Where Are the October 1 Walks Happening?

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CountyWalk NameAddressHostEvent TimesThings to SeeOther NotesAccessibilityParking/Facilities
BeaverSahli Nature Park194 McKinley Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010Zach St. Laurent, DCNR Bureau of Forestry9 a.m.A nature walk through the park's woodlands, followed by question and answer and children's activities
BedfordJackson Stewardship Forest8621 Black Valley Road, EverettMike and Laura Jackson2 - 5 p.m.An exploratory nature walk on our forested propertyCo-sponsored by the Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies
BedfordAllegheny Front Experience2129 Shaffer Mt. Road, CairnbrookKarin, John, and Michael Sedewar10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Outstanding view of Penn's Woods from the top of the Allegheny Front. Developed trail with woods, tree ID, and children's activitiesPavilion with views for those unable to walk the trails
BerksNolde Forest Environmental Education Center2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607Amy Marsch10 a.m.Guided hike on 1.5 miles of trail in Nolde Forest State Park and Environmental Education Center. We'll see mixed hardwood/conifer forests and former conifer plantations.
Berks/SchuylkillState Game Lands 1107183 PA 183, Bethel, 19507PA Game Commission: Francis Vinitski, Andy Weaver, and Curtis Noll1 - 4 p.m.Restoring oak forests - past, present, and futureParking Area along PA 183
BradfordThe Haft1 Haft Lane, New Albany 18833Daniel Swift2 p.m.Woodland management since 1973; golden-winged warbler habitat management; various EQIP projects; and ash salvage timber sale and thinnings; agri-drain system for pond managementCo-sponsored by the Bradford Sullivan Forest Landowners Association
BucksDurham-Springfield Fuller Preserve Walk2864 Slifer Valley Road, RiegelsvilleDurham Township EAC, Springfield Township EAC, Cooks Creek Watershed Association, and Heritage Conservancy1 p.m.This 1.8 mile guided walk will take you through the woods, passing streams, a lovely gorge, past overlooks, and through old growth forest. Rich wildlife, a large assortment of trees, ferns, and plants.Park along Walnut Lane just to the east of the trail head.
CambriaBeaverdale Sportsmen's Association3264 Old Bedford Pike Extension, Beaverdale, 40.244722,
-78.688611
Tom Kakabar and Adam Katrancha9:30 a.m.Take a guided walk and learn about the Association's restoration of degraded woodland from past unsustainable management.Moderate exertionprimitive facilities available
CentreMusser Gap, Rothrock State ForestMusser Gap Parking Area, Rothrock State Forest, Pine Grove MillsRothrock Chapter, Society of American Foresters and DCNR Bureau of Forestry1 - 4 p.m.Self-guided 2 mile walk with educational stations. The woods are currently being restored after threats from invasive plants and insects and for new recreational uses.The trail is one mile long going up the ridge and participants will turn around to come back downWalking tour
CentreOtt Woods748 Gravel Point Road, HowardMark Ott10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Golden-winged warbler habitat
CentreHartley WoodsPenn State Arboretum, University ParkPenn State Student Chapter of the Society of American ForestersMeet at the Overlook Pavilion at 11 a.m.Penn State's old-growth forest
ChesterGreen Valleys Watershed Association: Tree ID Workshop and Walk1368 Prizer Road, PottstownGreen Valleys Watershed Association9 - 11:30 a.m.Tree identification presentation and walk around the arboretum and nature preserve.Cost is $10 for non-members and covers workshop materials
ClarionCook Forest, Log Cabin Environmental Learning ClassroomForest Road, Cooksburg (41.346509, -79.218406)Woodland Owners of the Clarion Allegheny Valley9 a.m. for a guided walkThe trail is a great birding hike and suitable for all ages. After completing this trail, those interested can join the tour guides for another walk at the Sawmill Center for the ArtsRestrooms at the meeting location
ColumbiaEndless Mountain Zendo and the Nature and You Club104 Hollow Road, Stillwater 17878Endless Mountain Zendo and the Nature and You Club1 - 4 p.m.Explore the various trees found on the grounds of the Endless Mountain Zendo. Our Exploration will focus on the numerous benefits of trees, including personal health benefitsCost is $10 for non-members of the Nature and You Club. Registration is required by 9/25/17. Contact Ginny Mazzei to register (gmazzei@epix.net) or 570-925-5690Parking is limited
CrawfordKatz Natural Area41.665254, -80.218536 Tyson Johnston2 - 4 p.m.This hike will feature mature floodplain forest along the meandering Cussewago Creek, meadows, and beaver ponds.Tall hiking boots or knee boots are recommended.
