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Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk on February 15th

Posted on: January 14th, 2020 by Brent Gotsch
Participants enjoy the 2019 AWSMP Snowshoe Stream Walk on Rochester Hollow Trail.

Par­tic­i­pants enjoy the 2019 AWSMP Snow­shoe Stream Walk on Rochester Hol­low Trail.


*Please note that due to low snow amounts this event will be resched­uled for Feb­ru­ary 15. If there are still poor snow con­di­tions a reg­u­lar walk will occur.

Reg­is­ter now for a Win­ter Snow­shoe Stream Walk along Birch Creek! We’ll snow­shoe on a DEC trail at the end of Low­er Birch Creek Road near Pine Hill, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 15, 2020. If there is 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 on NYS Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (NYSDEC) Wild For­est land. There is only a par­tial trail along the stream so the ter­rain could be some­what chal­leng­ing. Dur­ing the walk, edu­ca­tors from Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty will share infor­ma­tion about local streams and how to pro­tect water resources, and we will inves­ti­gate signs of local wildlife. There will be fre­quent stops to point out inter­est­ing fea­tures of the stream or to dis­cuss envi­ron­men­tal top­ics. Light refresh­ments will be served.

Meet at the DEC park­ing lot at the end of Low­er Birch Creek 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.