Where Are the October 7 Walks Happening?

Below is a listing of all the currently registered 2018 Walks! More Walk Hosts are signing up daily. Check back for updates and our statewide Map!

Adams CountyBeaver Trail at Michaux State Forest – Walk starts at 10a.m. and ends at 12p.m. (1-2 hours)
Walk GPS Coordinates – 39.9435378N, 77.4550576W – Parking is along Birch Run Road at Beaver Trail trailhead. 
Description of Walk – A 2.5 mile hike on the Beaver Trail in Michaux State Forest, featuring the scenic Long Pine Run Reservoir. This Walk is on a narrow trail and is not accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.

Allegheny CountySewickley Heights Park – Walk starts at 11a.m. and ends at 1p.m. (2 hours)
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – Sewickley Heights Borough Park, Halloway Rd, Sewickley PA 15143 – 40.57166.2 -80.144718
Description of Walk – 1,300 acre Sewickley Heights Park, recent early succession habitat work, mature forests, multi use recreation. This Walk is approximately 2 miles at a moderate pace and over somewhat rocky terrain with exposed roots, and possible muddy conditions. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. Be aware that we will encounter other dogs and potentially horses. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller compatible.

Bedford CountyBlack Valley – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 5p.m.
Walk Address – 8621 Black Valley Road Everett, PA 15537
Walk Description – We’ll take a leisurely stroll through the woods for about 1 mile, and will visit vernal pools, looking for all that nature offers. The terrain will be uneven terrain and rocky in places. Parts of the hike will be uphill and others downhill which makes this an easy to moderate Walk. Please leave pets at home. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Berks County (2)
Nolde Forest Tree Identification – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – 2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607 – meet at McConnell Education Hall – Lat. 40.2756 Long. -75.9495
Description of Walk – Tree Identification in the changing forest; DCNR Forester will be along to provide highlights. There are some hills and gravel to make this a moderate Walk. Pets are not allowed. Trails are not stroller accessible. If an accommodation is needed to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park. (610) 796.3692

Williams Hill, French Creek State Park – Walk starts at 11a.m. and ends at 1p.m. (2-3hours)
Walk GPS Coordinates – Meet at the Hopewell Lake parking lot (40.199941 – 75.789282)
Description of Walk – We’ll hike around Williams Hill using the Boone, Horse-Shoe, and Turtle Trails. 4.5 miles total. This will be a moderate walk with hilly and rocky terrain. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly walk.

Blair County –  Plummer’s Hollow – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 4p.m.
Walk Address – Parking at the base of Plummer’s Hollow trail and along Route 453 in a large space beyond the bridge where the Hollow begins.
Walk Description – Walk up our mile-and-a-half road through a large, second-growth forest and on up to our three acre enclosure. Various forest management strategies will be shared as we view the forest. It’s a relatively easy walk.

Butler CountyWolf Creek Narrows Natural Area – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m. (2hours)
Walk GPS Coordinates/Address – 41.0651961,-80.0861781 using Google Maps – Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area, Miller Road, Slippery Rock Township
Walk Description – 1.5 mile loop over variable loose soil terrain, exposed roots and seep sections; mature forest, stream, wetlands. This is a moderate Walk. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly walk.

Centre County (3)
Ott Woods – Walk starts at 12p.m. and will last for 2 hours
Walk Address – 748 Gravel Point Road, Howard, PA 16841
Description of Walk – Strenuous walk uphill to ridge top Golden Wing Warbler habitat treatment. Discussion of the forest types along the walk as well as a crop tree release treatment area and nest box installations. Walker should expect rough terrain (stream and log jumping) and steep half hour walk to the ridge top. Wheelchairs and strollers may take a self guided Walk up the dirt/gravel township road through the property to dead end and back. About 1/2 mile. The Strenuous Walk is not wheelchair and stroller friendly. No pets on either Walk.

Rothrock State Forest – Musser Gap – Forest Open House Format 1p.m.4p.m.
Walk Address – Google Maps Address: Musser Gap Trail Parking Area, Musser Gap Trail, State College, PA 
Description of Walk – We are planning to have educational stations set up along a popular (weekend) woods walking trail at the Musser Gap, entry area to the Rothrock State Forest in Centre County. There will be a greeter at the trailhead parking lot with a handout directing participants to the approximately 15 stations on the trail ahead. This 2 mile walk (one way) will be self-guided between the stations with at least one “station leader” at each stop. Some of the stations will be focused on forest management topics; others have an emphasis on natural or cultural history. We are excited about doing this event again! This is an easy to moderate walk on a gravel road that slowly climbs about 300 feet in the last section. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk might be difficult for wheelchairs and strollers.

