Snowshoe in the Park

Yorktown Heights, NY, January 25, 2012 --( Come to the Friends of FDR and DJT State Parks' first event - Snowshoe in the Park on Saturday, January 28th at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, New York in Parking Lot 1 to learn how to snowshoe and then demo REI snowshoes in the park for free. Not only is snowshoeing easy, fun, and good exercise, it is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages.

REI outdoors instructor will demo snowshoes and conduct a “How-to” session covering What to Buy, Where to Go, and How to Get Started. REI experts will first provide basic snowshoeing instructions including tips on staying warm in the cold, proper equipment and practice of basic skills such as shoeing techniques, going up and down hills and guided shoeing on one of the designated park trails. Be prepared and plan to be outside until about 2:00 p.m. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable. Since REI will supply snowshoes to try on within the FDR State Park designated area, participants just need to show up to join in the fun.

This will be followed by a FDR State Parks naturalist led guided stomp through the FDR State Park. The led hikes are mildly strenuous, yet they proceed at a leisurely pace.

Light refreshments are provided by 45N 68W Inc. (manufacturers of 45°N 68°W Natural Insect Repellent).

The snowshoe event will be held regardless of the snow conditions. For additional information, please contact the FoFDR via email or leave a message at 914-721-0598. Also check out the Friends Facebook page at .

About the Friends of FDR & DJT State Parks:

The Friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Donald J. Trump State Parks (FoFDR) is a non-profit group formed to provide a voice for the Park’s unique and diverse resources. We’re a group of park users and friends whose efforts are dedicated to supporting and enhancing an irreplaceable component for our quality of life that these parks provide. Our goal is to provide opportunities for people to develop a special relationship with the parks and to contribute to the parks’ programs and stewardship.

About the FDR State Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is located at 2957 Crompond Road in Yorktown Heights. The park encompasses 960 acres of outdoor recreation opportunity and with a 1.5 million gallon swimming pool, offers the largest pool in the state park system. Visitors are welcome to bring their own equipment for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling during the winter months. The park is one of 15 state parks and six historic sites operated by the Taconic Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, please visit our websites at or

About REI

REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.

Friends of FDR State Park & Donald J. Trump State Parks
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