Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 10.29.20

Mindful Nature Walk

GRAFTON – Join Sandy Wilson from Spirit of Dragonflies, LLC to celebrate the serenity of the outdoors at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center on Saturday, November 7 from 1:30 -3:30pm. For those of you who have never experienced a Mindful Nature Walk we will be experiencing the benefits of “Forest Bathing.” Don’t worry, Forest Bathing requires no shower cap and involves no actual bathing in water. Called Shinrin-Yoku where it originated in Japan, it is the wellness practice of being in the present moment and opening up our senses to fully take in the forest atmosphere. This type of slow walking ‘sauntering’, deep breathing, present-centered awareness, and observation in nature is shown to reduce stress, boost our moods, and strengthen our immune systems. – Pre-registration is required , COVID precautions are in place and space is limited to 10 people. For older teens and adults. This program is FREE, but donations accepted if you are able. Suggested donation: $10, but truly any amount is welcome. Preregister for all events at dykenpond@nullgmail.com or (518) 658-2055. Call for more information and a complete schedule of our fall events or visit www.dykenpond.org .

NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Course Offered

GRAFTON – On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and Grafton Lakes State Park will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course to attend. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall at 581 South Road from 8:15am to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. Topics covered include NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, and trailering. To register, email Grafton Lakes State Park at graftonlakessp@nullparks.ny.gov with the parent and student’s first and last name, student age, and your phone number. Adults are encouraged to attend as well so please let us know if a parent will be accompanying the child. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge. Please bring your own bagged lunch and snacks to enjoy. Please note that masks are required for all participants to limit the spread of COVID-19 and symptom screening will take place at program sign-in.

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