Nature Up North offering hike, canoe and kayak trip, other events in Colton, Canton
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Nature Up North is offering events during the remainder of July, including hiking, a social outing, a medicinal plant workshop and a canoe and kayak trip.

• July 17: Night Hike To Catamount Mountain, South Colton, 8:30 to 11 p.m.

A 1-mile trail of flat to steep grade working up to the summit. Make sure to wear hiking boots or sneakers and bring a backpack with bug spray, water (about 1 liter), a raincoat, a fleece and a headlamp.

RSVP required: [email protected], 229-5704 or 262-7325

• July 24: Campfire with Len Mackey, Wachtmeister Field Station, Canton, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Learn to make fire with hand or bow drill. Learn songs from Native North America and Guinea West Africa, and learn to how play traditional rhythms.

• July 27: Wild medicinals workshop, Wachtmeister Field Station, Canton, 1 to 3 p.m.

Learn about the medicinal and healing properties of plants in St. Lawrence County. Some speed the repair of damaged tissue, some soothe the nerves and others improve circulation, fight infections and nourish the immune system. Using wild plants in medicine has a long history, both in traditional and present day medicine. Attendees will learn the medicinal properties of several wild plants and learn how to make herbal teas, poultices and tinctures.

• July 29: Evening paddle on the Little River, Little River Boat Launch, Park St., Canton, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Instructors will provide some basic canoe and kayak tips and spend an hour or two exploring the Little River and surrounding wetlands. Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak, or borrow one for free. Boats are limited. Organizers ask those interested RSVP. Life jackets are provided. We will meet at the boat launch next to the Park Street and Canton/Pyrites Road bridge in Canton, just south of the St. Lawrence University athletic fields.

RSVP: [email protected], 229-5704 or 262-7325