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2023 Winter Programs

You must pre-register 24 hours in advance for every program by contacting us at dykenpond@gmail.com or 518 658-2055. A confirmation from us ensures your place in the program. All programs are held outdoors. If you feel sick the day of a program, please stay home and we'll see you next time.

January

Snowshoe Hike: Saturday, January 28: 1pm - 2:30pm
For all ages and skill levels. Snowshoe along the picturesque shoreline of Dyken Pond searching the forest for seasonal wonders. Free snowshoe loans available for youth. Adult rentals available for $5 per 1/2 day. Preregistration required.

February

Nature Walk: Saturday, February 18: 10am - 12pm
Slow down and take a walk in the woods focused on the present moment and all of your senses. This type of mindful walk has been shown to reduce stress, boost positive moods and strengthen immune systems while being an enjoyable experience in the outdoors. Sandy Wilson from Spirit of Dragonflies leads the walk. Donations accepted.

The S'mores Tours: Animal Tracking: Saturday, February 18: 1pm - 3pm
Hike or snowshoe (depending on conditions) along the shoreline of Dyken Pond in search of animal tracks and enjoy some s'mores by a toasty campfire before heading back out of the woods. All ages welcome that can hike 1 mile. Free snowshoe loans available for youth. Adult rentals available for $5 per 1/2 day. Preregistration required. Donations welcome to help cover our expenses.

Winter Break Snowshoeing: Wednesday, February 22: 1pm - 2:30pm
For all ages and skill levels. Snowshoe along the picturesque shoreline of Dyken Pond searching the forest for animal sign and other seasonal wonders. Free snowshoe loans available for youth. Adult rentals available for $5 per 1/2 day. Preregistration required

Winter Break Snowshoeing: Friday, February 24: 1pm - 2:30pm
For all ages and skill levels. Snowshoe along the picturesque shoreline of Dyken Pond searching the forest for animal sign and other seasonal wonders. Free snowshoe loans available for youth. Adult rentals available for $5 per 1/2 day. Preregistration required.

Tuesday Trek: Monday, February 6: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Join Len Tremblay on a moderately paced 3 mile hike every Tuesday in February to explore the wilds of Dyken Pond Center. Learn the trail system one at a time with a knowledgeable guide. Each week we'll discover new ground and nature. Hikes will be cancelled in bad weather. Preregistration required. This program is free for adults and older teens.