Urban Forest at Foxdale Village – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 3:30p.m.
Walk Address – Foxdale Village, 500 E. Marylyn Ave, State College
Description of Walk – We will Walk around Foxdale Village talking about some of the many species of trees found here. We will also learn a little about a tree and a forest on our walk. We will emphasize the importance of our forests now and for the future, for health and well-being and for the economy. Park in front lot or on the street, come in main front doors to reception lounge. We will end with light refreshments. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Chester County (2)
Brandywine Creek Greenway/Harmony Hill Nature Area – Two start times 9a.m. or 11a.m. (Walk is 1-2 hours)
Walk Address – Meet at the Brandywine Meadows Parking Lot (near the trestle bridge) 1355 Downingtown Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335.
Description of Walk –  The Brandywine Conservancy is partnering with our hosts East and West Bradford Townships to present a walk along the Brandywine Creek Greenway on the Brandywine Meadows Trail and the East Branch Brandywine Trail.  All ages welcome; people friendly pets on a leash are permitted (Please cleanup after your pet.) Bring water and wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. There will be options to walk on unpaved trails or stay on level paved trails—the paved trail is stroller-friendly and wheelchair accessible. This is an easy to moderate with flat/rocky and uphill terrain depending on the route chosen. No pre-registration required.

Native Tree ID & Fall Foliage Walk -Walk starts at 9a.m. and ends at 11a.m.
Walk Address – Welkinweir, 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
Description of Walk – Immerse yourself in the peaceful and colorful 200 + acres of woods at Welkinweir. Located in a private valley with picturesque lake, participants will learn about native trees and likely even the animals & birds that make these woods their home. A 1/2 to 1 mile advanced walk as the terrain is hilly. However, there will be frequent stops to keep the pace easy and moderate. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly walk.

Clarion CountyRail 66 County Trail – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – RT. 322 and Willow Lane – 41.237133, -79.417480
Walk Description – Join Lee Swoger, DCNR Forester for a hike on the newly paved Rail 66 Country Trail. We will meet at the parking area located at Rt 322 and Willow Lane and hike the trail up to the intersection with Rt 66, then return. This an easy 4-mile Walk on newly paved terrain. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is a wheelchair and stroller friendly path. Hosted by the Woodland Owners of of Clarion-Allegheny Valley.

Clinton County – Sproul State Forest – Walk starts at 10a.m. and ends at 1p.m. (3 hours)
Walk GPS Coordinates – 41 deg. 21′ 40.44″N & 77 deg. 37′ 32.31″W
Walk Description – Long Fork Loop in Sproul State Forest starting at Hyner Run State Park parking area. It is a 4.7 mile loop hike near a CCC camp, along an old logging road, by a recent regeneration cut, past an old shallow well and a view from a vista overlooking the Hyner Run Valley with other forest highlights along the way. This Walk would be considered a moderate hike. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly Walk.

Crawford County (2)
Helen B. Katz Natural Area – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – 41.665254, -80.218536 Rogers Ferry Road
Description of Walk – This hike will explore Katz Natural Area, featuring mature floodplain forest along the meandering Cussewago Creek, meadows, and beaver ponds. Portions of the hike will be off-trail. Tall hiking boots or knee boots are recommended.

Exploring Forest Bird Habitat at the Laura Olsen Memorial Sanctuary – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 4p.m. (1-1.5 hours)
Walk Address – Rockland Road & Forest Home Road, Bloomfield Township
Walk Description – We will walk no more than 1.5 miles through the Laura Olsen Memorial Sanctuary, a forest that has been conserved as a bird sanctuary by the Presque Isle Audubon Society. As we walk, we will look for different features that provide habitat for specific birds in the forest. This is a moderate Walk over uneven forested terrain. Please leave pets at home. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly Walk. Hosted by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests and Presque Isle Audubon.

