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Wednesday

October

01

2014

Fall Business Float: Troutman Run-Gravel Lick

Fall Business Float: Troutman Run-Gravel Lick

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCalling all Cook Forest area business owners… We can’t begin to out-give your generous support over the years, but we really do appreciate all the help you’ve given us behind the scenes. Don’t miss this opportunity for us to give back to you after a busy summer season. Cost is free, but businesses must register at the Park Office at (814)744-8407 by 9/29/14. Bring snacks, appropriate clothing for possible cold and wet weather, and appropriate river footwear. Lunch & water provided. Sorry, we only have 8 canoes. Space is limited, so please register early. Meet at the Park Office, transportation provided. River history, ecology, and wildlife of the Clarion will be topics of interest. Don’t forget your fishing poles!ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingFishing/Spinning TackleHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Wednesday

October

01

2014

Silver Creek Hike

Silver Creek Hike

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LocationLocust Lake State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-2810CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin us on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower. This hike is 8 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The pine stands and brush are perfect habitat for birds and other wildlife. Meet at the visitor parking lot at Locust Lake State Park located before the contact station. Bring a lunch and your dog for a nice relaxing hike in the woods. All pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. For further information, contact Robin at 570-467-2506. Shine onlyActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

Wednesday

October

01

2014

Wednesday Morning Hike. **Meeting place change** Meet at Campground Amphitheater

Wednesday Morning Hike. **Meeting place change** Meet at Campground Amphitheater

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy a guided hike in the park with park staff and fellow hikers. Blaze orange is recommended while hiking in the park in autumn (we will provide if you do not have your own). Wear sturdy hiking shoes (most trails tend to be fairly rocky) and bring water and snacks. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Today's hike: 3 miles, moderate. Meet at the campground amphitheater (note meeting place change)- follow Park Rd to signs for campground, amphitheater is on the right before the turnoff to the camping loops. Email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov for a map of the meeting location.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingRegistration for Wednesday Morning Hike. **Meeting place change** Meet at Campground Amphitheater is closed.

Thursday

October

02

2014

Evening Paddle

Evening Paddle

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LocationMoraine State Park
Register for locationCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionAs the sun begins to set, the park begins to transform. The crowds abate, and the sounds begin to change. Meet the park naturalist to learn about the park’s shift from day into night. During this nature-based paddle, participants will explore the ecology of Lake Arthur from the unique perspective of a kayak. We will gather to discuss the lake’s wildlife, management, and diversity.

Participants may bring their own kayak (lifejacket required), or borrow one of Moraine’s kayaks and equipment free of charge. Please register below or by calling the park at 724-368-8811. Please specify if you are bringing your own kayak. Participants must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Please call the park at 724-368-8811 for more information.

DUE TO INCREASED INTEREST, PARTIPATION IN PARK KAYAK PROGRAMS IS LIMITED TO 2 PROGRAMS PER SUMMER.Contact Emailmoraineenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone724-368-8811ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingOtherWildlife Watching/BirdingRegistration for this event is full. Please check back to see if additional spots become available.

Thursday

October

02

2014

Hike to the Vista

Hike to the Vista

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionIn 2013, a second vista was placed at the top of the Trail of New Giants. If you haven’t yet seen the new view, this is your chance- and the leaves should be pretty colorful too. The hike is moderately difficult on the spur to the vista, but is a less than 1.5-mile loop. Please wear appropriate footwear for a hike in the woods. Meet at the Lou & Helen Adams CCC Interpretive Center near the dam.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Thursday

October

02

2014

Night Fishin' on the Clarion

Night Fishin' on the Clarion

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDid you know that fishing at night is often THE best time to fish? The National Wild & Scenic Clarion River contains many different kinds of fish and wildlife that are very active at night. Fish that are often wary during the day come out of their hiding spots at night to feed. Smallmouth bass and brook trout can be readily caught during daylight, but big brownies, catfish, and walleye are often on the prowl at night. Please bring your fishing poles, lanterns, and bait to the Park Office where we’ll car-pool to fishing hotspots along the river. Don’t forget your chicken livers!ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Thursday

October

02

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Vulture View

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Vulture View

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include songs, a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house at 9:30am.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every other Thursday at 9:30am and 11 am from September 4- October 16. Please register for each session individually.
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, this session of Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints is full. Please check the calendar of events for future events.

Thursday

October

02

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Vulture View

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Vulture View

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include songs, a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house at 9:30am.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every other Thursday at 9:30am and 11 am from September 4- October 16. Please register for each session individually.
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Vulture View - 10 Openings Available]

Thursday

October

02

2014

Tales for Tots

Tales for Tots

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each week we will explore a different topic. Activities may involve arts and crafts or short hikes related to the topic of the story. Adults must accompany their child. Children that attend all six sessions will earn a DiscoverE Hide n’ Seekers certificate.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE[Click Here To Register For Tales for Tots - 15 Openings Available]

Friday

October

03

2014

Autumn Changes

Autumn Changes

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us as we look into why exactly leaves on trees change color and what triggers this along with how animals are preparing for the winter. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

Friday

October

03

2014

Geocaching 101

Geocaching 101

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWould you like to set out on a high-tech scavenger hunt? Join us at the Amphitheater for this interactive program about geocaching, where we will each use GPS to search for hidden treasures. Bring your own GPS or we have a few that can be borrowed.ActivitiesGeocaching

Friday

October

03

2014

Haunted Paddle #2

Haunted Paddle #2

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome on out for a spooky interpretive paddle on Shawnee Lake. Enjoy a paddle as we hear tails of haunting spirits. Can you tell which ones are based on actual events and which ones are fiction? Use one of our kayaks or bring your own. The non-refundable program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.visitPAparks.com or by calling (814)733-2203. Meet at the Colvin Boat Launch off of PA-96.

•This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
•Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver.
•Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult.
•There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request.

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Payment by credit card must be done at the Region 3 Headquarters either in person or by phone by calling (814)733-2203 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. Checks can be made out to: Commonwealth of PA and mailed to State Parks Region 3 Office, 435 State Park Rd, Schellsburg, PA 15559-7308 or brought to the program. Exact cash will also be accepted at the program. You will register through our State Parks Calendar of Events or by calling the Region 3 Headquarters. Region 3 Headquarters Number: (814)733-2203.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Haunted Paddle #2 - 12 Openings Available]

Friday

October

03

2014

Northwest PA Collegiate Academy Walk-a-Thon

Northwest PA Collegiate Academy Walk-a-Thon

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionStudent walk-a-thon to benefit the Northwest PA Collegiate Academy Fund - event is 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Beach #11.SponsorsNorthwest PA Collegiate Academy Walk-a-ThonContactsNorthwest PA Collegiate AcademyContact Phone814-874-6300ActivitiesOther

Friday

October

03

2014

Pymatuning Fall Spooktackular

Pymatuning Fall Spooktackular

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LocationJamestown Campground
716 Williamsfield RoadCityJamestownStatePAZip Code16134Location Phone7249323141CountyCrawfordRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThis years event will be a family oriented event. We are planning a night hike, movie, kids craft, costume contest for kids, pets, and adults, trick-or-treat, site decoration contest, non-scare hayrides, and bonfire with music. There will also be two new events related to pumpkins, the Pumpkin Derby and the Pumpkin Slingshot. The event is open to the public and there is no parking or entrance fee. Some individual events have a small fee to participate others are free. Food, beverages, and pumpkins will be for sale. Events with a fee are the Pumpkin Derby, Pumpkin Slingshot, Hayrides and Kids Craft.More Infohttp://www.facebook.com/pymatuningstateparkActivitiesCampingChildren's ProgramsConcertFestivalsHiking and WalkingMovieMusicSpecial Events

Friday

October

03

2014

Seasonal Change Walk

Seasonal Change Walk

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a stroll around the park while we look for sign of the arrival of Autumn.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Friday

October

03

2014

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy the changing colors of the forest. Natural and seasonal points of interest included in hike. New trails explored each week. Fridays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, & 10/24ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Friday

October

03

2014

Spotting Pennsylvania's Elusive White-tail Deer

Spotting Pennsylvania's Elusive White-tail Deer

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPlease bring your spotlights and meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an evening driving tour as we car-pool to Cook Forest’s white-tail hotspots. Come learn about the natural history of our Commonwealth’s state mammal, as we cruise the park searching for this elusive animal.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Friday

October

03

2014

Sunset Paddle

Sunset Paddle

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionHave a kayak adventure at sunset! $5. fee includes kayak, paddle and pfd. The number of kayaks is limited, so please call Alison at 570-676-0567as soon as possible to register for this program. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or heavy wind. Meet at the Upper Lake on Friday, Oct. 3 at 5pm.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Saturday

October

04

2014

24th Annual Autumn Festival

24th Annual Autumn Festival

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us for our 24th Autumn Festival! This celebration of old time skills and crafts is a fun filled day for all. There will be make n' take crafts for the kids, special appearances by Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl, pumpkin painting, butter and bannock making, plus demonstrators and food vendors. Stop by Sizerville State Park and enjoy a day of autumn fun.ContactsJessica BierlyContact Phone814-486-5605ActivitiesFestivalsSpecial Events

Saturday

October

04

2014

3rd Annual Black Moshannon Monster Hunt

3rd Annual Black Moshannon Monster Hunt

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe 3rd Annual Black Moshannon Monster Hunt is an advenuture scavenger race, where the proceeds benefit someone that lives locally. This race will be held in memory of Michael McCloskey, who recent lost a long, hard-fouht battle to leukemia. The proceeds will be given to a local family in need, to be determined prior to the race. The race includes a 10K trail run or mountain bike, or a 5K trail run or hike. Each race consists of going to a station, getting a clue, and trying to figure out where the next station will be. It is all Halloween based. There will be a chance to shoot a bow and arrow or kayak, use a slip and slide, and participate in an obstacle course.

The early bird registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt (before Sept. 19). Day of registration is $25 and a t-shirt cannot be guarenteed. To receive a brochure and registration form, please sign up here online, call the park office at 814-342-5960, or email blackmoshannonee@pa.gov.
ActivitiesFitnessHiking and WalkingMountain BikingSpecial EventsPlease contact the park office at 814-342-5960 to sign up for the 3rd Annual Black Moshannon Monster Hunt.

Saturday

October

04

2014

Autumn Changes

Autumn Changes

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us as we look into why exactly leaves on trees change color and what triggers this along with how animals are preparing for the winter. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

Saturday

October

04

2014

Canal Walk with the Friends

Canal Walk with the Friends

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
tbdCitytbdStatePALocation Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA guided walking tour of much of the 58.9 miles of the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol conducted over 5 successive Saturdays.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware Canal. For more information see www.fodc.orgSponsorsFriends of the Delaware CanalContactsSusan TaylorContact Emailfriends@fodc.orgContact Phone215-862-2021More Infohttp://www.fodc.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

October

04

2014

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Beginning Birding and Binocular Basics

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Beginning Birding and Binocular Basics

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House for a beginning birding program. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using binoculars and field guides to identify birds. Since this is a program for beginners, it will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate. Participants must be able to lift and hold a pair of binoculars at eye level for short periods of time.

Point State Park has several binoculars and field guides for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Beginning Birding and Binocular Basics - 10 Openings Available]

Saturday

October

04

2014

Coyotes: Band of Brothers

Coyotes: Band of Brothers

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover the world of the Eastern Coyote and learn that he's a lot like us. Play a coyote game and then go on a hike in search of signs of coyote. Please meet at the Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 5pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Saturday

October

04

2014

Early Autumn Foliage Hike

Early Autumn Foliage Hike

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin a park volunteer Rob Shaw to hike the trails in search of changing leaves. Meet at the Fuller Lake Bathhouse where we will hike the Brickyard and Creek Trails, then return to fuller Lake Bathhouse for a total hike of about two miles. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Early Autumn Foliage Hike]

Saturday

October

04

2014

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionActivities include apple cider making, leaf printing, pumpkin decorating, lumbering, "My Wee RV", Music by "The Jammers", woolspinning, blacksmith, garbage can corn, canoeing, old time games and much more!ActivitiesFestivalsHistory ProgramsLectures/SeminarsSpecial Events

Saturday

October

04

2014

Fall Foliage Paddle #2

Fall Foliage Paddle #2

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome on and enjoy the fall foliage from a different point of view. Join us for the fall foliage interpretive paddle on Shawnee Lake. Bring a camera to catch the wonderful colors. Learn about the different animals that we will see as fall approaches. Use one of our kayaks or bring your own. The non-refundable program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.visitPAparks.com or by calling (814)733-2203. Meet at the Colvin Boat Launch off of PA-96.

•This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
•Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver.
•Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult.
•There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request.

Payment info:
Payment by credit card must be done at the Region 3 Headquarters either in person or by phone by calling (814)733-2203 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. Checks can be made out to: Commonwealth of PA and mailed to State Parks Region 3 Office, 435 State Park Rd, Schellsburg, PA 15559-7308 or brought to the program. Exact cash will also be accepted at the program. You will register through our State Parks Calendar of Events or by calling the Region 3 Headquarters. Region 3 Headquarters Number: (814)733-2202.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Fall Foliage Paddle #2 - 12 Openings Available]

Saturday

October

04

2014

Fall Foliage Paddle #3

Fall Foliage Paddle #3

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome on and enjoy the fall foliage from a different point of view. Join us for the fall foliage interpretive paddle on Shawnee Lake. Bring a camera to catch the wonderful colors. Learn about the different animals that we will see as fall approaches. Use one of our kayaks or bring your own. The non-refundable program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.visitPAparks.com or by calling (814)733-2203. Meet at the Colvin Boat Launch off of PA-96.

•This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
•Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver.
•Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult.
•There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request.

Payment info:
Payment by credit card must be done at the Region 3 Headquarters either in person or by phone by calling (814)733-2203 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. Checks can be made out to: Commonwealth of PA and mailed to State Parks Region 3 Office, 435 State Park Rd, Schellsburg, PA 15559-7308 or brought to the program. Exact cash will also be accepted at the program. You will register through our State Parks Calendar of Events or by calling the Region 3 Headquarters. Region 3 Headquarters Number: (814)733-2202.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Fall Foliage Paddle #3 - 2 Openings Available]

Saturday

October

04

2014

Forest Explorers

Forest Explorers

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTree identification is the name of this game! We'll break into teams to ID 5 trees, then make a cool tree book to take home! Please meet at the Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

October

04

2014

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn a little bit about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using an electronic GPS unit to find a specific location. This program is for beginners and will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program.

Point State Park has several GPS units that will be available for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesGeocaching[Click Here To Register For Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching - 7 Openings Available]

Saturday

October

04

2014

Her Times 5K

Her Times 5K

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionOne of various running and/or walking events held at Presque Isle State Park each year by the Erie Runners Club.SponsorsErie Runners Club, Inc.ContactsHeather CassContact Emailhertimes5k@aol.comMore Infohttp://www.erie-runnersclub.orgActivitiesOther

Saturday

October

04

2014

Hike to Happy Hour

Hike to Happy Hour

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LocationLaurel Ridge State Park
1117 Jim Mountain RoadCityRockwoodStatePAZip Code15557-8703CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThis hike will travel 8 to 10 miles along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. Explore all of the amazing ways that Laurel Ridge shapes the landscape and culture of the Laurel Highlands area. The hike will end at a local spot to enjoy a much deserved happy hour.

** Registration is required. Please call 814-352-8649 to register.ContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailkipeck@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Saturday

October

04

2014

Native Plant Workshop

Native Plant Workshop

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJacobsburg Environmental Education Center and Lehigh Gap Nature Center will host a FREE native plant workshop on October 4 from 10:00 to 2:00 at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. The workshop will feature presentations on native plants, pollinators, and garden design.

Participants will receive a $25 coupon for native plants from Edge of Woods Plant Nursery. Snacks will be served, but please bring your own lunch.

Registration is limited. To register, call Jacobsburg at 610-746-2801.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesWorkshopRegistration for Native Plant Workshop is closed.

