Trailside Events for 2021
Earth Day Celebration
Sat., April 17th • 11:00 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!
Sat., August 7th • 11:00 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!
Sat., September 18th • 11:00 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.
Boo at the Zoo
Sat., October 23rd • 10:30 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!
Hand Painted Nature: The Art of Trailside Museums and Zoo
Fri, December 17th • 5-8 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.
Beary Merry Holiday
Sat., December 18th • 10:30 am at Bear Den
Rain/snow date: Sun, Dec. 19th
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make tasty snacks for the black bears. Celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 when the bears come out 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!