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FL State Parks Announce Upcoming Events

The Finger Lakes State Park Region announces the following programs and events schedule through July 8th across the Finger Lakes region: Tuesday, June 27 11:00 A.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.TWO GORGES IN ONE. Enfield Glen has rocky and wooded sections. Explore both sections on this ½-mile walk to 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls. Meet at the Old Mill in the upper park off NYS Rt. 327. 11:00 A.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 11:00 A.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERMILK FALLS. Join a park naturalist on a ¾-mile hike through this gorge of stunning waterfalls and pools. Meet at the swim area in the lower park off Route 13. 11:00 A.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.TALL TALES OF TAUGHANNOCK FALLS. Walk with a park naturalist to discover the origins and nature of one of the highest waterfalls in the Northeast. Meet at the start of the Gorge Trail by Route 89. Wednesday, June 28 2:00 P.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.STREAM SAFARI. Life in the underwater world of Enfield Creek carries many surprises. Bring your wading shoes and find out what they are. Meet at the campground pavilion in the lower park. 2:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.ON THE RIGHT TRACK. Participate in a hands-on activity making animal track field guides using rubber stamps. Then take a short walk to learn how to recognize animal signs. Meet at the first parking lot in the upper park. The entrance to the upper park is on West King Road, ½-mile west of Route 96B, south of Ithaca College. 8:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. Come learn about these industrious creatures and see where they have been doing their work at Lake Treman. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the first parking lot in the upper park. The entrance to the upper park is on West King Road, ½-mile west of Route 96B, south of Ithaca College. 8:00 P.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.FINDING FIREFLIES. The spotlight is on nature’s woodland luminaries. Join a park naturalist and learn about fireflies in a fun-filled activity at night. Meet at the campground pavilion in the lower park. 8:00 P.M. Sampson State Park, RomulusGIANT BEASTS OF THE ICE AGE. Amazing and fantastic animals used to live right here in the Finger Lakes Region! Come learn about incredible ice age creatures of New York and their modern descendents. This program will include arts and crafts projects and hands-on learning for kids. Meet at the park office. 8:00 P.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.NIGHT NOISES. Hone your ears to experience wildlife in the parks through sound rather than sight. Learn about communication by crickets, owls, and other creatures of the night. Program will last about 1 hour. Meet at the campground recreation building. Thursday, June 29 11:00 A.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.TWO GORGES IN ONE. Enfield Glen has rocky and wooded sections. Explore both sections on this ½-mile walk to 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls. Meet at the Old Mill in the upper park off NYS Rt. 327. 11:00 A.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 11:00 A.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERMILK FALLS. Join a park naturalist on a ¾-mile hike through this gorge of stunning waterfalls and pools. Meet at the swim area in the lower park off Route 13. 11:00 A.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.TALL TALES OF TAUGHANNOCK FALLS. Walk with a park naturalist to discover the origins and nature of one of the highest waterfalls in the Northeast. Meet at the start of the Gorge Trail by Route 89. Friday, June 30 8:00 P.M., Sampson State Park, Romulus.FINDING FIREFLIES. The spotlight is on nature’s woodland luminaries. Join a park naturalist and learn about fireflies in a fun-filled activity at night. Meet at the camp office. 8:00 P.M., Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. Is that a cricket? No, it’s the melodious chorus of our local frogs! Come hear their varying calls and learn what they are doing in a woodland pond habitat. Meet at the campground recreation building. 8:00 P.M. Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.OWL PROWL. Look, listen and learn about the special adaptations of these creatures of the night. Meet at the campground pavilion. Saturday, July 1 11:00 A.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 11:00 A.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.TALL TALES OF TAUGHANNOCK FALLS. Walk with a park naturalist to discover the origins and nature of one of the highest waterfalls in the Northeast. Meet at the start of the Gorge Trail by Route 89. 11:00 A.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.TWO GORGES IN ONE. Enfield Glen has rocky and wooded sections. Explore both sections on this ½-mile walk to 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls. Meet at the Old Mill in the upper park off NYS Rt. 327. 2:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERMILK FALLS. Join a park naturalist on a ¾-mile hike through this gorge of stunning waterfalls and pools. Meet at the swim area in the lower park off Route 13. 2:00 P.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, TrumansburgKNOW YOUR TREES. Which tree has bark like elephant skin? Which has leaves shaped like a goose foot? Take a stroll with a park naturalist and learn some fun ways to identify trees in Taughannock Gorge. Meet at the start of the gorge trail by Route 89. 2:00 P.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 8:00 P.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.EVENING IN THE STREAM ZONE. Evening is the perfect time to reflect on birdcalls, bats, bugs and towering trees. Take an easy stroll with Cayuga Nature Center naturalists and get to know the neighborhood along Enfield Creek. Meet at the campground pavilion in the lower park. Wednesday, July 5 2:00 P.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.STREAM SAFARI. Life in the underwater world of Enfield Creek carries many surprises. Bring your wading shoes and find out what they are. Meet at the campground pavilion in the lower park. 2:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.THE MEANING OF TREES. On this short hike to explore trees around us, hear stories of how trees have inspired many people in many different ways. Meet at the swim area. 2:00 P.