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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 24 events
from August 19, 2017 to September 30, 2017
with keyword/phrase “hike” (x)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug19

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Blue Heron under the cover of darkness.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug20

Mysterious Plants Hike (Light)

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the park rangers on a leisurely stroll in Prospect Park and discover the curious and dark side of the plant kingdom.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug20

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug20

Living with Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear about deer and their behaviors, learn five tips to coexist with these animals, play a Deer Survival Game, and hike to find signs of deer in the park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Kids

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug23

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug24

Nature at Night

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening hike to see, hear, and learn about the mysterious urban wildlife in Prospect Park. Carissa and the Voodoo Lilies will perform live for our pre-hike happy hour.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug26

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug30

Weekly Wednesday Night Trail Hike/Run at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly trail hike and run led by Greenbelt volunteers and the SI Athletic Club.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sep 8

Bat Bonanza Night Hike at Willowbrook Park

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park to search for nocturnal mammalian mosquito eaters.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep10

Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct

at 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Water is life! Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest standing bridge(completed in 1848) brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan.
Category: History, Tours, Hiking
Free!

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