Kayak Rentals Available at the Beach on Saturdays and Sundays!
Ladybug Kayak Rentals will be at the Park from 10am-6pm during July and August! Rentals are available for $10 per hour.
Rentals include life jackets and paddles.
315-941-8380 to make a reservation for 1 hour or the entire day!
Children’s Summer Programs at Glimmerglass State Park
Imagine a place where children are invited to - ‘please touch’, ‘smell this', ‘can you hear?’ …. A place where it’s OK 'to get a little dirty’. We believe that childhood is a time for discovery, a time to enjoy the many miracles of the natural world: the feel of a snake's skin, the call of the chorus frogs, and the smell of pine trees.
Glimmerglass State Park is the perfect “outdoor classroom”! Our summer program allows your child to use all of their senses to explore the wonders of the great outdoors through hands-on experiences, games, crafts, stories, songs and much more. Our caring staff has a strong commitment to both the environment and to active learning. Your child's individual strengths and talents will be nurtured through a wide variety of weekly activities.
Pre-K Program- Glimmerglass Cubs
Just right for your 3, 4, or 5 year old!
Sessions will be held from 10-11 am at the Nature Center during July and August.
Fee: $1 donation per child (no entrance fee if using the Mill Road entrance)
7/11- Flower Hour
7/18- All About Butterflies
7/23- Worms and Dirt
8/1- I Spy Nature
8/8- Busy Beavers
8/15- Nature Artists
Sessions are held Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, from July 10 through August 28 at the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park Nature Center with Nature Center Interpreter, Chelsea Gendreau.
Fee: $1 per session (NO Park Admission fee for this program if using Mill Road entrance to the Nature Center)
7/10- The Wonder of the Butterfly
7/17- Make a Rain Gauge
7/24- Nature Geocaching Hike
7/31- Animal Camouflage
8/7- Make quick sand
8/14- Who Lives Here?
8/21- Animal Track ID & Casting
8/28- Make Things Using Solar Power
UNLIMITED day of Park Fun (9am-dusk)
- Birthday child's vehicle has free park admission
- Birthday child gets exclusive use of the "Birthday Room"
- Birthday child gets one special Birthday photo
(additional photos are $3 each)
One hour of fun Beach-themed Birthday Activities.
Swimming from 11am-7pm (weather permitting)
Lunch- Hot Dog, bag of chips & drink per person
Decorations, tablecloth, napkins, cups, plates, and utensils
Party favor bag
You may bring your own cake or cupcakes and we will serve it for
The party pricing is for children only. Adult tubing, food and drink may be purchased separately at the concession stand.
Email email@example.com or call 607-547-8662 for reservations!
2013 Nature Explorer- Coming Soon!
Become a Glimmerglass State Park Nature Explorer and earn your explorer pin! Learn about the abundant nature and wildlife in the park.