First Day Waterfall Hike at Minnewaska (Wednesday, January 1, 2020 01:00 PM)

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Phone: (845) 255-0752

Begin 2020 with a First Day Hike at Minnewaska! Join us for a two-and-a-half-mile snowshoe hike to Awosting Falls. Starting from the Peter’s Kill Area, participants will hike briefly on the Awosting Falls Connector Footpath and then journey up the scenic Awosting Falls Carriage Road, which has a gentle incline as it approaches Awosting Falls. If weather conditions are cold enough, a frozen volcano-like structure forms at the base of the waterfall. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the education department, located at the Peter’s Kill Area. When these run out, snowshoes may be rented for $5 per person. Early arrival is suggested if you would like to borrow snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

Difficulty: Easy (slowly sloping hills, consistent terrain)

Meeting time: 1:00 pm

Meeting place: Peter’s Kill Office Porch

Pre-registration: Yes

Contact: Laura Conner

Phone: 845-255-0752