Outdoors Day

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation is partnering with NYS Parks to offer a statewide Outdoor Day. Various activities are planned on June 9, 2018 at Stony Kill Farm to encourage people to get out and enjoy a new outdoor experience. Below, please find a list of the activities planned here at Stony Kill Farm and Education Center.

History of Farming & Stony Kill Walking Barn Tour with Bill Kras
11 am to 12 pm and 12 pm to 1 pm at Stony Kill’s big red barn.
Learn about the the history of Stony Kill Farm and agriculture in the Hudson Valley from past to present. Enjoy a tour of the barn, farm equipment and visits with our animals.
Ages 10 – 100. This tour is limited to 15 per tour. Register here.

Honeybee Hive inspection with  Beekeeper Stephen Soltish
1 pm at the honeybee hives adjacent to the greenhouse. Watch a beekeeper at work, inspecting our hives while talking about the roles of the honeybees and their unique behavior.
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Those with allergies need to use caution.
Register here.

Painting garden rocks and signs and starting seeds with Sember Weinman from Common Ground Farm
10 – 3 pm and Planting our garden from 10 – 11 am at Common Ground Farm’s garden.
Help Common Ground Farm grow veggies, herbs and flowers in our Children’s Garden! We will be planting our garden, painting decorative rocks and signs, and potting up seeds for families to take home!
All ages welcome! Register here.

Camp Oh No! with Cub Scout Pack 3001
10 am to 3 pm at the campfire circle across from the barn.
Learn how you can keep your parks clean by understanding these 7 principles of leave no trace. Big Foot has been doing it for years, can you?
Ages 6 – 12. No registration required.

CANCELLED DUE TO THE STORM DAMAGE Family Nature Walk with Tom Amisson  11 am – 12:30 pm at the Manor House/Woodland Trail head
Join us for a leisurely walk along the Woodland Trail to discover seasonal nature. Nature guide books will be available.
All ages welcome!

Beginner Bird Walk with Dick Lahey from Waterman’s Bird Club
10 – 11 am at the picnic tables across from the red barn.
Take a nice walk along our farm trail and learn how to identify native birds. Guidebooks and a limited number of binoculars will be available.
All ages welcome! Register here.

Fishing at the Farm Pond with Paul Adams
10:30 am – 12 pm and 1:30 – 3:00 pm at the Farm Pond near the big red barn.
Bring your fishing pole, we’ll provide the bait and instruction for fishing in our pond. Sunscreen and bug spray recommended. Limited fishing poles will be available.
Ages 6 – 100. Register here. Limited to 8 per trip. Children must be accompanied by an adult.