• Stone Cottage at Val-Kill

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    National Historic Site New York

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Event Details

  • 03/28/2013

    Location: Meet at The New Roosevelt Farm Lane Trailhead Entrance Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Phone Number: 845-486-1966

Come and investigate one of FDR's forest plantations on a hike on the Roosevelt Farm Lane Trail. Discover what animals live in the forest. Learn about the tools of the forester and how to use them. Some of these tools will include Biltmore sticks, BWD measuring tapes, calipers, prisms, maps, and compasses. Learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Tree Farmer, and how he planted thousands of trees on his own property and across the nation trying to find ways to care for the land in a responsible way. Explore ideas on how you can protect the land too.

Meet at The New Roosevelt Farm Lane Trailhead Entrance

Ages 8 - 12, parents welcome

Limit # participants: 20

(Please dress appropriately for the weather)