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.ON THE RIGHT TRACK. Participate in a hands-on activity making animal track field guides using rubber stamps. Then take a short walk to learn how to recognize animal signs. Meet at the entrance to the Gorge Trail by Route 89. 2:00 P.M., Sampson State Park, Romulus.CREATION TURTLES. Hear an ancient Iroquois creation story and create your own turtle to remember it by. Meet at the park office. 8:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. Is that a cricket? No, it’s the melodious chorus of our local frogs! Come hear their varying calls and learn what they are doing in a woodland pond habitat. Meet at the second picnic area at the end of the road in the upper park. The entrance to the upper park is on West King Road, ½-mile west of Route 96B, south of Ithaca College. 8:00 P.M., Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.FROM GLACIERS TO GORGES: GEOLOGY OF “THE GLEN.” This presentation is the first in a series of half-hour lectures that explore the history of Watkins Glen State Park. Meet at the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 8:00 P.M. Sampson State Park, RomulusWHITE “TALES” AND MYTHS. Explore the biology of one of New York’s most sighted mammals, the White Tailed Deer. Hear legends and dispel myths through games and hands-on activities. Meet at the park office. Thursday, July 6 11:00 A.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 11:00 A.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.TALL TALES OF TAUGHANNOCK FALLS. Walk with a park naturalist to discover the origins and nature of one of the highest waterfalls in the Northeast. Meet at the start of the Gorge Trail by Route 89. 11:00 A.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERMILK FALLS. Join a park naturalist on a ¾-mile hike through this gorge of stunning waterfalls and pools. Meet at the swim area in the lower park off Route 13. 11:00 A.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.TWO GORGES IN ONE. Enfield Glen has rocky and wooded sections. Explore both sections on this ½-mile walk to 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls. Meet at the Old Mill in the upper park off NYS Rt. 327. 8:00 P.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.MOTHER NATURE’S FIREWORKS. Join the Cayuga Nature Center staff as we explore the wonders of the night, fireflies. These small creatures have for centuries fascinated people of all ages with their “fire that does not burn.” Meet at the campground recreation shelter across from campsite #19. Friday, July 7 8:00 P.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.BEAUTY OF BATS. Learn the truth about these much maligned but beneficial creatures. Meet at the campground recreation building. 8:00 P.M. Sampson State Park, Romulus.OWL PROWL. Look, listen and learn about the special adaptations of these creatures of the night. Meet at the park office. 8:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.FOSSILS OF THE FINGER LAKES. Discover unfamiliar life forms that once roamed and crawled in the Finger Lakes region while learning about the environments in which they once lived. Meet at the campground pavilion. Saturday, July 8 11:00 A.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 11:00 A.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Trumansburg.TALL TALES OF TAUGHANNOCK FALLS. Walk with a park naturalist to discover the origins and nature of one of the highest waterfalls in the Northeast. Meet at the start of the Gorge Trail by Route 89. 11:00 A.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERMILK FALLS. Join a park naturalist on a ¾-mile hike through this gorge of stunning waterfalls and pools. Meet at the swim area in the lower park off Route 13. 11:00 A.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.TWO GORGES IN ONE. Enfield Glen has rocky and wooded sections. Explore both sections on this ½-mile walk to 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls. Meet at the Old Mill in the upper park off NYS Rt. 327. 2:00 P.M. Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen.WALK BEHIND THE WATERFALLS. Join a park naturalist on a guided nature walk one mile up the Gorge Trail to explore the origins and history of the gorge. Meet in front of the South Pavilion near the swimming pool. The South Pavilion may be accessed from the south entrance off Route 329. 2:00 Robert H. Treman State Park, IthacaTHE GLEN THAT WAS. Join archeologist and park naturalist Daniel Costura on a tour of the upper park focusing on the tangible remains of the park’s history. Hear stories of the history of the glen and learn how to identify the remnants of times past in the landscapes of today. Meet at the Old Mill. 2:00 P.M., Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca.ON THE RIGHT TRACK. Participate in a hands-on activity making animal track field guides using rubber stamps. Then take a short walk to learn how to recognize animal signs. Meet at the first parking lot in the upper park. The entrance to the upper park is on West King Road, ½-mile west of Route 96B, south of Ithaca College. 2:00 P.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, TrumansburgKNOW YOUR TREES. Which tree has bark like elephant skin? Which has leaves shaped like a goose foot? Take a stroll with a park naturalist and learn some fun ways to identify trees in Taughannock Gorge. Meet at the start of the gorge trail by Route 89. 8:00 P.M., Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca.MOTHER NATURE’S FIREWORKS. Join the Cayuga Nature Center staff as we explore the wonders of the night, fireflies. These small creatures have for centuries fascinated people of all ages with their “fire that does not burn.” Meet at the campground pavilion in the lower park. 7:00 P.M., Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca.OUTDOOR CONCERT: BURNS SISTERS. Come out to Taughannock Falls to hear the amazing country sounds of the Burns Sisters. A $5 per vehicle concert-parking fee helps to support the Concert Series, and everyone is welcome to bring picnics and blankets and enjoy the music by the shore of Cayuga Lake. Enter at the main entrance of the park from Route 89. For more information, call 607/387-6739.If you would like further information about New York State Parks, please visit our web site at www.nysparks.com.

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