Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 03.09.23

Dyken Pond Center’s Pot of Gold Geocache: Self-guided St. Patrick ’s Day Themed Scavenger Hunt

Can you find our hidden pot of gold? To celebrate the coming of spring and St. Patrick’s Day the seasonal geocache is a hidden pot of leprechaun gold! Geocaching is a scavenger hunt using a GPS unit to get to a hidden prize. Many GPS apps are available to download free on phones. Download a GPS app, enter the coordinates of our treasure and find your way to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Don’t see any rainbows? It is up to you to see how many different colors you can find as you search for our hidden treasure. Please sign the log book when you find the “Pot of Gold” and take only one prize per youth. We also love seeing people share their adventures on social media! Happy spring! Look for the pot of gold at: N 42° 43.574’ W 073° 25.750’. This activity is available any day in March!

Tuesday Treks : Every Tuesday 12:30 – 2:30

Join Len Tremblay on a moderately paced 3 mile hike every Tuesday in March to explore the wilds of Dyken Pond Center. Learn the trail system one at a time with a knowledgeable guide. Each week we’ll discover new ground and nature. Hikes will be cancelled in bad weather. Preregistration required at or (518) 658-2055. Free. Snowshoe rentals available for $5. This program is for adults and older teens

Poop Walk at Dyken Pond EEC: Saturday March 25: 10:30am -12pm

The snow has melted and buried treasure has been uncovered. Take a “poop walk” looking for the evidence animals left behind throughout the winter. 

Will we find animal scat and have fun? Does a bear poop in the woods? Free. Preregistration required at or (518) 658-2055.

Hike to Grandfather Rock the Glacial Erratic: Saturday, March 11: 1pm – 2pm

Hike to Dyken Pond’s largest glacial deposit and learn about the role glaciers played in helping form our landscape. 

All ages welcome but must be able to hike 2.5 miles. Preregistration required at or (518) 658-2055.

RPA Presents: Tree ID Workshop with Matt Thatcher

Tree ID Workshop with Matt Thatcher; Saturday, March 11, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; Poestenkill Community Forest 200 Legenbauer Road Averill Park, New York 12018. $10 suggested donation; any amount is welcome. Pre-registration is required – space is limited, so register early.

Have you ever walked in a forest and wondered about the trees and the impacts they have on the surrounding forest? You are invited to join outing leader Matt Thatcher for a hike at Poestenkill Community Forest to learn more about the trees that call our forests home. Along with the basics of tree identification, this outing will cover some basic forestry practices and ecology principles.

Glass Lake Mens Golf League

On Tuesday, March 14th @6pm, the Glass Lake Men’s Golf league will have its league meeting at Burden Lake Country Club. All current league members, as well as anyone interested in joining should attend. First half league dues of $318 is required at the meeting, in order to play(there is a discounted rate for BLCC members). The full league dues include 23 weeks of league golf (9 holes each Tuesday afternoon), as well as two 18-hole tournaments during the season.

We are currently planning on Tuesday 4/11 as our first week of the season, with a mid-season tournament on Saturday 6/17 at a nearby course in the Capital Region, as well as our end of season tournament to be played at BLCC on Saturday 9/23. 

If you are interested in joining or have any further questions, please feel free to contact Matt Berner at

Frear Park Old Timer’s Golf League

The Frear Park Old Timer’s Golf League is now accepting applications for membership. The League plays the back nine every Tuesday, at 0800, starting in late April. 

A, B and C groups are available. Handicaps will be established or accepted from the 2022 season. Open to all residents of the Capital District who are 65 years young.

Call Bob at 518-424-5045 or e-mail to

Register to Play Baseball with Twin Town Little League!

Registration for Twin Town Little League’s spring baseball season is closing soon. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be a part of our league! 

We offer Little League baseball programs for youth ages 4 through 16. Playing baseball is more than just a game – it’s a chance to stay active, make new friends, and learn important teamwork skills. 

Visit our website to signup!

Fire Tower Observer Legacy- Women’s History Month

Grafton Lakes State Park will host a talk presented by Linda Laveway about her grandmother, Helen Ellett. Helen served as a fire tower observer for 18 years at the local Dickinson Fire Tower in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Join us for this talk celebrating Women’s History Month on Sun, March 12th at 2pm in the Welcome Center. Phone registration encouraged.

Helen Ellett was the second female fire tower observer in New York State. She worked as an observer at the Dickinson Fire Tower for a total of 18 years between 1943-1965. Her work influenced the creation of the Grafton Fire Department and alerted authorities to fires that threatened livelihoods and lives.

Helen’s granddaughter, Linda Laveway, will be speaking at the Welcome Center to commemorate the legacy of her grandmother in honor of Women’s History Month. No charge. Handicap accessible. Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Averill Park Road Runners 2023 Track & Field Season Starts Soon

Registration for the Averill Park Road Runners 2023 Track & Field season opens March 17th! Averill Park Road Runners is a club for anyone ages 7-14 who enjoys running, jumping, throwing and having FUN! Events include sprints, distance running, long jump, high jump, shot put and turbo javelin. 

AP School District residency is NOT required. Practices at AP High School Monday and Thursday evenings and some optional Saturday mornings. Several meets throughout the season, from April 17th through the USATF Junior Olympics and Regionals in June and July.

Registration and more information at Registration fee includes a uniform ($80 before 4/1, $90 4/1-4/16 and $105 after 4/17, $5 sibling discount). Membership in the U.S. Track and Field Association ($30) is required and provides insurance coverage. 

Contact for help with registration or questions.

We’re a parent-run organization, and parental involvement is required. All abilities and skill levels are welcome. See you at the track!

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