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Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs & The D.E.C. Hosts TEACH-ME-TO-FISH ~Chestnut Ridge Park ~

9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Meet at Commissioner's Cabin

 Join the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) at the free Teach-Me-To-Fish clinic at Chestnut Ridge County Park. 
 At this free event, no fishing license is needed to fish. Participants to learn about fish species, basic fishing skills and equipment at the education stations, followed by fishing in the park’s lake. Fishing rods are available to borrow or bring your own. Worms provided for bait. Adult accompaniment is required for all youth participants.
 
Contact DEC Region 9 office to pre-register 716-533-4070

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Pints in The Park @ Como Lake Park

12pm-9pm

Location: Como Lake - Shelter 11

June 22nd PITP will feature an Ultimate Frisbee event and family activities with Explore and More Children's Museum!

4:00PM Live Music by Stephen Babcock

 

Como Lake Park map and information: https://www3.erie.gov/parks/como-lake

Pints in the Parks is a partnership between local breweries and the Erie County Dept. of Parks to offer fun, free, family-friendly "beer garden" style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. Events are free of charge, family-friendly and comply with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. 

A portion of all sales are donated to The Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.  

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ADVENTURE BUS ~Chestnut Ridge ~

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Chestnut Ridge Casino

  • Activities near drop-off: Disc golf course, Accessible Playground, Picnic Benches, Orienteering Trail, Fishing Event at Commissioner's Cabin 8am - 3pm (about a 20 minute walk from the drop-off)
  • 12:00noon  Guided hike with Erie County Park Ranger
  • Self-guided tour brochure on park webpage: https://www3.erie.gov/parks/chestnut-ridge (QR code attached)
  • Arts and Crafts 10:45 - 1:45pm with Wendy! Located at the Inclusive Playground next to the Casino building.

For drop off/ pick up times please visit https://metro.nfta.com/programs/parks-adventure-bus
 
Paratransit Service: Available to any of these parks. Call 716-855-7239 to arrange for Paratransit Bus Service. You can reserve trips arriving at the park at 1:00PM.  Vehicles will leave the park at 4PM. For more information: https://metro.nfta.com/special-services/paratransit.
 
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Family Fishing ~Sprague Brook ~

6pm

Location: Sprague Brook - Sprague Brook Park Memorial Pond

Come Join a Park Ranger and learn how to fish! This fishing program that will teach young park users and their parents/guardians the basics of fishing! Learn how to cast, bait a hook, set the hook, safe handling, and fish identification! Don’t have fishing gear? The Rangers will have rods and reels available for kids to use, as well as bait (worms and corn). This program has received an exemption from the NYSDEC, and all kids and parents/guardians registered for the program will qualify for free fishing (no fishing license required) for the duration of the program.

 

- Meeting Location: Sprague Brook Park Memorial Pond 

- Duration: 1.5 hrs

- Elevation: Flat

- Surface Description: May be muddy near water

- Equipment Needed: We strongly encourage everyone to bring their own fishing rods and reel. Park Rangers have approximately 15 rods and reels that may be used for those who do not have their own gear.

- Equipment Other: Please refrain from bringing dogs; this program is stroller and wheelchair accessible

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED SPOTS ARE LIMITED. 

CALL TO REGISTER AT 716-858-8355

 

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Senior Hiking Club ~Seneca Bluffs ~

11am

Location: Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park - Meeting Location: At the beginning of the trail head

Join us as we partner with Erie County Senior Services for their Senior Hiking Club. The Hiking Club is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to stay active and enjoy the beauty of nature in the company of like-minded individuals.

Contact Julie Ruszala with Senior Services to register 716-858-6403

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Pints In The Park @ Wendt Beach

4pm-9pm

Location: Wendt Park

Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on site!
4:00PM Live Music with Nico Zarcone
6PM - 9PM Silent Disco! Register at https://www.se2.events/publicevents
 

Pints in the Parks is a partnership between local breweries and the Erie County Dept. of Parks to offer fun, free, family-friendly "beer garden" style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. Events are free of charge, family-friendly and comply with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. 

