Signs Of Spring Photography Stroll at Val-Kill

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ValKillCottageSpring is finally here and the National Park Service is offering an opportunity to photograph it at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill), approximately two miles east of Springwood, the Hyde Park Roosevelt family home.

On May 18th from 8:00 am until 10:00 am, Park Ranger Andrew Swan will share information about the many signs of spring on a stroll through the grounds of Val-Kill. Visitors who enjoy photography are encouraged to bring cameras and capture images of the natural beauty of the season. The program is part of the continuing Community Photography Workshops offered by the park service.

Eleanor Roosevelt loved springtime and each year wrote in her My Day column about her observations during her walks on the grounds at Val-Kill. One year she wrote: “I begin to look for little green shoots, the first signs of spring. In a sheltered spot under some evergreens, I came across what I think is a daffodil or a narcissus plant poking its green leaves up through the earth.”

The stroll will begin in the visitor parking lot at Val-Kill. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged. The program is free and open to the public Val-Kill is located at 56 Valkill Park Road, Hyde Park, N.Y.

For more information visit or contact Bill Urbin at (845) 229-2006 or email In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled. For cancellation information call (845) 229-9115.


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