2020 programs and events
Rain Barrel Workshop
Sat, Apr 18
Finger Lakes Museum
Apr 18, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Learn about the importance of water conservation and the benefits of rain water collection. Create a rain barrel for your home and make an impact on the environment.
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Trees for Tribs planting day
Sat, Apr 25
Finger Lakes Museum
Apr 25, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
We'd love for your help as we plant over 2,000 trees and shrubs on the Finger Lakes Museum, Izaak Walton and Branchport Fire Department properties! Be a part of this amazing project as we improve wildlife habitat, water quality and climate resiliency along Sugar Creek.
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Woods Walk
Sat, May 02
Stackhouse Home & Property
May 02, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Stackhouse Home & Property, 3010 Esperanza Rd, Keuka Park, NY 14478, USA
Join us for our annual woods walk on Charlie & Sarah Stackhouse's beautiful property. The Stackhouses are New York Master Forest Owner volunteers. Every year there are new things to learn about the beautiful forests here in the Finger Lakes region!
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7th Annual Bird Walk with Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst
Sat, May 16
Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve
May 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, Townsend Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Join us for our 7th Annual Bird Walk with avid birders, Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst, through the FLM's Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands to discover what bird species are migrating and nesting there.
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Volunteer Site Clean-up
Sat, May 23
Finger Lakes Museum
May 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Calling all gardeners and trail workers! It takes a lot of work to keep our grounds looking spiffy! Join our staff and wonderful volunteers as we spruce up the site and keep it looking attractive for our guests.
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Open House
Sat, May 30
Finger Lakes Museum
May 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Have you been wondering what is happening at the Finger Lakes Museum? Join Museum staff, volunteers, and trustees to find out!
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Strawberry Moon Paddle
Fri, Jun 05
Finger Lakes Museum
Jun 05, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum , 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Celebrate the strawberry moon with an evening paddle followed by a bonfire and snacks
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Kayak Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate)
Sat, Jun 13
Finger Lakes Museum
Jun 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Learn beginning or intermediate kayaking skills on beautiful Sugar Creek, while also learning a bit about the cultural and natural history of the area.
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Community Paddle & Wetlands Walk
Sat, Jun 20
Finger Lakes Museum
Jun 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Have you ever wanted to try a kayak or canoe out for the first time? Curious to learn more about Sugar Creek and the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands? Come to the FLM to speak with staff and volunteers while enjoying some time out on the water and in the wetlands!
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Fishing in Sugar Creek
Sat, Jun 27
Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve
Jun 27, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, Townsend Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Spending time on the Finger Lakes is a wonderful fun activity in the summer, and fishing is an outdoor pursuit that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike! Join NYS Licensed Guide Alan Fess as he leads participants in the basics of fishing on our very own Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve.
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Kayak Lessons (Beginner & Intermediate)
Sat, Jun 27
Finger Lakes Museum
Jun 27, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Learn beginning or intermediate kayaking skills on beautiful Sugar Creek, while also learning a bit about the cultural and natural history of the area.
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ACA Kayak Course Level 2/3 skills
Mon, Jul 06
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 06, 8:00 AM – Jul 07, 4:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Tom Nickels of RiverWind Kayak provides participants with level 2/3 skills in this 2 day course.
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ACA Power Paddle
Wed, Jul 08
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 08, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Tom Nickels of RiverWind Kayak will lead participants on a longer paddle across Keuka Lake.
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ACA Kayak Instructor Training Course
Thu, Jul 09
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 09, 8:00 AM – Jul 11, 4:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
For those experienced kayakers who are ready to become instructors, we are pleased to offer an American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor Training Course! This course is designed to provide experienced paddlers with the tools needed to share their skills with others.
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Intro to Timber Framing Workshop
Mon, Jul 13
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 13, 8:00 AM – Jul 17, 4:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Join us for a week-long introduction to timber framing workshop with Rob Hughes. This high quality, intensive learning workshop will not only teach participants a new, timeless skill, but also incorporate the history of timber framing both in the Finger Lakes and across the country.