A portion of all sales are donated to The Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.  

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Pints In The Park @ Wendt Beach

12pm-9pm

Location: Wendt Park

Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ on site 
Family Activities with Explore and More Children's Museum

Pints in the Parks is a partnership between local breweries and the Erie County Dept. of Parks to offer fun, free, family-friendly "beer garden" style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. Events are free of charge, family-friendly and comply with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. 

A portion of all sales are donated to The Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.  

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Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

6pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277

Come Join a Park Ranger and hike the world-renowned Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park. This will be a fun-filled educational hike that will take you to the natural phenomenon known as the Eternal Flame! Learn about hemlock forests, local wildlife and more!

 

  • Meeting Location: Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277 https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZhbJVUkFww9Q8icC7
  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hrs
  • Elevation: Approximately 200 feet of elevation change; steep in areas
  • Distance: 1.12 miles
  • Surface Description: Mud/dirt/roots/water; this trail is very wooded and a portion of the hike will be within the creek
  • Equipment Needed: Sturdy waterproof shoes (or shoes you won’t mind getting wet) & drinking water
  • Optional – Hiking poles
  • Equipment Other: This event and area is dog friendly (on a leash); this hike is not stroller or wheelchair accessible

Register for Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

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ADVENTURE BUS ~ Emery Park ~

Location: Emery Park - Drop off/pick up location is at Shelter #2

  • Activities near drop-off: Accessible playground, tennis/pickleball courts, hiking trail, waterfall, and disc golf
  • Self-guided tour brochure on park webpage: https://www3.erie.gov/parks/emery-park (QR code attached)
 
For drop off / pick up times please visit https://metro.nfta.com/programs/parks-adventure-bus
 
Paratransit Service: Available to any of these parks. Call 716-855-7239 to arrange for Paratransit Bus Service. You can reserve trips arriving at the park at 1:00PM.  Vehicles will leave the park at 4PM. For more information: https://metro.nfta.com/special-services/paratransit.
 
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Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

6pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277

Come Join a Park Ranger and hike the world-renowned Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park. This will be a fun-filled educational hike that will take you to the natural phenomenon known as the Eternal Flame! Learn about hemlock forests, local wildlife and more!

 

  • Meeting Location: Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277 https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZhbJVUkFww9Q8icC7
  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hrs
  • Elevation: Approximately 200 feet of elevation change; steep in areas
  • Distance: 1.12 miles
  • Surface Description: Mud/dirt/roots/water; this trail is very wooded and a portion of the hike will be within the creek
  • Equipment Needed: Sturdy waterproof shoes (or shoes you won’t mind getting wet) & drinking water
  • Optional – Hiking poles
  • Equipment Other: This event and area is dog friendly (on a leash); this hike is not stroller or wheelchair accessible

Register for Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

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Pints in The Park @ Chestnut Ridge Park

4pm-9pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Top of The Sled Hill

Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ & DJ Tom Tom playing light favorites
Family Activities with Explore and More Children's Museum!

Pints in the Parks is a partnership between local breweries and the Erie County Dept. of Parks to offer fun, free, family-friendly "beer garden" style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. Events are free of charge, family-friendly and comply with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. 

A portion of all sales are donated to The Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.  

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ADVENTURE BUS ~ Akron Falls ~

Location: Akron Falls - Drop off/pick up location is at Waterfall Trail Parking Lot

  • Activities near drop off: Rock Garden, Waterfall Trail, Accessible Playground a short walk down the road
  • 1:00pm Hike with Park Ranger at drop-off location
  • Self-guided tour brochure on park webpage: https://www3.erie.gov/parks/akron-falls (QR code attached)
 
For drop off / pick up times please visit https://metro.nfta.com/programs/parks-adventure-bus
 
Paratransit Service: Available to any of these parks. Call 716-855-7239 to arrange for Paratransit Bus Service. You can reserve trips arriving at the park at 1:00PM.  Vehicles will leave the park at 4PM. For more information: https://metro.nfta.com/special-services/paratransit.
 
