Friday, June 1, 2018

Fwd: Celebrate National Trails Day

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Subject: Celebrate National Trails Day

Things to do in Jamaica Bay, Staten Island, NY, and Sandy Hook, NJ.

Student Conservation Association interns constructing the new ADA trail now open at 
Jamaica Bay Wildife Refuge, photo by Margaret Belton. 

Things to do this weekend at Gateway

Jamaica Bay 
National Trails Day
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, June 2, 10AM - 2PM
Join us on National Trails Day as we take a hike around the West Pond Trail. After the hike, volunteers are welcome to help us conduct some trail maintenance work linking our new ADA Trail platform with the West Pond Loop Trail.
National Trails Day with
NYC Urban Park Rangers
Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Saturday, June 2  
11AM - 12:30PM
Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace.
Join us as we team up with NYC Urban Park Rangers in celebrating National Trails Day! What better way to celebrate than getting out and enjoying the fresh air in one of New York City's parks. Family-friendly activities will be offered. *Please note this is an off-site event hosted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, call: 718-318-4340.

Sandy Hook
National Trails Day
Beach Lot B, Beach Plaza
Saturday, June 2, 
10 AM - 12 PM
Get fit and lean, and enjoy the outdoors! Join a park ranger and bike the Multiple Use Path from the beginning of the path to the end of the path. Followed up with a beach clean-up in Fort Hancock. Don't forget your bicycle, helmet and water. No reservations, just show up.
The Big Three: Battery Potter,
Battery Granger and Mortar Battery
Sunday, June 3, 5 PM - 7 PM
Explore and tour Fort Hancock's three oldest gun batteries on this guided walking tour.   Park at Battery Potter to meet with park staff to explore Potter, then walk to Battery Granger and lastly the Mortar Battery. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight and insect repellent. Call 732-872-5970 to make reservations.

Staten Island
Discover Fort Tompkins
Meet at Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Daily, Wednesday-Sunday, 11AM and 2PM
Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800's. Wear sturdy footwear.
Fort Wadsworth
Top to Bottom Tour
Meet at Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Saturdays, 11AM
Have you been on one of our famous tours of Fort Tompkins? Learn about the rest of Fort Wadsworth on this weekly walking tour.

Summer Program Guide:
See the listings for these events and many more in the program guides posted on the Plan Your Visit Page:

Charles Markis
Program Guide Editor

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