Friday, July 5
Riverlands Wildflower Hike at 9:30 am/10:30 am
Meet at the Tuscarora State Park visitor center at 9:30 am (for carpool) or Riverlands Educational Center, 634 Salem Boulevard, Berwick at 10:30 am for this 5 mile hike rated easy. Led by Robin Tracey, this hike will enjoy many natural water features: the Susquehanna River, two ponds and a wetlands area. Bring a lunch. Sorry, no dogs today.
Saturday, July 6
Hamburg Hike from 9 am to 1 pm
Meet at State Street Trailhead, 25 State Street, Hamburg for this 6 mile hike rated moderate. Trail Ambassador Mandy Fitzpatrick will introduce you to the Schuylkill River Trail, its website, interactive map, programs.
Medicinal Plants Workshop and Walk
Locust Lake State Park program shelter at 5 pm
Learn about Pennsylvania native plants used medicinally. A short walk to identify some of these plants will follow. Interesting for the whole family.
Sunday, July 7
Landingville Marsh Hike at 10:40 am
Meet at the Crow Trail parking lot at Tuscarora State Park for this 9.5 mile hike rated difficult. Led by Robin Tracey, this hike will take in the marsh and Auburn Dam in a search for wildflowers. Leashed dogs are welcome if they are friendly with people AND other dogs.
Saturday, July 13
Frackville Grade Grinder from 10 am to 2 pm
Meet at the northeast corner of the WalMart parking lot, St. Clair for this 6.8 mile hike rated moderate. Hiker Jim E. will lead you on the old Reading Railroad and share some railroad history.
Sunday, July 14
Bear Valley Adventure from 8 am to 2 pm
Meet west of the Good Springs intersection of Gap Street and Bear Valley Road for this 11 mile hike rated moderate. Sojourner Steve will lead hikers on the Bear Valley Loop to see old mines, Adams Rock and Bear Valley Swamp.
Tuesday, July 16
Wolf Creek Falls Hike at 10:30 am
Meet at the north end of the WalMart parking lot for this 7 mile hike rated difficult. It's a marvelous hike to take in the Wolf Creek Falls! Leashed dogs are welcome if they are friendly with people AND other dogs. Bring a lunch for you and your pooch. DON'T FORGET: This is a limited space hike so you must register by calling 570-467-2506.
Saturday, July 20
Sweet Arrow Splash from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Meet at the Waterfall parking lot, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park for an education about aquatic animals that includes a 2 mile hike rated easy. Led by Mike Centeleghe this is a great adventure for the whole family.
Saturday, July 20
Trout Run Hike from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Meet at the Trout Run Trailhead, just off Route 443 in Swatara State Park for this 8 mile hike rated moderate. Led by Robin Tracey, this hike will follow the creek and include Bordner Cabin. Leashed dogs are welcome if they are friendly with people AND other dogs. Bring a lunch for you and your pooch.
Sunday, July 13
Dyer Run Gorge Hike from 9 am to 2 pm
Meet atClover Fire Company, Heckschersville for this 5 mile hike rated moderate. Led by Hiker Jim Murphy this hike follows the stream to the reservoir. Plenty of shade!
Saturday, July 27
D&L Trail Hike from 8:30 am to 3 pm
Meet at Route 54 and Morea Road to carpool to Jessup for this 7 mile hike rated easy. Led by Jiker Jim E, this hike will go "up the line" to Carbondale.
Not in the mood to pull on your hiking boots? How about some outdoor fun that's a little more low key?
Saturday, July 13
Sneak a Peek at the Creek from 10 am to 11 am
Experience the Upper Little Swatara Creek up close and personal with Porcupine Pat as you and your children search for water creatures. Don't be afraid to get a little wet. For ages 6 and up. Meet at the Sweet Arrow Lake clubhouse parking lot.