June 8 – LOWVILLE – A free outdoor recreation day will be held at the Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area on Saturday.
Get Outdoors and Get Together Day — co-hosted by the State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Friends of Otter Creek Horse Trail volunteer group — will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the demonstration area, 7327 Route 812 in Lowville.
According to a press release, the event aims to bring together people of all ages, from different abilities and backgrounds, to realize what public lands they are entitled to.
Family-friendly and handicap-accessible activities offered throughout the day include fishing, archery, and a wheelchair-accessible trail, as well as educational activities like a camping and campfire cooking demonstration, a water safety lecture, and a nature walk.
There will also be a children’s storybook walk.
Fishing and archery equipment is available, but folks are invited to bring their own favorite poles and lures.
The Friends of Otter Creek — a group that acts as stewards for the DEC’s Otter Creek Horse Trail system in the towns of Greig and Watson — will not have horses at the event. The members receive an information table about the bridle path and their work.
People visiting state lands are encouraged to practice the “leave no trace” principles by leaving nothing behind, including trash, and being safe in their recreation decisions based on their level of experience and weather conditions.
For more information, contact Andrea Mercurio, Forester, Bureau of Forest Resource Management, at 315-376-3521 or email [email protected]