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Waterfalls of NY State Book Signing

August 23, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
101 Main St.
13617 Canton, New York
Meet Author and Waterfall explorer David Schryver, and get your book signed! “Waterfalls of New York State” celebrates 100 of New York’s falls, many of which are in St. Lawrence and surrounding counties. The book presents each waterfall with stunning full color photography, local history, maps, and driving and access information – everything needed to experience these natural wonders first hand. Approximately 40 of the featured waterfalls are in the North Country region that Schryver knows so well.

Hike to Stone Valley Trail in Colton

August 24, 2014 - 9:00am
Canton Village-Town Park
Park Street By Morgans Ice Cream Shop
13617 Canton, New York
Phone: 315-713-5284
Join us for a hike into the Stone Valley Trail in Colton NY. This is a 7 Mile RT hike, where you will see some of the most beautiful falls, rock formations in the water. And along the way are many informational posts that help you learn the history of this beautiful area. How certain parts of the rocks formed over the years, what activities took place , see some very interesting facts about the Colton area, all along this one river. I cant say enough about this trail, it is one of the most enjoyable, educational hikes I have ever taken and will continue to do so many more times.

Meadow Adventures

August 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinosn Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Wetland Wonders

August 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Forest Finds

August 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Tiny Treasures

August 28, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Community Campfire JAM featuring Barb Heller

August 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Wachtmeister Feild Station
Park Street
Canton, New York
We’re delighted to announce we’ll be hosting another community campfire jam featuring Barb Heller! Bring your guitar and your friends and family for a campfire sing /play -along jam. Expertise NOT required...just 4 or 5 basic chords will do it. Barb will guide you through the chord changes, so just come and have a good time. We'll be playing and singing traditional campfire songs, with a few requests added. No pressure -just fun! S’more supplies are on the house. Come a few minutes early if you need help tuning up.

Changing Rivers

August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinbson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

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.

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.