Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

For Release: Monday, May 15, 2017

Get Outdoors with Community Day at Reinstein Woods

Event Features Outdoor Fun and Food

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Towns of Amherst and Cheektowaga, and Friends of Reinstein Woods invite the public to discover traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities at "Get Outdoors! Community Day" on Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve.

"Thanks to this partnership, the event has something for everyone- whether you're looking to try the latest outdoor trends or just enjoy a hike in the woods," said Reinstein Woods Center Director Meaghan Boice-Green.

This free, family-friendly event features new ways to get outside and explore, including orienteering, geocaching, and a birding challenge trail. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can test their skills on a short-range archery target shoot with Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department. Amherst also will engage visitors in more traditional backyard activities in the jump roping and chalk art area.

Kids can discover the outdoors through nature play stations and step back in time with old-fashioned activities with the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. There will be face painting, games, and balloon animals offered by the Town of Cheektowaga Youth and Recreation Department.

Visitors will enjoy treats from one of several food trucks at the event, including House of Munch, Yogurt Shack and Dogs on the Run. Friends of Reinstein Woods will hold a basket raffle to support environmental education programs held both at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and throughout the community. Families are encouraged to continue the fun with an evening of food, music, and cars beginning at 5 p.m. in Cheektowaga Town Park.

Registration is not required for this free event. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is located at 93 Honorine Drive, off of Como Park Boulevard in Cheektowaga. For more information, contact Reinstein Woods at 683-5959, or visit Reinstein Woods website (link leaves DEC's website) and search for "Get Outdoors! Community Day."

  • Contact for this Page
  • Mary Ronan
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    93 Honorine Drive
    Depew NY 14043
    716-683-5959
    email us
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to Region 9