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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park Continues July 11

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Want to learn how to kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike? Do you enjoy hiking, bird watching or nature photography? Allegany State Park is offering informative, hands-on free clinics as part of Outdoor Adventure Series.

The public is invited to join in every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity. Series will be held at the new Quaker Bathhouse or the Summit Warming Hut, depending on the activity. With miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty everywhere, it is hard not to find an activity to enjoy. The Outdoor Adventure Series will introduce participants to more fun things to do in Allegany — Western New York’s Playground.

Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., Quaker Bathhouse

Paddle boarding — The newest craze on the water. Originally used to catch waves, paddleboards are now seen on all kinds of water. Learn about the different kinds of boards, then try some out on Quaker Lake.

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Quaker Bathhouse

Kayaking — Sportsman Outlet from Bradford, Pa., will discuss different kinds of kayaks and safety equipment before participants will have an opportunity to try some demo kayaks.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Quaker Bathhouse

Fly-fishing — Adventure Bound Onthefly from Ellicottville will talk about fly fishing. Demo equipment will be provided.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Quaker Bathhouse

Kayaking — Sportsman Outlet from Bradford, Pa., will discuss different kinds of kayaks and safety equipment before participants will have an opportunity to try some demo kayaks.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Hemlock Hollow

Night Hike — Attendees will learn about the animals of the night and who makes what sound; try to identify trees by the shape and texture of their bark; and look to the stars and moon to find out how they can help navigate at night. Participants are asked to bring a head lamp, although an effort will be made not to use it.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Summit Warming Hut

Nature Photography — Park Staff will discuss nature photography, different types of cameras and basic photography tricks. Participants are asked to bring their camera because the group will be going on a short photo adventure and then discuss the pictures taken.

Each program will last approximately 1.5 hours. Registration is not required. For more information, contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP@parks.ny.gov.

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