Things to Do & Upcoming Public Programs

10/7 Fall Foliage Hike

Friday, October 7 10:00-11:30 – Fall Foliage Hike – Join a Naturalist to wander through the forest at Up Yonda admiring the colorful fall foliage. Along the way, you’ll learn about how leaves change color and common Adirondack tree identification. This hike is suitable for participants who can travel 1.5-2 miles of gradual uphill-moderate terrain. Pre-registration required, $5 per person in addition to Day Use Fee, members free.

10/8 Discovery Series: Falling into Winter

Saturday, October 8 9:00 – 11:00 – Discovery Series: Falling into Winter – Walk through the Godwin Preserve observing how Adirondack plants and animals prepare for winter. This hike will include a stop at the overlook to see these changes on a larger scale over neighboring Amy’s Park. Pre-registration required. Program takes place at Godwin Preserve.

10/15 Discovery Series: Changing Trees

Saturday, October 15 9:00 – 10:30 – Discovery Series: Changing Trees – Join a Naturalist on a walk through the forest observing how the local trees are changing before winter, and learn some Adirondack tree identification. Pre-registration required. Program takes place at The Pinnacle Preserve.

10/29 Trunk-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 5:00-7:00 – Trunk-or-Treat – We’ve got lots planned for this free community event, including “trunk-or-treating” for the kids from decorated car trunks, pumpkin decorating, live raptors, and more! Interested in hosting a decorated trunk at the event? Trunk registration is open now through October 15!

12/17 Paint with Patrice

Saturday, December 17 1:00 – 3:00 – Paint with Patrice – Join Patrice to paint this scene of falling snow and learn about winter ecology from an Up Yonda Farm Naturalist. This two hour program includes instruction, a 8×8 or 8×10 inch stretched canvas, paints, and you’ll leave with your finished piece. Pre-registration required, $25/person, in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Member cost is $20.