Enjoy the outdoors on Winter Trails Day!

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Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Fahnestock Memorial State Park “The Four Season Park”, Sunday, January 11, 2015, 11 am – 3 pm.  Snowshoes will be available for use courtesy of Tubbs Snowshoes and Mountain Top Outfitters.  On a first come, first served basis, participants will have a chance to use a pair of snowshoes for a short period of time.  REI outdoor staff will offer some tips and tricks for winter camping and hiking.  Garrison Fish & Game Club will be ice fishing on Duck Pond. Come join them and learn about this fun way to fish in the winter.  The back hill will be available for tubing, the lake open for skating-bring your own or just “boot” skate.  Beginner instruction on map and compass use will be provided by Orienteering Unlimited. After learning the basic skills, put them to use on a novice orienteering course.  In Highland Lodge, Taconic Outdoor Education Center staff will offer a nature craft activity for kids.  Putnam Highland Audubon will answer winter bird feeding questions and have seed available for sale. The day will end with a live wildlife presentation by Bill Robinson at 3:00. Food and beverages will be available in Highland Lodge.  nysparks.com/environment/nature-centers/3/details.aspx.