Cumberland County (2)
Twining Tree Farm – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 3.pm. (1 hour)
Walk Address – 683 Barnstable Road, Carlisle
Description of Walk –  Stroll along an established forest trail, with brief “forest breathing” respite.  See how we try to give nature a home. This an easy Walk with rolling terrain. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed after 3:30p.m. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly Walk.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m.
Walk Address – 1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324 – meet at the Fuller Lake Snack Bar
Walk Description – Hike with PA Parks and Forests Foundation and the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace and also celebrate the 125th anniversary of PA state parks and forests on a 4-mile loop on Mountain Creek Trail and Old Railroad Bed Road. The terrain is generally level but, Mountain Creek Trail has some roots and rocks. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly Walk.

Dauphin County (2)
Capital Region Water @ The Dehart Dam Reservoir & Watershed –  Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3.pm. (2 hours)
Walk Address – DeHart Dam, Clark’s Valley Rd., Tower City, PA 17980
Description of Walk – This guided 1.5 mile walk will explore Capital Region Water’s DeHart Dam and Reservoir in scenic Clarks Valley. This rare opportunity to walk the DeHart Dam will highlight the journey of drinking water from raindrop to the tap and the role we share in stewarding these water resources. The beautiful area in the surrounding Clarks Valley is home to abundant wildlife, working forest, public lands and clean water. Nature will be observed at its finest with a Manada Conservancy field expert to identify birds, wildlife, flowers and invasive species. Forest and tree health will be discussed along the way. Walk participants are advised to wear well-fitting sturdy shoes or boots. Terrain may be uneven and there are moderate inclines. We will meet in the gravel parking lot at the DeHart Dam entrance. Parking is limited and carpooling is recommended. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required and is limited to 50 participants. Please leave pets at home. Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office at office@manada.org or 717-566-4122. Presented in partnership with Dauphin County Woodland Owner’s Association and Capital Region Water. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly Walk. Capital Region Water will be providing water for hikers and participants are encouraged to bring along a refillable water bottle.

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art – Self guided Walks at your own pace throughout the day. The Center is open from 10a.m.-3p.m.
Walk Address – 176 Water Company Road, Millersburg, PA 17061
Description of Walk – Explore, at your own pace, over 12.5 miles of beautiful woodlands on Berry Mountain and the Ned Smith Center Grounds. The level of your Walk will vary depending on which trails you choose to hike. Rail Trail is easy, strollers and wheelchair accessible. North Trail System is fairly flat and an easy loop. There are also “hearty trails” (Mountain Laurel, Bud’s Trail, Deer Run, Berry Mountain Trail and others) suited for the more ambitious.
People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.

Erie County (2)
Erie Bluffs State Park – Walk starts at 10a.m. and ends at 12p.m.
Walk Address – Erie Bluffs State Park – Route 5
Description of Walk – A 3-mile walk through the diverse habitat of Erie Bluffs. Visiting overlooks for Lake Erie and learning the history of the park.

Kirk Tree Farm – Walk Starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m. 
Walk Address – 18455 King Road, Corry, PA 16407
Description of Walk – Dunstan Chestnut Plantation with a stump sprout with over 3,500BF, a very progressive tree farm operation. This will be a moderate Walk. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly walk. After the Walk we will have a shared meal. Meat and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish to share. Please RSVP, Contact George Kirk at (814) 664.8560 or (814) 462.4810

Forest County (2)
Summit Trail & Tionesta Lake – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m. (2 hours)
Walk Address – 477 Spillway Road, Tionesta, PA 16353
Description of Walk – Join us for an afternoon in the woods for a Tree ID walk. Learn identifying features of the trees found along Summit Trail which is located beside Tionesta Lake.

Cook Trail – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m. (1-2 hours)
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – River Road at Henry’s Run Road by River Cabins and Playground – Cook Forest State Park, 41.32778, -79.19302
Description of Walk – The Cook Trail in Cook Forest State Park, a newly renovated interpretive trail with education signage posted at certain locals. This is a 2.5 mile easy to moderate Walking. There are some slight hills, dirt terrain with rocks and roots. This Walk is not wheelchair and stroller friendly. Walk hosted by the Friends of Cook Forest.

Franklin CountyMont Alto State Park – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address – TBD
Walk Description – Join us for a Walk from the Pavilion up to the Narrows. This is a moderate Walk on hilly terrain with some steep parts. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair or stroller friendly trail. Hosted by the Friends of Mont Alto State Park and PSU Mont Alto Forestry Club.

Fulton County – Young Forest Walk – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m. (1-2 hours)
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – 1906 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, drive past house and uphill into the field. 78.019 W 39.946 N
Description of Walk – One timber sale is marked and may be cut by the time of the walk, one area was clear-cut in 2013, one old log landing which is now a small wetland, bat boxes, stream, spring, etc…. We will meet in the southeast corner of the field. This an easy 2 mile Walk that is mostly flat. There will be some hilly and rocky terrain. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. Caution, there are porcupines in the area. Off road wheelchairs and strollers only.

Greene CountyRyerson Station State Park – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 2:30p.m.
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – 361 Bristoria Road, Wind Ridge, PA 15380, Maple Grove Day Use Area, use Lazear Lane (Meet at Pavilion 2 in the Day Use Area) – 39* 53’ 01.9” N – 80* 26’ 59.5” W
Description of Walk – Join us for fall foliage and a guided easy 3 mile walk highlighting Pennsylvania’s forests. We will join Pennsylvanian’s across the state for the second annual “Walk in Penn’s Woods.” People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Huntingdon County (3) – each Walk listed below is on the Loop Trail which is about 1 mile.
Tree Id – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 2:30p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – N 40.504782° W 77.996569°
Walk Description – Students will teach those on the Walk about how to ID the trees in the area and what the benefits of them are. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Native Plant – Walk starts at 2:30p.m. and ends at 4p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – N 40.504782° W 77.996569°
Walk Description – Students will show visitors the native plants of the area and what their benefits are to local wildlife. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Scavenger Hunt – Walk starts at 4p.m. and ends at 5:30p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – N 40.504782° W 77.996569°
Walk Description – Attendees can put their knowledge to the test with guides along the trail to help. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Juniata CountyGreg’s Woods in Mexico, PA – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 2:30p.m. (1.5 hours)
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – Greg’s Woods, 6500 William Penn Highway, Mexico, PA 17059 –40.5405, -77.3560
Description of Walk – Tour a forested wetland preserve, experience the extraordinary habitat and services it provides, and learn how to control tree-of-heaven among other invasive plants and challenges. This is an easy to moderate 1 mile Walk in a wetland forest–wear boots and prepare for the trails to be wet. Please leave pets at home. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Hosted by the Central PA Conservancy.

Lancaster County – Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address – 100 Museum Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
Walk Description – Explore 10 Stations of wildlife/forest management techniques as well as identification of trees. This Walk will be 1.4 miles over typical nature trail terrain. Please leave pets at home.

Lebanon County – Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m. (2 hours)
Walk Address – 3283 Pinch Road, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
Description of Walk – Learn to identify trees on a 2 mile hike in mature forest to our observation tower where we can see 5 counties and lots of trees. This is a relatively easy Walk. Our trails are rocky and sturdy foot gear is recommended.  Pets are not allowed and trails are not wheelchair or stroller friendly.

Lehigh County (2)
Smallest Stewardship Forest – Walk opens at 1:30p.m. and will be offered until 4p.m. (1.5 hours/Walk)
Walk Address – 3025 Victoria Lane, Allentown, PA 18104
Description of Walk – Take a walk through what may be Pennsylvania’s smallest Stewardship Forest! It will include a history of our woods, what a Stewardship Forest is, the tree species, a stop in an “exclosure”, invasive vegetation discussion, and a description of the animals and birds that live here or visit us. You’ll learn about the importance of this “tiny forest” for birds and wildlife, how it helps protect the land and our watershed, and how a healthy, well managed forest is important for all of us. Our walk will also include a stop along the way to hear about native plants, see where they’ve been added to the property, and why and how they contribute to the health of the forest and its inhabitants. The trail is level but please wear walking shoes (that can get muddy), long pants, and bring bug spray. In the event of pouring rain, we will offer our talk inside with a view of the woods and cover the same topics. Pets should stay at home. This is not a wheelchair or stroller friendly Walk. Children are welcome and there will be sensory experiences for them to participate. The walk is best suited for children 5 and older. We look forward to your visit.

