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Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Hike
Approximate distance and time of 3.5 – 4 miles (2-hour duration)
Hiking poles highly recommended. Dress Appropriately (hiking shoes, warm clothing). Hand warmers STRONGLY recommended.
Snowshoes if adequate snow. Areas can be icy/slippery – yaks or micro spikes highly recommended (other than two
wooden overlooks, trails are natural and unpaved).
Bring water and snacks.
Limited to 15 participants
Level 1 Hike (C) Easy – Moderate (depending on conditions and ability)
Conveniently located at 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043 on a 292-acre forested complex that also includes wetlands and ponds. Purchased in 1932 by Dr. Victor Reinstein for a private nature sanctuary, by 1960 he had planted 30,000 trees, constructed nineteen ponds, marshes, and swamps. After Dr. Reinstein’s 1984 death, his widow, Julia Boyer Reinstein, donated the preserve to The State of New York that assumed control in 1986. The preserve is located within a developed suburban area and features a gorgeous environmental education center that offers programs for youths and adults all year round and operated by the DEC in partnership with the non-profit, Friends of Reinstein Woods. The Mission of Friends of Reinstein Woods is to promote knowledge of nature through awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the unique and diverse environment of Reinstein Woods and its programs.
There will be a brief period of quiet (no talking), so that we may hear the sounds of birds and other wildlife.
Please email Pam Sander at email@example.com along with your phone number to register. Maximum fifteen participants.
**Meeting time provided by Pam upon confirmation of registration.