Saturday

October

04

2014

Nature Photo Hunt

Nature Photo Hunt

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the Interpretive Center to set out on an digital scavenger hunt! Grab your camera, or borrow one of ours, and see if you can find everything on the list.ActivitiesNature Photography

Saturday

October

04

2014

OWL PROWL

OWL PROWL

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LocationYellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 – OWL PROWL
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Environmental Learning Classroom

Mike Shaffer – Join the park naturalist to learn about the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, we will then go in search of these night-flying creatures to do a little prowling of our own. Bring a flashlight if you have one. Dress for the weather.

ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Monitoring

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October

04

2014

Plight of the Monarchs

Plight of the Monarchs

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionLearn about the fascinating migrations of these delicate creatures. Find out how why some years you see more than others and how they manage to survive a move across the continent! Meet at the park amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

04

2014

Pollinators and Plants

Pollinators and Plants

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionTails and Trails - Pollinators and Plants. Make a native plant seed bomb.
Seasonal story followed by trail exploration and craft. Great activities for families and scout groups. Registration is requested.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Pollinators and Plants - 30 Openings Available]

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October

04

2014

Sailboat Race

Sailboat Race

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPinchot Sailing Club is holding a sailboat race on Pinchot Lake. They will be leaving
from boat mooring area #2. Event time: 10:00 amSponsorsPinchot Sailing ClubContact Phone717-903-6820ActivitiesSailing

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October

04

2014

Shade Grown Coffee

Shade Grown Coffee

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome and enjoy a cup of “shade-grown” coffee. Learn about the benefits of seeking out shade-grown and environmentally friendly coffee and how that helps support wildlife. Program will begin at 3:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

04

2014

Spiders of PA

Spiders of PA

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LocationEnvironmental Learning Classroom
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin park naturalist Mike Shaffer to learn about the common spiders of Pennsylvania. Learn about the two venomous spiders found here in Pennsylvania. Afterwards, we will take a hike to find spiders in their natural habitat. (Friends of the Parks program)SponsorsFriends of the ParksContacts724-357-7913Contact Emailmishaffer@pa.govContact Phone724-357-7913ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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October

04

2014

Star Party

Star Party

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LocationMarsh Creek State Park
675 Park Rd.CityDowningtownStatePAZip Code19335-1898CountyChesterRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWhat is a star party? Members of the Chesmont Astronomical Society set up their personal telescopes and provide visitors with the opportunity to view planets, star clusters, galaxies and more. The Marsh Creek events focus on observing the moon, the planets and bright, deep-sky objects. The location for the Marsh Creek Star Parties is the lower parking lot of the main park entrance.

Visitors should dress for the weather-evenings in the park can be quite chilly, even in the summer months! Please avoid shining headlights on the observing area and using white flashlights. Night vision is essential for appreciating views of the night sky; consider covering your flashlight lens with red cellophane to save the night vision of yourself and those in the viewing area.

These events are free of charge provided to the community by your neighbors who are members of the Chesmont Astronomical Society. Because these events are clear, dark sky, and weather-dependent, be sure to check this website after 5:00pm for last-minute schedule changes: www.chesmontastro.org. For a complete schedule of Chesmont Astronomical Society star parties, visit: www.chesmontastro.org/monthlystarparty and driving directions: www.chesmontastro.org/starpartydirections.


SponsorsChesmont Astronomical SocietyMore Infohttp://www.chesmontastro.org/monthlystarpartyActivitiesStargazing

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October

04

2014

Tyler State Park Trail Crew Work Day

Tyler State Park Trail Crew Work Day

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LocationTyler State Park
Covered Bridge Access Area
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin the Tyler State Park Trail Crew in partnership with the Tyler Trail Riders Equine crew to perform repairs and improvements to the Neshaminy Creek Trail south of the Covered Bridge. Meet at the Covered Bridge Access Area and we will car pool to the trail head.

Work will consist of trail stabilization in wet areas, culvert installation, chainsaw work, debris and tree removal, brush removal and removing large tree obstructions, general trail maintenance work on the Neshaminy Creek Trail.

Limited tools available. If you have shovels, pruners, hand saws, metal rakes, gloves, a good pair of boots and water please bring.

Great for ages 15 and up. No experience necessary. Training and limited tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements. Call for directions.
ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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October

04

2014

Volunteer Work Day

Volunteer Work Day

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306Location Phone717-486-3799CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionVolunteers are needed to help with park improvement projects including landscaping and trail maintenance. Spend quality outside time in the outdoors and meet other enthusiastic volunteers. The morning will fly by! Call 717-486-3799 by Oct.1 to register.
Contact Emailgpadilla@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesVolunteers

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October

04

2014

Waterfowl Trolley Tour

Waterfowl Trolley Tour

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionMeet at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to learn more about our part of the superhighway for waterfowl migration, called the Atlantic Flyway on this free EMTA Bayliner Trolley tour! Basics of waterfowl indentification will be covered, including bird ID, call ID and bill ID, and the trolley will be stopping for short stops and walks. Loaner binoculars and field guides available. Limited to 30 participants. Dress for the weather, bring drinking water if desired. Recommended for 12 years of age and older. Call the park office to register.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

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October

04

2014

Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour

Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionGo exploring by kayak! Ages 12+. We’ll tour the lake and learn about the wildlife that lives here. Register online to use a park kayak OR to bring your own (when you register, please note if you’re bringing your own kayak). $5.00 program fee for each participant. Ages 18 and under must have parent present. Participants must show valid driver’s license to get a boat. All participants must wear provided life vest.
Meet at boat rental building
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingRegistration for Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour is closed.

Sunday

October

05

2014

Apple Cider Festival and Craft Show

Apple Cider Festival and Craft Show

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Location966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317Location Phone814-674-1000CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionPrince Gallitzin State Park will host its annual Apple Cider Festival and Craft Show on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Muskrat Beach #2. The festival features over 100 craft vendors, 20 food vendors, live entertainment bands, pony rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, chainsaw carving, apple cider demonstrations, environmental education programs and more!

Free admission with donations accepted for parking.
All donations collected by the Friends of Prince Gallitzin will go to projects in the park.SponsorsCambriaContactsPark OfficeContact Emailprincegallitzinsp@state.pa.usContact Phone814-674-1000More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/princegallitzin.aspxActivitiesFestivalsInterpretive ProgramsOtherSpecial Events

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October

05

2014

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDog Walk Series - Explore the park with your furry best friend. Learn the trails and experience nature. Natural and seasonal points of interest are included in all hikes. Dogs must be on leash and under owners control. No more than two dogs per adult hiker recommended. Medium difficulty - some steep trails - approximately 2 miles. Meet outside McConnell Education Hall.
10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/19 & 5/3
ActivitiesDog Walk[Click Here To Register For Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series - 35 Openings Available]

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October

05

2014

Elk Antlers, the Royal Topping

Elk Antlers, the Royal Topping

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHear everything you ever wanted to know about elk antlers! Experience a tactile adventure as you handle several different sets of antlers while learning many fascinating facts about them, such as elk antlers are one of the world’s fastest growing living tissues. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

05

2014

Fire Tower Historical Tour

Fire Tower Historical Tour

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPlease bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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October

05

2014

Garden Harvest Day

Garden Harvest Day

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCelebrate the bounty of autumn with the Friends of Kings Gap, Cumberland County Master Gardeners and Kings Gap staff. A variety of activities for all ages will feature the fall garden: apple cider pressing, kettle-cooked soup, crafts, garden tours, a beekeeper, hay rides, FOOD and more. Bring your appetite and spend an afternoon in the fresh mountain air. The programs will be held in and around the mansion garden. Admission is free!
Contact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesFestivals

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October

05

2014

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn a little bit about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using an electronic GPS unit to find a specific location. This program is for beginners and will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program.

Point State Park has several GPS units that will be available for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesGeocaching[Click Here To Register For Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching - 8 Openings Available]

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October

05

2014

Giving Pond Paddle

Giving Pond Paddle

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LocationGiving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)
CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome join Delaware Canal State Park staff for a two hour paddle. Learn paddling basics and spend time touring the Giving Pond Recreation area and identifying local wildlife.

The park will provide the use of a canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. We have a limited number of child sized life jackets for ages 6 or younger. Please inquire about availability. Donations for this program are appreciated!ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Giving Pond Paddle - 8 Openings Available]

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October

05

2014

Giving Pond Paddle with Adventures For Women

Giving Pond Paddle with Adventures For Women

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LocationGiving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)
CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome enjoy a relaxing morning paddle on Giving Pond, led by Delaware Canal State Park educator Ian Kindle. Adventures For Women guide Christine Boue and members will be along to introduce participants to their organization, which is one of the few women-only outdoors clubs in the US. Learn paddling basics and spend time touring the Giving Pond Recreation area and identifying local wildlife.

The park will provide the use of a canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. This paddle is specifically for women 18 years and older. A $10 donation per paddler to Delaware Canal State Park for this program is requested.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Giving Pond Paddle with Adventures For Women - 6 Openings Available]

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October

05

2014

Hop, Slither & Crawl

Hop, Slither & Crawl

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionStop by the interpretive center for an interactive program about the critters that hop, slither and crawl their way around the park.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

05

2014

Leaves & Lunch Pontoon Boat Program

Leaves & Lunch Pontoon Boat Program

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Lake Day Use AreaCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin Sinnemahoning State Park staff for an afternoon pontoon boat ride on the lake, as we take a look at the colors of fall and the natural processes that cause this dramatic change.

Enjoy lunch on the boat, complete with tablecloths and music, surrounded by the blazing colors of autumn in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Program fee of $20.00 per person includes a catered lunch.

Pre-registration is required by Saturday, September 28th

Limit of 12 people.

To register for the program or for more information, please call the park office.

For more information about these programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact Kim Lott, Environmental Education Specialist, at 814-647-8401 ext. 106 or by email at KLOTT@pa.gov.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/BirdingOnline registration is now closed for the Leaves and Lunch Pontoon Boat Program. Please call the park office for more information.

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October

05

2014

Lunar Viewing- The Hunter's Moon

Lunar Viewing- The Hunter's Moon

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922Location Phone814-435-5010CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff and volunteers as we observe the the lunar landscape through the park's telescopes. This is a full moon program! Light reflected from the moon greatly diminishes the ability to see all but the brighter stars and constellations.
Programs are conducted at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the red lit walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The Clear Sky Chart for Cherry Springs offers cloud cover forcasts to help you plan for a successful evening of observing the night sky.

The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.
ActivitiesStargazing

Sunday

October

05

2014

Make a Fish Print T

Make a Fish Print T

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionParticipants can bring a cotton blend T-Shirt or bag to make a fish print creation. Activity in McConnell Hall from 1-3PM.ActivitiesOtherOpen HouseChildren's Programs

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October

05

2014

Night Sky Exploration at Chapman

Night Sky Exploration at Chapman

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory and learn the essentials of stargazing. We'll be trying out the park's telescope to discover where and when to look for planets and deep skky objects. If you have a telescope gathering dust, bring it out and get some tips on using it from an expert. Remember to bring a jacket/blanket/chair and flashlight. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ActivitiesStargazing

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October

05

2014

Nolde Mansion Open House

Nolde Mansion Open House

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionFirst Sunday-
September through May
1:00 - 4:00pm
Now serving as the administrative center for an extensive environmental education program, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. See our story in video, tour the mansion, go on a scavenger hunt, and enjoy a special event. No registration required. Hosted by the Friends of Nolde Forest.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS are offered at 2:00pm
Contact Emailnoldeforestsp@pa.govActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsNature PhotographyOpen House

Sunday

October

05

2014

Pictures in the Park - Look at Those Leaves

Pictures in the Park - Look at Those Leaves

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LocationSalt Springs State Park
c/o LackawannaCityDaltonStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountySusquehannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionHow do you get the PERFECT Fall Pictures?? Come out and learn some photo basics, take a hike to experience some unusual beauty, and see Salt Springs State Park through the lens of your camera. Various skill levels welcome. Hope it’s a SUNNNNNNY, blue-sky day!!! Check website for “rain date” updates.

Program Fee:
Non-members: $5/ person
Members - Free
Children - Free
SponsorsFriends of Salt SpringsContact Emailfriends@epix.netContact Phone570-967-7275ActivitiesNature Photography

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October

05

2014

Pond/Stream Exploration

Pond/Stream Exploration

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionParticipants will explore what lives in the pond and the stream at Nolde Forest.
Stream exploration for participants 10yrs. & up,
Pond exploration for participants under 9yrs.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

05

2014

Top of the Mountain Hike

Top of the Mountain Hike

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the nature center to head out on a hike to the top of Cove Mountain! View the park from above and the valleys beyond. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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October

05

2014

Walk to Cure Diabetes

Walk to Cure Diabetes

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThe walk to cure diabetes is a 3-mile, fun-filled event that brings the community together to raise funds for JDRF. There are no small steps in this journey. Every step, every participant, and every dollar raised brings JDRFR closer to our goal of creating a world without T1D (Type 1 Diabetes). Visit www.jdrf.org/northwestpa for more information.SponsorsJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationMore Infohttp://www.jdrf.org/northwestpaActivitiesOther

Monday

October

06

2014

Books and Boots

Books and Boots

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center, 2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin our staff for a morning of mind exercising discussion, followed by a body exercising walk in Nolde Forest. Books are selected by the group. Bring your own nature/environment themed recommendations to share. Fact or fiction, past, present or future, all are considered. Start the week on a high note - we intend to have a good time meeting and sharing opinions and ideas with a cup of coffee or tea. Bring a breakfast item for yourself or to share (optional). Meet in the Mansion Library. Event Time: 9:30 - 11:30AM 10/6, 11/3, & 12/1SponsorsBerksContact Emailnoldeforestprogramstaff@pa.govContact Phone610-796-3699More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/noldeforest.aspxActivitiesOtherHiking and WalkingRegistration for Books and Boots is closed.

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October

06

2014

Fall Homeschool Day

Fall Homeschool Day

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787Location Phone717-432-5011CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin county and state park naturalists for this special home school program for students ages 6 through 11, or studying 1st through 6th grade curriculums. Students will rotate through three fall-themed programs with students of similar age. Program includes a Fall Lake Study, How Animals Prepare for Winter Lesson, and a Forest Scavenger Hunt Walk.
This is a student drop-off activity. Limited spaces are available for parent chaperones; please inquire during registration. Registration required at 717-428-1961.

SponsorsNixon County ParkContact Phone717-428-1961ActivitiesHomeschool ProgramYou must call Nixon County park to register for this program: 717-428-1961

Monday

October

06

2014

Hound Hike

Hound Hike

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionDogs are man’s best friend and love to get out of the house too. Enjoy a free hike with your tail-wagging friend in the Fuller Area.

Dogs must be leashed and should be friendly with other dogs. Only one dog per hiker. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Meet at the Fuller bath house.ActivitiesDog WalkHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Monday

October

06

2014

Morning on the Mountain

Morning on the Mountain

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a wake-up walk around the park. Meet at the park office. Be sure to bring water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Trail will be determined by the group.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Tuesday

October

07

2014

Full Moon Paddle

Full Moon Paddle

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LocationMoraine State Park
Register for specific locationCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionOn the water is a perfect place to enjoy a full moon. Join Moraine State Park staff in a unique kayaking adventure as we paddle out into the sunset and return just in time to see the moon rise.

Participants may bring their own kayak (lifejacket required), or borrow one of Moraine’s kayaks and equipment free of charge. Please register below or by calling the park at 724-368-8811. Please specify if you are bringing your own kayak. Participants must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Please call the park at 724-368-8811 for more information.

DUE TO INCREASED INTEREST, PARTICIPATION IN PARK KAYAK PROGRAMS IS LIMITED TO 2 PROGRAMS PER SEASON.

If program is full, please check back to see if spots become open.Contact Emailmoraineenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone724-368-8811ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingOtherWildlife Watching/BirdingRegistration for this event is full. Please check back to see if more spots become available.

Tuesday

October

07

2014

Golden Trails: Animal Tracks and Traces

Golden Trails: Animal Tracks and Traces

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPark staff will lead a leisurely trail exploration for hikers of a "certain age" who would prefer to take time to look closely at the curiosities of the natural world rather than covering distance. Bring your cameras, field guides and stories to share during a 1.0-1.5 mile hike over fairly flat terrain with an uneven walking surface. Water and sturdy shoes are recommended, and trekking poles, if you have them. This event is designed for adults in their "golden years" who enjoy socializing while hiking at a relaxed pace.

Meet at the Fuller Lake Bath HouseContact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Tuesday

October

07

2014

Golden Trails: More Talk, Less Walk

Golden Trails: More Talk, Less Walk

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FrequencyMonthlyLocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306Location Phone717-486-3799CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCarl Leinbach will lead a leisurely trail exploration for hikers of a "certain age" who would prefer to take time to look closely at the curiosities of the natural world rather than covering distance. Bring your cameras, field guides and stories to share during a 1.0-1.5 mile hike over fairly flat terrain with an uneven walking surface. Water and sturdy shoes are recommended, and trekking poles, if you have them. This event is designed for older adults who enjoy socializing while hiking at a relaxed pace. The program is free but registration is required by phone: 717-486-3799. Deadline to register is Oct. 3.Contact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone7174863799ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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October

08

2014

Hiking Series (11)

Hiking Series (11)

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LocationBlack Diamond TrailCityMountain TopStatePALocation Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin PA State Park staff at 9 AM on the trailhead on Route 437 in Mountain Top for an easy, 8 mile hike on the Black Diamond Trail. The entire series will cover 40+ miles of trails on our public lands including state parks and local preserves. Come out to get some exercise, learn about the area's rich history and nature, and relax in the fresh air. Please call the park office (570-403-2006) or visit the PA State Parks' Calendar of Events (www.visitpaparks.com) for more information and detailed directions to meeting locations.

Trail: Black Diamond Trail
Length: 8 miles
Terrain: easiest
Meet: Trailhead on PA-437 in Mountain Top

We'll hike 8 miles downhill to the Middleburg Road crossing and shuttle back to our starting point.ContactsMegan Fedor, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailnescopecksp@pa.govContact Phone570-403-2006ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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October

08

2014

Hiking Series (11)

Hiking Series (11)

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LocationBlack Diamond TrailCityMountain TopStatePALocation Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin PA State Park staff at 9 AM on the trailhead on Route 437 in Mountain Top for an easy, 8 mile hike on the Black Diamond Trail. The entire series will cover 40+ miles of trails on our public lands including state parks and local preserves. Come out to get some exercise, learn about the area's rich history and nature, and relax in the fresh air. Please call the park office (570-403-2006) or visit the PA State Parks' Calendar of Events (www.visitpaparks.com) for more information and detailed directions to meeting locations.

Trail: Black Diamond Trail
Length: 8 miles
Terrain: easiest
Meet: Trailhead on PA-437 in Mountain Top

We'll hike 8 miles downhill to the Middleburg Road crossing and shuttle back to our starting point.ContactsMegan Fedor, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailnescopecksp@pa.govContact Phone570-403-2006ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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October

08

2014

HOMESCHOOL DAY: TERRIFIC TREES!

HOMESCHOOL DAY: TERRIFIC TREES!

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionWe will be learning to identify trees and wild plants as well as discuss the parts of a tree and what they need to grow. This class is for students ages 8 to 13 (3rd to 8th grades). Pre-registration is required, please call R. B. Winter State Park at (570) 966-1455 to register.ActivitiesHomeschool Program

Wednesday

October

08

2014

Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park

Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn about a few of the native plant species in Point State Park. The program will last for an hour and will involve a walk around the park. Normal walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be sure to dress for the weather.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. You can register by clicking the link below.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesInterpretive Walks[Click Here To Register For Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park]

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October

08

2014

Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Hopewell Road.

Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Hopewell Road.

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy a guided hike in the park with park staff and fellow hikers. Blaze orange is recommended while hiking in the park in autumn (we will provide if you do not have your own). Wear sturdy hiking shoes (most trails tend to be fairly rocky) and bring water and snacks. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Today's hike: 3.5 miles, moderate. Meet at Hopewell Road. From Birdsboro, follow Route 345 South. Pass French Creek's East Entrance and proceed to Hopewell Furnace. Make left onto Hopewell Road and proceed approx. 1/4 mile to parking area on the left. Email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov for a map of the meeting location.ActivitiesHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Hopewell Road.]

Thursday

October

09

2014

CHIPMUNK CAPERS

CHIPMUNK CAPERS

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionKids ages 4-7 years can experience life through the eyes of a chipmunk during this story and roleplaying activity at the park’s playground. We may do a fun fall craft as well! Pre-registration is required, please call R. B. Winter State Park at (570) 966-1455 to register.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Thursday

October

09

2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThey are the silent hunters of the night, but when they do call, can you identify the species? Learn about the owls found in PA and try your hand at calling to these birds of prey to see if any of the park’s owls respond. Meet at the park office/classroom.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Thursday

October

09

2014

Tales for Tots

Tales for Tots

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each week we will explore a different topic. Activities may involve arts and crafts or short hikes related to the topic of the story. Adults must accompany their child. Children that attend all six sessions will earn a DiscoverE Hide n’ Seekers certificate.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverERegistration for Tales for Tots is closed.

Thursday

October

09

2014

Wolf Creek Falls Hike

Wolf Creek Falls Hike

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-9715CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the park naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am for a spectacular hike to Wolf Creek Falls in Saint Clair. We will meet at the North end of the Wal-Mart parking lot off PA Route 61 in the Coal Creek Commerce Center. This hike is seven miles and rated difficult. It will take us up the mountain to Wolf Creek Falls and beyond to the reservoir. This hike is dog-friendly, but all pets must be leashed and get along well with people and other pets. Bring water and a lunch. Due to limited space, registration is required by contacting Robin at 570-467-2506 or registering online at dcnr.state.pa.us under the Tuscarora State Park calendar of eventsActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

Friday

October

10

2014

Confessions of a Bad Birder

Confessions of a Bad Birder

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBaird Ornithological Club hosts a program open to the public. Bob Mench will give his humorous account of how being a bad birder led him to bird photography. Program in McConnell Education Hall.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Friday

October

10

2014

Crooked Run Campground Trunk of Treats Theme Weekend

Crooked Run Campground Trunk of Treats Theme Weekend

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317Location Phone814-674-1000CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCrooked Run Campground Trunk of Treats Theme Weekend
Trunk of Treats Saturday, October 11 from 6pm-8pm at main campground host site for costumed camping kids; prize for best decorated tickets for door prizes will be handed out to camp sites decorated for the theme weekend.SponsorsFriends of Prince Gallitzin State ParkContactsPark OfficeContact Emailprincegallitzinsp@state.pa.usContact Phone814-674-1000ActivitiesCampingSpecial Events

Friday

October

10

2014

Family Night

Family Night

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your family along to the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for an evening outdoor adventure followed by a craft. On the second Friday of each month we will explore a different topic, from frogs, to butterflies, to hiking at night! On October 10th we'll explore Henrys Woods at night! You'll get an after-hours tour of the center to discover what animals are active in the evening. Wear sturdy shoes for the walk and adults should bring a flashlight. This program is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration is required.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive WalksRegistration for Family Night is closed.

Friday

October

10

2014

Full Moon Giving Pond Paddle

Full Moon Giving Pond Paddle

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LocationGiving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd (PA-32)CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome join Delaware Canal State Park staff for a two hour paddle. Learn paddling basics and spend time touring the Giving Pond Recreation area at night under a full moon. We'll listen and wach for animals that become active when the light begins to fade. Beavers are busy on the pond, and this is the best time of day to see them at work.

Donations are always appreciated for use of a canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. As this is an after dark paddle program in potentially cold weather, please inquire before signing children up for this program.

Pre-registration is necessary.Click below to register online. Canoes, single, and tandem kayaks will be available. If you wish to specify your boat preference, please use the notes section of the reservation form.ContactsSarah BergContact Emailsberg@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Full Moon Giving Pond Paddle - 8 Openings Available]

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October

10

2014

Giving Pond Paddle

Giving Pond Paddle

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LocationGiving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)
CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome join Delaware Canal State Park staff for a two hour paddle. Learn paddling basics and spend time touring the Giving Pond Recreation area and identifying local wildlife.

The park will provide the use of a canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. We have a limited number of child sized life jackets for ages 6 or younger. Please inquire about availability. Donations for this program are appreciated!ContactsSarah BergContact Emailsberg@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Giving Pond Paddle - 3 Openings Available]

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October

10

2014

Haunted Paddle #3

Haunted Paddle #3

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome on out for a spooky interpretive paddle on Shawnee Lake. Enjoy a paddle as we hear tails of haunting spirits. Can you tell which ones are based on actual events and which ones are fiction? Use one of our kayaks or bring your own. The non-refundable program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.visitPAparks.com or by calling (814)733-2203. Meet at the Colvin Boat Launch off of PA-96.

•This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
•Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver.
•Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult.
•There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request.

Payment info:
Payment by credit card must be done at the Region 3 Headquarters either in person or by phone by calling (814)733-2203 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014. Checks can be made out to: Commonwealth of PA and mailed to State Parks Region 3 Office, 435 State Park Rd, Schellsburg, PA 15559-7308 or brought to the program. Exact cash will also be accepted at the program. You will register through our State Parks Calendar of Events or by calling the Region 3 Headquarters. Region 3 Headquarters Number: (814)733-2203.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsWe are sorry, but the online registration is now closed for this program. Please check the calendar of events for similar events or call 814-733-2203 for more information

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October

10

2014

History Tour

History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for approximately one hour and will cover some of the history of the Point. This program is not intensive; walking shoes and normal clothing will be fine.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850.

Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Pre-register by clicking the link below.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For History Tour]

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October

10

2014

Pymatuning Fall Spooktackular

Pymatuning Fall Spooktackular

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LocationJamestown Campground
716 Williamsfield RoadCityJamestownStatePAZip Code16134Location Phone7249323141CountyCrawfordRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThis years event will be a family oriented event. We are planning a night hike, movie, kids craft, costume contest for kids, pets, and adults, trick-or-treat, site decoration contest, non-scare hayrides, and bonfire with music. There will also be two new events related to pumpkins, the Pumpkin Derby and the Pumpkin Slingshot. The event is open to the public and there is no parking or entrance fee. Some individual events have a small fee to participate others are free. Food, beverages, and pumpkins will be for sale. Events with a fee are the Pumpkin Derby, Pumpkin Slingshot, Hayrides and Kids Craft.More Infohttp://www.facebook.com/pymatuningstateparkActivitiesCampingChildren's ProgramsConcertFestivalsHiking and WalkingMovieMusicSpecial Events

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October

10

2014

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy the changing colors of the forest. Natural and seasonal points of interest included in hike. New trails explored each week. Fridays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, & 10/24ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Saturday

October

11

2014

7th Annual Cranberry Festival

7th Annual Cranberry Festival

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy the autumn activities at the Cranberry Festival. Take a hike to find out where you can pick cranberries in the bog, make a pine cone bird feeder, try colonial candle-dipping, and enjoy a hay ride. Other events will be listed in September. Some crafters will be at this event. Events take place near the Environmental Learning Center.

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October

11

2014

A Timeless Tradition

A Timeless Tradition

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWe used to show this video in our Hunter/Trapper Education classes because it captured the essence of archery hunting in a nutshell. Come and enjoy this video and then see if you can pass the quiz about it. Why do some hunters choose to use archery equipment to hunt? Find out what the attraction is, and perhaps you too may choose to participate in “a timeless tradition”. Meet at the campground amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

11

2014

Adopt A Highway Program

Adopt A Highway Program

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LocationNockamixon State Park Office
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7300CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionTHE FRIENDS OF NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK JOIN
THE PENNSYLVANIA ADOPT A HIGHWAY PROGRAM
The Friends Group has adopted a portion of a highway near the park to keep clean in order to beautify the area around the park. Our section of highway is Mountain View Drive (Route # 563) from Deerwood Lane north to Pheasant Run Road, then south back to Deerwood Lane.

Below is information on our first scheduled cleanup:
Date: Saturday 10/11/14 - rain date Sunday 10/12/14
Time: 8:30 AM
Where: Meet at Park Office Parking Lot on Mountain View Drive
Dress Code: Long pants and sleeves (poison ivy always around)
Safety Clothes: safety vests & glasses will be provided along with gloves, if you have your own please bring them.
In order to help out you must be registered with the DCNR as a volunteer. If you are not registered go to www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/VolunteerApplication.aspx. If you can help out, please email me at mquinn52@verizon.net. I will send a reminder email about a week before the event.
I hope you can come out to help keep our park and Pennsylvania beautiful.

Mike Quinn, Chair
FONSP
ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

Saturday

October

11

2014

Apple Butter Day

Apple Butter Day

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LocationMt. Pisgah State Park
28 Entrance RoadCityTroyStatePAZip Code16947-9448Location Phone570-297-2734CountyBradfordRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionIn early farm life, October was a month of great activity as people worked to put in their winter's supply of food for themselves and their animals. We will be holding our fifth annual Apple Butter Stir at the Hilltop Pavilion, to educate and show how hard our ancestors worked and how they had fun while some of the work was done. Attendees will be able to help make apple butter, home-made ice cream, watch butter making demonstrations by the Bradford County Dairy Princess or one of her dairy maids. We're hoping to have fresh-pressed apple cider again this year. Kids can pick out a pumpkin from our own pumpkin patch, watch rag doll crafting, roast your own hot dogs and make s'mores over a wood fire. This event is free and donations are accepted to benefit the Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park organization.SponsorsFriends of Mt. Pisgah State ParkActivitiesHistory ProgramsSpecial Events

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October

11

2014

Beyond Backpacking Basics

Beyond Backpacking Basics

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LocationLaurel Ridge State Park
1117 Jim Mountain RoadCityRockwoodStatePAZip Code15557-8703CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionA three-day, two-night backpacking trip on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. This program is designed for intermediate backpackers hoping to learn new sections of trail and enhance their skill set. The trip will begin at Maple Summit Parking Area and end at Seven Springs Resort. We will be staying at the Rt. 653 Shelter Area and Grindle Ridge Shelter Area overnight.

COST: $25 (includes trail lunches, overnight accommodations and experienced guides)

** Registration is required at least one week in advance for backpacking programs. To register, please call 814-352-8649ContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailkipeck@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesBackpacking

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October

11

2014

Blood Trailing 101

Blood Trailing 101

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionArchery season is in, and many hunters are taking to the field in pursuit of our Whitetail Deer. Often, the “hunt” begins after taking the shot. Tracking and trailing are important skills for a hunter to have; come and learn the basics of blood trailing. This program begins in our classroom but we will be outside practicing our trailing skills - dress accordingly. Meet at the park office/classroom.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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October

11

2014

Canal Walk with the Friends

Canal Walk with the Friends

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
tbdCitytbdStatePALocation Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA guided walking tour of much of the 58.9 miles of the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol conducted over 5 successive Saturdays.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware Canal. For more information see www.fodc.orgSponsorsFriends of the Delaware CanalContactsSusan TaylorContact Emailfriends@fodc.orgContact Phone215-862-2021More Infohttp://www.fodc.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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October

11

2014

Cold-Blooded Curiosity

Cold-Blooded Curiosity

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAre you naturally curious? If so, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Cold-Blooded Curiosity has visited The Center on many occasions and are back again by popular demand! They are a conservation group whose mission is to educate others about conservation through a hands-on approach. Come meet and greet the clod-blooded creatures up close and personal at the Elk Country Visitor Center and hear the stories told by founders of the organization, Jesse Winters and Drema Tubbs. Cold- Blooded Curiosity will be set up on the property from mid-morning throughout the afternoon. Specific location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

11

2014

Cub Scout Day

Cub Scout Day

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for an afternoon of fun nature activities for cub scouts including Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos. (Grades 1-5 or ages 7-10). Cost will be $2.00 per scout. Leaders should know the exact number of scoutss attending when they call to register. You must register in advance for this program by calling 570-403-2006. Limited Space.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

11

2014

Cub Scout Education Day

Cub Scout Education Day

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMore details on this upcoming event will be available closer to the date.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Saturday

October

11

2014

Explore Chapman State Park by Canoe and Kayak

Explore Chapman State Park by Canoe and Kayak

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy the fall leaves by boat! Come explore Chapman State Park by Canoe/Kayak. Meet at the beach concession at the park. Pre-registration is required as canoes and kayaks are limited. You may bring your own canoe or kayak but you must still register. Registrations can be made by calling the park office at 814-723-0250 by Friday, October 10, 2014. For more information contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Explore Chapman State Park by Canoe and Kayak]

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October

11

2014

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

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LocationLehigh Gorge State Park
c/o Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWhite water release date is October 12. This release date is for both fishing and white water and will only occur if sufficient stored water is available.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleWhitewater Rafting

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October

11

2014

Fall Foliage Paddle

Fall Foliage Paddle

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LocationMoraine State Park
Register for locationCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionIn autumn the trees are nature’s kaleidoscope. Unfortunately, this rainbow of color only appears a few weeks each fall. Meet the park naturalist to learn about Moraine State Park while kayaking amongst the beautiful natural scenery. Bring your own kayak to participate, or you can reserve one of Moraine State Park’s kayaks free of charge. All participants must register. Participants that use park kayaks must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Register below or by calling the Moraine office at 724-368-8811. Please be sure to dress for the weather conditions and bring drinking water.Contact Emailmorainesp@state.pa.usContact Phone724-368-8811More Infohttp://www.visitpaparks.comActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Fall Foliage Paddle - 1 Openings Available]

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October

11

2014

First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park

First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Park Office and Wildlife Center
4843 Park RoadCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionSurround yourself with the glories of full autumn color while celebrating all that is special about the First Fork Valley. Festival highlights include interpretive programs, by Van Wagner, local authors, displays by the Pennsylvania Wilds artisans, music, food and more.

For more information about these programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact Kim Lott, Environmental Education Specialist, at 814-647-8401 ext. 106 or by email at KLOTT@pa.gov.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
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October

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2014

Full Moon Paddle

Full Moon Paddle

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a paddle under the light of the Hunter's Moon. For experienced paddlers only! $5. per person fee includes kayak, paddle and pfd. There are a limited number of kayaks available, so please call Alison at 570-676-0567 to reserve one as soon as possible. Please wear a head lamp. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or heavy wind. Meet at the Upper Lake on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8pm.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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October

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2014

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn a little bit about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using an electronic GPS unit to find a specific location. This program is for beginners and will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program.

Point State Park has several GPS units that will be available for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesGeocaching[Click Here To Register For Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching - 8 Openings Available]

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2014

Glacier Ridge Trail Hike

Glacier Ridge Trail Hike

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionAdmire beautiful fall foliage, breathtaking vistas of Lake Arthur and the diversity of Pennsylvania’s woodlands during a 10-mile hike with Jennings staff along the Glacier Ridge Trail on Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Jennings Center and be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. In some locations the trail can be challenging, and participants must be able to walk at least 2 mph for the entire distance. Registration is required by October 3.
Part of the North Country National Scenic Trail system, Glacier Ridge Trail passes through the area’s unique glacial landscape and is a natural corridor between Jennings Environmental Education Center and Moraine State Park. During the hike discover the multitude of changes occurring within the fall forest and learn the history of the land upon which you tread.
ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive WalksThank you for your interest. Program registration is now full. Please contact the park office to inquire about late registration and/or waiting lists (724-794-6011)

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Historic Oil Well Operation

Historic Oil Well Operation

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LocationMoraine State Park
Park RoadCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051Location Phone724-368-3612CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCome see a restored oil well in operation! The The Muddy Creek Oil Well #19 is an award-winning restoration site of an antique oil well. The Bessemer Gas Engine and Marshall-Barr No. 19 oil well equipment was restored and the site was first opened for visitors during the Lake Arthur Regatta in August of 2000.

The well will operate from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Volunteers from 3MJC (Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission) will be there to operate the engine and answer your questions. So come out and see the Bessemer engine pump some Pennsylvania crude. The central powerhouse site is located beyond the Forestry & Regional office building on Park Rd. (Old 422) off Route 528. Free refreshments will be provided! Visit www.3mjc.org or Check out 3MJC's facebook page for more information.More Infohttp://3mjc.orgActivitiesHistory ProgramsOther

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History of the Bridge

History of the Bridge

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFind out why the Kinzua Bridge was built, who was involved in the building, and what it is made out of! Hear exciting stories about people’s experience of being on the bridge! Call the park office for more info at (814) 965-2646!Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesHistory Programs

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Introduction to Orienteering

Introduction to Orienteering

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionMeet at the amphitheater for this introduction to Orienteering. Find out how to locate fairly easy-to-find markers in the woods with the aid of an orienteering map and compass. Instructor Ed Scott will introduce you to orienteering maps and lead you through a practice course. Hiking shoes and long pants are recommended. Families and scouts welcome. Registration is required- space is limited. This is a great introductory course for anyone wishing to participate in the orienteering event at French Creek on 10/12/14-see the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association's website for more information on this event.SponsorsDelaware Valley Orienteering AssociationMore Infohttp://www.dvoa.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingOrienteeringRegistration for Introduction to Orienteering is closed. Thank you for your interest in this program. Please check back again for future Orienteering programs.

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2014

Ladies of the Lake Paddle

Ladies of the Lake Paddle

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionIt's ladies only for our last paddle of the season! Maybe we'll spot some migrating hawks. $5. per person fee includes kayak, paddle and pfd. There are a limited number of kayaks, so please call Alison at 570-676-0567 as soon as possible to reserve a spot. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or heavy wind. Meet at the Upper Lake on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2pm.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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Leave No Trace Awareness Hike

Leave No Trace Awareness Hike

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
5998 State Park Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947Location Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA 4-5 mile, moderately paced hike at Ralph Stover State Park and High Rocks Recreation Area. This Leave No Trace awareness hike is ideal for scouts and anyone interested in learning about the principles of Leave No Trace and how they can help preserve the beauty of our parks and forests.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive WalksRegistration is required. Please register for this event underDelaware Canal State Park

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11

2014

Monthly Volunteer Work Day

Monthly Volunteer Work Day

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHelp beautify your local state park by participating in the monthly volunteer work day sponsored by the Friends of Colonel Denning. Work assignments will vary and will be assigned the day of the event. Meet at Pavilion #1 @ 9:00 AM. Please dress for work and bring work gloves and a lunch.

If you know in advance that you will be there please notify the park office at 717-776-5272 before the start of the event.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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11

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Out of Darkness Community Walk

Out of Darkness Community Walk

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionSponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a fundraising and awareness walk to bring attention to the high rates of suicide and depression in our community. Event takes place at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park. For more information visit the website at www.afsp.org.
SponsorsAmerican Foundation for Suicide PreventionContactsPat GaineyContact Phone215-746-7256ActivitiesOther

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11

2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMany owls are prowling the Pennsylvania forests every night. Learn about the owls that live here before going in search of these night-flying creatures while we do a little prowling of our own. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Please meet at the Campground Amphitheater.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Reeds Gap Fall KIDS DAY

Reeds Gap Fall KIDS DAY

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LocationReeds Gap State Park
1405 New Lancaster Valley RoadCityMilroyStatePAZip Code17063-9735CountyMifflinRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionReeds Gap State Park will be holding its annual Fall Kids Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11 AM until 3 PM.

Bring out the family and participate in a number of fun filled activities while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. Activities will include hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, apple cidering, Reptiles and Amphibians with the PA Fish and Boat Commission, primitive firemaking, PA wildlife animal artifacts, candle dipping,The Mifflin County Conservation District, and more.

The event will take place in the second parking lot. Parking and admission are free.
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Six Penny Hike

Six Penny Hike

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome out and enjoy the fall foliage on this guided hike on the Six Penny Trail. This is a 4.5 mile moderate hike, passing through some of the most beautiful and unique areas of the park as well as the abandoned Six Penny recreation area. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Blaze orange is recommended when hiking in the fall, and will be provided if you don't have your own. Leashed dogs welcome. Meet at the campground amphitheater.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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11

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Skunks - What's the Big Stink?

Skunks - What's the Big Stink?

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionShe's back! Join Liz, her 100 year old mother and Snickers her pet skunk for a fun and informative program on skunks. Pet a live skunk - don't worry, he's been descented! Meet at the Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 5pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Spooky Spiders

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome and learn more about the different spiders that are in Pennsylvania and also make your very own spider. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsChildren's Programs

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Spooky Spiders

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome and learn more about the different spiders that are in Pennsylvania and also make your very own spider. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsChildren's Programs

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Steelhead Fly Tying Program

Steelhead Fly Tying Program

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionA very popular recreational activity in Erie for years has been fly fishing. Our streams and lakes offer some of the best fishing in PA. Join one of our naturalists, members of the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, Gem City Outdoorsman Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM to learn how to tie a fly called the "wooly bugger" and "egg sacs". This fly has been a very popular fly used to catch various species including steelhead which will be the main species of fish targeted this time of year. We will be meeting at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. The fly tying equipment and material will be provided by the park. There is no cost to the program, but registration is required. The program will be limited to 15 participants. Please call 814-833-7424 to register.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

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The Big Sit Bird Count

The Big Sit Bird Count

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe Big Sit is an international, noncompetitive bird count sponsored by the Bird Watcher’s Digest. Participants count as many bird species in a 24 hour period (seen or heard) from a stationary 17 foot
circle. Volunteers occupy the circle for as much of the 24 hours as possible. Data is shared and tabulated for scientific research and for fun. For this event Bald Eagle State Park is partnering locally with Shaver’s Creek, Millbrook Marsh and the Penns Valley Conservation Association. This event is open to attend and leave at your leisure! Come share in the collection and learn bird ID! Meet at the Beach Area. 8:00AM - 4:00PMActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

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11

2014

White Haven Fall Block Blast

White Haven Fall Block Blast

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LocationHickory Run State Park
RR 1 Box 81CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWhite Haven Fall Block Blast: Come visit our State Park staff who will be set up at the White Haven Fall Block Blast sponsored by the Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce. Location: Main Street, White Haven. For more information contact 570-401-5504.SponsorsWhite HavenContact Phone570-401-5504ActivitiesFestivals

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2014

White Haven Fall Block Blast

White Haven Fall Block Blast

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionCome visit our State Park staff who will be set up at the White Haven Fall Block Blast sponsored by the Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce. Location: Main Street, White Haven. For more information contact 570-401-5504.Contact Phone570-401-5504ActivitiesFestivals

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2014

Zombie 5K for the Erie Playhouse

Zombie 5K for the Erie Playhouse

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin us at Beach #1 for the Zombie 5K! Runners wear flag belts and try to avoid the zombies along the trail who can "kill" them by taking the flags. The runner with the most flags wins, as does the zombie with the most flags.SponsorsErie PlayhouseContactsAngela HowellContact Emailangela@erieplayhouse.orgContact Phone814-454-2852ActivitiesOther

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All about Elk

All about Elk

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn about the elk of Pennsylvania! Discover some of the seasonal behaviors of the bulls, cows and calves. Hear some interesting facts about the history of elk in the Keystone State. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Big Sit

Big Sit

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LocationSwatara State Park
c/o Memorial LakeCityGrantvilleStatePAZip Code17028-9682CountyLebanonDescriptionJoin the Friends of Swatara State Park recording all the wildlife visible on a fall day in the park.
Meet at the old Swatara Valley Airport at Suedberg.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Changing Seasons- The Autumn Constellations

Changing Seasons- The Autumn Constellations

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff and volunteers as we observe the changing of the seasons just like ancient clutures did. With a laser-guided tour, learn which patterns in the night sky represent Autumn. View through the park's telescopes to observe distant galaxies, star clusters and double stars.


Programs are conducted at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the red lit walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The Clear Sky Chart for Cherry Springs offers cloud cover forcasts to help you plan for a successful evening of observing the night sky.

The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.
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Fall Festival

Fall Festival

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis annual festival focuses on the natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities in northcentral Pennsylvania. Presenters includestate and local agencies, private conservation groups, local businesses, and individuals with a personal interest in the outdoors. Activities include guided walks, crafts, demonstrations, movies, and informational displays.

The evnt is held in the parking lot of the main picnic area, and runs from noon to 4:00.


12:00Festival opens.
Introduction to Kayaking. (Lake downhill from restrooms.)
Face Painting by Lycoming College Creative Arts Society.
Lake Ecology Pontoon Boat Tour. Meet at the boat launch.
Introduction to Backpacking. ( North end, near Pav - 3 )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )
Children’s Story Time. (At Lycoming College Creative Arts Society.)
All-day displays will be open throughout the afternoon.

12:30Nature Crafts for Kids: Sand Painting. ( Pavilion # 2. )
Model rocket launch. ( Weather permitting. ) ( Pavilion # 2. )
Smokey Bear will visit with his friends. ( Bureau of Forestry display. )
Mushrooms of Little Pine. PowerPoint and guided walk. ( Nature Center )
Introduction to Birding. ( State Parks display. )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )
Dave Benner - The Eastern Long Hunter ( Next to PA Game Commission )

1:00Children’s Story Time. (At Lycoming College Creative Arts Society.)
Introduction to Backpacking. ( North end, near Pav - 3 )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )
Lake Ecology Pontoon Boat Tour. Meet at the boat launch.
Introduction to Kayaking. (Lake downhill from restrooms.)
Bear Processing Demonstration. TENTATIVE. ( Below Pavilion # 1. )


1:30Kids’ Craft: Sun Prints. (Pavilion 2, near the beach house.)
Movie: Return From Forever. (Ospreys, 27 min.)
( Nature Center, lower floor of office building. )
Introduction to Birding. ( State Parks display. )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )

2:00Model rocket launch. ( Weather permitting. ) ( Pavilion # 2. )
Introduction to Kayaking. (Lake downhill from restrooms.)
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )
Introduction to Backpacking. ( North end, near Pav - 3 )
Movie: Pennsylvania Songbirds. (30 min.) ( Nature Center. )
Children’s Story Time. (At Lycoming College Creative Arts Society.)
Lake Ecology Pontoon Boat Tour. Meet at the boat launch.

2:30Nature Crafts for Kids: Ox Yoke Puzzles. ( Pavilion # 2, near the beach house. )
Movie: Race Against Time. (27 min.) ( Nature Center, lower floor of office building. )
Introduction to Birding. ( State Parks display. )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )

3:00Movie: The Lorax. (30 min.) ( Nature Center, lower floor of office building. )
Children’s Story Time. (At Lycoming College Creative Arts Society.)
Introduction to Kayaking. (Lake downhill from restrooms.)
Introduction to Backpacking. ( North end, near Pav - 3 )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )
Lake Ecology Pontoon Boat Tour. Meet at the boat launch.

3:30Model rocket launch. ( Weather permitting. ) ( Pavilion # 2. )
Kids’ Craft: Sand Painting. ( Pavilion 2, near the beach house. )
Introduction to the Atl-atl. (Spear-throwers) ( Meet at State Parks display )
Movie: Pennsylvania’s Wild Garden. ( Nature Center, lower floor of office building. )

4:00FESTIVAL CLOSES.
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Fall Foliage by Boat

Fall Foliage by Boat

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LocationBoat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMike Shaffer – Spend the afternoon on a leisurely tour to see the spectacular fall scenery around Yellow Creek Lake. Seating is limited to 30 people. Pre-registration required at 724-357-7913.
(Friends of the Parks program)
SponsorsFriends of the ParksContacts724-357-7913Contact Emailmishaffer@pa.govContact Phone724-357-7913ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Fall Foliage Walk

Fall Foliage Walk

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMeeting at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30.
As cool fall breezes approach, deciduous trees begin their annual transformation into brilliant colors of reds, yellows and browns. Join us for a 1 mile guided walk and learn about the causes of this spectacular transformation. Free program.
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Fall Tree and Plant Hike

Fall Tree and Plant Hike

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionExplore the autumn woods with Jane Frye during this tree and plant hike. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center and wear shoes for hiking.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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Heritage day

Heritage day

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDemonstrations of old time skills, log cutting, blacksmithing,spinning, weaving, crafts for kids, live animals, music, Revolutionary War encampment, and much more. Live animal show at 3:00 pm by the Pocono Snake and Animal Farm. Food vendors on site.ContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFestivalsHistory ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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Orienteering Event- French Creek East

Orienteering Event- French Creek East

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association for this outdoor event-perfect for individuals or families, beginners or experts! Directions: Follow Rt.23 to PA Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs. Please visit www.dvoa.org for more details, contact information, and updated information. Unless otherwise noted, all events start at 10:00am and end at 1:00pm. Cost is $9.00/map for non-members (a group can use one map), $6.00/map for DVOA members, USOF or IOF clubs, Scout/Youth Group. When electronic punching is being used at an event, all competitors on a course using electronic punching are required to use an "e-punch". These can be rented at the event for $1.00. A compass can also be rented for $1.00 to use during the event.
**Beginners can also join us at the Introduction to Orienteering event on Saturday, October 11 to learn all you need to know to participate! Check the calendar page for details**ActivitiesOrienteeringHiking and Walking

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2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.
CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration is required. Please register for this event underDelaware Canal State Park

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Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.
CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration is required. Please register for this event underDelaware Canal State Park

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Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/12 AM)

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/12 AM)

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock Climbing[Click Here To Register For Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/12 AM) - 4 Openings Available]

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Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/12 PM)

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/12 PM)

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration for this program is closed. Please look at our other dates and times available to participate in this program.

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Run Drugs Out of Erie County

Run Drugs Out of Erie County

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionRun Drugs Out of Erie County: Everyone knows someone affected by substance abuse. Walk or run in memeory of someone you have lost, in support of someone struggling or just to raise awareness. This is a no cost event but any donations will benefit Lake Erie Youth ROAD Crew, high school students who educate peers to stay away from drugs and underage drinking. Event is 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. For more information about the ROAD Crew visit www.lakeeriepride.comSponsorsLake Erie Youth ROAD CrewContactsMary Kay Eisert-WlodarczykContact Emailmkeisert@verizon.netMore Infohttp://www.lakeeriepride.comActivitiesOther

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Saturday Sky Star-Hopping

Saturday Sky Star-Hopping

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist as we go on a trip through the Saturday night sky. We will be learning how to use a star map, finding visible constellations and sharing some folklore and mythology about them, and also learning about a free program that you can download on your computer dealing with the night sky. Bring your binoculars to enhance your view of some of the different constellations and stars.
Should the weather be cloudy, an alternative program relating to the dark skies will be offered. In the event of rain, this program will be cancelled. Meet at the bathrooms at the Upper Campground. Parking will available at the Upper Campground and along the road below the hill.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

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Stroll Along the Schuylkill

Stroll Along the Schuylkill

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThe Schuylkill River, 2014 Pennsylvania River of the Year, has a rich history. The river has been center stage for the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions. Walk with Nolde staff from the Brentwood Trail Head to Riverfront Park in Reading and return while discussing the history of this revolutionary river. Meet at Brentwood Trail Head Parking. Wear walking shoes. Medium difficulty - approx 3 miles. Registration required.ActivitiesHistory ProgramsInterpretive Walks[Click Here To Register For Stroll Along the Schuylkill - 25 Openings Available]

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October

12

2014

The Beauty of Botany Series

The Beauty of Botany Series

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDr. Susan Munch will present seasonal botany topics. Indoor program in C. H. McConnell Hall followed by forest walk for hands on identification, weather permitting. Registration is requested.
Sundays 1-3PM
10/12Mosses & Ferns of the Forest
11/9Using Buds for Winter Tree ID
12/7Evergreens of the Forest: Woody and Herbaceous
Call 610 796-3699 or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov to registerActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksNature Photography[Click Here To Register For The Beauty of Botany Series - 30 Openings Available]

Sunday

October

12

2014

White Haven Fall Block Blast

White Haven Fall Block Blast

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionCome visit our State Park staff who will be set up at the White Haven Fall Block Blast sponsored by the Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce. Location: Main Street, White Haven. For more information contact: 570-401-5504.Contacts570-401-5504ActivitiesFestivals

Sunday

October

12

2014

White Haven Fall Block Blast

White Haven Fall Block Blast

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LocationHickory Run State Park
RR 1 Box 81CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionCome visit our State Park staff who will be set up at the White Haven Fall Block Blast sponsored by the Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce. Location: Main Street, White Haven. For more information contact: 570-401-5504.Contact Phone570-401-5504ActivitiesFestivals

Monday

October

13

2014

Bartramian Audubon Meeting: Whooping It Up

Bartramian Audubon Meeting: Whooping It Up

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJennings hosts meetings of the Bartramian Audubon Society on the second Monday of each month. The meetings are free and open to the public. One of the great conservation success stories of the twentieth century is the wild flock of whooping cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. The program at this meeting will highlight the recovery of the cranes from near extinction and show many of the other birds and wildlife that can be found in the Coastal Bend" area--including a surprising visitor from Mexico. Jeffrey Hall, author, photographer, teacher and current president of the Bartramian chapter will present the program.SponsorsBartramian Audubon SocietyContactsJeffrey HallContact Emailbartramianaudubon@gmail.comContact Phone814-518-7050More Infohttp://www.bartramianaudubon.orgActivitiesLectures/SeminarsOther

Monday

October

13

2014

Changing Seasons- The Autumn Constellations

Changing Seasons- The Autumn Constellations

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff and volunteers as we observe the changing of the seasons just like ancient clutures did. With a laser-guided tour, learn which patterns in the night sky represent Autumn. View through the park's telescopes to observe distant galaxies, star clusters and double stars.


Programs are conducted at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the red lit walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The Clear Sky Chart for Cherry Springs offers cloud cover forcasts to help you plan for a successful evening of observing the night sky.

The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.
ActivitiesStargazing

Monday

October

13

2014

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Beginning Birding and Binocular Basics

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Beginning Birding and Binocular Basics

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House for a beginning birding program. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using binoculars and field guides to identify birds. Since this is a program for beginners, it will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate. Participants must be able to lift and hold a pair of binoculars at eye level for short periods of time.

Point State Park has several binoculars and field guides for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Beginning Birding and Binocular Basics - 10 Openings Available]

Monday

October

13

2014

Hound Hike

Hound Hike

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionDogs are man’s best friend and love to get out of the house too. Enjoy a free hike with your tail-wagging friend in the Fuller Area.

Dogs must be leashed and should be friendly with other dogs. Only one dog per hiker. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Meet at the Fuller bath house.ActivitiesDog WalkHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Monday

October

13

2014

StarWatch

StarWatch

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Tohickon Boat Launch
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is run by the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association and is held at the Tohickon Boat Launch. BMAA's amateur astronomers will offer observing tips, a tour of the constellations, and an opportunity to gaze through powerful telescopes at planets, stars, nebulae and distant galaxies. Admission is free. Star watches are not held under cloudy skies. Call the BMAA information line at (215) 579 9973 before leaving for the event. **Rain/cloud date is October 15**

Viewing Highlights: Planet and dark sky observingSponsorsBucks-Mont Astronomical AssociationContact Phone215-579-9973More Infohttp://bma2.orgActivitiesStargazing

Tuesday

October

14

2014

Fall Foliage by Boat

Fall Foliage by Boat

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LocationBoat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSpend the afternoon on a leisurely tour to see the spectacular fall scenery around Yellow Creek Lake. $5.00/person. Seating is limited to 10 people. Pre-registration required. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Tuesday

October

14

2014

Silver Paddle

Silver Paddle

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LocationMoraine State Park
Register for specific locationCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionExperience the peace and tranquility that can be yours floating on Lake Arthur. This entry-level kayaking program is designed to meet the needs of those more interested in an easy peaceful experience and nature watching rather than a long hard paddle. Meet the park naturalist to learn about Moraine's wildlife and experience the peace and beauty that Lake Arthur has to offer.

Participants may bring their own kayak (life jacket required), or borrow one of Moraine’s kayaks and equipment free of charge. Register below or by calling the park at 724-368-8811. Please specify if you are bringing your own kayak. Participants must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Please call the park at 724-368-8811 for more information.

DUE TO INCREASED INTEREST, PARTICIPATION IN PARK KAYAK PROGRAMS IS LIMITED TO 2 PROGRAMS PER SEASON.

IF PROGRAM IS FULL, CHECK BACK BELOW TO SEE IF ADDITIONAL SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE.
Contact Emailmoraineenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone724-368-8811ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingOtherWildlife Watching/BirdingRegistration for this event is full. Please check back to see if additional spots become available.

Wednesday

October

15

2014

3MJC Meeting: Snakes of Pennsylvania

3MJC Meeting: Snakes of Pennsylvania

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionPssst, hissss!! - The sound of a frightened snake, but which one? Join Dave Johnson, the former Jennings park manager, and learn about the variety of snakes in Pennsylvania and those in our parks.

The public is welcome to this meeting of Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission (3MJC), a non-profit "friends" group that supports these three state parks. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Jennings.Sponsors3MJCContact Emailjenningssp@pa.govContact Phone724-794-6011ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

October

15

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group ¡V Led by a certified instructor, each session includes:
„XHealth-related discussion topics
„XSelf-paced group walks
„XOutdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.

These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.

Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]

Wednesday

October

15

2014

Fall Foliage by Boat

Fall Foliage by Boat

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LocationBoat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSpend the afternoon on a leisurely tour to see the spectacular fall scenery around Yellow Creek Lake. $5.00/person. Seating is limited to 10 people. Pre-registration required. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

October

15

2014

Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Hopewell Road.

Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Hopewell Road.

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy a guided hike in the park with park staff and fellow hikers. Blaze orange is recommended while hiking in the park in autumn (we will provide if you do not have your own). Wear sturdy hiking shoes (most trails tend to be fairly rocky) and bring water and snacks. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Today's hike: 3 miles, moderate. Meet at Hopewell Road. From Birdsboro, follow Route 345 South. Pass French Creek's East Entrance and proceed to Hopewell Furnace. Make left onto Hopewell Road and proceed approx. 1/4 mile to parking area on the left. Email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov for a map of the meeting location.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingRegistration for Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Hopewell Road. is closed.

Thursday

October

16

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group is Led by a certified instructor, each session includes: Health-related discussion topics, self-paced group walks, and outdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.
These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.
Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]

Thursday

October

16

2014

Fall Foliage by Boat

Fall Foliage by Boat

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LocationBoat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSpend the afternoon on a leisurely tour to see the spectacular fall scenery around Yellow Creek Lake. $5.00/person. Seating is limited to 10 people. Pre-registration required. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Thursday

October

16

2014

Going on a Bear Hike

Going on a Bear Hike

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionStriking awe in the minds of the human race since the beginning, learn all about the Pennsylvania black bear as we learn about the natural history of the species and try our luck at looking for “sign” around the park. Meet at the park office/classroom.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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October

16

2014

Homeschool Days - Seasonal Changes

Homeschool Days - Seasonal Changes

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCowans Gap State Park is excited to announce the addition of monthly Homeschool Days to be held this season! This is a great opportunity to get the kids out and have some fun in the park while learning about the world around them! Programs are offered free of charge and are open to any school aged children who are homeschooled. Pre-registration is required by contacting the park office at (717)485-3948. IF registering online, please place the childrens names and ages in the notes section.

Seasonal Changes will look at all the changes going on around the park as it prepares for winter.ActivitiesHomeschool ProgramThis program is now full. Please contact the park office for more information.

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October

16

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Leafy Life

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Leafy Life

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include songs, a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house at 9:30am.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every other Thursday at 9:30am and 11 am from September 4- October 16. Please register for each session individually.
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, this session of Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints is full. Please check the calendar of events for future events.

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October

16

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Leafy Life

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Leafy Life

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include songs, a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house at 9:30am.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every other Thursday at 9:30am and 11 am from September 4- October 16. Please register for each session individually.
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints - Leafy Life - 10 Openings Available]

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October

16

2014

Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

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LocationEnvironmental Education & Information Division
P.O. Box 8551CityHarrisburgStatePAZip Code17105-8551Location Phone717-772-1807CountyDauphinRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWatershed Education Teacher Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Philadelphia, PA
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Act 48: 7.5 hours
Open to Educators teaching Grades 6-12
PDE Approved
Pre-registration is required ; see below for details.

Watershed Education (WE) is an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum for students in grades 6 -12. Developed by the DCNR Bureau of State Parks, WE helps educators utilize local natural resources as a valuable teaching tool. By blending hands-on classroom and field investigations modeled on professional research methodologies, students participate in data collection and analysis, community networking and partnerships, stewardship and service learning activities. WE promotes in-depth, multi-modal learning and understanding of water resources while encouraging students to examine their watershed holistically.

Hands-on Field Investigations
Addresses Environment & Ecology, Geography, History, STEM & additional PDE and National Standards
Interdisciplinary lessons
Journaling and Portfolio Development

Educators attending this workshop will receive the Bureau of State Parks award-winning Watershed Education curriculum and additional resource materials. Educators will also have access to communication opportunities among schools through a database and student conferences.

This WE Workshop is provided free of charge by the PA Bureau of State Parks.

To register, contact:

Camila Rivera-Tinsley
School Programs Manager
The Schuylkill Center for Envi. Ed.
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
crivera@schuylkillcenter.org
215-482-7300 X 122

For more information, contact:
Carissa Longo, EE Program Coordinator
DCNR- Bureau of State Parks
CaLongo@pa.gov
717.772.1807



SponsorsThe Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE)ContactsCamila Rivera-TinsleyContact Emailcrivera@schuylkillcenter.orgContact Phone215-482-7300ActivitiesWorkshopPlease follow registration instructions above.

Friday

October

17

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group is Led by a certified instructor, each session includes: Health-related discussion topics, self-paced group walks, and outdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.
These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.
Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]

Friday

October

17

2014

Bats about Bats

Bats about Bats

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionExplore the nocturnal world of the bat, then take a short hike out to Pickerel Point Beach to search for feeding bats. Meet at the Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

17

2014

Evening Campfire Program

Evening Campfire Program

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin a naturalist and learn a few things about the avian anatomy. Birds have fascinated man long before the Wright Brothers took to the sky, so come discover what makes that possible. An indoor fire and hot beverages will provide warmth for this family friendly program that will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. We will meet at the Rotary Pavilion. Feel free to bring a blanket and your favorite mug. Registration required, fee is $2.00 per person.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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October

17

2014

Haunted Paddle #4

Haunted Paddle #4

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome on out for a spooky interpretive paddle on Shawnee Lake. Enjoy a paddle as we hear tails of haunting spirits. Can you tell which ones are based on actual events and which ones are fiction? Use one of our kayaks or bring your own. The non-refundable program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by visiting the Calendar of Events at www.visitPAparks.com or by calling (814)733-2203. Meet at the Colvin Boat Launch off of PA-96.

•This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
•Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver.
•Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult.
•There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request.

Payment info:
Payment by credit card must be done at the Region 3 Headquarters either in person or by phone by calling (814)733-2203 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014. Checks can be made out to: Commonwealth of PA and mailed to State Parks Region 3 Office, 435 State Park Rd, Schellsburg, PA 15559-7308 or brought to the program. Exact cash will also be accepted at the program. You will register through our State Parks Calendar of Events or by calling the Region 3 Headquarters. Region 3 Headquarters Number: (814)733-2203.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Haunted Paddle #4 - 12 Openings Available]

Friday

October

17

2014

Haunted Star Mill Trail For Kids

Haunted Star Mill Trail For Kids

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a walk on the Star Mill Trail and find out interesting facts about the history of the park. This walk will not be as scary for the younger children. Candy will be handed out by the creatures. Meet at Boat Launch #4 on Beaver Road.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

17

2014

Homeschool Day: Digging Into the Past!

Homeschool Day: Digging Into the Past!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionStep back in time as we explore the lives of Pennsylvania’s Native Americans, practice the traditional skill of the atlatl, examine local history and dig into the field of archaeology.

This is a history based field learning experience designed for homeschool students 10-18 years old. Participants will experience both classroom style presentations and spend time outside which will include digging a mock archaeology site. Participants should dress in layers for both indoor and outdoor instruction and bring a bagged lunch and snack. Event will be rain or shine.

Pre-registration is required by 4:00 PM October 3, 2014.

If you have any questions or wish to register for this event please contact Jess Bierly at the park office 814-486-5605 or by email sizervilleEE@pa.govContactsJess BierlyContact EmailsizervilleEE@pa.govContact Phone814-486-5605ActivitiesHistory ProgramsHomeschool ProgramRegistration for this event is now closed, please contact the Park Office with additional questions (814) 486-5605.

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October

17

2014

Lake View Trail/Roc Loop Hike

Lake View Trail/Roc Loop Hike

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-9715CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and new Roc Loop Trails on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:30 am. The hike is 7 miles in length and moderate to difficult. The trails cross over two creeks and runs parallel to the lake. We will have a spectacular view from the dam and explore the State Game Lands near the spillway pond. Meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off of Tuscarora Mountain Road. Please call Robin at (570) 467-2506 between 8 am and 4 pm for more information or weather conditions. This is a dog friendly hike, but all pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Shine only.ActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

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October

17

2014

Night Hike

Night Hike

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LocationVarden Conservation Area
c/o Promised LandCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover nature at night in this guided hike along Bear Paw Trail. We'll play some night games and listen and look for owls, bats, and things that go bump in the night! Please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Mid Valley access area on 10/16/14/ at 8:00 PM.ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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October

17

2014

Public Sky Watch

Public Sky Watch

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the Starlight Astronomy Club for a public sky watch. Bring your telescope or use the club’s telescopes to scan the night sky for astronomical wonders! For more information, visit www.starlightastronomyclub.com or call Diana Worley at 937-6991.
Meet in main parking area.
ActivitiesStargazing

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October

17

2014

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy the changing colors of the forest. Natural and seasonal points of interest included in hike. New trails explored each week. Fridays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, & 10/24ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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October

17

2014

Starry Night

Starry Night

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWelcome to an evening of sky watching with the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society. Meet indoors for an orientation on current sky activity. Then move outdoors to view the night sky through the members’ telescopes. Participants should dress to be outdoors. Program begins in McConnell Education Hall.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing[Click Here To Register For Starry Night - 30 Openings Available]

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October

17

2014

Stonewall Workshop

Stonewall Workshop

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionStarting at 6:30pm on Friday evening, Ken Ely will present his slideshow on the history of stonewalls in northern PA at Lackawanna State Park’s outdoor amphitheater near the campground. This portion of the event will be free and open to the public.

The hands-on portion of the workshop will be on Saturday at 9:30am at the Conservancy’s Ziegler Preserve on state route 438, adjacent to the park.

The cost for Conservancy members is $15 and $20 for non-members.

For more information and to register, please call the Conservancy office at (570) 945-6995SponsorsThe Countryside ConservancyContact Phone570-945-6995ActivitiesWorkshop

Saturday

October

18

2014

9th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

9th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

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LocationDay Use Area; Beach
Parker Dam State ParkCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799Location Phone814-765-0630CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome out and help us celebrate the traditions of autumn. From 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., be sure to check out traditional activities such as Apple Cidering, Candle Dipping, Pioneer Games, and more. Visit various vendors and the concession stand. Throughout the afternoon, there will be pumpkin carving, crafts, and games. The Beach Bonfire will begin at 6:30 p.m.(bring along a lawn chair). There will also be the Pumpkin Float at 7:00 p.m., when we set the lighted jack-o-lanterns adrift on the lake and tales told around the fire. So bring the entire family along and enjoy a whole day and evening's worth of fun fall activities at the park.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsOtherSpecial Events

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October

18

2014

ATV Safety Class

ATV Safety Class

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-2200CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionPennsylvania DCNR Safety Classes for ages 8-15 and the ATV Safety Institute Classes for ages 6 and up are now being scheduled. Contact the instructor, Robert Lioi at 412-264-3163 for information and to register for the class. Please do not contact the Park for information. There are no ATV trails in Raccoon Creek State Park; riding ATV’s in this State Park is prohibited except at the designated site during a scheduled class with a certified instructor. For laws and regulations pertaining to ATV’s contact DCNR or visit the PA DCNR website www.visitPAparks.com.SponsorsRobert LioiContacts412-264-3163Contact Phone412-264-3163ActivitiesTraining

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October

18

2014

Awesome Animal Adaptations

Awesome Animal Adaptations

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAs you enjoy this special power point presentation, you will learn about the many unique characteristics that enable both plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment as you see how protective coloration, camouflage, and mimicry help creatures world-wide survive in their various eco-systems. Then enjoy pictures of these miracles of nature as you try to locate several different animals that exhibit these amazing adaptations and successfully blend within their own habitats. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

October

18

2014

Canal Walk with the Friends

Canal Walk with the Friends

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
tbdCitytbdStatePALocation Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA guided walking tour of much of the 58.9 miles of the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol conducted over 5 successive Saturdays.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware Canal. For more information see www.fodc.orgSponsorsFriends of the Delaware CanalContactsSusan TaylorContact Emailfriends@fodc.orgContact Phone215-862-2021More Infohttp://www.fodc.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

October

18

2014

Fall Foliage Paddle

Fall Foliage Paddle

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LocationMoraine State Park
Register for locationCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionIn autumn the trees are nature’s kaleidoscope. Unfortunately, this rainbow of color only appears a few weeks each fall. Meet the park naturalist to learn about Moraine State Park while kayaking amongst the beautiful natural scenery. Bring your own kayak to participate, or you can reserve one of Moraine State Park’s kayaks free of charge. All participants must register. Participants that use park kayaks must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Register below or by calling the Moraine office at 724-368-8811. Please be sure to dress for the weather conditions and bring drinking water.Contact Emailmorainesp@state.pa.usContact Phone724-368-8811More Infohttp://www.visitpaparks.comActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingRegistration for this paddle is full. Call the park office at 724-368-8811 to be put on a waiting list.

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October

18

2014

Fall Furnace Fest

Fall Furnace Fest

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe annual Fall Furnace Festival features food and craft vendors, live entertainment, Environmental Education programs, historical demonstrations, hikes, hayrides, pumpkin carving and painting, scarecrow making, kids crafts and campsite decorating. Saturday night's event is Hairy Hand Pumpkin Float Program at Fuller Beach.

Saturday's Activities (tentative):
- Pumpkin Carving & Painting, Hay Rides, Apple Cidering, Candle-Dipping, Nature Crafts, Charcoal Making Demonstration, Blacksmith Demonstration, Ceramics Demonstration, Broom Making Demonstrations, Scare Crows, Hay Mound, Chainsaw Carving, Bee Keeper Demo, Best Line equipment display, ice tools demo, pedal go carts, along with other demonstrations and displays and over 70 Food and Craft Vendors will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Hairy Hand Program (Fuller Beach) at 7 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact the park office.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsChildren's ProgramsFestivalsHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsMusicOpen HouseSpecial Events

Saturday

October

18

2014

Harvest Day Celebration

Harvest Day Celebration

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJOin us at Pavilion #2 for our Harvest Day Celebration. Pumpkin carving/painting, seed roasting, apple cider press & hot cider, fall craft, natures tricky trails, and much more. Bring the family out for a fun fall day at the park!ActivitiesSpecial Events

Saturday

October

18

2014

Haunted Star Mill Trail

Haunted Star Mill Trail

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a walk on the Star Mill Trail while getting scared! Find out interesting facts about the history of the park. This walk is not appropriate for young children or people that do not like to be scared. Meet at Boat Launch #4 on Beaver Road.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

18

2014

October Bird Banding event

October Bird Banding event

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJacobsburg is known for its concentrations of sparrows in the fall as well as other migrants. Join licensed bird bander Dawn Fariello as she captures and bands sparrows and other songbirds at Jacobsburg. Those participating should dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars (and camera if you like). To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at rwiltraut@pa.gov or
610-746-2801.
ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For October Bird Banding event - 21 Openings Available]

Saturday

October

18

2014

Old Fashioned Apple Festival

Old Fashioned Apple Festival

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionTour Shoaff's nineteenth century water-powered mill where you can sample fresh cider you saw being made. Try some tasty cornmeal baked goods. Then head to the second floor to see the millstones grinding cornmeal, while out front apple butter is cooking away. Enjoy excellent musical entertainment both days. On Saturday at 1:00 pm there will be an old fashioned cake walk If you would like to purchase apple butter please bring your own clean marked jars. Shoaff's Mill roasted cornmeal will be sold during the Apple Festival. Saturday Musician - Jay Smarr Sunday Musician - Van Wagner On Sunday Bob Haffly will demonstrate making brooms the 1870 way and will also sell brooms. Festival hours 10:00 am to 3:00 pm both daysContactsBen RanneyContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/littlebuffalo.aspxActivitiesConcertFestivalsHistory ProgramsInterpretive Programs

Saturday

October

18

2014

Personal Endurance Classic

Personal Endurance Classic

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionOne of various running and/or walking events held at Presque Isle State Park each year by the Erie Runners Club.SponsorsErie Runners ClubContactsMike VieyraContact Emailmike.vieyra1@gmail.comMore Infohttp://www.erie-runnersclub.orgActivitiesOther

Saturday

October

18

2014

Pinchotween - Halloween at Pinchot Park

Pinchotween - Halloween at Pinchot Park

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787Location Phone717-432-5011CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin us for the 9th Annual Pinchotween! The fun begins at the Nature Center at 2pm. Play games, decorate a pumpkin, and enjoy our scavenger hunt!

For those camping with us - Join us for “Trick or Treat!” Meet at 6pm at Bathhouse #3 to begin; children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult.
“Best Costume” awards will go to one winner in 4 age groups: Ages 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-adult. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the bonfire.

Decorate your campsite! Judging will be during “trick or treat”, with the “Best Campsite” winners announced and prizes awarded at the bonfire at Bathhouse #7, following “trick or treat”

Snacks will be served at the bonfire; please bring something to share.

** All campground Halloween activities are ONLY for guests with reservations in one of the camping facilities available here at Pinchot Park. You must be camping with us to participate in Pinchotween.
ContactsBeth Kepley-McNutt, Park NaturalistContact Emailekepley-mc@state.pa.usContact Phone717-432-5011ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsSpecial Events

Saturday

October

18

2014

Radical Raptors

Radical Raptors

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LocationSalt Springs State Park
c/o LackawannaCityDaltonStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountySusquehannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionThese amazing birds do amazing things! “Broad-winged” species, including eagles, vultures and falcons, soar along updrafts and thermals to migrate long-distances. After a short presentation, participants can opt to hike out to the Friends’ Lands highest point in hopes of catching some raptors in flight. Bring sturdy boots, lunch, water, camera and/or binoculars.

Hike begins at 12:30 PM


Program Fee:
Non-members - $5/ person
Members - Free
Children - Free
SponsorsFriends of Salt Springs ParkContact Emailfriends@epix.netContact Phone570-967-7275ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

18

2014

Sailboat Race

Sailboat Race

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPinchot Sailing Club is holding a sailboat race on Pinchot Lake. They will be
leaving from boat mooring area #2. Event time: 10:00 amSponsorsPinchot Sailing ClubContact Phone717-903-6820ActivitiesSailing

Saturday

October

18

2014

The Howard Volunteer Fire Co. Fall Festival Featuring Punkin’ Chunkin’

The Howard Volunteer Fire Co. Fall Festival Featuring Punkin’ Chunkin’

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us for pumpkin fun on Saturday, October 18th.

More information to come!ActivitiesSpecial EventsFestivals

Saturday

October

18

2014

Woodsy Owl Workday

Woodsy Owl Workday

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHave you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park through various work projects. Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear will be here to help also. Work projects may include invasive species removal, trail maintenance, litter pickup, painting, wood stacking, etc. Free camping Friday and/or Saturday nights will be available for volunteers, with prior notice received by Friday, October 3. If you are planning to join us for the day, please contact the Park Office (814)744-8407 at least two weeks in advance so that we can have a volunteer project lined up for you. Lunch will be provided.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingSpecial EventsVolunteer Work Day

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October

19

2014

All about Beavers

All about Beavers

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAside from humans, probably no other animal changes its environment more than beavers. They were once trapped solely for their prized fur, which was the cause of their extirpation from the Keystone State. They are back again, and you can learn all about their natural history and just what makes this creature so unique. Program will be held at 3:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

October

19

2014

Apple Cidering - BYO

Apple Cidering - BYO

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMaking apple cider is a fall tradition, but many folks don’t have their own cider press to make this sweet drink. Hey, here’s an idea - come and use the press at Parker Dam under the guidance of an old cider maker to make your own cider this year. This is a “bring your own” clean (not picked up from among the deer droppings) apples and clean empty jugs. One bushel of apples will make roughly two gallons of cider, so plan accordingly. Please limit your participation to no more than two bushels of apples so that all participants may be processed in a reasonable time frame. Meet at the east side of the beach house.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

October

19

2014

Beaver Walk

Beaver Walk

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a short hike to a beaver lodge. Discover what they eat, how long it takes them to build a lodge, and why they are important to other animals. Make a beaver lodge to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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October

19

2014

Cable Restraint Class

Cable Restraint Class

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LocationMt. Pisgah State Park
Nature Center
28 Entrance RoadCityTroyStatePAZip Code16947-9448Location Phone570-297-2734CountyBradfordRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionA one-day certification class for any person desiring to complete the mandatory Cable Restraint Certification Program through the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This certification allows for the use of cable restraint devices to trap certain furbearing animals. Certification is required by regulation for any trapper using cable restraint devices to capture foxes and coyotes. Pre-registration is mandatory and limited to 20 participants, with a cost of $15.00 to cover materials. Please register online at www.pgc.state.pa.us or call the Northeast Regional Game Commission Office at 570-675-1143.SponsorsPennsylvania Game CommissionContactsNortheast Regional OfficeContact Phone570-675-1143ActivitiesTrainingWorkshop

Sunday

October

19

2014

Fall Foliage Walk

Fall Foliage Walk

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMeeting at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30.
As cool fall breezes approach, deciduous trees begin their annual transformation into brilliant colors of reds, yellows and browns. Join us for a 1 mile guided walk and learn about the causes of this spectacular transformation. Free program.
ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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October

19

2014

Fall Furnace Fest

Fall Furnace Fest

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe annual Fall Furnace Festival features food and craft vendors, live entertainment, Environmental Education programs, historical demonstrations, hikes, hayrides, pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, kids crafts and campsite decorating.

Sunday's Activities (tentative):
- Pumpkin Carving & Painting, Hay Rides, Apple Cidering, Candle-Dipping, Nature Crafts, Charcoal Making Demonstration, Blacksmith Demonstration, Ceramics Demonstration, Broom Making Demonstrations, Scare Crows, Hay Mound, Chainsaw Carving, Bee Keeper Demo, Best Line equipment display, Ice Tools demo, along with other demonstrations and displays and over 70 Food and Craft Vendors will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact the park office.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsChildren's ProgramsFestivalsHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsMusicOpen HouseSpecial Events

Sunday

October

19

2014

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn a little bit about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using an electronic GPS unit to find a specific location. This program is for beginners and will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program.

Point State Park has several GPS units that will be available for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesGeocaching[Click Here To Register For Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching - 8 Openings Available]

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October

19

2014

Haunted Bog Walk

Haunted Bog Walk

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a haunted hike on the bog trail while discovering interesting facts about the bog. This walk is not appropriate for young children or people that do not like to be scared. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

19

2014

Marsh Creek Trail Days

Marsh Creek Trail Days

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FrequencyMonthlyLocationMarsh Creek State Park
675 Park Rd.CityDowningtownStatePAZip Code19335-1898Location Phone610-458-5119CountyChesterRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionPlease join us to help maintain and improve the trails at Marsh Creek. Work will include repairing trails, rerouting trails,and planning and building new trails with the approval of park management. We will meet at the West Launch parking lot, N. Reeds Rd. Please dress appropriately for trail work, and bring a water bottle, gloves and snacks. All volunteers must be registered as DCNR Conservation Volunteers. Please register on-line by following this link: https://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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October

19

2014

OctoberFest is Here!

OctoberFest is Here!

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LocationSalt Springs State Park
c/o LackawannaCityDaltonStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountySusquehannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionFrom vine to vat, program will begin at Salt Springs Park with a discussion of the perennial, Humulus Lupulus, (hop plant) and end at Endless Brewing (1 mile from sap on Route 29) where the brewing process will be demonstrated. Morgan Kelly and Jon Winans, proprietors of Endless Brewing, will present information on beer-making; tasting included.
Pre-registration appreciated by contacting: SSP at 570-967-7275; friends@epix.net

Program Fee: $10/person or $15/couple.
SponsorsFriends of Salt Springs ParkContact Emailfriends@epix.netContact Phone570-967-7275ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

October

19

2014

Pleiades ( The Seven Sisters) Rising

Pleiades ( The Seven Sisters) Rising

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe Pleiades also know as the "Seven Sisters" is one of the most well known objects in the night sky. Join park staff and volunteers as we explore this open cluster of stars rising in the east. Enjoy a laser -guided tour of the constellations and observe serveral deep space objects through the park's telescopes.

