Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Event Date(s): Sat, 02/02/2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Shake off the winter blues by spending some time out in nature!  Blue skies and snow covered trails are the perfect setting for a hike about Lillibridge.  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional, wooden bear paw snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland. 

This walk is for both the novice and advanced alike.  If there is no snow, join us for a winter stroll among the trees in the old growth forest. The program will be canceled if we are experiencing extreme weather conditions.  

This event will be held at:  Lillibridge Preserve, 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY 14770.  This program is FREE to the public.  There is no fee to borrow traditional snowshoes but they are in limited supply so contact Pfeiffer Nature Center to reserve your pair by Thursday, January 31st.  The traditional snowshoes are one size fits all and are recommended for ages 13 and up.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  To make reservations contact Pfeiffer Nature Center Administration Office 716-933-0187 or visit our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding. 

Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.  Photos are for use only in conjunction with promoting Pfeiffer Nature Center.

For more information on this event please visit http://www.PfeifferNatureCenter.org

This event will be held at:

Lillibridge Property
1974 Lillibridge Rd.
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 716-933-0187
42° 2' 49.4268" N, 78° 18' 23.724" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

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The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

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