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Discover nature, make new friends, and have fun!


Young Explorers Nature Hike

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover nature, make new friends, and have fun on the Young Explorers Nature Hike! 

About the event:

On this exploratory hike, we will be looking at various forms of life in the forest, from plants and trees to birds and bugs. We will learn about the delicate ecosystem in which the forest exists and how various life forms interact and depend on each other for their survival.


9:30 – 11:30 am


Harriman State Park (exact location TBA)


Youth ages 8-12
Family members are encouraged to explore the park on their own while the youth are involved in the program



Rain Date:

Sunday, September 29

To Register:

Register and pay through our online portal: You can also call (845) 429-7085 or email Register by Tuesday, September 24th and complete payment by Thursday, September 26th.

What to Wear:

  • Long pants
  • Long sleeves
  • Tall socks
  • Hat
  • Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers with treads
  • Insect repellent registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

What to Bring:

  • Backpack with:
    • Water (at least 32 oz.)
    • Appropriate trail snacks
  • Optional:
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Sunglasses

Keep in mind that all parks are take in, take out. All we will leave behind are footprints.

Trail Safety & Preventing Tick Bites:

About the Hike Leaders:

Jeff Solomon: Jeff Solomon is an avid nature lover and hiker who has hiked extensively in Harriman State Park. As a former middle school teacher and director of nature and pioneering programs at various summer camps, Jeff has a great deal of experience working in an educational and recreational capacity with youth and has led countless nature hikes. Jeff is also the founder of the National Camp Association, which is a children's summer camp organization.

Ann Barry: Ann Barry is a Master Gardener Volunteer and a lifetime hiker. One of her passions is the invasive plants that are aggressive “bullies” that can take over large areas of land and forests and crowd out the desirable native plants as well as crops.



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Last updated August 26, 2019