at WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK

Nature Center Programs & Events

Face covering required. Program size is limited. Pre-registration required. 

Please call (315) 482-2479 between the hours of 8:00am—4:00pm Wednesday through Sunday to register.



Thu. 1/28 All day Full moon
Sat. 1/30 5:30 PM Luminary Hike Join us for our signature illuminated night hike! North Field Loop transforms into a magical landscape with moonbeams and trail-side paper lanterns lighting the way. Snowshoes will be provided if there is enough snow. Three time slots available: 5:3... more
Mon. 2/1 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
Tue. 2/2 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
All day Groundhog Day
Thu. 2/4 All day Last quarter
Sat. 2/6 9:00 AM Free Showshoe Day Gear up – for free! Take a pair of snowshoes out on our trails and explore winter! Weather permitting: seven inches of snow is needed to take our snowshoes out on the trail. Visit the Nature Center during open hours to sign out your shoes. Plea... more
1:30 PM Trail Volunteer Training Did you know you can help the Nature Center just by hiking? Many times hikers are the first to see important issues on the trails! Come learn what to look for with NY State Parks Trail Technicians, Brittany and Liam. Snowshoes will be provided if the... more
Mon. 2/8 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
Tue. 2/9 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
Thu. 2/11 All day New moon
Sat. 2/13 10:00 AM Bald Eagle Watching The bald eagles are here! Wellesley Island is one of the best places in New York State to see these magnificent birds. We’ll search for these cold weather visitors along frozen waterbodies and in the treetops overhead. BYO binoculars and dress ... more
1:00 PM IRLC Winter Hike Come join Nature Center staff in exploring the winter woods with the Indian River Lakes Conservancy at the Redwood Hill Preserve. Please contact the Indian River Lakes Conservancy (indianriverlakes@gmail.com) for additional information. Snowshoes wi... more
Sun. 2/14 All day Valentines Day
Mon. 2/15 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
Tue. 2/16 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
Fri. 2/19 All day First quarter
Sat. 2/20 10:00 AM Project Feeder Watch Become a citizen scientist and help us identify and count birds at our feeders! All data will be submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project Feeder Watch. This program is part of the Bird Feeder Programs series along with Feathered ... more
11:00 AM Feathered Friends Every winter the Nature Center builds a bird feeder station to help the wintering bird population. Birdseed will be provided. Our feathered friends may even land and take seed from your hand, or your head! All ages are welcome. This program is part... more
Mon. 2/22 All day Nature Center closed Trail are open sunrise to sunset. Trail maps available in the covered kiosk at the Natue Center parking lot. Nearest restrooms are located at the Chipmunk Cabins bathhouse near the Marina. Nature Center Hours of Operation Wednesday through Sunday ... more
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