Calendar of Events

Here is a list of our events (so far) for Fall 2014! A more detailed description of each is found below. In addition to these events, please come by as much as you would like to explore the woods on your own!

Saturday, September 27, 3 PM – Nature walk with local expert Jackie Donnelly

Come enjoy, and learn about, the beauty of Skidmore’s North Woods! We will meet in front of Falstaff’s at 3 PM  for a walk through the woods with Jackie Donnelly, who knows more than you can imagine on all the wildflowers and other unique plants found throughout the North Woods.

All are welcome– 100% free of charge! We hope to see you out there on this beautiful day!

Wednesday, September 10, 8:30 PM – Moonlit Walk in the North Woods

Just one day away from a full moon, join your North Woods Steward for a walk down one of our trails as we experience the unique light and energy that this occurrence brings! We will be telling a scary story drawn from the history of the North Woods and surrounding area, so get your jitters out now! 

Don’t forget a flashlight! 

*S’mores or other fun campfire snacks will be provided!


Summer 2014 events

Saturday, June 28, 9 AM-1 PM – Skidmore’s North Woods Stewards and Community Garden Manager at the Market!

Join Skidmore’s two North Woods Stewards (Nick and Laura) and new Community Garden Manager (Eliza) at the Saratoga Farmers Market on this Saturday morning. We will have a table set up in the covered area of the market with information, some free goodies, and the chance to chat with us and share any ideas you have! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 12, 9:30 PM – Moonlit Walk in the North Woods

There will be a full moon on the 12th, so join us for a walk down one of our trails as we experience the unique light and energy that this occurrence brings! We will be telling some scary stories from the past of the North Woods and surrounding area, so get your jitters out now! Don’t forget your flashlight! S’mores will be included too!

Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM- Kids Night in the North Woods 

We’re trying again, and hoping for good weather!

This will be an event primarily for kids (however parents totally welcome too), where we will take a sensory walk down one of our trails, draw our discoveries, and gather back together for some s’mores of course! We will be meeting at Falstaff’s on Skidmore’s Campus at 6:30 PM. The event should last about an hour. Long pants and sneakers and highly recommended!

If you are interested, please email Laura Mindlin to RSVP at so we know how many s’mores fix-ins we will need.

* This event will not be rain or shine. The rain date for this event will be the following Wednesday, July 23rd – same time and place.

Saturday, July 19, 10 AM – Mindfulness Workshop in the North Woods

Nature has a way of calming us and helping us achieve a state of awareness of our selves and our surroundings.

 Join us on July 19, as expert Suzanne Rancourt guides a mindfulness walk through Skidmore’s North Woods. This will be a chance to escape from the pressures and routine of daily life, and further establish the mind-body connection in nature. This walk will integrate mindfulness and stress-reduction approaches along with Native philosophies.

* This event is open, and free to the public. It will last an hour and a half, with time for discussion immediately following.

The rain date for this event will be the next day, Sunday July 20, same time and place.

About Suzanne: A Maine native, currently residing in Saratoga County, Suzanne Rancourt works in the field of expressive arts therapy–a non-invasive, participatory approach to wellness. Suzanne is a doctoral candidate in Expressive Arts: Therapy, Education and Consulting; a military veteran; and has 30+ years of professional experience in counseling. Throughout her own experiences as well as her work with a diverse array of communities, Suzanne has learned to bring patience, strength, courage and realism to the many perspectives she has lived. Suzanne also incorporates teachings from her Native American heritage into her approach, making her methods integrative and unique in the field of mindfulness.

Learn more about Suzanne’s work here:

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