Searching for something fun to do the in the Niagara Region this month? Celebrate water’s impact on life in New York State at the 19th Annual Reinstein Woods Fall Festival. On Saturday, September 21, head out to the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga for fun activities from 10 am to 4 pm.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has announced its annual #RWFallFest, with this year’s theme being one of New York’s most important resources: water. Guests can enjoy exhibits, activities, music, and educational fun, such as:
- exhibits from Penn Dixie Fossil Park, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, New York Power Authority, and over 20 other organizations.
- a scavenger hunt
- crafts, such as reusable water bottle decorating (bring your own) and fish print art
- Nature Play Area for kids, with face painting, crafts, and characters to meet
- Pond Exploration Zone
- simulated fly fishing
- Mama Earth’s interactive musical show
- a drone demonstration by DEC Forest Ranger Kennedy, featuring Smokey Bear
- SPCA Wildlife talks, featuring live animals
- food courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 500
“As residents of the Great Lakes basin, we know how important clean water is,” said Reinstein Woods Center Director Meaghan Boice-Green in a statement. “This festival is a fun way to explore how we use and affect water in our everyday lives.”
Admission to the festival is free, but donations to Friends of Reinstein Woods will be encouraged upon entrance.