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Mon 01 Aug
Canoe Ride
Monday, August 1, 2016 until Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Join us for the unique experience of paddling in our 36 foot voyageur canoe weekdays, except Monday, from 9-11 am or from 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 11th. At least 8 paddlers  are needed to take the canoe out. The experiences of the Voyageurs and shoreline ecology will be discussed as we paddle.  Preregistration is required - Call the Nature Center at 315-482-2479 for additional information. 
Registration: Required
Thu 25 Aug
Yoga on the Lawn
Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2722

Come join Barb Eldridge for a gentle yoga class on the side lawn of the Nature Center! Yogis of all abilities are welcome. Bring a mat if you have one! We will have a few spares.

Sat 27 Aug
Evening Kayak Tour
Saturday, August 27, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2479

Participate in an American Canoe Association (ACA) Smartstart Kayaking class, look for signs of wildlife, and learn about River ecology as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park. The ACA's Smartstart paddler orientation is perfect for anyone new to kayaking and will reiterate proper paddling technique for more experienced paddlers. Feel free to bring your own kayak, but if you need to rent a kayak please call the Nature Center (315-482-2479). We have three kayaks available for use and additional kayaks can be rented from Boomerang Kayak ($20/single; $25/tandem). Our kayaks will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. We will arrange to have rented kayaks delivered to the Park. The program will start in our parking lot. Please call 315-482-2479 for additional information. Preregistration is required.If you need to rent a kayak, please register before the day of the program. $5 per person.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Sep
Spider’s Fishing Programs
Saturday, September 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2722

Two programs are offered each day:

Basic Fishing from 11:00am to 1:00pm and

Basics of Fly Fishing from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join Spider on the Nature Center dock as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. Spider brings a limited number of fishing poles, hooks, bobbers, and worms. If you can bring your own tackle, it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program but donations are appreciated to defray the cost of this and other programs. All of Spider's programs are sponsored by Sampo.

Sat 01 Oct
Spider’s Fishing Programs
Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
(315) 482-2722

Two programs are offered each day:

Basic Fishing from 11:00am to 1:00pm and

Basics of Fly Fishing from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join Spider on the Nature Center dock as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. Spider brings a limited number of fishing poles, hooks, bobbers, and worms. If you can bring your own tackle, it will allow for more participation in the program. This is a free program but donations are appreciated to defray the cost of this and other programs. All of Spider's programs are sponsored by Sampo.