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“The Springtime Fishing Camps: Shad, Birds, and Greens” with Justin Wexler

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Local native peoples once made annual, seasonal trips to the habitats where the land had the most to share. In the Hudson Valley indigenous calendar, springtime was spent along the tributary streams of the Hudson River to catch spawning fish. Summer was spent in floodplain villages adjacent to the maize crops. Autumn was a time when people collected nuts and set brush fires to hunt game in the hills. And early winter was a time for hunting bears and for storytelling. These are only a few of the many ways in which the Esopus people and their neighbors lived off of the land.

Join Historic Huguenot Street for one (or all four) seasonal walks with guide Justin Wexler to learn all about local native people and their relationship with the environment. These walks identify local flora and fauna and explain their uses in native culture while also explaining the species and the surrounding ecosystems through Munsee language and folklore.

Check-in is at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, and the tour will start at the replica Esopus Munsee wigwam and will guide visitors through the Nyquist-Hartcourt Wildlife Sanctuary.


March 14
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Huguenot Street
Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561


Historic Huguenot Street
(845) 255-1660