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Pints in The Park @ Chestnut Ridge Park

12pm-9pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Top of The Sled Hill

6PM - 9PM Silent Disco! Purchase tickets here: https://www.se2.events/publicevents

Pints in the Parks is a partnership between local breweries and the Erie County Dept. of Parks to offer fun, free, family-friendly "beer garden" style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. Events are free of charge, family-friendly and comply with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. 

A portion of all sales are donated to The Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.  

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Family Fishing ~ Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park ~

6pm

Location: Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park - Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park Parking Lot

Come Join a Park Ranger and learn how to fish! This fishing program that will teach young park users and their parents/guardians the basics of fishing! Learn how to cast, bait a hook, set the hook, safe handling, and fish identification! Don’t have fishing gear? The Rangers will have rods and reels available for kids to use, as well as bait (worms and corn). This program has received an exemption from the NYSDEC, and all kids and parents/guardians registered for the program will qualify for free fishing (no fishing license required) for the duration of the program.

- Meeting Location: Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park Parking Lot

- Duration: 1.5 hrs

- Elevation: Flat – There will be an approximately 0.2-mile hike to the fishing area

- Surface Description: May be muddy near water

- Equipment Needed: We strongly encourage everyone to bring their own fishing rods and reel. Park Rangers have approximately 15 rods and reels that may be used for those who do not have their own gear.

- Equipment Other: Please refrain from bringing dogs; this program not stroller or wheelchair accessible

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED SPOTS ARE LIMITED. 

CALL TO REGISTER AT 716-858-8355

 

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Senior Hiking Club ~Seneca Bluffs ~

11am

Location: Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park - Meeting Location: At the beginning of the trail head

Join us as we partner with Erie County Senior Services for their Senior Hiking Club. The Hiking Club is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to stay active and enjoy the beauty of nature in the company of like-minded individuals.

Contact Julie Ruszala with Senior Services to register 716-858-6403

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Discover Emery! Pints in the Park w/42North

12pm-9pm

Location: Emery Park - Amphitheater

Discovery Emery in partnership with 42North Brewing Company! Come out to the newly restored, historic Emery Amphitheater for a day of live music, food, local brews, vendors, and more and enjoy the beauty that is Emery Park. 

Due to limited parking, this event will be ticketed. Check back frequently for event updates and information.  

Pints in the Parks is a partnership between local breweries and the Erie County Dept. of Parks to offer fun, free, family-friendly "beer garden" style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. Events are free of charge, family-friendly and comply with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. 

A portion of all sales are donated to The Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.  

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WNY PRISM Volunteer Workdays ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

9:30am- 12:00pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Meeting Location: Shelter 21

Join WNY PRISM, partners, and community members like you to help remove priority invasive plant species from several parks in western New York this summer!

Registration is required. Please register using the QR code or at https://bit.ly/2024volunteerworkdays

More information including directions, meeting location and what to bring will be emailed to participants after they are registered. For questions, email wnyprism@buffalostate.edu.

Register for WNY PRISM Volunteer Workdays ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

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Family Fishing ~ Ellicott creek Park ~

6pm

Location: Ellicott Creek - Ellicott Creek Park Fisherman’s Access Parking Lot

Come Join a Park Ranger and learn how to fish! This fishing program that will teach young park users and their parents/guardians the basics of fishing! Learn how to cast, bait a hook, set the hook, safe handling, and fish identification! Don’t have fishing gear? The Rangers will have rods and reels available for kids to use, as well as bait (worms and corn). This program has received an exemption from the NYSDEC, and all kids and parents/guardians registered for the program will qualify for free fishing (no fishing license required) for the duration of the program.

- Meeting Location: Ellicott Creek Park Fisherman’s Access Parking Lot

- Duration: 1.5 hrs

- Elevation: Flat

- Surface Description: May be muddy near water

- Equipment Needed: We strongly encourage everyone to bring their own fishing rods and reel. Park Rangers have approximately 15 rods and reels that may be used for those who do not have their own gear.

- Equipment Other: Please refrain from bringing dogs; this program is stroller and wheelchair accessible

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED SPOTS ARE LIMITED. 

