In 2017 we had over 60 Walks in 46 Counties! We are grateful for the Hosts who have already signed up for 2018 Walks. Our goal this year is 100 Walks, with at least one Walk in every county, attracting thousands of participants from across the state.
Below are a few of the 2018 Walks! More Walk Hosts are signing up weekly. Check back for updates and our statewide Map!
Adams County – Michaux State Forest, Birch Run Road – 10a.m. – 12p.m.
Description of Walk – A 2.5 mile (1-2 hour) hike on the Beaver Trail, Michaux State Forest, featuring the scenic Long Pine Run Reservoir.
Butler County – Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area
1.5 mile loop over variable terrain; mature forest, stream, wetlands.
Centre County – Ott Woods – 12pm Start and will last for 1.5 hours
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 and steep half hour walk to the ridge top.
Crawford County – Helen B. Katz Natural Area – 2p.m. – 4p.m.
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.
Luzerne County (2)
Steve Tubs State Forest Recreation
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.
Nescopeck State Park – 1p.m. – 3p.m.
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).
Washington County – Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village – 1p.m. – 3p.m.
Description of Walk – Travel through time on a 2-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. 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 Monogahela Indian Village, 18th century Frontier Trading Post, and 19th century rural village.