tanglewood nature center and museum

Trek for Tanglewood!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will hold our annual fund raiser virtually. By signing up for our first Trek for Tanglewood event, you will be supporting the preservation of over 300 acres of forever wild land and the education of 30,000 children on the wonders of the natural world.


How does it work?

  1. Register online! If you register by August 20th you're guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt, but you can register right up until the last day (October 1st). Registration requires a minimum participation fee of $30.
  2. Participate by hiking any distance at any location (Tanglewood offers almost 10 miles of hiking choice!) between September 17th and October 1st.
  3. Ask your family and friends to sponsor your hike. They can donate  at the bottom of this page and enter your name in the comments field so we know they are sponsoring your hike :) 
  4. A prize will be presented to the hiker who raises the most money for Tanglewood - they'll win an Empire pass to all NY state parks for a year! 

Also, don’t forget to snap a picture while you are out and submit for a chance to win additional prizes in the following categories:

  • Most money raised - Empire pass to all NY state parks for a year!
  • Most creative family hiking photo -  1-year Tanglewood Family Membership plus $25 git certificate to the Nuthatch gift shop
  • Best hiking photo with a pet - Ruffwear hiking gear for your dog
  • Most inspiring nature selfie while on a hike - Pair of trekking poles 
  • Funniest hiking photo - Water bottle holder for hiking
  • Most unique nature finding while hiking - Backpack for hiking

A donation of at least $30 means you can submit a photo in one category. Give an additional $5 for each extra category you wish to enter. Email your photos to: trekfortanglewood@gmail.com 

Why is your participation important?

Tanglewood’s mission is to lead and support education and preservation efforts in our region to achieve a heightened awareness, understanding, enjoyment and caring for our natural environment.We can’t do this without your continued support. All funds raised will go towards the preservation of over 300 acres of land, care of our 40+ animal ambassadors and education of our youngest citizens about global environmental issues and how to care for nature.

FAQs

where do I register? Register online here!  

how can my family and friends sponsor me? There are several options! They can donate online (scroll down after this FAQ) and put your name in the comments box so we know which person they are sponsoring! They can also write a check, donate in cash, or pay via credit card over the phone. Any sponsorship donations need to be received by 5pm October 1st to count towards the prizes. Donations after that deadline are still extremely welcome and appreciated :)

what are the prizes?

    • Most money raised - Empire pass to all NY state parks for a year!
    • Most creative family hiking photo -  1-year Tanglewood Family Membership plus $25 git certificate to the Nuthatch gift shop
    • Best hiking photo with a pet - Ruffwear hiking gear for your dog
    • Most inspiring nature selfie while on a hike - Pair of trekking poles 
    • Funniest hiking photo - Water bottle holder for hiking
    • Most unique nature finding while hiking - Backpack for hiking

    do I have to hike at Tanglewood? No, you can hike (or walk) anywhere: our trails, city sidewalks, anywhere.

    can I bring my kids? Yes, absolutely! We want as many people as possible to get outside. There's no mandatory distance or difficulty of the hike - pick the adventure that's best for your family and have fun! There is no age limit to participate (although in order to submit a photo, the photographer must be at least 18).

    can I bring my dog? Yes! Take your four-legged friend on any trail that allows dogs, and obey all leash and rabies tag laws where you are going.

    where do I send my photo?  Email your photos to: trekfortanglewood@gmail.com

    what are the deadlines again? Pre-registration (for those of you who want a t-shirt!) ends on August 20th. The hikeathon portion and photo submission portion is open September 17th-October 1st 2020. Donations and support from your friends and family must be received by 5pm on October 1st to be counted towards the prizes. Prizes are awarded on October 2nd at 2pm - you can watch the awards live on our facebook page!

    where should my friends donate to sponsor me? Below! Make sure they put their own name in the first two fields, and your name (the person they are sponsoring) in the comment field at the bottom. 

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    Thanks to our 2020 Trek for Tanglewood Sponsors!


                


    Nature Center and Museum location:
    443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

    Phone: (607) 732-6060




    Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sunday-Monday. Trails are open dawn to dusk year-round.

    Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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