JAMESTOWN – With participants coming from as far away as Texas at the end of this month, the 55th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage promises to be worth the trip.
Hundreds of eager participants will gather for this annual outdoor learning experience on Friday thru Sunday, May 31-June 2, at Camp Allegany in the Red House area of New York’s Allegany State Park. The park’s cabins and campsites provide a home for many, while others commute from home or prefer local motels.
Dozens of knowledgeable outdoor enthusiasts will lead hikes and field trips, offer classes and workshops, and present programs and demonstrations. Their topics will range from trees, flowers, ferns, insects, birds, salamanders, reptiles, tracks, mammals, geology, astronomy, and ecology, to yoga, paper-making, photography, sketching, and nature games. Participants are welcome to just relax, visit, or hike, as well.
Volunteers from the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and the Buffalo, Jamestown, and Presque Isle Audubon Societies organize the annual outing.
To register and for more information about the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, visit alleganynaturepilgrimage.com or call 1-800-456-CAMP.