CALL TO REGISTER AT 716-858-8355

 

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Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

5:30pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277

Come Join a Park Ranger and hike the world-renowned Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park. This will be a fun-filled educational hike that will take you to the natural phenomenon known as the Eternal Flame! Learn about hemlock forests, local wildlife and more!

 

  • Meeting Location: Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277 https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZhbJVUkFww9Q8icC7
  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hrs
  • Elevation: Approximately 200 feet of elevation change; steep in areas
  • Distance: 1.12 miles
  • Surface Description: Mud/dirt/roots/water; this trail is very wooded and a portion of the hike will be within the creek
  • Equipment Needed: Sturdy waterproof shoes (or shoes you won’t mind getting wet) & drinking water
  • Optional – Hiking poles
  • Equipment Other: This event and area is dog friendly (on a leash); this hike is not stroller or wheelchair accessible

Register for Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

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Senior Hiking Club ~Seneca Red Jacket Riverfront Park ~

1pm

Location: Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park - Meeting Location: Park Entrance

Join us as we partner with Erie County Senior Services for their Senior Hiking Club. The Hiking Club is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to stay active and enjoy the beauty of nature in the company of like-minded individuals.

Contact Julie Ruszala with Senior Services to register 716-858-6403

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Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

5:30pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277

Come Join a Park Ranger and hike the world-renowned Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park. This will be a fun-filled educational hike that will take you to the natural phenomenon known as the Eternal Flame! Learn about hemlock forests, local wildlife and more!

 

  • Meeting Location: Eternal Flame Parking area off of Route 277 https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZhbJVUkFww9Q8icC7
  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hrs
  • Elevation: Approximately 200 feet of elevation change; steep in areas
  • Distance: 1.12 miles
  • Surface Description: Mud/dirt/roots/water; this trail is very wooded and a portion of the hike will be within the creek
  • Equipment Needed: Sturdy waterproof shoes (or shoes you won’t mind getting wet) & drinking water
  • Optional – Hiking poles
  • Equipment Other: This event and area is dog friendly (on a leash); this hike is not stroller or wheelchair accessible

Register for Eternal Flame Trail Hike Series ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

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Family Fishing ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

5:30pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge - Chestnut Ridge Park Reservoir Fishing Pier Parking Lot

Come Join a Park Ranger and learn how to fish! This fishing program that will teach young park users and their parents/guardians the basics of fishing! Learn how to cast, bait a hook, set the hook, safe handling, and fish identification! Don’t have fishing gear? The Rangers will have rods and reels available for kids to use, as well as bait (worms and corn). This program has received an exemption from the NYSDEC, and all kids and parents/guardians registered for the program will qualify for free fishing (no fishing license required) for the duration of the program.

- Meeting Location: Chestnut Ridge Park Reservoir Fishing Pier Parking Lot

- Duration: 1.5 hrs

- Elevation: Flat – There will be an approximately 0.2-mile hike to the fishing area

- Surface Description: May be muddy near water

- Equipment Needed: We strongly encourage everyone to bring their own fishing rods and reel. Park Rangers have approximately 15 rods and reels that may be used for those who do not have their own gear.

- Equipment Other: Please refrain from bringing dogs; this program not stroller or wheelchair accessible

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED SPOTS ARE LIMITED. 

CALL TO REGISTER AT 716-858-8355

 

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Fall Fest

Fall Fest ~ Como Lake Park ~

10am - 4pm

Location: Como Lake

More Information Coming Soon.....

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Senior Hiking Club ~Ellicott Creek Park ~

11am

Location: Ellicott Creek - Meeting Location: Friendship House

Join us as we partner with Erie County Senior Services for their Senior Hiking Club. The Hiking Club is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to stay active and enjoy the beauty of nature in the company of like-minded individuals.

Contact Julie Ruszala with Senior Services to register 716-858-6403

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Santa Land ~ Chestnut Ridge Park ~

10am - 4pm

Location: Chestnut Ridge

More information coming soon....