Register Now – Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk

Posted on: January 17th, 2019 by Brent Gotsch

Catskill Stream in Winter

*This program is now full. However, if you would like to be added to the wait list please contact Linda Gonnella at or 845-688-3047 ext. 0.


Register now for a Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk along Rochester Hollow trail at the end of Matyas Road near Big Indian, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019. If there is not enough snow for snowshoeing, a “No-Snow” date is scheduled for the following Saturday, February 9. If there is still no snow on this date, a regular stream walk will be held without snowshoes. Snowshoes and walking poles will be provided, though, participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. Those with limited or no experience snowshoeing are encouraged to attend. Instruction on how to snowshoe properly and safely will be given before venturing out on the trail.

The walk will be approximately 2 hours in length along a well-maintained trail on NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Forest Preserve land. During the walk, educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will share information about local streams and protecting water resources, and we will investigate signs of local wildlife. The walk will be 1.5-2 miles in length roundtrip with frequent stops to point out interesting features of the stream or to discuss environmental topics. The walk will end at a NYSDEC campsite where participants can warm up by a campfire with hot drinks and snacks.

Meet at the DEC trailhead parking lot at the end of Matyas Road by 10:00 am.

The event is free of charge but space is limited. Please register early to hold your spot. Register online at or contact Linda Gonnella at the AWSMP office at or 845-688-3047 ext. 0.

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