Snowshoeing hikes every Saturday this month at GC Park & Forest, East Bethany

Feb 5, 2015

Get out and take in a winter wonderland of snow-covered trees, ice-covered ponds, and winter wildlife activity with a snowshoe hike at Genesee County Park and Forest, offered every Saturday in February.

Daytime hikes cost is $15 per person. Snowshoes are provided, or you may bring your own.

Hikes begin at 1 p.m. at the Nature Center with a brief history of snowshoeing and a lesson on walking in snowshoes. No previous experience is needed. On the trail, your Naturalist guide points out signs of wildlife activity in the woodlands as you take in your surroundings.

Listen for the sounds of birds at the feeders, and watch for deer bounding through the snow. Hikes conclude with refreshments back at the nature center at 3 p.m.

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of twilight with our nighttime snowshoe hike for adults on Saturday, Feb. 21st from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Naturalists introduce snowshoeing with a brief lesson, then lead you on a trip through the forest. The evening concludes with refreshments by a warm fire in Pavilion A. This hike is for ages 18 and over; cost is $10 per person. Snowshoes are provided, or bring your own.

For your own self-guided experience, snowshoes are available for rent at the Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Center 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; 12 – 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Fee is $5/pair and all proceeds go to the ACORNS organization supporting the park.

For more information visit our Web site athttp://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/parks/, or contact Shannon Morley atShannon.Morley@co.genesee.ny.us or (585) 344-1122.