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May 2015 Events & Friends of Sterling Forest Events

Here are some local events happening in May.

Base Camp Tuxedo’s Speakers and Suds Series #1
Saturday, May 9, 6:45-9:00pm
Tuxedo Park Metro-North Railroad Station in Tuxedo Park, New York

Join NYNJTC’s Sona Mason for a presentation: Wild Trails: Harriman & Sterling Forest

Craft beer, wine and more will be served.


Friends of Sterling Forest – May 2015 Events
Our events are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted to assist us in fulfilling our mission. All events will take place at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Meet ‘n’ Greet
Sunday, May 3 – 12:00pm
Come to the F.S.F. monthly meeting and make some new friends. Find out what you can do to help protect and preserve your Park. Feel free to bring your lunch! We’ll provide coffee/tea and cookies.

Lecture: Living with Black Bears
Sunday, May 3 – 1:00pm
Black Bears live here! This is their domain and we are the visitors. How do we co-exist? How do we avoid a confrontation? Join Doc Bayne, retired Park educator and president of Friends, for a fascinating look at these magnificent animals.

Hike: Sterling Lake Loop
Sunday, May 10 – 1:00pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a leisurely 4 mile hike around picturesque Sterling Lake! Our guides for the afternoon, F.S.F. members Renate Jaerschky and Susan Serico, plan on stopping at the “beach” for a short break, so be sure to bring a snack and water.

Hike: Identifying Trees in Sterling Forest
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00pm
Learn to identify the trees growing in Sterling Forest! Christina Fehre, Director of Trails and Outdoor Programs for the New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, will lead a moderate 3-4 mile hike thorough the Park identifying and discussing the trees we see along the way.

Hike: Lakeville Iron Trail
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00pm
Step back in time to when iron mining was “King!” Join Doc Bayne, retired Park educator and president of Friends, for an easy to moderate, 2-3 hour hike exploring the 150 plus years of iron mining here at Sterling Forest.

The trails can be steep and rocky, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. Hunting is allowed in portions of Sterling Forest State Park. We suggest wearing hunter orange or bright colors during the hunting season. Registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call 845-351-5907.

About Friends of Sterling Forest
THE FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST (F.S.F.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to protect and preserve the great legacy of natural resources and historical treasures within Sterling Forest State Park. For more information, contact Friends of Sterling Forest at

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Our Neighbors Need Some Help

This weekend, two families in town lost their homes to a fire. The town has organized a donation drive for clothing and household items. They can be brought to the American Legion Hall in Southfields (16 Orange Turnpike). Monetary donations can be made to: and gift cards are being accepted at the Tuxedo Police Department. For more information and/or to donate large items, contact the town at 351-2265.

Our town is served by the great work of all-volunteer fire departments and it is times like these that remind us all of the sacrifice and bravery of these firefighters, our neighbors.

Our local fire department needs our help too and are looking to increase the number of volunteer firefighters. If you think you would be interested, or just want to find out more about joining the Sterling Forest Firehouse, please attend the open house this weekend:

Sun. April 26th.

Equipment Demos, Videos, Handouts & much more
Food & Beverage Served