Old West ‘High Noon’ and nature walks on fall calendar

October 2, 2012 by  

The Hallockville Museum Farm, which recreates agricultural life on Long Island from the 18th to early-20th centuries, will offer special events throughout fall.

The 28-acre site just outside of Riverhead includes historic structures, such as houses, barns, and other outbuildings, along with gardens and working farm fields. In addition to its regular tours (held Fridays–Sundays, noon to 4:00 pm) the farm will feature additional activities in the coming weeks.

A guided, two-mile Autumn Botany Walk on October 13 will examine late-season wildflowers and other local plants in the Hallockville fields and Jamesport State Park. The walk will last from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, unless there is heavy rain. Reservations are required, and may be made via the Hallockville website. The cost is $6.

The Old West comes to Hallockville on October 20 for High Noon, as the Island Long Riders bring mounted six-gun competitive shooting to the farm. Admission is free of charge and families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. The cowboy action runs from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Experienced and novice birders will enjoy the Late Autumn Bird Walk on November 17. Targeting both migrating bird species and those that over-winter on the farm, the walk will last from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, weather permitting. The cost is $6, and participants should bring binoculars.

More information about the Hallockville Farm and its special events is available through regular brochure printing and flyer printing, and on the Hallockville website.