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Trailside Events for 2021

Monarch Butterfly on yellow flower at Trailside Museums and Zoo

Earth Day Celebration

Sat., April 17th11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come to Trailside’s Bear Den between 10:30 & 11:00 am. The zookeepers will be putting out treats & decorating the Bear Den. At 11:00 am, the bears will come out of their dens to gobble up treats. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related displays & activities!  See spring-themed animal enrichment!

Bald Eagle at Trailside Zoo

Bird Festival

Sat., August 7th11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fly on over to celebrate the birds of New York State at Trailside! Visit the bald eagle, owls, hawks & turkeys! Family friendly activities: Bird Olympics, & Great Migration Challenge!

Monarch Butterfly on yellow flower at Trailside Museums and Zoo

Biodiversity Celebration

Sat., September 18th11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn about Biodiversity & Local Habitats! Visit our Pond, River, Forest, Woodland Pool, Rocky Summit & Grassland habitat stations. Learn what you can do to promote biodiversity and help the plants and animals that call these habitats home. 

Halloween Pumpkins at Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Sat., October 23rd10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come to watch the bears explore their den full of halloween-themed enrichment at 11:00 a.m. Learn about vultures, owls, bears & other animals. Family friendly activities –pumpkin decorating, face painting, matching games & crafts. Wear your favorite not-so-spooky Halloween costume!

Bear admiring Christmas tree

Hand Painted Nature: The Art of Trailside Museums and Zoo

Fri, December 17th5-8 pm

To be held at the Bear Mountain Inn Adirondack Room

Please join us to celebrate the artists who have painted Trailside since 1927 and their fantastic art. Open to the Public. Light refreshments to be served. Select works will be for sale to benefit Trailside.
As an indoor event, the Bear Mountain Inn requires a mask be worn when not eating or drinking.


We’re honored to include works from the following artists:

Audrey Frank AnastasiGene BrownDaisy DePuthodRachel Guerrieri
Maria Kinkel
Jack MeadMal MuratoriDoreen O’Connor

Bear admiring Christmas tree

Beary Merry Holiday

Sat., December 18th11:00 am at Bear Den

Rain/snow date: Sun, Dec. 19th

Come early to the Bear Den to see the bears come out at 11:00 to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Bear Mountain also offers a day of fun at ice rink, merry-go-round & on the many hiking trails!