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Snow is Coming to Five Rivers
Enjoy the snow and winter sunatFive Rivers Environmental Education Center [ http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html ], 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, Albany County. Five Riversis your place for exploring the sights and smellsthis season brings. Our grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Our visitor center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except state holidays.
*Reminder*: Pets are not permitted at Five Rivers. If you are looking for a natural area to walk with your pet, we are happy to recommend nearby locations where they are welcome. Call us at 518-475-0291.
Programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Outdoor programs may be canceled due to inclement weather. Call to confirm. Organized groups should call ahead to ensure we can accommodate your group. If not, we are happy to make alternate arrangements. You can also review ouronline calendar [ http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html ] on our programs and events page. Call 518-475-0291 if you have questions.
We welcome those who have any type of physical challenge to our programs. Call ahead to let us know your needs. We will be happy to learn how we can accommodate you.
Friends of Five Rivers: Friends of Five Rivers (FOFR) is the year-round community support group for the Center. Members receive a discount on select items at the FOFR store, complimentary snowshoe loans, reduced fees for some programs, and a subscription to the newsletter River Ramblings. Membership levels and volunteer information are available atFriendsofFiveRivers.org [ http://www.friendsoffiverivers.org/ ] or call 518-475-0295.
Snowshoes are available for rent from the Friends of Five Rivers (FOFR) for $5 per pair; free for FOFR members (must show a current member card or be on the current members list). Rental fees apply during guided programs, except for learn to programs. Snowshoes may only be used on site and must be returned by 4 p.m. on the day of rental. No snowshoes will be rented after 3 p.m. Renters must be at least 16 years old and complete the rental agreement form available at the greeters desk. To minimize damage to the equipment, there must be at least six inches of snow on the ground.