Flint Hill Farm Education Center – self guided Walks start at 1p.m. and end at 4p.m.
Walk Address – 1922 Flint Hill Rd, Coopersburg, PA 18036
Description of Walk – An agriculture education center on a 1900s family farm. Take a self-guided walk through the woods, visit the farm market, and see the animals. Walk should be about 1 mile. Please leave pets at home. This Walk is not wheelchair accessible but, jogging strollers should be okay.

Luzerne County (2)
Seven Tubs State Forest Recreation Area – Walk starts at 10a.m. and ends at 12p.m. (1-2 hours)
Walk Address – Seven Tubs State Forest Recreation Area, 900 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Description of Walk – This short hike will highlight the Seven Tubs, a beautiful stream with bedrock gouged by glacial erosion forming potholes and small waterfalls. This is a moderate Walk with rocky but flat terrain. Pets are not allowed and trails are not wheelchair or stroller friendly.

Nescopeck State Park – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address – Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honeyhole Road, Drums, PA 18222
Description of Walk – Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall while hiking the Woodland Way and Redrock Trails; This 2.5 mile hike features woodlands, wetlands, and the beautiful Nescopeck Creek! (Hike is not suitable for strollers).

Lycoming County – Penn College Earth Science Center Property – Walk starts at 10a.m. and ends at 1p.m.
Walk Address – 203 Allenwood Camp Lane, Montgomery PA 17752
Walk Description – This walk is located on the Penn College Earth Science Center Property which has many hiking trails and areas people of all ages can explore. There are 4 trails on the property including a pavilion, recreation field and 2.5 acre pond. Most of the trails are a little mountainous walking and are primarily on walking and gravel paths that are closed to motor vehicles. Those attending will have many opportunities to take various paths for relaxation and enjoyment. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. There are trails which are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Mercer CountyGrove City Memorial Park – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m. (1-2 hours)
Walk Address – W Main St., Grove City, PA 16127 (Follow signs) – Hunter Farm Recreational Area (Greenwood Drive/North Liberty Road)
Walk Description – We will take a walk through the several hundred acres of Grove City Memorial Park. Tree species and different aspects of the ecosystem and habitat will be discussed. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a 1-2 mile Walk on paved path making the terrain easy. Hosted by the Mercer County Woodland Owners Association.

Montgomery CountyPennypack Trail – Walk starts at 10:30a.m. and ends at 11:30a.m.
Walk Address –
Walk Description – Join us for a 1 mile Walk around the wooded areas of Pennypack Creek. This Walk is easy open terrain with some inclines and roots. Please leave pets at home.

Montour County – Montour Preserve – Walk starts at 1:30p.m. and ends at 3:30p.m.
Walk Address – 374 Preserve Road, Danville, PA 17821
Description of Walk – Walk along Goose Woods Trail in the Montour Preserve to discuss how Penn’s forests benefit all Pennsylvanians and to view changes on the trail over the years from the 1800s to the present time, including logging, farming, regrowth, pioneer trees, maple sugaring and invasive species. The tour will be led by Jon Beam, Assistant Director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission, who is very familiar with the Montour Preserve fields and forests. The easy walk is about 3/4 mile in length over gentle terrain. The trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible. No pets allowed. Hosted by the Central Susquehanna Woodland Owners Association, Columbia County Conservation District and Montour Area Recreation Commission.

Northampton County (3)
Merrill Creek Reservoir – Walk starts at 10:15a.m. and ends at 3p.m. – (actually in Warren County, NJ, just across the river)
Walk GPS Coordinates – N 40.74055, W 75.09256
Walk Description – This is a 7 mile loop hike around a large New Jersey reservoir. Over half the trip will be on dirt roads or dikes near the reservoir. There is also about a 2.5 miles walk on trails inside the environmental area. We plan to stop at an extremely large American chestnut tree (17 inch diameter) with no visible blight. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. About 12:30 PM we will be at a counting station for migrating raptors, this will be our location for lunch. Good waterfowl sightings can be made at any time during the hike. Expect wet and/or muddy trails, appropriate footwear recommended. For your comfort there are clean restrooms at Visitors Center. Anticipated completion time is about 3:00 PM. Please no dogs on this trip. NOTE – Hiking pace will slow down at times for bird observation. Hike is in partnership with The American Chestnut Foundation Pennsylvania/New Jersey Chapter. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mike Manes at AMCDVTrails@aol.com.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center – Walk starts at 9a.m. and ends at 11a.m.
Walk Address – Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center,  400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA 18064
Walk Description – Enjoy a Walk with Lauren Forster, Environmental Education Specialist Supervisor for Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center and Richard Deppen, Assistant Forest Manager for William Penn Forest District will host a walk in the woods, at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Lauren and Richard will take you on a cultural, historical and forest ecology tour. Lauren will speak on the history and cultural aspects of Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Richard will speak on tree identification, forest ecology. Both Lauren and Richard will speak on current management of the area and threats to environmental health. The walk will exhibit a diversity from areas characteristic of old growth forest to early successional forest. The walk will be approximately 2 miles long and take 2 hours. It is advisable to dress appropriately, hiking shoes are highly recommended and be mindful of insects and other personal needs. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not accessible to wheelchairs. Registration is required.

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 4p.m. (just steps away from the Bucks County Line)
Walk Address – 240 Sunnyside Rd, Easton, PA 18042
Walk Description – Mariton is perched on the steep slopes of Bougher Hill overlooking the scenic Delaware River. This Walk will be 2 miles on groomed trails with moderate terrain. Please leave pets at home. This trail is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. Hosted by the Durham Township Environmental Advisory Council.

Perry County – Buffalo Ridge Hike – Walk starts at 9a.m. and ends at 10:30a.m.
Walk Address & Google Maps Coordinates – Meet at the Stage near Pavilion 3 – Boat Launch Road – 40°27’18.0″N 77°10’16.9″W
Description of Walk – We will be hiking the Buffalo Ridge Trail and discussing the history of the park as well as its local wildlife. This moderate level Walk is roughly 2.5 miles with up and down terrain. Pets should stay at home. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Philadelphia County (2) – Both Walks are hosted by Friends of Wissahickon
Hotels, Cabins, Inns & Bridges – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – 40.076936, -75.216455
Walk Description – Get a little bit of history mixed in with your nature with this hike in Philadelphia’s famous Wissahickon Valley Park. We’ll explore a little over 3 miles of trails starting at the Lavender Trail in Chestnut Hill, connecting to the White Trail to visit the Tedyuscung Statue, cross over the Rex Avenue Bridge onto PA’s Trail of the Year, Forbidden Drive, and cross over the Covered Bridge. From here we’ll explore the Orange Trail and return to the Lavender Trail. Learn about the history of the bridges, Depression Era trails, and hotels that once stood in this area. Amazing views from high and low! Children are welcome. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Registration is recommended click hereHotels, Cabins, Inns & Bridges Walk

Trees of the Wissahickon: Andorra Meadow – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 3:30p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – Wissahickon Environmental Center: 40.081084, -75.235504
Walk Description – Let’s explore and learn about the trees in Philadelphia’s famous Wissahickon Valley Park! On this hike, we’ll look closely at tree features and learn how to describe them. It’s early autumn, so we will be looking a lot at the leaves – are they opposite or alternate? Simple or compound? We will practice using a dichotomous key to help us identify them. Come enjoy and discover more about the trees in beautiful Andorra Meadow. Pets should stay at home. This Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Registration is recommend click here: Trees of the Wissahickon: Andorra Meadow

Pike CountyDelaware State Forest – Walk starts at 10a.m. and ends at 1p.m. (Roughly 3 hours)
Walk GPS Coordinates – 41.341350, -75.207822
Walk Description – A 4.5 mile hike through the Bruce Lake Natural Area. This hike will feature Egypt Meadow Lake; formed by the CCC in 1935, and Bruce Lake; a glacial formed lake. This hike is relatively easy and we will meet at the Bruce Lake trailhead on Route 402. This trail may be difficult for wheelchairs and strollers. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.

Schuylkill County – Tuscarora State Park – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 4p.m. -Meet in upper parking lot, adjacent to Pavilion #2
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – 687 Tuscarora Park Road, Barnesville, PA 18214 – 40.892-76.02063 
Description of Walk – An easy and casual 1 mile walk on a paved path through the forest around Tuscarora Lake will enlighten the participants on the charms of the forest landscape. Folks of all ages are invited to get a first hand look at a working forest. Some of the highlights include: identifying trees and shrubs, learning about forest benefits to us and wildlife, and experiencing the solace and peacefulness in the forest. This trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.

Snyder CountyFaylor Lake – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m. (2 hours)
Walk Address – 750 Mattern Road, Beaver Springs, PA
Walk Description – An easy to moderate Walk with mostly level terrain. You will Walk approximately 2 miles leaving from the Faylor Lake Boat Launch, travelling across the dam breast and into the wooded trail section across the lake. Assistant District Forester John Portzline will be in attendance to help answer any questions. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This Walk is not wheelchair and stroller accessible. Hosted by the Snyder County Conservation District.

Somerset CountyBlackburn Road – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m. (2 hours)
Walk Address –  347 Blackburn Road, Friedens, PA 15541
Walk Description – We will take a leisurely walk with stops to look at various forest management activities, including a deer fencing project. Forestry experts will be available to answer questions. After the walk, everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy a picnic. Please bring a side or dessert to share. Registration is requested. Please contact Bob Bastian at 814-445-2565 if you plan to attend.

Sullivan CountyLoyalsock Trail – Walk starts at 8a.m. and ends at 12p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – Parking is at the Loyalsock Trail Trailhead – GPS coordinates- N41.447758, W-76.453622
Walk Description – Haystacks and Loyalsock Trail at Loyalsock State Forest, Hike will featured the Haystacks and discuss some of the area’s history.

Susquehanna County – Woodbourne Forest & Wildlife Preserve – Walk starts at 12p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – 8566 State Route 29, Dimock, 18801 (Lat., Long. 41.761837003596, -75.897846221924)
Walk Description –  Family Friendly Activities: Tree ID , Nature Art, Seek & Find Self-Guided Hike. Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve has 648 acres comprising open fields, wildflower meadows, winding creeks, mossy bogs and historic stone walls. The preserve is known for its ancient trees—a mixture of white pine, hemlocks, ash, maples, oaks and other hardwoods including a portion with the largest remaining old-growth forest in northeast Pennsylvania. Hiking Trails Include: Swamp Loop (0.75 mile), Woodruff Hill (3 miles) and Cope’s Ramble (4.5 miles). The preserve is open to the public daily, from dawn until dusk. Please leave pets at home.

Tioga CountyTioga County Group Effort – Walk starts at 2:30p.m and ends at 5:30p.m. 
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – GL37, Parking lot address is 2407 Carpenter Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. GPS – 41’49’29.13″N, 77’11’33.19″W
Walk Description – This year’s hike will be held on State Game Lands #37 where, in addition to a nice hike in the woods, we can explore a variety of natural resource topics including: game food plots, state and regional hiking trails, timber harvesting, wildlife, and general forest management principles. Participants are free to come and go as they please.

Union CountyBald Eagle State Forest – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk Address & GPS Coordinates – along Stony Run Rd. Millmont, PA approximately 1 mile north of the route 45 and Stony Run intersection, 40.90797, 77.21171
Description of Walk – For 20 years the Bald Eagle State Forests, Stony Run Demonstration Forest has provided a unique learning experience to thousands of students, woodland owners, and curious patrons about the importance of proper forest management. Please join Service Forester Gerald Hoy as he will teach Tree ID, Invasive Plant ID, Wildlife Habitat Strategies, Hemlock Management, Timber Harvesting Practices and more. Forests are continually changing, so even if you have visited the Stony Run Demo Forest before you will be surprised to see the changes that have taken place in such a short amount of time. This trail is easy walking but not wheelchair and stroller friendly. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. If you have questions about this exciting program or need more detailed direction to the site, please feel free to contact Gerald Hoy at 570-922-3344 or gehoy@pa.gov.

Venango CountyPolk State Center – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates – N 41.383668, W 79.942789
Walk Description – We will meet at the parking area of Spring Property Sale completed in 2017 for a short discussion of importance of Sustainable Forest Management. Then a short ride to the entrance of Polk North Tract for a moderate to advanced 1.5 mile loop walk, as we discuss Tree ID, Invasive Plant ID, Wildlife Habitat Strategies, Best Management Practices, Sustainable Timber Harvesting Practices and more. Expect wet and/or muddy trails, appropriate footwear recommended. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets. This is not a wheelchair and stroller friendly walk.