CumberlandCanterwood: Twining Tree Farm638 Barnstable Road, CarlisleDavid TwiningGuided walks at 1 and 3 p.m.An easy walking trail featuring a sustainable forest at all stages of growth, and wildlife habitat permanently preserved
CumberlandPine Grove Furnace State Park - Meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion1100 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, PA 17324Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park2 p.m.Take a 3-mile hike and enjoy the fall sights at the park. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and dress for the weather.
DauphinNed Smith Center for Nature and Art176 Water Company Road, Millersburg 17061Doug Rubendall and the Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association12 - 4 p.m.Walk on portions of the Ned Smith Center Lands and trails that will include several educational discussions led by subject matter experts in forest management, wildlife, mushrooms, and insects
DauphinDetweiler Park1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin 17018Manada Conservancy9 a.m. for a guided walkJoin the group for a 3 mile guided hike at the recently opened Detweiler Park. Manada Board Member Dave McNaughton will point out birds along the way (bring your binoculars).No facilities
ElkFinley Tree Farm12099 Rt. 219, Ridgway 15853Jim and Linda Finley2 p.m. for a guided walkLearn about oak regeneration and beech control
ErieKirik Tree Farm18455 King Road, CorryGeorge Kirik and Tim Ackerman2 - 6 p.m.American chestnut and managed forest
ErieHeadwaters Park1927 Wager Road, Erie 16509Mark Lethaby, Natural History Museum Curator9:30 a.m.A 1.5 hour walk exploring unique species of frogs, reptiles, and salamanders. If the weather is too cool, we'll focus on arachnids and insectsFree parking is available in the lots.Exit 29 off Interstate 90. Turn left onto Wager Road.
FayetteFallingwater Landscape Hike1478 Mill Run Road, Mill Run 15464Fallingwater Volunteers9:30 a.m. for a guided hikeExperience a small portion of the nature reserve surrounding Fallingwater. Hike is 1.5 miles over moderately rugged terrain.Cost is $12. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance. Visit: https://tickets.fallingwater.org/shows/landscape%20hike/events
FayetteBear Run Nature Reserve1478 Mill Run Road, Mill Run 15464Brian Jones9 - 11 a.m. for a guided walk.Located on the western slope of Laurel Hill, Bear Run Reserve features mature forest and clear mountain streams. Join us for this 4 mile moderate hike.
ForestHunter Run Tract, Cornplanter State Forest134 Cornplanter Road, Tionesta 16353Cecile Stelter, DCNR Bureau of ForestryNoonTake a leisurely walk on the Lashure Hiking Trail. Interpretation will be provided at various stops.Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for this easy walk
ForestTionesta Lake477 Spillway Road, Tionesta, 16353Scott Weikert3 p.m.A tree ID walk along the Summit Trail. We'll see key ID features, evidence of emerald ash borer, and learn how the Army Corps of Engineers is dealing with the problem.Half mile loop; half of the walk will be uphill with a moderate gradeMeet in the parking area across from the park office.
FranklinMont Alto State ParkRoute 233, Mont AltoFriends of Mont Alto State Park and the Penn State Mont Alto Forestry Club1 - 4 p.m.Explore the forest trails of Pennsylvania's first state park
FultonState Gamelands 149 and Buchanan State Forest~501 Indian Grave Road, Warfordsburg 17267 (39.804625, -78.299057)DCNR Bureau of Forestry, PA Game Commission, and the Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies1 - 4 p.m.Walk to see a timber sale (second stage of a two-stage shelterwood harvest) on Buchanan State Forest. Along the way, walkers will see road building and invasive maintenance methods, hack-n-squirt treatments of tree-of-heaven and PawlowniaSmall parking lot. If the lot is full park along one side of Indian Grave Road
GreeneThistle Tree Farm3033 W. Roy Furman Hwy. WaynesburgGay and Harold Thistle1 p.m.Trek through three hardwood plantations - young red oak, crop tree, and a manicured walnut, butternut, and red oak. We'll talk management practices and invasive species ID and control.
HuntingdonFlicker Farm6384 Sneath Road, AlexandriaBeth Glasser and Ron Gilliland9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Abutting Rothrock State Forest, this self-guided walk follows marked trails through varied habitat, with streams, vernal pools, and regenerating mixed hardwoods.
