Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sterling Forest Day - This Sunday!

Sunday, September 27, 2015
116 Old Forge Road
Tuxedo NY 10987

845-351-5907

Definitely check out Sterling Forest State Park this Sunday - the Friends of Sterling Forest are hosting YOU for Sterling Forest Day.

The event celebrates the 17th anniversary of Sterling Forest State Park. The events are open to the public - free of charge - and are great for adults & kids of all ages. If participating in a hike, please bring weather- and outdoor-appropriate clothing and footwear.




Program Schedule

9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m 
Friends of Sterling Forest Information Booth

Begin your visit to Sterling Forest with a stop at the FSF Information Booth where you can register for today’s programs, chat with our members and learn about the mission of the FSF.


10:00 a.m.–noon 
History of Sterling Iron Works 

Doc Bayne, historian and retired park educator, will present a lecture & PowerPoint presentation on the early history of Sterling Forest. (There will be a 15 minute break, mid-point for coffee/tea)

10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Sterling Fire Tower Hike

Join members of the FSF for a 4.0 mile moderate hike to the fire tower. Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Noon-1:00 p.m. 
South Point Hike

Take a short, 0.4 mile easy hike with members of the FSF to a rock ledge featuring views of Sterling Lake.

1:00-3:30 p.m. 
Sterling Lake Loop Hike

Join members of the FSF for a 4.0 mile moderate hike around picturesque Sterling Lake.

1:00-2:30 p.m. 
The Chain That Saved the Colonies 

A Great Chain was manufactured by Peter Townsend at Sterling Forest for the Continental Army and placed on the Hudson River at West Point to stop the British invasion of the New England Colonies. Learn how this historic event was accomplished.

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Lakeville Iron Works Trail Hike 

Doc Bayne will follow-up today’s lectures & PowerPoint presentations with a 0.8 mile easy hike along the Lakeville Iron Works Trail.

All activities will originate at the Visitor Center.
116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, N.Y.