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Spring Migration Bird Watch

Submitted by David Merle on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 7:21pm

Hello bird watchers! The spring migration is coming to FDR and we will be conducting guided bird walks in April. Dates to be determined. As the event comes closer we will have more event and contact information, if you are interested.

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First Day Hike

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 9:20am

Join the Friends of FDR for a 2 mile round trip hike to the bridge over the outlet stream of Crom Pond. Those wishing to take a shorter hike can hike to the inlet bridge for a round trip of 1.4 miles.
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Meet at the swimming pool parking lot (north end) at 10:30 am.

Please no dogs because the trails are narrow and we don't know how the dogs will get along with other dogs.

Dress like an onion with warm clothes, with temperatures in the high 30s. there is a chance of rain.

I Love My Park Day

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Sat, 03/02/2019 - 9:10am
Ever wonder how the trails stay open and passable? Where do those colored marks on the trees come from? Join us on "I Love My Parks Day" to take this workshop to find out about trail maintenance! The class is taught by experienced trail maintainers from the NY-NJ Trail Conference.

First Day Hike 2019

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:49pm

Join the Friends of FDR on a two-mile round trip hike to enjoy the "other side of FDR".  2017's First Day Hike took visitors to the outlet stream. Now it is possible to walk across the outlet stream thanks bridges and board walks.

This hike is a great introduction to a part of the park that has been seldom visited. Enjoy a scenic area by the bridges and views out over Crom Pond. 

Pathway Thru History

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:44pm

Join the Friends of FDR on a two-mile round trip hike to learn about the history of the park and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that was stationed here. The hike will visit the six interpretive signs installed in late 2017 and the remanents of the CCC camp. 

Meet at the Pavillion One near the interpretiv sign.  

First Day Hike

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:24pm

Join the Friends of FDR on a two-mile round trip hike to enjoy the "other side of FDR".  Last year's First Day Hike took visitors to the outlet stream. Now it is possible to walk across the outlet stream thanks bridges and board walks.

This hike is a great introduction to a part of the park that has been seldom visited. Enjoy a scenic area by the bridges and views out over Crom Pond. 

The Other Side of FDR

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:13pm

As the largest park in the Town of Yorktown, FDR State Park attracts a variety of visitors year-round. When thinking of the park, what first comes to mind first are the picnic facilities and the swimming pool. But FDR offers much more than those two activities. Through stories and in pictures, learn about the other side of the park and what the Friends of FDR and its partners are doing to improve the visitor experience. to promote the park. In the past two years, the Friends of FDR have planted wildflowers, connected the park to Baldwin Road, offered hikes, and identified trees.

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