Friday, January 11, 2013

Member Doc Bayne to give Lecture & Hike at Sterling Forest State Park

The Friends of Sterling Forest (F.S.F.) will continue to educate and share the beauty of this region with our friends who love the out-of-doors.  There will not be any fee for these events. Donations are accepted to assist F.S.F. preserve the history of your park.

Please note - all events will meet at the Visitor’s Center unless specified otherwise. 

Lecture Series – Doc Bayne    Understanding Bears Sunday Jan. 20 1pm
Doc Bayne will discuss the life of bears, their habitat, how we should be concerned about them, and his bear encounters.  He will also discuss the DEC bear team.  Understanding bears is essential, especially in our region.

Lakeville Iron Trail Hike Sunday Jan. 27 1pm
Join Doc Bayne and Friends and step back in time when iron mining was king.  We will hike back in history starting when iron mining first came to New York State.  We will walk by the first mine discovered in 1736, and explore the iron mining industry up to 1923.  Approximately 2 to 3 hour, easy to moderate hike.  In case of snow or ice on trails, please wear boots and if you have crampons please bring them.

The trails can be steep and rocky, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes.  Our hikes will include stops along the way to interpret natural and historic features.  Hunting is allowed in portions of Sterling Forest State Park, we suggest wearing hunter orange or bright colors other than white during the hunting season.  Registration is required for all programs.  For more information or to register, call 845-351-5907.

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