Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest Set for May 18

The Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC), at Fahnestock State Park invites the community to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day and National Kids to Parks Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 18.

Eric Lind, Audubon Constitution Marsh Sanctuary, will start the program off with a captivating bird banding demonstration. Afterward, naturalist Peter Salmansohn from Putnam Highland’s Audubon will lead a beginner bird walk.

Hudson Valley Orienteering and Orienteering Unlimited will introduce the sport of orienteering while REI Outdoor School staff will offer an opportunity to paddle and learn more about canoeing. A signed REI release is required to canoe.

TOEC’s High Ropes Adventure Course will also be open. A TOEC signed release form is required.

The Guiding Eyes for the Blind ambassador dogs will be in attendance, and Raptors & Reptiles will take center stage at the end of the day. Bill Robinson will display live wildlife and educate everyone about these critters.

Groups of more than 15 cannot be accommodated. Suggested donation: adults, $2, kids $1.

For minors, canoeing or high rope activity participation requires a signed and dated parental or guardian release form. Contact [email protected].

Sorry, no pets. Food and beverages will be available. Call 845-265-3773. If inclement weather is forecast, call before traveling.



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