Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?
Allegany State Park is offering informative, hands- on FREE clinics starting in May. Join them the first Wednesday of every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity. Series will be held at the new Quaker Bath House or the Summit Warming Hut, depending on the activity. With miles of trails, serene lakes, and natural beauty everywhere it is hard not to find an activity to enjoy. The Outdoor Adventure Series will introduce you to more fun things to do in Allegany- Western New York’s Playground.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8pm – Quaker Bathhouse
Kayaking – Sportsman Outlet from Bradford, PA will discuss the different kinds of kayaks available, safety equipment and then have an opportunity to try some of their demo kayaks.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8pm – Summit Warming Hut
Mountain Biking – Just Riding Along from Bradford, PA will discuss some of the best things to get for your mountain bike. Make sure you bring your bike because they will then do a short ride on the Art Roscoe Mountain Bike Trail.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017– 6pm to 7:30pm – Summit Warming Hut
Backcountry Camping – Park Staff will have an in-depth talk on things you need to bring on a backcountry camping trip, how to make your backpack light and what should be in the kid’s backpacks.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm – Summit Warming Hut
Nature Photography –Park Staff will discuss nature photography, different types of camera’s and basic photography tricks. Bring your camera because the group will be going on a short photo adventure and then have time to discuss pictures taken.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – 5pm to 7pm – Summit Warming Hut
Night Hiking – Park staff will have a night hike on the Bear Paw trial.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 5pm to 6:30pm – Summit Warming Hut
Prepare for Cross Country Skiing – Allegany Nordic will be talking about clothing used, equipment used and what you should do to prepare for the cross country skiing season.
Each program will last approximately 1.5 hours. Registration is not required. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP@parks.ny.gov
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 69 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
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