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Wed 17 Jul
Secrets of the Lake Guided Hike
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Green Lakes State Park
Join an educator on a guided hike around the lake to learn its secrets. Why is the lake green? How is it a rare lake? What unusual life live in its depths? This is a two mile walk on a flat crushed gravel trail. Usually takes between 1-1.5 hours. Guide presents info along the first ¼ mile. Simply enjoy the walk and view for the rest of the hike and ask the guide any questions you have. Meet at the Environmental Education Center located next to the first west beach parking lot.
Registration: Not required
Thu 18 Jul
Animal Detective Hike
Thursday, July 18, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Join an educator on a short hike looking for signs of Green Lakes' wildlife. Along the way we'll explore some examples of the clues that animals leave behind. Bring the whole family! The hike will be along part of the lake trail, up or down a flight of stairs, over a grass field and along paved pathways. It will be less than 1 mile.
Registration: Not required
Fri 19 Jul
Kayak Lesson
Friday, July 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Green Lakes State Park
Join an American Canoe Association certified kayak instructor to learn the basics of kayaking. We'll cover safety, equipment, and how to paddle forward, backward, turn and stop. Dress in clothes that will get wet (from splashes), wear sturdy shoes that will get wet when entering and exiting the kayak, wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets provided (you may bring your own life jacket). You may not bring your own kayak or paddle. Meet at the boathouse (1st west beach parking area). Registration Required: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6rhs9AB5EE2M64Dowcge5zDxsNwdS1tPoYj6NIP5GQBUOE9BRVdGNlBBS01aTEFKQUZFWDJOVDlBWi4u.
Registration: Required
Fri 19 Jul
Building the Park Guided Hike
Friday, July 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Take a leisurely walk around the beach area and up to the Tulip Hill picnic area to hear about how Green Lakes became the park it is today. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps building the park in the 1930s. This hike is between 1-2 miles. Meet at the Environmental Education Center (1st west beach parking area.)
Registration: Not required
Fri 19 Jul
Candle Lantern Hike
Friday, July 19, 2024 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Enjoy the park by candlelight! Make a simple candle lantern and then take a hike along the lake shore and through the woods to enjoy the park in a new way. Meet at the Reserve Shelter Ball Field. Wear bug spray and dress in layers.
Registration: Not required
Sat 20 Jul
Secrets of the Lake Guided Hike
Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Green Lakes State Park
Join an educator on a guided hike around the lake to learn its secrets. Why is the lake green? How is it a rare lake? What unusual life live in its depths? This is a two mile walk on a flat crushed gravel trail. Usually takes between 1-1.5 hours. Guide presents info along the first ¼ mile. Simply enjoy the walk and view for the rest of the hike and ask the guide any questions you have. Meet at the Environmental Education Center located next to the first west beach parking lot.
Registration: Not required
Sat 20 Jul
Jr Naturalist- Make Recycled Paper
Saturday, July 20, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Make your own paper! Learn about how recycling helps protect the Earth. This is a kid focused program; kids 5 and older must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Environmental Education Center (1st west beach parking area.)
Registration: Not required
Sun 21 Jul
Forest Therapy Walk
Sunday, July 21, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

This is a mindful slow walk, At times not walking at all. The practice of Forest Therapy is grounded in the belief that the earth has wisdom to share with humans when we slow down long enough to pay attention. Not everyone experiences the same thing. Many people talk about feeling more connected, more peaceful, or describe the wonder of seeing something they had never noticed before. June, a Certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide, will offer you invitations to be in touch your senses (sight, smell, sound, touch, imagination, etc), to slow down and connect with nature around you as well as yourself. The walk ends with snacks and a tea ceremony with tea foraged from the local area. Pre registration is required. Register at: foresttherapywalk@gmail.com This is for adults 14 years & up. No dogs allowed. You will receive an email the day before on where to park & meet.
Registration: Required