On this hike we will learn wildlife identification including plants, animal tracks and birds. This will be an easy outing. We will hike the North Loop which is 2.3 miles. It will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Go the distance on this trail through old fields to a deep forest of northern hardwoods. Impressive trees, dense cover and dynamic views lend a sense of wilderness. Gentle grades over grass and wood chip surfaces.
If we have enough time we will also do the Beaver Tree Trail which is approximately 1.5 miles.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of broad fields, towering forests, and tranquil wetlands. Five Rivers offers people of all ages a rich variety of guided and self-guided opportunities to encounter nature directly. Stimulating interpretive programs and guided school lessons promote awareness, knowledge and appreciation of New York State's environment year 'round. With over 10 miles of trails for self-guided exploration, Five Rivers fosters discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation
- Great place for birdwatching: 225 species
- Excellent chance for deer, squirrels and bluebirds, even in winter!
Link to Five Rivers:
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Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)
- please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain or shine
- Dress in layers
- wear appropriate hiking footwear (the back section of the North Loop can be muddy in spots)
- please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen, rain gear, day pack.
- camera and/or binoculars if you have them
If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is 518 - 641 - 9660, feel free to call or text during the meetup times, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Look for my red Jeep Grand Cherokee!
I hope you can join us for this outing.