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Community Paddle & Wetlands Walk
Sat, Jul 18
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Have you ever wanted to try a kayak or canoe out for the first time? Curious to learn more about Sugar Creek and the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands? Come to the FLM to speak with staff and volunteers while enjoying some time out on the water and in the wetlands!
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Volunteer Site Clean-up
Sat, Jul 25
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 25, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Calling all gardeners and trail workers! It takes a lot of work to keep our grounds looking spiffy! Join our staff and wonderful volunteers as we spruce up the site and keep it looking attractive for our guests.
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Sunset Paddle
Sat, Jul 25
Finger Lakes Museum
Jul 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
What's better than a summer evening paddle and refreshments by a bonfire? Led by FLM's NYS Outdoor Guides and Educators, this evening paddle will take guests out onto the waters of Keuka Lake, through wetlands, and back up Sugar Creek.
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2020 Paddle Keuka 5K Race
Sat, Aug 01
Finger Lakes Museum
Aug 01, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Paddle your way across Keuka Lake and back as this exciting event returns for the 5th year! Join us for this FUN-raiser, with all proceeds benefiting the Finger Lakes Museum.
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Community Paddle & Wetlands Walk
Sat, Aug 15
Finger Lakes Museum
Aug 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Have you ever wanted to try a kayak or canoe out for the first time? Curious to learn more about Sugar Creek and the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands? Come to the FLM to speak with staff and volunteers while enjoying some time out on the water and in the wetlands!
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Breakfast Paddle
Sat, Aug 22
Finger Lakes Museum
Aug 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Start your weekend off with a relaxing morning paddle that ends with continental breakfast!
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Volunteer Site Clean-up
Sat, Sep 05
Finger Lakes Museum
Sep 05, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Calling all gardeners and trail workers! It takes a lot of work to keep our grounds looking spiffy! Join our staff and wonderful volunteers as we spruce up the site and keep it looking attractive for our guests.
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Open House
Sat, Sep 12
Finger Lakes Museum
Sep 12, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Have you been wondering what is happening at the Finger Lakes Museum? Join Museum staff, volunteers, and trustees to find out!
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Equinox Paddle
Sat, Sep 19
Finger Lakes Museum
Sep 19, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
What's better than a summer evening paddle down Sugar Creek to Keuka Lake followed by refreshments around a bonfire?
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Fall Foliage Paddle
Sat, Oct 03
Finger Lakes Museum
Oct 03, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
A leaf-peeping paddle to take in the fall colors along Keuka Lake. FLM Guides will lead you down Sugar Creek to Keuka Lake. End the paddle with snacks and good cheer!
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Branchport Halloween
Sat, Oct 31
Branchport Fire Department
Oct 31, 7:00 PM
Branchport Fire Department, 3686 NY-54A, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Trick or treat! The Finger Lakes Museum is participating in the Branchport Halloween. Businesses will be in the Fire Department building handing out candy, tricks and treats!
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Animal and Leprechaun Tracking
Sat, Mar 14
Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve
Mar 14, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, Townsend Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Follow the tracks and clues to see who (or what!) you can find at the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve!
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Bird House Building CANCELLED
Sat, Mar 21
Finger Lakes Museum
Mar 21, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Finger Lakes Museum, 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Given the current situation with COVID-19, we will be cancelling this event. Those who have already registered will be receiving a separate email with instructions and further steps to complete the project.
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Our events calendar is frequently updated so check back often for the latest information

Private Paddles

If you would like to schedule a private guided paddle for your own small group, please contact Debbie Lyon, dlyon@fingerlakesmuseum.org to make arrangements. We will work together to schedule a two-hour time block, which will include a minimum of one hour on the water. 

Prices will be as follows:

Up to 6 people:  $180

7 or 8 people:  $215

Up to 10 people:  $250

Lessons for Scouts, Veterans, school groups and other special interest groups 

Certified Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselors are available to instruct your group of scouts.  Please contact Debbie Lyon, dlyon@fingerlakesmuseum.org to make arrangements.  These private lessons are also available to groups of school-aged children and other special interest groups.  Minimum 8 participants required.

The Finger Lakes Museum is committed to making our programming accessible to all, keeping our events free/low-cost. Any donations are appreciated and help to keep costs low while expanding programs. 

3369 Guyanoga Road

 Branchport, NY 14418

communications@fingerlakesmuseum.org

A Cultural and Natural History Museum

Tel: 315-595-2200

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