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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.