We would like to thank all of you who come out to the Center and enjoy our trails and the beautiful forest at Dyken Pond. By simply enjoying the outdoors, you pass along the message to others of the importance of caring for the land. We are grateful for all of you who love and enjoy the outdoors. Thank you if you’ve made a donation, become a Friend member, bought bird seed, wreath or a trail marker. Happy Thanksgiving and hope to see you on the trail!
As of Wednesday, November 23, we have two feet of snow on the ground. The entrance road is being worked on and will re-open soon. Please check our website and outgoing phone message at 518 658-2055 for updated road and snow conditions.
Opt-Outside Black Friday Snowshoe Hike: Nov. 25th 1-3pm
Want to avoid the hordes of shoppers this Black Friday? What better way than to Opt-Outside and join Josh Pulito for a hike at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center? Come explore the newly opened trail to Newcomb Pond. Hike will last approximately 2 hours and will cover moderate terrain. Snowshoes available for rent: $5
Thursday Trek: December 8 2—4pm Hike or snowshoe about 2.5 miles on the new Newcomb Pond trail. Hike Leader: Josh Pulito
Sunday, December 11:
Yule Log Tradition 1pm – 4pm
We start the afternoon by sharing the traditional story of the Yule Log and the science of the Winter Solstice. Folks will be given a few hints and then it’s up to you to find the hidden Yule Log. Once found, it will be carried back and enjoyed at the outdoor campfire. David Muska will demonstrate how to start a fire by friction (find out if you really can start a fire with two sticks!) Holiday crafts and greens will be available to make. People of all ages are encouraged to come out to this free, informal program and don’t forget to bring your sleds! Hot chocolate and light snacks will be provided and feel free to bring your own snacks to share.
Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas?
Personalized Trail Markers: Dyken Pond is selling personalized trail markers for $50. Personalized trail markers are a great way to honor the outdoor enthusiast in your life while supporting a local park. Personalize with a name or short saying. Follow the link below for more information and to place an order:
Walking Sticks: Dyken Pond is selling handmade walking sticks for $15.
And for you Amazon shoppers, did you know that Amazon will donate a percentage of every item you buy at no extra cost to you? Simply register at smile.amazon.com. It’s fast and easy!
View the Friends of Dyken Pond’s Strategic Plan:
Friends of Dyken Pond’s strategic plan is now on the website. Click here to view: http://dykenpond.org/?page_id=3091
“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”
— Haruki Murakami
Friends of Dyken Pond
Celebrating 25 Years
Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center
475 Dyken Pond Rd.
Cropseyville NY, 12052
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