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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 22 events
from April 23, 2018 to August 7, 2018
with keyword/phrase “hike” (x)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Apr28

Arbor Day Hike

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Go hiking with our park rangers and join the City Nature Challenge, a global challenge to see which city can make the most observations of nature and find the most species.
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Apr29

City Nature Challenge Hike

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Apr29

Nature Exploration Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk 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 community.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 8

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Highbridge Rocks Community Festival

at Adventure Playground (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover their unique geologic features of the rocks of Highbridge Park, make art, watch climbing demonstrations by REI, and then try bouldering yourself!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Sports, Tours, Seniors, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May13

Alley Pond Park Super Hike

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way, guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Friday, May 18, 2018

May18

Staten Island BioBlitz

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we take a night hike through Blue Heron Park while researchers survey the park’s flora and fauna.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May19

Photo Hike with Alice Austen House

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us on a family-friendly nature photowalk to celebrate a new exhibition featuring early wildlife photographer George Shiras.
Category: Nature, Art, Seniors
Free!

May19

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk 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 community.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

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