and the Sugarhouse. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch for before the tour. Participants must register on the SUNY Adirondack catalog, additional fee applies.

9/30 Learn to Compost

Thursday September 30, 1:00-3:00: In partnership with the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, join a Naturalist from Up Yonda Farm at SUNY Adirondack to learn about the benefits of composting and how to effectively compost food scraps in your community! Workshop topics will include household composting, the new waste reduction law, the do’s and don’t of backyard composting, composting at large events and facilities, and community composting.

10/9 Bear Scouts “Fur, Feathers, and Ferns”

Saturday October 9, 10:00-11:15: Calling all Bear Scouts! Join a Naturalist to work towards completing your Fur, Feathers, and Ferns required adventure. Participants will complete a one mile hike while looking for signs of wildlife, looking closely at nature, and more! $5 per participating Scout, plus the Day Use Fee. Pre-registration required.

10/9 Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday October 9, 1:00-2:00: Join us on a Naturalist-led hike through the colorful forests at Up Yonda, and learn the science behind changing leaf colors, tree identification, and animal adaptations for surviving cold Adirondack winters. $5 per participant plus the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Pre-registration recommended.

10/16 Brownie Scouts “Brownie Trail Adventure” and “Eco-Friend”

Saturday October 16, 10:00-11:15: Calling all Brownies! Join a Naturalist to work towards completing the “Brownie Trail Adventure” and “Eco-Friend” badges. Participants will discuss planning a hike, go on an Adventure hike, look for houses in nature, and more! $5 per participating Scout, plus the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Pre-registration required.

10/16 Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday October 16, 1:00-2:00: Join us on a Naturalist-led hike through the colorful forests at Up Yonda, and learn the science behind changing leaf colors, tree identification, and animal adaptations for surviving cold Adirondack winters. $5 per participant plus the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Pre-registration recommended.

10/23 Trunk-or-Treat

Saturday October 23, 5:00-7:00pm: Trunk-or-Treat is back! Local community members are invited to join us for an evening of trick or treating from decorated car trunks, decorated pumpkin contest, spooky stories around a campfire, and more! Interested parties are also invited to register to have a decorated car trunk at the event.

10/30 Hike & Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Saturday October 30, 1:00-2:30: Participants on this Naturalist-led hike will explore the spookier side of Up Yonda’s history, and will complete their adventure with a scavenger hunt at Bolton’s oldest cemetery. Hike will cover roughly 2 miles of gradual uphill terrain, and will also include information on natural fall phenomena. $5 per person, plus per vehicle Day Use Fee. Pre-registration recommended.

September Weekend Program Schedule