MHLC Events 2021 Calendar

Get outside and connect with nature at one of our free events! There is something for everyone in our 2021 line-up! Our outdoor events take place in our 20 preserves, and we partner with local organizations, naturalists, and experts to bring you an exciting schedule of opportunities to learn and explore. 

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Take MHLC’s 20 Preserve Challenge!
All year-long

Are you ready to take the 20 Preserve Challenge? Visit all 20 MHLC Preserves to receive a limited edition sticker. There’s no rush – this challenge will be open for all of 2021! Click below for details.

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Winter Sports Meet-ups
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Enjoy the wonders of winter with MHLC and friends! You can sign up for email notifications from the MHLC Trail Breakers to stay in the loop on meet-ups to XC ski the preserves. 


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Sculpting with Felt: Nature Objects
A virtual event with artist Mallory Zondag

Saturday, March 27, 10 am – 12 pm 

Supply fee: $8 (must be picked up at the MHLC office)

Learn how to sculpt with wool during this two-hour virtual workshop. You’ll learn the ancient and awesome art of wet felting with mixed media fiber artist Mallory Zondag. During the workshop, you will use wet felting to create a felted stone, vine, and flower. Mallory has specially prepared kits with all the supplies you need to create the three objects, the fee is $8 per person. Kits can be picked up at the MHLC office after March 1, please contact to arrange a time.

NOTE: This class is recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger participants may join but will need an adult present to help them.



Earth Day Storytime, Hike, and a Craft
Co-hosted by Bethlehem Public Library
Phillipin Kill Preserve
Thursday, April 22 from 10 – 11 a.m.

Let’s celebrate Earth Day! Join us at the Phillipin Kill Preserve in Delmar with our friends from the Bethlehem Public Library. We’ll listen to a couple of Earth Day stories, make a nature-inspired craft, and then we’ll take a short hike through the woods. Masks and social distancing are required during this event and registration will be limited. 



MHLC Events: Message regarding COVID-19
The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and partners is our top priority, and we will continue monitoring guidelines for the latest recommendations on containing the virus. We are limiting registration for better social distancing– register early to reserve your spot!

Looking for something to do right now? Check out MHLC’s Virtual Hikes & Lessons from the Field!


2020 Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt: CLICK HERE to read more and view the gnome photos!

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