13th Annual Hike-a-Thon and Earth Day Celebration | Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center | Outdoors & Recreation | Chronogram Magazine
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13th Annual Hike-a-Thon and Earth Day Celebration

When: Sat., April 27 2019
Hike-a-Thon participants will be able to choose from a variety of trails, including guided and independent hikes. Hikes range in difficulty from “easy” on the stroller-friendly Pond trail, “moderate” on the Educator guided Naturalist trail, and a more “rigorous” hike on the new Stillman Family trail for more experienced hikers. In addition, families with young children may choose to join the Nature Museum’s Young Naturalist Preschool families with stops at some of the student’s favorite spots to play along the Nature Play trail. Check-in begins at 9:00am, followed by group warm-up exercises, and then set off on the trails at 9:30 a.m., giving everyone a chance to enjoy a beautiful morning outdoors. Interested hikers can register the day of the event for a donation of at least $10 per person. If you are unable to make the hike but would like to support the Nature Museum, please visit the Hike-A-Thon page at hhnm.org to make a donation. The Nature Museum would like to sincerely thank Hike-a Thon Sponsors, Albert Group Pools & Patios, Hromadka & Associates, Hudson Valley Help Wanted.Com, Argenio Brothers, Inc., Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, William A. Smith & Son Insurance, Shapiro’s Furniture Barn, Central Hudson, PKF O'Connor Davies, Norton & Christensen, and Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C.. The popular annual Earth Day Celebration will immediately follow the Hike-A-Thon, with activities beginning at 11 am. Join in for tons of family fun and learning in the Green Zone, where Environmental Educators will lead earth-friendly interactive games and activities. Come meet live farm animals and enjoy Nature Play in Grasshopper Grove. Get creative while working on a community art project with Barbara Smith Gioia. Be enthralled as you hear tales from “Jonathan the Storyteller” Jonathan Kruk, and laugh, sing and learn with Lydia Adams Davis and her delightful puppets. Take a hay rides (fee), and enjoy live music by Jackie & John Gioia. Be sure to catch Young Naturalist Preschool performance of a new original play “Captain Clueless!” Don’t forget to bring a few dollars to enter into our raffle with amazing prizes donated by wonderful local businesses. Most other activities are free with the fee of $5 per car for parking. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. Please bring a reusable water bottle to help cut down on plastic waste!

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