National Park Week At Saratoga Battlefield

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jr rangerSaratoga National Historical Park is set to celebrate National Park Week from April 21-29, with several events and programs.

Saturday, April 21 from 10 am to 4 pm will celebrate kids on Jr. Ranger Day. Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands-on activities including a touch table with animal skins and skulls, talk to a real wildland firefighter, run in a relay race, dress up in a uniform, or complete a Junior Ranger activity book. Children will earn their free Junior Ranger badge by participating.

On Sunday, April 22 from Noon to 1 pm, Park Ranger Megan Stevens will give a presentation on some lesser-known topics from the American Revolution, and the origin of the National Park Service.

On Thursday, April 26 from 7 to 9 pm park naturalist Linda White will lead a short hike to see the dancing woodcock. Meet by the flagpole in the visitor center parking lot at 7 pm and walk to Tour Stop 5 and back (1.5 miles each way). See dusk-time aerial displays by woodcocks, listen for owls, and look for deer or foxes too. Bring a flashlight, water, insect repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Event cancelled if raining.

All of the activities are free and open to the public.

For more information about this or other events, call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985 or click here.

Photo: New Junior Ranger receives his badge, courtesy National Park Service.

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