Warren CountyFarmland to Forestland Conversion – Walk starts at 2p.m. and ends at 4p.m.
Walk GPS Coordinates & Address – Lat. 41.7156, Long. -79.5621, 700-1948 Chappel Hill Road, Grand Valley, PA, At the end of Chappel Hill Road (dead end road), about 1 mile from Route 27 near Grand Valley, Eldred Township, Warren County, PA, A bridge on Chappel Hill Road was recently closed. There is a short detour on Eldred Center and Flat Roads through the village of Grand Valley. Follow the detour signs.
Description of Walk – Conversion of farmland to forestland will look at what historical and recent landowner activities have led to what we see today. Will also include tree identification and discussion of future management options.  What a difference deer make – 13 acre deer exclosure fence shows the impact that deer have on forests.  We will also discuss using herbicides to control beech, birch, ferns and invasive plants.  Examples of equipment used such as farm tractor sprayer and backpack sprayers will be available.  The walk is about 1 mile long and will start and finish at our barn which can provide some shelter if weather is not the best. This is an easy to moderate walk on mowed and gravel trails. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.

Washington County (4)
Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village 
Walk Address for all 3 Walks listed below – 401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA 15312
Description of Walks – These staff-led walks are included with the price of regular admission (admission fees) and leave from the Visitors Center at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. Tours of the National Historic Landmark Meadowcroft Rockshelter, where people camped 16,000 years ago, will be available throughout the day. Also visit the museum’s recreated 16th century Monongahela Indian Village, 18th century Frontier Trading Post, and 19th century rural village. Pets are not allowed and Walks are not wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Meadowcoft Rockshelter & Historic Village – Walk Through Prehistory – Travel through time on a half-mile walk in the footsteps of our hunter-gatherer predecessors. Learn about the flora and fauna the prehistoric people used as a source for food and materials needed to survive. (30 Minute Hike on hilly terrain)

Meadowcroft’s Reclamation – Learn about the effort that it took to turn Meadowcroft from an abandoned strip mine into a thriving woodland ecosystem on a roughly 1 mile walk through the museum grounds.  We’ll identify and discuss the native and invasive plants chosen to take on the task of the reclamation, and their importance to the continued health of our woods. (45-60 walk on hilly terrain)

A History of Meadowcroft – In celebration of Meadowcroft’s 50th season we will also be offering a 1 mile walk along the original tour trail first opened in 1969. On this walk you’ll learn about the efforts of Meadowcroft’s founders, Albert and Delvin Miller, to create a memorial to their ancestors and to a disappearing way of life. (45-60 walk on hilly terrain)

Maple Hills Tree Farm – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 4p.m.
Walk Address – 1185 Route 40 West, Claysville, PA 15323
Walk Description – Plantings of red oak, black walnut, Chinese chestnut. Old cemetery. Registered fifth largest sugar maple in PA. Plus, view a plantation of cross-pollinated pitch x loblolly pines and some geodetic survey stones. The Walk is approximately 2 miles on hilly terrain but will be leisurely. Hiking shoes or other practical footwear should be worn. This Walk is not wheelchair and stroller friendly. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.

Westmoreland County – Otto & Magdalena Ackermann Nature Reserve – Walk starts at 1p.m. and ends at 3p.m. (1.75 hours)
Walk Address – 13260 Ardara Road Irwin, PA 15642 / Lat: 40 21′ 91″ N Long: 79 44 38.7 W – Parking is on Ardara Road in North Huntington Township, PA 15642
Walk Description – This 1.75 mile woodland ramble will take place at the Otto & Magdalena Ackermann Nature Reserve, a 59-acre property owned and managed by the Westmoreland Land Trust. Sponsored by the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association in cooperation with The Westmoreland Land Trust. Please leave pets at home. This is not a wheelchair or stroller friendly Walk.

York County – Codorus State Park – Walk starts a 1p.m. and ends at 2:30p.m.
Walk Address – Codorus State Park Campground,  540 Dubs Church Road Hanover, PA 17331
Walk Description – About a one mile walk through the American Chestnut orchards in Codorus State Park on a well maintained grassy trail (also known as the Mary Ann Furnace Trail), that leads to two of the chestnut orchards on top of a relatively steep hill. This Walk is classified as easy to moderate but, not wheelchair or stroller accessible. People friendly pets on leashes are allowed. Participants must cleanup after their pets.


Photo Credit Laura Sellers