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5 Outdoor Things to Do This Weekend

By Alicia Dziak

It’s still summer, which means the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Here’s a sampling of unique things to do this weekend:

Erie Bats at Evangola State Park

An evening hike to search for bats where on a September night in Evangola the highest count of migrating bats in the Great Lakes was recorded! Explore our Evangola Nature Center then try the “bat detector” over starlit Lake Erie skies. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Kayak at Knox Farm

Just getting into kayaking? Head to East Aurora’s Knox Farm State Park for a beginner’s class on kayaking on Saturday at 9 a.m. Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Darien Lake Harvest Fest

Get in some bonus time at the area’s largest amusement park at the annual Harvest Fest,  included with park admission. The event brings together the beautiful fall foliage around the park grounds with fall-themed family activities, local craft and food vendors and special accommodations packages.

Grandparents Day at Sky High

Sept. 9 is Grandparents Day at Sky High. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. grandparents are invited to spend the day with their grandchildren at Sky High Adventure Park with great deals and loads of fun.  Activities include the Adventure Park, the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster, the Climbing Forest, Mr. Happy Gem Mining, chairlift rides to Spruce Lake and the Birds of Prey show.

Trek Tifft

Drop in on Sunday afternoon for a guided tour of the preserve from 2-3:30 p.m. Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. $2 donation per person is appreciated. For info, visit  www.TIFFT.org.

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