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Looking for something to do outdoors? Go on an Ashokan Watershed Adventure!

Posted on: May 1st, 2020 by Irene Foster
Woodland Creek. Photo by Irene Foster.

Woodland Creek. Photo by Irene Foster.


Tired of being cooped up at home? Looking for a way to safely go outside and avoid large crowds? If your family is looking for something fun to do right now, consider going on the Ashokan Watershed Adventure (AWA).  The AWA is a self-guided tour of the Ashokan Reservoir Watershed that is perfect for any age.  You will be able to go outside and get some exercise while still adhering to social distancing guidelines.

The AWA has eleven stops across the watershed where you will learn more about the history of the Esopus Valley and Ashokan Watershed, stream process, aquatic ecology, and the geology of the area.  You’ll also be able to collect prizes after visiting four, eight, or eleven stops if you either post a photograph to social media and hashtag it with #AshokanWatershedAdventure or if you answer the essential questions in the Ashokan Watershed Adventure Guide.  For more detailed instructions, you can find the Ashokan Watershed Adventure Guide on the AWSMP website.  Once you visit the sites, contact Linda at (845) 688-3047 to arrange picking up your prizes.

The Ashokan Watershed Adventure stops are more secluded and are less likely to be crowded, allowing you to maintain social distance.  In addition, this is a great chance to learn more about the area you live in.  Maybe you will visit a new place or learn something new about the watershed. If any of the locations are closed, you will still be able to claim the full prize.  Remember to have fun, collect your prizes, and be safe!

Be sure to check our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter (@AshokanStreams), and Instagram (#ashokanstreams) to see some of the locations in the Ashokan Watershed Adventure.