Groundhog Day Hike at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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groundhog day hike at allegany state park

Come join us at the parking lot of the Red House Chapel for an evening nature hike. The Environmental Education and Recreation Department will guide you along the Red House Bike Path and a section of the new Hemlock Hollow trail in search of some early signs of spring. You will learn about how an animal knows when it’s time to get ready for hibernation, the preparation required to hibernate and the different kinds of hibernations. It is possible we could encounter an Allegany groundhog predicting the weather for the next 6 weeks. Participants should dress for the weather; bring a flash light or head lamp, water, snack, and a sense of adventure.

This free “Groundhog Day” event takes place on February 2nd from 4:30-6:00 p.m. starting in the parking lot of the Red House Chapel.  For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 69 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs and over $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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Red House Chapel
just off I-86 at exit 19
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 ext. 236
42° 10' 6.6288" N, 78° 43' 46.92" W
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