PROGRAMS & EVENTS

To keep everyone as safe as possible, we will practice COVID-19 social distancing guidelines at all of our programs and events.

Upcoming Events

Verona Beach State Park Owl Prowl (4-29)

Reservations Required
Verona Beach State Park 6541 Lakeshore Rd S, Verona Beach, NY

**Registration for this event is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations please email jsouva@tughilltomorrow.org** In cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region, we invite you to come prowl for owls with us! The prowl will be led ... Read more

2nd Annual Tug Hill Soggy Sneaker 5K

Reservations Required
Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary 31270 Middle Rd., Rutland, NY

Usher in spring by running or walking with us in the 2nd Annual Tug Hill Soggy Sneaker 5K trail race Event Details Saturday, April 30th Race begins at 9:00 am at the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary Pre-registration is required no later than April 29th. Teams are welcomed as well!  A participant liability waiver is ... Read more

Warbler Walk

Reservations Required
Douglas L Murray Agricultural Heritage Trail 23400 Route 177, Rodman, NY

Are you an early bird with a penchant for Warblers? Explore the woods and fields for these tiny, colorful, sweetly singing birds with us. Event Details Saturday, May 14th 7am-9am Douglas L. Murray Agricultural Heritage Trail near Rodman, NY Registration is required no later than 8 pm on Thursday, May 13th We’ll start at the ... Read more

Bird Quest 2022

Reservations Required

Perfect for Families, Classrooms, Homeschool Groups, Youth Groups or anyone interested in observing birds in the Tug Hill region. A great activity to incorporate into any part of a STREAM learning curriculum. Teams fill their feeders no later than May 2nd in order to allow the birds to find the food source. Then each team ... Read more

Verona Beach State Park Owl Prowl (5-20)

Reservations Required
Verona Beach State Park 6541 Lakeshore Rd S, Verona Beach, NY

**Registration for this event is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations please email jsouva@tughilltomorrow.org** In cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region, we invite you to come prowl for owls with us! The prowl will be led ... Read more

National Trails Day: Volunteer Spring Clean Up in Rutland

Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary 31270 Middle Rd., Rutland, NY

Celebrate National Trails Day with us and other like-minded people while helping us get the trails clipped, pruned and cleared for the summer hiking season! Event Details Saturday, June 4th 10am-2pm Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary Meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot at 31241 Middle Rd, Watertown Stay an hour or stay until ... Read more

Find the Biggest White Pine

Reservations Required
Camden Forest Park 10-24 Ripley Rd, Camden, NY

Join us in the Search for Forest Park’s Biggest White Pine Tree with naturalist Bob McNamara. Event Details Saturday, June 11th 10am-12pm Camden's Forest Park Registration is required no later than 8 pm on Friday, May 10th The hunt will begin with a brief period of instruction, so that everyone understands how to identify and ... Read more

2022 Traverse Trail Volunteer Work Day (6/17)

Reservations Required
East Branch of Fish Creek State Forest

Like to be outside when you’re getting your steps in? This summer and fall we’ll be continuing work on the Tug Hill Traverse Trail, a forest trail for hiking and mountain biking that will eventually stretch 20 miles through the heart of Tug Hill. It’s a great way to spend time with family, friends and ... Read more

Dutch Oven Baking Demonstration

Family Friendly Event
Verona Beach State Park 6541 Lakeshore Rd S, Verona Beach, NY

In cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region, we invite you to join John Souva for a Dutch Oven baking demonstration. This is a free program open to all ages, no registration required. Event Details Friday, June 24th 6:30pm-7:30pm Verona Beach State Park Learn how to ... Read more

2022 Traverse Trail Volunteer Work Day (6/25)

Reservations Required
East Branch of Fish Creek State Forest

Like to be outside when you’re getting your steps in? This summer and fall we’ll be continuing work on the Tug Hill Traverse Trail, a forest trail for hiking and mountain biking that will eventually stretch 20 miles through the heart of Tug Hill. It’s a great way to spend time with family, friends and ... Read more