Wandering Through Winter
Join Tom Meier on an inspirational snowshoe hike through The Woods. We will stop at some of the best winter views our trails have to offer, and reflect on the words of a legendary naturalist, Edwin Teale. Snowshoes will be provided, terrain will be relatively flat. No snow? No worries – we will still go out for a walk! Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Winter Warmth and Wilderness Skills
How did people survive in the winter before modern times? Join us for discussion and demonstrations of both modern and primitive winter wilderness skills. Participants will also sample winter tea made from local, wild edible plants. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Bring your valentine for a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic notes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet moments outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. Limited to 20 couples, registration is required. Snowshoes provided. Program for adults. $20/couple for members; $30/couple for public.
Animal Tracking Snowshoe Hike
Come out and stretch your winter weary legs on the trails of Baltimore Woods! Learn how to identify animal tracks and decipher the stories left behind. Snowshoes are included, if needed. This is an outdoor program, dress warmly! Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Who Goes Below?
Have you ever wondered what takes place below the snow during the winter? Join us as we explore the world of the subnivean and the insects, plants, and mammals that survive and thrive underground during the winter months. Snowshoes provided, if necessary. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Magical Maples and Munchies
Is there a tree so magical as a maple? Join us in a celebration of all things maple, including some special maple treats! This program will include a short walk outside to our sugar bush. Snowshoes provided, if necessary. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Spring Equinox Meditation Hike
The Spring Equinox is near; a time to finally shed our winter coats! Through guided meditations along the trails, we’ll tune into the renewal and awakening magic of nature. This is an outdoor hike; please dress appropriately. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Signs of Spring
Spring has sprung, which is a big deal for frogs and salamanders! How did they survive the winter? Where did they all suddenly come from? We’ll answer these questions and more as we explore a most mysterious and astounding natural phenomenon: the great amphibian awakening. This program will include an easy hike on fairly flat trails. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Derby Hill Field Trip
Spring hawk migration peaks in April, and the Derby Hill Bird Observatory is the best place around to catch it. Hundreds of raptors fly overhead each day on their way north around Lake Ontario, surely a sight to see! Meet at Baltimore Woods at 9am to carpool, or meet the group at 10am at Derby Hill. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.