MHLC Events Calendar

Birdwatching, mushroom foraging, forest bathing (that’s right, forest bathing!), backpacking for beginners, pollinator and plant identification, and more… our 2019 schedule of events is full of outdoor adventures for everyone. Our outdoor events take place in our eighteen preserves, and we partner with local organizations, naturalists, and experts to bring you an exciting schedule of opportunities to get outside and explore.

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Chalk the Walk!
Saturday, September 21 from 3-6 PM
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Join us for a family-friendly chalk art contest on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail from 3 pm. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019. Each 3 foot by 3 foot square registration is $10 in advance ($15 on the day of the event)

Chalk the Walk Registration




Guided High Peak Day Trip with Ondatra Adventures
Monday, September 23 at 8 AM
Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks

Join expert guide Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures for a high peak hike at Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks. Fulfill your sense of adventure on this special day trip to Giant Mountain (number 12 on the Adirondack 46 High Peak list), the grand finale to our Couch to 46er Hike Series! (If you missed the hike series you can still join in on this amazing day trip.) We’ll hike 6+ miles of trails as we climb to the summit for breathtaking views of the high peaks to the west. With any luck, you may even be treated to some early fall color!

The cost of the guided day trip hike is $65. A list of recommended supplies, directions and parking details, and other important information will be sent out before the hike.


Fall Fundraiser
Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 PM
New York State Museum – 4th Floor

Join us for our annual fall fundraiser!

We’ll return to the fourth floor of the NYS Museum to discuss our successes in 2019 and our plans for the future. Conversation, conservation, and connection- this is our biggest event of the year!

Ticket Reservations & Information


Understanding the Landscape with Ondatra Adventures
Sunday, November 3 from 1 to 4 PM
A private easement in Rensselaerville

Learn to read the landscape around you! In this workshop, participants will learn how to read & interpret the landscape in its present state to determine age/succession of forest, previous human activity (old and recent), locate springs, natural food and medicine sources, and much more.

Landscape Hike Registration


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