Painting Alongside the Canal

Available Excursions

Channel your inner Renoir as you join Artist Gail Talmadge for a lesson on the practice of painting “en plein air” at several picturesque locations.  All skill-levels are welcome and all painting supplies will be provided.   

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New ways to explore the beauty of the Champlain

Available Excursions

The Champlain Canal, as we know it today, was linked to the Erie Canal via the Hudson River at Waterford, NY in 1823. Starting at Waterford, NY, and the Champlain Canal’s junction with the Erie Canal, the Champlain Canal begins its journey to Lake Champlain and then on to the Canadian Border.

Partnering with Crafts for Learning, Hudson Crossing Park, Mohawk Maiden Cruises, and ADK Ultra Cycling to offer many unique excursions and workshops in the Champlain Canal area.

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Montezuma

Montezuma Guided Hike: 
Exploring Fall Migratory Birds

Available Excursions

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 15 – December 17, Saturdays with tours beginning at 10am and 1pm. Dress for the cooler weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Remember your camera!

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