Join Terry Schmitz, certified nursery and landscape professional from Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care and co-leader in planning and developing the FLM&A’s Townsend Grady Wildlife Preserve, as he leads an in-depth walk through of the wetland/preserve. Learn about the importance of wetland systems, particularly this system that serves as a direct filter to Keuka Lake, along with the plans in place for enhancing and developing this Preserve. This is a FREE event, donations welcome.
Have you ever wanted to try a kayak or canoe out for the first time? Curious to see what Sugar Creek is all about? Interested in learning more about the FLM&A? Stop down for our Community Paddle Day to speak with staff and volunteers while enjoying some time out on the water! This is a FREE event, donations welcome.
3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
What better way to enjoy a summer sunset than on the water! Led by FLM&A’s NYS Outdoor Guides and Educators, this paddle will take guests out onto Keuka Lake, through wetlands, and back up Sugar Creek. Attendees will end their evening with s’mores and a bonfire at the FLM&A’s site. (Contact for family rate. Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.) $30pp
FLM&A Outdoor Guides along with Yates Community Center Yoga Instructors are joining efforts to offer a first time, paddle & yoga event. Begin your morning with a beautiful paddle across Keuka Lake from the FLM&A’s campus along Sugar Creek. (45-60min) Join yoga instructors, lakeside, at Keuka Lake State Park and enjoy yoga in nature. (60-75min) Continue your relaxing morning with a leisurely paddle back to the FLM&A site. (30-45min) Light refreshments will be available at the State Park upon arrival and at departure.
The FLM&A is particularly excited to offer its first weeklong woodworking workshop/program focusing on the art of timber framing. Rob Hughes, owner of Big Beams Timber Frames, has completed a wide range of timber frame structures throughout the Finger Lakes region. As a teacher with Wayland-Cohocton High School, Rob has developed a new course that teaches Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math through the medium of timber framing. In September of 2016, he presented at the annual Timber Framer’s Guild Conference where he discussed this new course and provided support to other interested institutions. This high quality, intensive learning workship will not only teach participants a new, timeless skill, but also incorporate the history of timber framing both in the Finger Lakes and across the country. This hands-on course will be taking place at the FLM&A site where participants will be working with Rob as they erect a timber frame lean-to along one side of the existing Creekside Center barn (new kayak and canoe livery).
Paddle your way across Keuka Lake and back as this exciting event returns for a second year! New in 2017 – Stand up paddle board category, Family Fun Paddle, and boat rentals available. All proceeds to benefit the continued development of the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium!