Learn About Sharpe Reservation

Located in the Hudson Valley, The Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY, has over 2,000 acres of beautiful land with lakes, ponds, streams and hiking trails through the woods.

During the school year, members of the community and school groups in the tristate area participate in our year-round environmental educational programs.


student, and community groups hands-on, interactive experiences to learn about the environment and explore nature. Groups visit the Sharpe Environmental Center, the Gustafson Planetarium, our high and low ropes courses, and the numerous nature trails across the Reservation.

Our programs are customized to meet the unique needs of each group. We focus on teaching team-building, problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication.

Sharpe Events and Programs

Maple Celebration

Discover the wonders of Sharpe Reservation at The Fresh Air Fund's annual Sugar Maple Celebration.

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Winter Day Trips

Day programs at Sharpe Reservation offer a mix of both indoor and outdoor classes. Groups can explore the forest, watch and study our visiting birds, observe signs of wildlife, and more!

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Residential Trips

Come explore the beauty and magic of the Sharpe Reservation with your family. Trips allow families to get outside, connect to each other and nature, while on the adventure of their choice.

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Scout Troops

Looking for an exciting way to connect your troop to the outdoors? Look no further than the Sharpe Reservation.

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Earth Day Conference

Join The Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation education team for a day of learning.

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The Planetarium

A fully-equipped 48 seat theater reveals the wonders of the night sky. All programs teach students to identify constellations and about current celestial events. Shows can be scheduled separately or as part of a school trip.

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