Nature & Outdoors Events on Long Island

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    View the Planets & Moon t FREE

    View the Planets & Moon through a Telescope

    at Northport Harbor Park Northport Time : 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Please visit our website FIRST to see if we are doing it. If the sky is CLEAR, See the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter &/or Saturn, & sometimes an eclipse, through a powerful telescope...

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    Cross-Country Skiing in the Parks

    at Heckscher Park Huntington Time : 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    FUN when there's SNOW!  Learn to Cross-Country Ski right here on LI! If you can walk, you can do this! Adults & kids, Learn from a teacher with over 35 years' experience...

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    Blydenburgh-Caleb Smith Combo

    at Blydenburgh County Park Smithtown Time : 09:00 AM

    "Walk from Greenbelt Office through part of Blydenburgh into Caleb Smith Park and back; meet in parking lot at north entrance of Blydenburgh Park (directions top of schedule), bring water; rai...

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    Planting Fields Perambulation

    at Planting Fields Arboretum Oyster Bay Time : 10:30 AM

    "We will explore the wooded trails and some of the gardens of this beautiful arboretum; afterwards, if you wish to stay, we can see the magnificent holiday display in the Main Greenhouse and...

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    Seal Walks at Montauk Point State Park

    at Montauk Point State Park Montauk

    "Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2019, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a...

  • Dec

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    Full Cold Moon Hike at SoFo with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

    at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center Bridgehampton Time : 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    "During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the...

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    Falconry—An Ancient, but Not Forgotten Sport—Meet Falconer Chris Paparo & His Hawk Emmy

    at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center Bridgehampton Time : 10:30 AM

    "About Chris: Born and raised on Long Island, Chris has been exploring the wilds of the Island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer, lecturer, and General class, licensed...

  • Dec

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    Nature Walk at Morton Wildlife Refuge

    at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge Sag Harbor Time : 10:00 AM

    "Are you tired of the stuffy indoors? Join Xylia outdoors for a walk through the woods! Morton Wildlife Refuge is a nature preserve full of many different animals and plants, even during the...

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    Winter Solstice Hike

    at Jones Beach State Park Wantagh Time : 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    "Grab your hiking shoes and join us for a beach walk during the shortest daylight time of the year: the winter solstice! On this invigorating hike, you will search for all sorts of creatures...

  • Dec

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    Just a Hike (Serpentine)

    at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve Huntington Time : 10:30 AM - 01:45 PM

    While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this, six-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk; thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing an...

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    Brookhaven State Park Walk

    at Brookhaven State Park Ridge Time : 01:00 PM

    "A winter walk in beautiful pine barrens; snow or ice cancels; meet at parking area on the east side of William Floyd Pkwy. opposite Whiskey Road." 1:00 PM – 2.5 miles –...

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    Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries - Lost in Space

    at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Smithtown Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    "This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program’s theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a...

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    Cold Spring Harbor Hill Hop

    at Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead Cold Spring Harbor Time : 10:00 AM

    "Not for beginners!  Easily one of the toughest hikes on L.I.  with extremely rewarding view of the harbor and many ups and downs on the way to NY 108 and back; bring your camera in...

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    Seals in New York

    at Hallock State Park Preserve Riverhead Time : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    "Join scientists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society to understand the seals we find in our local waters, the threats they face during their seasonal time here, and what we can do...

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    Photo Op Walk

    at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve Huntington Time : 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    On this hilly, 1 ½ mile stroll, we’ll pause briefly in areas of natural and/or historic interest. At each location, a guide will provide background information and allow a little time...