Up, Up and Away Astronomy
Massive Saturn, Speedy Mercury
Friday, May 2, 7:45–8:45 p.m.
Believe it or not, if you have a pair of binoculars you can see the rings of Saturn. This month, Saturn and Mercury are visible right after sunset. Come learn about these planets and go outside to check them out, weather permitting. For ages 6 and up; fee: $5/family or $3/person. Preregistration is required.
Yates By Night
Early Summer Hike
Friday, June 6, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Join a park naturalist for an evening hike to enjoy the sights and sounds of early summer at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Learn tips for observing wildlife. Find out ways to identify the sounds made by birds, amphibians and insects as the sun goes down. For ages 8 and up; fee: $5/family or $3/person. Proper footwear and preregistration required.
Please note that these programs may have to be cancelled if the repairs to the historic mill's forebay are not completed by the program dates, as the repairs require a draw down of the pond's water level. Lack of water would prevent fishing and canoeing from being able to take place.
Family Fishing Fun
Saturdays, May 24 and
June 28, 9–10 a.m.
Come out to the millpond and fish the old fashioned way – we'll provide you with a cane pole, tackle, and bait, along with basic instructions and assistance with identifying fish species. You'll need to bring your own luck and patience! For ages 5 & up, with accompanying adult; fee: $5/family or $3/person. Preregistration is required.
Paddle the Pond
Saturdays, May 24 and June 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Sundays, May 25 and June 29, 11 a.m.–noon
Come out to Yates Mill Pond for a morning canoe float. After basic instruction, explore the pond’s many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided. This program is subject to suitable weather conditions. For ages 6+ (with accompanying adult); fee: $10/boat. Preregistration is required. Space is limited so register early!