Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 10.22.20

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s October Mindful Nature Walk

POESTENKILL – Saturday, October 24, 9-11:30am, Barberville Falls Preserve. Certified Mindful Outdoor Guides Molly Freiberg and Sandy Wilson will guide our group to engage with nature in the present moment, as we experience it through all of our senses, to appreciate the complex wonders we often don’t notice when we are rushed or distracted. During this walk, we will be sauntering slowly on gently rolling forested trails. No experience is necessary — beginners are welcome! Bring water and a snack. Masks are required when we first meet up and when we gather, but may be removed while we are walking in the forest with at least 10’ between participants. Bundle up in warm layers. We will be walking slowly, and sometimes sitting, so we will not be building much heat. Wool or outdoors synthetics will keep you warm even with perspiration. Tight shoes will make you colder, so wear roomy boots with extra socks if your feet usually get chilly. If you usually bring water, consider bringing a warm beverage to help keep you warm. Participants will be pre-paid and pre-registered, so no contact with money or sign-in sheets is necessary. Space is limited. Please register at Questions or thoughts? Contact

October Events at Dyken Pond EEC

Grafton –The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is offering the following outdoor events in October.

Family Field Trip Series: Fall Birding: Wednesday, October 28: 10am-12pm

Learn how to set up and monitor a bird feeding area at home. Leave with the confidence and curriculum to engage youth in the observation and study of birds. Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify common birds and how to design experiments leading to hours of home engagement. Preregistration required. $5 suggested donation per youth.

Tuesday Treks: Every Tuesday: 1pm-3pm We will hike about 2-3 miles at the Dyken Pond EEC every Tuesday afternoon in October. Please call or check the website for updated conditions and possible cancellations. For adults and older teens. Leader: Leonard Tremblay. Free.

Preregister for all events at or (518) 658-2055. Your registration is not complete until you receive confirmation via phone or email. Please visit our website to learn more about our procedures as a result of COVID-19, for more information about the Center and a complete schedule of our fall events. Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for hiking, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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