Registration Now Open for 64th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Discovering birds overhead is one of dozens of program opportunities at the annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, returning this year in-person June 3-5. More than 100 naturalist-led nature walks, lectures, and programs fill the weekend.

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Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Planners and participants are looking forward to the in-person return of the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage the weekend after Memorial Day. Registration is now open at

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience that combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. It welcomes both the experienced naturalist and the inquisitive beginner to beautiful Allegany State Park in western New York State’s Cattaraugus County. The park abounds with plants and animals in its more than 60,000 acres..

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is a cooperative presentation of Allegany State Park and volunteers from Jamestown’s Audubon Community Nature Center, Buffalo Audubon Society, Rochester’s Burroughs Audubon Nature Club, and Erie’s Presque Isle Audubon Society.

More than 100 naturalist-led nature walks, lectures, and programs begin Friday afternoon, June 3, and continue through Sunday morning, June 5.

Programs can vary in length and may consist of a walk or seated lecture.

Topics include a star watch with telescopes, live animal exhibits, history of Allegany State Park, reptiles and amphibians, fossils, bird walks, bird banding, early morning and late night walks, flowers and trees, family and adult programs and much more.

The Friday and Saturday evening “Big Tent” presenters are set. Friday is “River Snorkeling Adventures: An Evening with Underwater Naturalist and River Adventurer Keith Williams.” Saturday is “Meet Your Neighbors: Environmental Conservation Starts in Our Backyards with ‘Backyard Naturalist’ Twan Leenders.”

The Pilgrimage continues to recruit program leaders. Detailed information and an online Program Proposal Form can be found at

To learn more about this outdoor adventure, visit, where there are links to the online store, YouTube channel and more.