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Nature Museum Prepares for 8th Annual Spring Hike-A-Thon & ‘Art in the Wild’-Sat, 4/27

  |   April 18, 2014  |  Comment

If you’re a hiker or outdoor enthusiast, be sure to mark Saturday, April 27 on your calendar and make plans to join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s 7th Annual Hike-A-Thon and Earth Day celebration.  This event for the whole family takes place at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive off Angola Road in Cornwall. Earth Day activities include a big bonus this year — the opening of Art in the Wild: Naturally Inspired Trail-side Creations, a series of art installations along the Museum’s Pond Trail.

“Spending a morning hiking with family and friends – it’s the perfect way to support this unique and wonderful museum,” says Young Naturalist Preschool Director Sandy Dixon who each year leads a team of families from the Preschool.

The Art in the Wild installation adds to the wonder of the Hike-A-Thon. “An art exhibit, outdoors at a Nature Center is that magic combination of the made-made object in contact with the relentless forces of weather, light, rain and animals,” says Curator, Daniel Mack.

Hikers will be able to choose from a variety of trails, as well as guided and independent hikes. Hikes range in difficulty from a very easy to a more vigorous hike, as well as the Museum’s moderate to slightly challenging trails for those hikers in between.

Events will start at 9 a.m. with group warm-up exercises and hikers will set off soon after. The trails will be supervised until noon, giving everyone a chance to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors.  Earth Day activities will begin at 10 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 27.

To become a 2014 Hike-A-Thon sponsor or team leader, or to learn more about any of the Museum’s Earth Day activities, go to hhnaturemuseum.org or call 845-534-5506 x204.

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