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Community Campfire Featuring Bill Smith

September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wachtmeister Field Station
Park St.
13617 Canton, New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
Nature Up North is excited to announce that legendary Adirondack storyteller and folk singer Bill Smith will be joining us again this year for the final installment in this year's summer campfire series! Bill Smith is widely known throughout the Adirondacks and beyond as a master of various traditional arts of the region. A skilled storyteller and folk singer, Bill has also worked as a logger, hunter, trapper, fisherman, and guide. He performs for a variety of audiences with a wide repertoire of stories and songs about local life.

Hike to Red Sandstone Trail

September 7, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:45pm
Red Sandstone 13676 Potsdam, New York
Phone: 315-713-5284
History and scenery combine in this 3.5-mile trail along west bank of Raquette River between Hannawa Falls and Potsdam. Interpretive markers display a map. See where some of the famous "Potsdam Sandstone" came from. Park near the Hannawa Falls Fire Department on Mill St., just off State Hwy 56 in Hannawa Falls. Follow the blue diamond trail markers. Trail terminates at the northern tip of Sugar Island. Return to Mill St. or walk out the dirt roads to the Back Hannawa Road. Claxton Hepburn "health Nuts" Wellness team invites all to come with us.

Kids Learn All About Butterflies

September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old can learn all about the life cycle of the butterfly, survival, migration and go on a butterfly scavenger hunt along the trails at the Massena Nature Center. Event is Saturday, September 13 from 1 - 3pm at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center. Kids will play outdoor games and use interactive technology to learn more about these amazing insects. Then they will go on a guided hike in search of caterpillars & butterflies. Children will record their findings with digital cameras and post photos on their Jr. Earth Keeper Facebook page.

Pirate Treasure Hunt Hike

September 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
Red Sandstone Trail (North Entrance)
Back Hannawa Rd
Potsdam, New York
Long ago, Pirates from the Caribbean found themselves lost up the Raquette River and left behind their gold. Learn the legend and look for their treasure on this 3 mile kid-friendly walk on the Red Sandstone trail. Along the way we’ll learn about frogs, beavers, hydropower, the history of the region and much, much, more. We will have hotdogs and marshmallows (provided) at the midpoint of the three mile hike. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and possibly rough trail at times (No flip flops or other flimsy shoes - wear good runners or hikers).

Nature Scavenger Hunt & Fundraiser

September 20, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
"Children of Hope" will hold a Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser along the Massena Nature Center trails on Saturday, September 20, from 1-5, with a rain date of September 21st. Registration is $5 for kids 4-12 and $10 for adults. Special grab bags will be awarded to the first 75 kids. There will be door prizes, refreshments and prizes for all participants. All proceeds will be used to provide food, shelter and education in Uganda. For more information, check out www.childrenofhopeug.org.

Skeleton Skamper

October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Dobinsky Center 13669 Ogdensburg, New York
Phone: 315-713-5163
Claxton-Hepburn is sponsoring a 5K walk/run for Fun. Halloween theme, so dress up if you like. All ages are welcome. Fees apply, to cover cost of Prizes. $15 for Adults $10 for children Under 12 Food Drive- if you can donate a non-perishable good, to be donated to a local food pantry, that would be wonderful, not required to participate T-Shirts to the first 100 to register Medals to 1st place in all age Groups. Costumes welcome and prize for the best Costume Many other prizes to be given away.