JeffersonMiller Stewardship Property172 Brushaven Lane, Brookville 15825Brad and Lou Ann Miller2 p.m.A guided 2 mile walk. Hike trails through woods, fields, orchards, and along streams. Hiking boots recommendedParking availableFacilities available
JuniataKarl Guss Picnic AreaTuscarora State Forest, picnic area across Licking Creek (40.513122, -77.597383)Tuscarora State Forest1 - 4 p.m.Scenic walk on the Tuscarora State Forest trail. Tree identification and timber management
LancasterCamp Oak Hill53 Camp Road, NottinghamAndrew Coval1 - 4 p.m.Tour beautiful landscape of hardwood forests, mature pines, meadows, riparian habitat, gardens, and new orchard (including pawpaw)
LancasterHands Woods Restoration536 Juniata Street, Lancaster 17602Hands Woods Restoration1 p.m.The Hands Woods Restoration is a community partnership around restoring the ecological integrity of Lancaster's largest urban forest, Hands Woods, and improving it as an amenity to the community. The Partnership will reveal its newly created master plan while taking you on a walking tour of the woods. A trail maintenance activity will also be coordinated.
LancasterMiddle Creek Wildlife Management Area100 Museum Road, Stevens, PA 17578Lauren Fenstermacher and Heather Kerr1 p.m.Learn about wildlife habitat creation and land conservation on this PA Game Commission property. 3 mile walk
LehighFlint Hill Farm Education CenterOff Forest Drive, CoopersburgKathleen Fields1 - 4 p.m.Visit a working farm reminiscent of the 1900s. See the animals, take a self-guided walk through the woodlot, and visit the farm market.
LycomingWilliamsport Municipal Water Authority (WMWA)1600 Mosquito Valley Road, Duboistown, PAWalter Nicholson12:30 - 4 p.m. Guided walk starts at 2 p.m.Hike on the Bluebird Trail in WMWA Watershed. Open house at the Waterdale Environmental Education Center. Learn about how this protected watershed helps to provide clean and abundant public water to the Greater Williamsport area.
McKeanDonald J. Comes Natural Resources Learning Center9011 PA-46, Smethport, 16749Penn State Extension, McKean County Conservation District, North Central Forest Landowners Association1 - 4 p.m.Guided tour of upland hardwood forests will cover ID, wildlife sign, BMPs, and basic forest inventory measurements. Learn how to use this information to develop a forest management plan for your woods.Portable restroom on site
MercerLawyer Stewardship Forest231 Highland Road, Mercer 16137Mercer County Woodland Owners Association2 - 4 p.m.Walk through the woods with DCNR forester Dave Cole, Learn Tree ID and valuable information about western PA forests. Refreshments will be provided
MonroeWildlands Conservancy (Registration required)BlakesleeCarl Martin10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Lunch is providedGolden-winged warbler and forest restorationPlease register at http://www.wildlandspa.org/poconocpt/
MontgomeryFisher Woodlands2675 Deep Creek Road, Green LaneConrad Fisher10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Walk logging trails through the woods on a working livestock farm. See a wood processing demonstration.
MontgomeryArdsley Wildlife SanctuaryMain entrance at intersection of Maple and Jefferson Avenues, Abington TownshipRita Stevens9 a.m. Get to know this unique open space and see wetlands, water bodies, and steep slopes. Bring your binoculars for great birding!
MontourMontour Preserve700 Preserve Road, DanvilleCentral Susquehanna Woodland Owners Association1:30 - 4:30 p.m.Trail walk to demonstration forest management practices that woodland owners could implement. Tour will visit white oak woods, a chestnut planting, deer exclosure, and more
NorthumberlandCarbaugh Stewardship Property98 Moser Road, Danville 17821Blair Carbaugh1:30 p.m.Take a walk on a stewardship property with an American Chestnut Foundation breeding orchard
PerryHunkey HollowMeet at 51 Campus Business Way, Duncannon to carpool to siteDuncannon Outdoor ClubMeet to carpool at 9 a.m. Tour conclude at 11 a.m.Animal signs and hunter management programThis tour will only happen once
PhiladelphiaPennypack on the Delware7750 State Road, Philadelphia 19136Delaware River City Corporation and the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion10 a.m. - NoonThe tour will visit a small tidal wetland preserve and include discussion about native plants, wildlife, and insects.This guided walk is suitable for all ages.Parking available at meeting locationFacilities available at meeting location.