Programs are conducted at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the red lit walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The Clear Sky Chart for Cherry Springs offers cloud cover forcasts to help you plan for a successful evening of observing the night sky.

The park asks that visitors to the Night Sky programs to please leave their pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment do not create a pet friendly environment.


ActivitiesStargazing

Sunday

October

19

2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.
CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration is required. Please register for this event underDelaware Canal State Park

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October

19

2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.
CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration is required. Please register for this event underDelaware Canal State Park

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October

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2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/19 AM)

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/19 AM)

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration for this program is closed. Please look at our other dates and times available to participate in this program.

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2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/19 PM)

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover (10/19 PM)

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration for this program is closed. Please look at our other dates and times available to participate in this program.

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October

19

2014

Spiders

Spiders

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFind out how to identify some common spiders in PA. Make a spider to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

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2014

Star Trek

Star Trek

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin our naturalist and take a tour of the universe, then search the night sky with our telescope, weather permitting. Maybe we'll catch the start of the annual Oronid meteor shower! Please meet at the Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8pm.ActivitiesStargazing

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October

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2014

Sunday Afternoon at the Bridge

Sunday Afternoon at the Bridge

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHave a question about the "Bridge" or the park? Ask the park naturalist during this program and find the answer!Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

October

19

2014

Volunteer Trail day

Volunteer Trail day

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785Location Phone570-945-7110CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWe will be working on the Turkey Hill Abington trail Switchback that drops off Turkey Hill to the bottom of route 524. We will be taking the eroded section that goes straight down the fall line & building it on the contour for a more fun , flowing ,sustainable trail.

Bring a mattock if you have one. Some will be supplied.

Meet at the trail head at the bottom of rte 524 near the blue road bridge and where Ranger trail and Abington cross. Or on the trail.

Thanks for your interest in the trails.
Contact Phone570-945-7110ActivitiesVolunteer Work DayVolunteers

Tuesday

October

21

2014

FULL - Oct 21 Deer Management Middle/High School Program

FULL - Oct 21 Deer Management Middle/High School Program

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LocationYour school in Bucks County or at the park classroomCountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program will also be available upon request. Please contact me to schedule a program if none of the listed times suits your class schedule.

Please use the special notes section to enter the specific times for classes within this time block. You may register for multiple days if you have multiple class days. Please do not combine classes (25 students maximum per 45-60 minute program). Once you register, I will contact you to discuss details.

Deer management is an issue in our community and it makes a great classroom discussion for middle and high school environmental science and biology classes. In the deer management educational program, we will introduce the vocabulary of wildlife population dynamics and discuss issues and controversies concerning white tailed deer management in PA. Students will use an exponential growth model to understand why this issue exists.
ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@pa.govContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesOtherThis time block has already been filled. Please check other time blocks for availability. This program will also be available upon request.

Tuesday

October

21

2014

Live Reptiles

Live Reptiles

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionSnakes, turtles and lizards oh my! Students from Delaware Valley College will be bringing reptiles to the Education Center for everyone to see, learn about and touch! Come anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 to see the reptiles. This program is FREE and no registration is required.

To reach the Education Center, enter through the Marina entrance off of Route 563 (Harrisburg School Road). Turn right at the stop sign. Park in the first lot on your left, Lot 12. Please bring a flashlight.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Tuesday

October

21

2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPlease bring your flashlights and meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an evening owl prowl. Explore Cook Forest at night for Pennsylvania’s owls as we car-pool to owl hotspots in the park. Barred, great horned, screech and saw-whet owls have been known to make an appearance.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Tuesday

October

21

2014

The Woodland Wonders

The Woodland Wonders

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a journey through an enchanting Old Growth Forest where we will explore what kind of wildlife, from chipmunks to black bears, that we may encounter at Ricketts Glen! We’ll walk the same trail as the Native Americans on their hunting expeditions. Be prepared to slow down your pace a
bit as we take a walk back in time through this ancient area. Meet at the Adams Falls/ Evergreen Trail parking lot off Route 118. (in case of rain, this walk will be rescheduled)
ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Tuesday

October

21

2014

Tuesday Trails

Tuesday Trails

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FrequencyWeeklyExcluded Dates9/16/2014, 9/30/2014, 10/14/2014LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast Rd.CityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin Educator Lauren Forster after work for a brisk hike at Jacobsburg. These free bi-weekly (every other Tuesday) hikes are 2 to 2.5 miles over uneven terrain. Hikers should always bring water and sturdy boots or shoes. Routes and meeting locations will vary each hike. Register to receive information on where we’re hiking each Tuesday.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesHiking and WalkingRegistration for Tuesday Trails is closed.

Wednesday

October

22

2014

A Highlands Hunt

A Highlands Hunt

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a casual geological trip back in time as we explore the back side of the Falls Trail. Examine the effects of the glacial movements that passed through this area 1,000’s of years ago. There will also be a geological scavenger hunt included on this nature walk to test your senses! Meet at the Lake Rose parking lot pavilion. (in case of rain, this walk will be rescheduled)
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Wednesday

October

22

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group ¡V Led by a certified instructor, each session includes:
Health-related discussion topics
Self-paced group walks
Outdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.

These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.

Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]

Wednesday

October

22

2014

Friends of Prince Gallitzin - monthly meeting

Friends of Prince Gallitzin - monthly meeting

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionMonthly Friends of Prince Gallitzin State Park meeting. The meeting will be held at 7pm in the conference room at the Park Office.ActivitiesOtherPublic MeetingVolunteers

Wednesday

October

22

2014

Growing Up Wild

Growing Up Wild

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionFor those of you already familiar with the popular Project Wild and Project Learning Tree curriculums, check out their newest offerings written specifically for eary childhood educators! These curriculums are written for formal and non-formal educators of young children ages 3-7. The activities and experiences within provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world, as well as lifelong social and academic skills. Both guides correlate to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria for curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework. Cost is $20.00. Registration is required by Friday, October 17, 2014. To register, contact the park office at 570-403-2006.ActivitiesTraining

Wednesday

October

22

2014

SILVER CREEK HIKE

SILVER CREEK HIKE

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LocationLocust Lake State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-2810CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin us on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower. This hike is 8 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The pine stands and brush are perfect habitat for birds and other wildlife. Meet at the visitor parking lot at Locust Lake State Park located before the contact station. Bring a lunch and your dog for a nice relaxing hike in the woods. All pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets. For further information, contact Robin at 570-467-2506. Shine only.ActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

Wednesday

October

22

2014

Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Shed Road.

Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Shed Road.

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy a guided hike in the park with park staff and fellow hikers. Blaze orange is recommended while hiking in the park in autumn (we will provide if you do not have your own). Wear sturdy hiking shoes (most trails tend to be fairly rocky) and bring water and snacks. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Today's hike: 3 miles, moderate. Meet at Shed Road. From Birdsboro, follow Route 345 South. Turn left onto Shed Road, and make left into parking lot. Email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov for more information or a map of the meeting location.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingRegistration for Wednesday Morning Hike. Meet at Shed Road. is closed.

Thursday

October

23

2014

An Awesome Autumn Adventure Hike

An Awesome Autumn Adventure Hike

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionEasy hiking on a “ghostly trail” where there are apple trees…with no apples, toadstools..with no toads, and dead trees…that have mysteriously come back to life! Leave your worries and stress behind and join us as we venture through a kaleidoscope of color, through wild cranberry bogs, down the trail of birches, to a secret place where you will see beaver trails and traces, discover just how cottonballs grow in Pennsylvania, see which autumn flowers are blooming at this time of year, listen to the chickadees and chipmunks calling out their little warnings as you walk by, and experience the excitement of fritillaries flittering by! We’ll meander back to a remote wetland area where the eagles and osprey love to fish! MEET IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE VISITOR’S CENTER WITH YOUR VEHICLE FOR THE DRIVE OVER TO THE TRAIL. Please dress for cooler weather & possible wet areas along the trail. Water, binoculars & bug spray are recommended. (in case of rain, this walk will be rescheduled)
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Thursday

October

23

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group is Led by a certified instructor, each session includes: Health-related discussion topics, self-paced group walks, and outdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.
These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.
Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]

Thursday

October

23

2014

Day Sky / Night Sky

Day Sky / Night Sky

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPennsylvania will experience a partial solar eclipse on this date just before sunset. Come and learn how a solar eclipse happens and view it (if the weather cooperates) through our telescope with a solar filter in place. After the sun sets we will take a look at Mars and perhaps Saturn and the stars (again, if the weather cooperates). Dress for the cooler fall weather. Meet at the Lou & Helen Adams CCC Interpretive Center.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

Thursday

October

23

2014

DiscoverE: Hide-N'-Seekers - Spiders and Bats and Snakes.. Oh My!

DiscoverE: Hide-N'-Seekers - Spiders and Bats and Snakes.. Oh My!

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a 3-part series to get pre-schoolers outside and learning about our natural world! Each session includes stories, activities, and crafts. Children should be dressed to be both inside & out. To register, please call 570-403-2006. Ages 3-6. Cost: $5.00 per session or $10.00 for all three sessions. Particpants who attend all three sessions will earn their DiscoverE Hide-n'-Seekers Badge!ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHiking and Walking

Thursday

October

23

2014

Fall Foliage Hayride at Beach #11

Fall Foliage Hayride at Beach #11

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionEnjoy a hayride to view the fall foilage on Presque Isle State Park at Beach #11 on October 23 or 24, 2014. Ride begins at Beach 11 pavilion and rides are every half hour beginning at 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The distance is 1.5 miles and take about 20 minutes. The cost is $4.00 per person, children 2 and under are Free. Enjoy warm cider, cookies and the breathtaking scenery of Presque Isle in the fall. Please note it takes approximately 20 to arrive at Beach #11 from the entrance and you must be there 15 minutes before your scheduled ride.

A credit card is required to make a reservation by visiting www.discoverpi.com and clicking the hayride link. Your credit card will be charged at the time that you make your reservation. All reservations are first come, first served. There is also an FAQ link within the site for questions you may have.

For an alternative payment method please contact: Nicole Bawol, Operations Manager for Presque Isle Partnership at 814-838-5144.
SponsorsPresque Isle PartnershipContactsNicole Bawol, Operations ManagerContact EmailNicole@discoverpi.comContact Phone814-838-5144More Infohttp://www.discoverpi.comActivitiesOther

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October

23

2014

Golden Trails: Fall Foliage

Golden Trails: Fall Foliage

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPark staff will lead a leisurely trail exploration for hikers of a "certain age" who would prefer to take time to look closely at the curiosities of the natural world rather than covering distance. Bring your cameras, field guides and stories to share during a 1.0-1.5 mile hike over fairly flat terrain with an uneven walking surface. Water and sturdy shoes are recommended, and trekking poles, if you have them. This event is designed for adults in their "golden years" who enjoy socializing while hiking at a relaxed pace.

Meet at the Fuller Lake Bath HouseContact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Thursday

October

23

2014

History Tour

History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for approximately one hour and will cover some of the history of the Point. This program is not intensive; walking shoes and normal clothing will be fine.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850.

Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Pre-register by clicking the link below.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For History Tour]

Thursday

October

23

2014

Night Sky Stroll

Night Sky Stroll

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us as we take a stroll through the night sky with one of the parks telescopes. Take in the beauty, as we learn some of the constellations and the legends that surround them. Make sure to bring proper clothing to keep warm. Meet at the Lou & Helen Adams CCC Interpretive Center near the dam.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

Thursday

October

23

2014

Presque Isle After Dark: Myths and Legends of the Isle (Halloween Night Hike)

Presque Isle After Dark: Myths and Legends of the Isle (Halloween Night Hike)

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin the Educators on October 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for a Halloween themed hike on interior trails of Presque Isle State Park. Meet at the Pine Tree Pavilion for an approximately 2-mile guided hike. Along the way visit the spooky stops on the trails and hear myths and legends of Presque Isle fitting for the season. Dress for the weather. For ages 6 and up, no fee or registration.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Friday

October

24

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group is Led by a certified instructor, each session includes: Health-related discussion topics, self-paced group walks, and outdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.
These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.
Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]

Friday

October

24

2014

Beaver Fever

Beaver Fever

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionAre you fascinated by beavers? Get acquainted with Pennsylvania's largest rodent, play a beaver dress up game, then go on a short jaunt to prime beaver habitat to look for some beavers as they begin their nocturnal forays. Transport to beaver lodge site is required. Please meet at the Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 24 at 5pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

October

24

2014

Final Fall Float

Final Fall Float

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a beautiful autumn evening on F.J. Sayers Lake! Get ready for the fall foliage
by learning about the various trees that surround the lake during this relaxing evening paddle. Plan to
meet at the park office before travelling to the paddling location. This program is designed for participants ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required by 4:00 October 23 by calling the ELC at 814-625-9369. Meet at the Park Office. 4:00PM - 5:30PMActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Friday

October

24

2014

Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park

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LocationCodorus State Park Campground
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000Location Phone717-637-2816CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionwww.friendsofcodorus.org

Hayrides; Trick or Treating; Demonstrators-Nature Tent, Chain Saw Artist, Smokey Bear; Food Vendors; Pet Parade (Saturday, October 26; 11AM)SponsorsThe Friends of Codorus State ParkContactsLynne Thompson - Friends PresidentContact Phone717-451-3635More Infohttp://www.friendsofcodorus.orgActivitiesCampingChildren's ProgramsDog WalkOther

Friday

October

24

2014

Haunted History Tour

Haunted History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionWant a little haunting with your history? Join staff for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for an hour and cover the history of the Point, including stories of mystery, mayhem and manifestations.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Participants must pre-register online by clicking the link below. For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov. Program will start near the entrance to the Point State Park parking lot, located at 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For Haunted History Tour - 20 Openings Available]

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October

24

2014

Haunted History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionWant a little haunting with your history? Join staff for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for an hour and cover the history of the Point, including stories of mystery, mayhem and manifestations.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Participants must pre-register online by clicking the link below. For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov. Program will start near the entrance to the Point State Park parking lot, located at 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For Haunted History Tour - 20 Openings Available]

Friday

October

24

2014

Jacobsburg Speaker Series: Bat Chat

Jacobsburg Speaker Series: Bat Chat

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDid you know that bats are indicators of a healthy watershed? Did you know that a single Little Brown Bat can consume up to 7,000 mosquitoes in one night? Join Susan Gallagher of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center for this special presentation about these very beneficial, yet often misunderstood creatures of the night. This program features live bats! To register, contact
Rick Wiltraut at rwiltraut@pa.gov or 610-746-2801ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsLectures/SeminarsRegistration for Jacobsburg Speaker Series: Bat Chat is closed.

Friday

October

24

2014

Meso-American Coral Reef Ecology

Meso-American Coral Reef Ecology

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThe Mengel Natural History Society will host a program about the Turneffe Atoll, the largest coral atoll in the western hemisphere. The program is followed by the fall seed exchange and give-away.SponsorsMengel Natural History SocietyActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

October

24

2014

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

Seasons Change - Hiking Series (5)

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy the changing colors of the forest. Natural and seasonal points of interest included in hike. New trails explored each week. Fridays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, & 10/24ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Saturday

October

25

2014

American Cancer Society - Bark for Life

American Cancer Society - Bark for Life

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThe American Cancer Society Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. By supporting Bark for Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. Event will be held at the Cookhouse Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park. Visit www.relayforlife.org/barkeriepa for more information.SponsorsAmerican Cancer SocietyMore Infohttp://www.relayforlife.org/barkeriepaActivitiesOther

Saturday

October

25

2014

Canal Walk with the Friends

Canal Walk with the Friends

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
tbdCitytbdStatePALocation Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA guided walking tour of much of the 58.9 miles of the Delaware Canal from Easton to Bristol conducted over 5 successive Saturdays.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware Canal. For more information see www.fodc.orgSponsorsFriends of the Delaware CanalContactsSusan TaylorContact Emailfriends@fodc.orgContact Phone215-862-2021More Infohttp://www.fodc.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

October

25

2014

Creepy Campground Crafts

Creepy Campground Crafts

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescription9:00 am to 10:00 am- Batty Bats- Discover interesting facts about bats. Make a bat to take home.

