Learn about Basha Kill ecosystem to volunteer with Nature Watch Program observing bald eagles through spotting scope at the Mamakating Library, 9:30-noon. After training, sign up for three shifts (three hours each) on Saturdays and Sundays, April 26-June 29. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. 845/888-0261.
Enjoy a guided hike on a trail at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 1-3pm. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people. Free. Call to register. 570/828-2319.
Learn primitive fire making skills at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 10am-12 noon. Try your hand at a flint and steel fire, a bow drill fire, and more. Ages 10+; call to register. Cost: $5. 570/828-2319.
Learn the basics of ice fishing at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 1-3:30pm. They provide all of the equipment. Dress in warm layers. No fishing licenses required. Spaces limited. Call to reserve your spot. $10 child/$5 adult. 570/828-2319.
Fly tyers from all over the Northeastern USA will gather at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum for the 9th annual Flyfest, 10am-4pm. This annual event draws over 30 flytyers to demonstrate their fly tying skills an innovative patterns, while telling wild stories of the fish that got away. 845/439-4810.
Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons at the Pocono Environmental Educational Center, 9-11am. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles & boots provided. Register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot. $20 adult/$10 child. 570/828-2319.
Hearts in the Snow at Glass—wine.bar.kitchen., daytime snowshoe or hike with Northeast Wilderness Experience, dinner at Glass from 5-10pm. $75 fixed price 5-course menu including welcome charcuterie, tapas, farm-to-table offerings, seafood, and dessert sampling. Romantic décor; complimentary bottle of wine. firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-226-1337.
The Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce will meet and greet at Junction Pool and see celebrity caster Nashville country music star Ryan Broshear cast out the first cast for the season, 7am. A reception at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center will follow. 845/439-4039.
The Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce will meet and greet all anglers on opening day of fishing season at Junction Pool, 7am. Free refreshments will be served to all that attend.
Hurleyville Fire Department and Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission 26th annual ice fishing contest at Morningside Lake, 7am-3pm. Adults $5, 15 and under free. Trophies, prizes, bait, refreshments, and raffles. 845/436-5418.