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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Snowshoe hike, wine tasting set

  • Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a Snowshoe Hike at the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area in Wurtsboro, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon, with a wine tasting following the hike.
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  •  — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a Snowshoe Hike at the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area in Wurtsboro, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon, with a wine tasting following the hike.
    Learn about the ecology, culture, and history of the area with Melinda Meddaugh, Land Protection Coordinator for the Conservancy, and Mike Medley, President of the Basha Kill Area Association.
    The healthy lands and waters of the Bashakill are home to a great variety of plants and wildlife, including eagles. Enjoy scenic views of the wetlands and healthy forests of this unique region.
    The Bashakill O & W Trail is featured on the website TrailKeeper.org, a one-source outlet for hiking trails and public lands in Sullivan County, New York with easy-to-read, easy-to-access maps and facilities information and guides to hiking safety. TrailKeeper.org provides access to trail information that matches hiker to trail.
    The Snowshoe Hike will begin at the South Road Boat Launch along the Bashakill O & W trail in Wurtsboro, New York, directly across from the Bashakill Vineyards at 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro.
    Visit www.TrailKeeper.org to learn more about the trail, view a map, and print directions.
    Remember to dress warmly and bring water for this hike. All family members are welcome, but all participants must provide their own snowshoes. If we don’t have snow, we will simply enjoy a nice winter hike.
    The Snowshoe Hike and Wine Tasting is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at (570) 226-3164, (845) 583-1010, or send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your space and receive directions. Or, visit www.DelawareHighlands.org to register online.
    Trailkeeper.org, launched in September 2012, is the result of a partnership between the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, the Sullivan County Visitors Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Morgan Outdoors, with support from the National Park Service, NY/NJ Trail Conference, Sullivan Renaissance and the Upper Delaware Council.
    For more information on TrailKeeper.org, email info@trailkeeper.org or contact Catskill Mountainkeeper at 845-482-5400 or the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 845-583-1010.

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