10:00 am to 11:00 am-Spiders- Find out how to identify spiders found in PA. Make a spider to take home. Meet at Campsite 47.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm-Leaf Prints-Learn how to identify some of the trees found in PA, and make a leaf print to take home. Meet at Campsite 47.

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm-Costume Parade- Dress up in your favorite costume for some trick or treating in the campground. Meet at Campsite 47.

**If you are not camping in the campground and would like to attend the programs, there is parking at the entrance to the campground (near the dumpsters).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

October

25

2014

Exploring Henry's Woods

Exploring Henry's Woods

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us on a two hour hike through Henry's Woods! Learn about what makes Henry's Woods special while searching for interesting sights and sounds along the trail. Be prepared for a moderate walk that may involve muddy slopes and uphill climbs. Please bring binoculars, a camera, water and a snack and wear sturdy shoes.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Exploring Henry's Woods - 20 Openings Available]

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October

25

2014

Exploring the Homestead Fields

Exploring the Homestead Fields

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us on a two hour hike through the Homestead Trail fields! We will search for any interesting sights and sounds along the trail. Be prepared for a moderate walk that may involve muddy slopes and uphill climbs. Please bring binoculars, a camera, water and a snack and wear sturdy shoes.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Exploring the Homestead Fields - 20 Openings Available]

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October

25

2014

Fall into Fun

Fall into Fun

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionEnjoy the changing colors of the forest. Join Nolde staff to play in the leaves. Have a pretend campout. Make some “not so scary Halloween crafts” like thumbprint spiders and recycled owls. Practice painting with a witch’s broom. Fun and educational activities for families with children ages 2-10 yrs. NO FEE. Meet at McConnell Hall.
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October

25

2014

GPS Basics

GPS Basics

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn the basics of how a recreational GPS receiver works and get some practice using its
basic functions. If you’ve ever thought about geocaching, learn what this popular sport is all about. We’ll be outside- dress appropriately. Meet at the park office/classroom.ActivitiesGeocachingInterpretive Programs

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October

25

2014

Halloween Fest

Halloween Fest

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LocationSalt Springs State Park
c/o LackawannaCityDaltonStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountySusquehannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription4 - 6:00pm: Pumpkin Carving & Painting
6 - 6:30pm: Trick or Treat - dramatic ghost story & treats for the little ones…
6:30 - 8:30pm: Scare or Dare - A walk through our very own “haunted” woods…
Campfire following “haunted walk” after dark! :)

Program Fee: $5.00 per person; $15 for families; FSSP members: 50% discount
Rain date: Oct. 26th

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October

25

2014

Halloween Haunted Hayrides

Halloween Haunted Hayrides

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park, 1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy, pumpkin carving, 7:00 pm story telling, our very haunted hayrides, and refreshments by attending this free family program at the dam breast boat launch. Donations are accepted and large groups attending should notify the park by phoning the park office. bring your own carving tools. Event Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.SponsorsPerryContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/littlebuffalo.aspxActivitiesOther

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October

25

2014

Halloween Night Hike

Halloween Night Hike

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMeeting at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30.
Venture with us along the darkened trails of the Wildflower Reserve as we listen and strain to look for creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the park associated with Halloween and tell a few ghost stories about the park. Remember to bring a flashlight! Free program.


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Saturday

October

25

2014

Haunted History Tour

Haunted History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionWant a little haunting with your history? Join staff for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for an hour and cover the history of the Point, including stories of mystery, mayhem and manifestations.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Participants must pre-register online by clicking the link below. For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov. Program will start near the entrance to the Point State Park parking lot, located at 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For Haunted History Tour - 20 Openings Available]

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October

25

2014

Haunted History Tour

Haunted History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionWant a little haunting with your history? Join staff for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for an hour and cover the history of the Point, including stories of mystery, mayhem and manifestations.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Participants must pre-register online by clicking the link below. For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov. Program will start near the entrance to the Point State Park parking lot, located at 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For Haunted History Tour - 20 Openings Available]

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October

25

2014

History of the Bridge

History of the Bridge

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFind out why the Kinzua Bridge was built, who was involved in the building, and what it is made out of! Hear exciting stories about people’s experience of being on the bridge! Call the park office for more info at (814) 965-2646!Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

25

2014

History of the CCC

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin Forest Ranger Shawn Lynn at the Amphitheater to learn about the Civil Conservation Corp. Find out how they built the basis for our State Forests and State Parks and helped save the country during the depression.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsHistory Programs

Saturday

October

25

2014

Little Falls Sunset Hike

Little Falls Sunset Hike

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a sunset hike on the Little Falls trail. We'll set our walnut shell boats adrift and identify plants and animals along the way.Meet at the Little Falls parking area (just beyond the spillway on the Lower Lake) on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 4pmActivitiesHiking and Walking

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October

25

2014

Market Faire & Rendezvous

Market Faire & Rendezvous

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LocationBoulton Historic Site
402 Henry Rd.CityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-759-9029CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your friends and family to the Boulton Historic Site for a weekend of living history encampments, early American arts and crafts exhibits with demonstrations, open hearth cooking, children's games, scavenger hunt, and more! Open to the public. Adults $5 and children 12 and under Free. JHS members, active duty military & scouts receive free admission. Free on-site parking. Contact the JHS office for more information or visit our new website: www.jacobsburghistory.comSponsorsJacobsburg Historical SocietyContact Emailjacobsburg@rcn.comContact Phone610-759-9029More Infohttp://www.jacobsburghistory.comActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFestivalsHistory ProgramsSpecial Events

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October

25

2014

PA Pelts and Skulls

PA Pelts and Skulls

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin a staff member for an interpretive presentation on basic ways to identify animal skulls and pelts from Pennsylvania native species. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

25

2014

Pennsylvania Owls

Pennsylvania Owls

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionLearn about Pennsylvania owls. Each October, Kings Gap is a banding site for the saw-whet owl. Weather permitting, banders from the Ned Smith Center will monitor nets through the evening. If owls are netted, you can watch the banding and data collection indoors on a live bird. This FREE program will be held in the Education Building and is for ages six and up.Contact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife MonitoringWildlife Watching/Birding

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October

25

2014

Pennsylvania Songbirds curriculum seminar

Pennsylvania Songbirds curriculum seminar

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPennsylvania Songbirds is an interdisciplinary curriculum which takes the student from awareness to action, focusing on songbirds. The goal of Pennsylvania Songbirds is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowlege, and stewardship of natural resources through the development and dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids.

Registrants should come prepared for being in the outdoors, rain or shine. Morning coffee and snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a bag lunch. Registration is limited to 15 people, and if a minimum of eight is not attained, the workshop will be cancelled. Registration is now open, and the deadline to register is 4:00 pm on Friday, October 17. There is a $ 25.00 fee for this seminar, due on the day of the event.

Participants who complete the workshop will receive the Pennsylvania Songbirds activity guide for K - 12, and other related materials. You will also be credited with six hours of training for Act 48.

For more information, call John Kaercher at 570-753-6005/6000 Tuesday through Friday, between 8:00 and 4:00. You may register by phone at the above number, by e-mail to LittlePineEE@pa.gov, or online.ActivitiesWorkshopRegistration is now closed for this event. If you were unable to register, please check the Bureau of State Parks' online Calendar of Events for another workshop that may be scheduled in your area.

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October

25

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Bingo

Pine Grove Furnace Bingo

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy the afternoon with a few games of bingo while learning about Pine Grove Furnace. This traditional game of bingo with a twist is a family game for all ages. Test your knowledge of the park and maybe learn a few new cool facts to stump your friends. Players will have a chance to win prizes. Please meet at the Campground Amphitheater.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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October

25

2014

The Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

The Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Park Office and Wildlife Center
4843 Park RoadCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome to Sinnemahoning State Park for a BOO-tiful evening.

Younger kids' activities 4-6 PM: Because the trail may be too intense for the younger set, smaller children can enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween crafts and games in the Wildlife Center classroom, while learning about some of the native animals that are traditionally associated with this holiday. Enjoy light refreshments by a bonfire, a hayride along Park Drive, or a lighter version of the haunted trail from 4-6 pm..

6-7 PM "Bats are the Good Guys" Family program for all ages in the Park Office and Wildlife Center.

7-9 PM Haunted Trail for Older Children and Adults. Back by popular demand the spooky side of Sinnemahoning returns. Venture if you dare into the dark with ghosts, goblins and other scary creatures. Hayride and bonfire continue until 9:00 p.m.

For more information about these programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact Kim Lott, Environmental Education Specialist, at 814-647-8401 ext. 106 or by email at KLOTT@pa.gov.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
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October

25

2014

TREC or TREAT

TREC or TREAT

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThere will be strange sights, sounds and activities to do at the Tom Ridge Environmental CVenter on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Your children will be kept busy visiting many different booths or tables that will offer treats and activities. Children in costume will be judged upon arrival by the Nature Shop for spookiness and creativity in design, with prizes awarded for best costumes. Winners will be notified after the event. Enjoy a special Halloween film on the Big Green Screen, seating is limited to 175 per showing (two showings) on a first-come, first-served basis. TREC or TREAT is a free admission event.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

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October

25

2014

Volunteer Trail Work Day

Volunteer Trail Work Day

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin other French Creek volunteers and help us maintain our trails for the fall and winter hiking season. Work may include erosion control, clearing debris, trimming back brush, removing down trees, and painting blazes. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. Tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Stay for all or part of the day; bring plenty of water and a lunch if you plan to stay the whole day. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Hopewell Lake boat launch parking area and carpool to work sites from there. Please sign up on this website or email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov if you plan to attend.ActivitiesVolunteer Work DayHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Volunteer Trail Work Day]

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October

26

2014

A Bump in the Night

A Bump in the Night

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionWhen darkness envelopes the landscape and our vision fails, unexpected night sounds can send a chill up your spine. Fascinating folklore, legends and stories were created to give meaning to these unfamiliar sounds and to explain why some animals only come out at night. Join us for a listen to these nocturnal noises and a look at what makes them. A brief indoor presentation will be followed by a walk out into the darkness of the forest to experience how the night affects our senses. (Pre-registration is not required for this free program, but do dress appropriately and plan to be outdoors in the dark forest for about an hour.)
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October

26

2014

Batty Bats

Batty Bats

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDiscover interesting facts about bats. Make a bat to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

October

26

2014

Family Fun with Halloween Crafts

Family Fun with Halloween Crafts

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionBring the kids to The Elk Country Visitor Center for a fun-filled afternoon of autumnal nature and Halloween crafts and learning opportunities. Listen to stories on bats and spiders, do follow-up crafts, and enjoy some Halloween Nature Bingo games. Please wear a costume if you like! These fun-filled, family fall festivities will commence at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

26

2014

Friends of Raccoon Creek Art Club - Basics of Origami

Friends of Raccoon Creek Art Club - Basics of Origami

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDo you enjoy drawing, painting, or just being artistic? The Art Club of Raccoon Creek invites anyone from beginner to skilled artist to practice their artistic talents while enjoying the outdoors at Raccoon Creek State Park. Octobers theme is Origami. Join Ranger Morell to learn about the ancient Japanese art of Origami. Learn to fold basic models and discover what is making the hobby of paper folding so popular. The program will be held at the Wildflower Reserve Nature Center. For more information, contact the park at 724-899-3611. Free program.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

26

2014

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn a little bit about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game. The program will last for an hour and will cover the basics of using an electronic GPS unit to find a specific location. This program is for beginners and will not be intensive. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program.

Point State Park has several GPS units that will be available for participants to use during the program. Equipment and space is limited, so all participants must register prior to the program. To register, click the link below. For more information, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or ra-pointsp@pa.gov.

This program can be cancelled due to rain/inclement weather conditions.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesGeocaching[Click Here To Register For Getting Around The Point: An Introduction To Geocaching - 8 Openings Available]

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October

26

2014

Leaf Prints

Leaf Prints

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMake a print of a leaf to take home with you. Identify some of the trees found throughout the park. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

26

2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a short lecture on Pennsylvania's owls, then take a hike to try and find some of these elusive nocturnal raptors. The Great Horned Owl mating season is just beginning! Transportation to hike area is required. Please meet at the Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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October

26

2014

Turkeys

Turkeys

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionExplore the world of turkeys. Fidn out what they eat and how big they can get. Make a turkey to take home. Meet at the Environmemtal Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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October

26

2014

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in the great lawn to learn a little bit about a fun sport called disc golf. Our park naturalist will be have the equipment out for one hour and will cover the basics of playing disc golf. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity including throwing discs that weigh 175 grams (approximately 0.38 pounds).

This program can be cancelled due to rain/muddy ground conditions.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesDisc Golf

Sunday

October

26

2014

Warren Race Series - Sasquatch Race

Warren Race Series - Sasquatch Race

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWarren Race Series- Sasquatch Race. 5K Trail Run/Walk. Prizes for Top 3 overall male and female runners.
Registration begins at 7:00 am, early registration is $15.00 (received by 10/10/14), receives a long sleeve commemorative shirt. Registration on day of event $20.00, shirt not guaranteed. This event will be scored by The Runner's High. For more information contact Jessica Arnold at 814-688-0393.SponsorsWarren Explorer Post 312ContactsJessica ArnoldContact Phone814-688-0393ActivitiesAdventure Races

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October

27

2014

Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park

Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn about a few of the native plant species in Point State Park. The program will last for an hour and will involve a walk around the park. Normal walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be sure to dress for the weather.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. You can register by clicking the link below.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesInterpretive Walks[Click Here To Register For Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park]

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October

28

2014

Fall Walk & Geocaching

Fall Walk & Geocaching

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Quarry Trail
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome enjoy the fall weather! We'll be walking the Quarry Trail, located at the end of Old Bethlehem Road. We’ll walk and look for the geocaches hidden along the trail. There are beautiful views of the lake from this walk. The walk should last about an hour. Please pre-register if you want to borrow a park GPS unit. These caches are relatively easy and designed for families or beginners. You may bring your own GPS unit or smart phone with a geocaching app.ActivitiesGeocachingHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Fall Walk & Geocaching - 22 Openings Available]

Tuesday

October

28

2014

FULL - Tiny Tots - Spiders and Other Crawly Critters - Tues PM

FULL - Tiny Tots - Spiders and Other Crawly Critters - Tues PM

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LocationTyler State Park Office Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionPre-registration is a must because seating is limited! In this one-hour program for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll explore the outdoors and do some fun hands-on projects.

Please INCLUDE BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN in the registration count and let us know how many are adults in the notes section at the bottom the registration form. Please register your family only. If you have an organized group, please contact me to schedule a program for your group.



ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@pa.govContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsRegistration for this program is full. Please check other sessions for availability or e-mail to be put on a waiting list. When emailing, please tell me which sessions you are interested in.

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October

28

2014

Long Loop Hike

Long Loop Hike

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-9715CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:30 am. The hike is 8 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. This hike combines the best of the trails in Tuscarora State Park. Enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage around the lake. Meet in the Crow Trail parking lot off of Tuscarora Mountain Road. Please call Robin at (570) 467-2506 between 8 am and 4 pm for more information or weather conditions. This is a dog friendly hike, but all pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Shine onlyActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

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October

29

2014

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWalk with Ease Group is Led by a certified instructor, each session includes: Health-related discussion topics, self-paced group walks, and outdoor walking opportunities *weather permitting
This free program requires enrollment. Please call 610-796-3699, or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov with name, address, and phone number to register in the Walk with Ease program.
This program is held rain or shine. Program begins in C.H McConnell Hall at Nolde Forest EE Center.
These one-hour classes meet three times per week for six weeks. They are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes.
Wednesdays8:30-9:30AM
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19

Thursdays9:30-10:30AM
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Fridays9:30-10:30AM
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
SponsorsArthritis FoundationActivitiesOtherWorkshop[Click Here To Register For Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease - 15 Openings Available]