If you enjoy nature and cold weather I may have discovered something that you will enjoy doing this winter that will bring you just a bit closer to our wild surroundings in the Hudson Valley.

Imagine being able to enjoy a walk on a winter day that takes you through some beautiful woods on wide paved trails. Then add that all along the way you will encounter woodland animals big and small that call the Hudson Valey home.

Bear Mountain State Park, New York Bears Turn 18

Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park via Facebook
Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park via Facebook
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The Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park are the perfect places to spend a winter day outdoors.  Located at Bear Mountain State Park the Museums and Zoo are on the winter schedule and open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM. You might wonder what there is to do this time of year and the answer would be plenty.

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Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park via Facebook
Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park via Facebook
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The Trailside Museums and Zoo run programs all winter long, They have events that everyone can enjoy such as this Saturday they are celebrating Pal Sadie's 18th birthday and you are invited to join in on the fun from 12 PM to 2 PM. Who are Pal and Sadie? they would be the Zoo's bears who came to them as cubs.

Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Pack in New York

There are other woodland critters waiting to meet you as well while you stroll along the path which happens to also be a small part of the Appalachian Trail. There are various museums that cover interesting parts of our area. It is the perfect place to take in some fresh air, met some of our woodland neighbors, and learn a little something about where we live.

Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park via Facebook
Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park via Facebook
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If you can get there this Saturday make sure it is between 12 PM and 2 PM so you can catch Pal and Sadie enjoying their birthday. To know about things coming up on the schedule be sure to follow the Trailside Museums and Zoo on Facebook.

Wild Animals of New York that Have Been Rehabbed

Wild Animals in Rehab

When we see an animal that has been hurt or is in distress it is in our nature to want to help but the reality is we need to leave it to the professional. Our job is to report it so that trained people can step in to assist the animal that needs help. Luckily there are many Animal Rehabilitators in the Hudson Valley who are good at what they do.

Animals You Find in Your New York Neighborhoods

9 Animals That Live Next Door

People in the Hudson Valley keep a lot of interesting pets and animals at the house. Chances are you live next door to more than one of these animals. You might even have all of them in your neighborhood.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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