Fortunate to have Fort Stanwix

Published Aug 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

“Past Tales, New Discoveries” was the theme of this year’s Junior Ranger Day at national parks across the country, including Fort Stanwix National Monument.

Children of all ages, and their families, were welcome to come and discover the sights, sounds, and even smells of the 18th Century. Included were music, scavenger hunts, and more. 

Offered at national parks throughout the system, the Junior Ranger program encourages children to explore, learn about, and protect their favorite parks.

“The best part about Junior Rangers is that anyone can become one, and you can do it more than once,” said Park Ranger Arielle Goellner before the event. “There are so many cool parks and stories to discover and we invite you to start at Fort Stanwix.” 

Junior Ranger Day at Fort Stanwix is just one of many events at this national monument that we are lucky to have virtually at our own back door. Fort Stanwix is one of over 400 parks in the National Park System.

The next event happening at Fort Stanwix is “PACT First Friday,” on September 7. Activities will include: kite flying on the park lawn from 5 to 7 p.m.; an international dance and song presentation by the Midtown Utica Community Center at 7 p.m.; and Family Films at the Fort: “Coco” (rated PG), at 8 p.m.

A full schedule of park events can be found on www.nps.gov/fost. All park events are free.