PhiladelphiaPapa Playground, Cobbs Creek park6839 Lansdowne Avenue, Philadelphia 19151Tony Croasdale5:30 p.m.This walk in the Morris Park section of Cobbs Creek Park is timed to capitalize on evening songbird activity, as well as catching bats and owls when they being to stir
PhiladelphiaHistoric Rittenhouse Town in Wissahickon Valley Park208 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia 19144Christina Anthony10 a.m.Join Trail Ambassador Michael Kopena on a walk through time exploring the multiple, interconnected layers of human and natural history. Ephemeral markers of seasonal change, modern usage and elements, legacies of Colonial and Lenni-Lenape use, and geological records of hundreds of millions of years.Easy to moderate hike
PikeDelaware State Forest, Promised Land Tract100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown 18426DCNR Bureau of Forestry9 a.m.This 2 mile hike will showcase land management activities along with the area's natural features. Some of the activities showcased will be timber harvests, emerald ash borer treatment, and recreational opportunities.Meet at the Promised Land State Park Office and we will caravan to the location of the hike.None available
PotterPennsylvania Lumber Museum5660 US Rt 6 West, UlyssesPA Lumber MuseumGuided walk starts at 1 p.m.Guided walk on the interpretive trailFree admission to the PA Lumber Museum after the walk
SchuylkillLocust Lake State Park220 Locust Lake Road, Barnesville 18214Frank Snyder, Ben Vaupel, Jerry Bowman, and Stephen Zuk1 p.m.An easy and casual walk through the forest around Locust Lake will enlighten the participants on the charms of the forest landscape. Folks of 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.
SnyderSelinsgrove Center Trail of TreesOld Colony Road, SelinsgroveCraig Bingman, Snyder County Conservation District, and John Portzline, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry1:30 p.m.Tour a half mile tree ID trail complete with full color plaques identifying leaf, twig, bark, and fruit for 25 treesFacilities available
SullivanDwight Lewis Lumber Company, Inc.Route 42, 2 miles east of Eaglesmere, and 3.5 miles west of Laporte, PAMel Lewis2 p.m.Ash tree salvage, deer fences, and timber managementWatch for signs along the road indicating where to parkNone available
TiogaIrion Lumber Company980 Calkins Road, Wellsboro 16901Lou and Wanda Irion, Matt SampsonHike starts at 2:30 p.m.Take a short walk with us and discuss natural resource diversity on this working forest/farm/sawmill operation in central Tioga County
UnionWild Goose Farm2099 Beaver Run Road, LewisburgWild Goose Farm and Gerald Hoy, Service Forester3 - 5 p.m.Gerald Hoy will lead a walk through a 20-acre woodland to discuss invasive species and the cultivation of non-timber forest products. The walk will be followed by a mushroom inoculation workshop.
VenangoStanton Tree Farm2569 Wallaceville Road, TitusvilleMark and Lorrie Stanton and Ty Ryen2 - 5 p.m.A guided walk and talk across the Stanton's Tree Farm to showcase their hard work to manage the property for wildlife habitat and timber.
WarrenHeart's Content National Scenic AreaGPS Info (latitude and longitude):
41°41'44"N, 79°15'28"W
Todd Ristau, USDA Forest ServiceGuided walk starts at 2 p.m.A walk through Heart's Content among the 500 year old hemlock and white pine. Trail winds around 1 mile through the timber stand before returning to the picnic areaAll facilities in the day use area are universally accessible. Trail is 1.1 miles
WarrenWoodland Lodge2662 Eureka Road, Grand ValleyFoundation for Sustainable Forests1 - 4 p.m.Join us for an afternoon stroll in a forest managed for health and habitat, commercial syrup production and timber. We'll talk sap, tree ID, wildlife habitat and more.No RSVP is required and all are welcome. Sturdy walking shoes and clothing for cool and possibly wet weather is recommended.
WashingtonBurnham Tree Farm212 Birch Road, West Finley 15377John and Maureen Burnham2 p.m.Observe habitats for various wildlife species, including ponds, wetlands, and pollinator fields. See forest regeneration in our black walnut plantation and riparian buffers. Light refreshments will be served
WashingtonKnaus Farm6233 Brush Run Road, Bethel Park, 15102Tony Knaus1 p.m.An exploratory guided tour of young and mature woods, fields, and an American chestnut plantingMeet in the parking lot in front of the white barn.
WayneOlver Tree Farm834 Beech Grove Road, HonesdaleCraig and Janet Olver1:30 - 5 p.m.Learn about the value of wetlands, directional tree felling, the PA Game Commission's DMAP program and pond management