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Woodpecker Walk at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Woodpecker Walk at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site


Join an environmental educator on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 P.M. at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for a woodpecker walk to learn about the different woodpeckers that call this area home and some of their special characteristics. This program will meet at the Visitor Center and enjoy an hour-long walk around the site.  This program is open to all ages, but has been designed for families with children ages 5 and up. The hike is a less than two mile round-trip and is weather dependent (will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms). The address for Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is 129 Schoharie St, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.

Registration is required for this program; please call Keri Surita at 518-584-2000, ext. 111, or email

This is a free event open to the public.  Wildlife Wednesdays continue August 22nd at 6:30pm with Anita Sanchez providing a program on bugs. Other upcoming nature programs include an Early Morning Bird Walk with George Steel beginning 6:30am on August 12th at Yankee Hill Lock on Queen Anne Road, and Anita Sanchez presenting on “The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion” occurring on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30pm in the Enders House.  ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady will also be conducting a paddle event from Schoharie Crossing on August 11th to highlight the environmental aspects of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River.

For information about this series and other events listed, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our Facebook page.  Information can also be found on our NYS Parks website.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.