Join LCC at May 8th Healthy Parks/Healthy People EcoFair

A visitor taking in the view at Point Au Roche State Park. Photo by Megan Epler Wood.

Celebrate the outdoors at Saturday’s May 8th Point Au Roche State Park EcoFair. Due to New York state budget cuts, the Park will be closed for the 2010 season. Sponsored by the Friends of Point Au Roche State Park, the EcoFair is an opportunity to enjoy and explore the Park’s 800 acres of woodlands, rolling meadows, scenic walking trails and stunning lakefront before public access is curtailed.  

Activities run from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and include a host of programs from nature walks and scavenger hunts to hands-on activities making snow shoes and bucket gardens. There will be live owls, live performances, free healthy snacks, and displays and demonstrations from twenty-five organizations and businesses. LCC Staff Scientist Mike Winslow will be on hand to give a noon natural history talk and provide information on lake issues at a 2:00 PM panel discussion.  

Click here for directions to Point au Roche State Park. The EcoFair takes place in the beach area rain or shine. See below for a program schedule.  

10:00  AM
Nature Walk
How to Make Snow Shoes Demonstration  

10:30  AM     
North Country Square Dancers                                
Flower Walk  

11:00  AM     
Fire Department Smoke House Demonstration  

11:30  AM     
North Country Square Dancers  

Natural History Talk by LCC Staff Scientist Mike Winslow
Scavenger Hunt  

12:30  PM
Nature walk
Canine Demonstration  

1:00  PM
Fire Department Smoke House Demonstration  

1:30  PM
Owl Talk by Donna Fletcher  

2:00 PM
Panel Discussion of Lake Champlain & Park issues

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bucket Gardening demonstrations