Montezuma Guided Hike: Exploring Fall Migratory Birds
Fall is a beautiful time to hike through the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. This expansive, ecological area serves as a migratory stopover for millions of birds each fall. Near the Finger Lakes, the complex offers an abundance of ways to explore the wetlands – on foot, by kayak, by mountain bike, or even by horse. Stay another day to see more of the complex, visit local wineries and enjoy all the wonderful fall happenings this region has to offer.
Free Excursion: Take a leisurely 1-mile walk around the marshes, among the grasslands, and through the forest while learning about the many birds and other wildlife that live here. This is a family friendly event for all ages! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. October 23 – December 18, Saturdays with tours beginning at 10am and 1pm. Dress for the cooler weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Remember your camera!
Champlain Canal: Guided Cycling Tours
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic fall ride along the Hudson River, Champlain Canalway and the Empire State Trail. We’ll begin in Schuylerville at Adirondack Ultra Cycling and travel north past the Saratoga Monument to Fort Edward, then back to Schuylerville. After the ride, enjoy fall in Schuylerville and visit some of the many shops and restaurants, pick a few bushels of apples at the orchard, or get lost in the corn maze.
Free Excursion: Each ride will be 30 miles in distance and travel over mostly flat to rolling terrain, with one long hill at the very beginning. This ride will be led by experienced guides and the pace will be between 10-12 MPH, with an estimated completion time of 4 hours. Choose from 3 unique guided rides offered November 7, November 14 and November 21 at 10am. Dress appropriately for cool or rainy weather. A support vehicle, snacks, and drinks will be provided.
All participants must arrive with a bike in good working condition and an ANSI, Snell or CPSC approved helmet. E–bikes not permitted.