It's the first day of school for most students so, even though the weather report is calling for temperatures in the eighties, we all know that autumn has arrived. Before we know it the trees will be donning their fall frocks of red, yellow and orange. Could there be a better time to take a walk in the woods? My family is planning a picnic and a stroll at Locust Lake after work one day this week. If you'd like something a little more off the beaten trail there are plenty of hikes planned for September.
Saturday, September 10 -- Silver Creek Reservoir Hike meets at the Locust Lake State Park parking lot at 10:30 a.m. This 7 mile, challenging hike will be led by naturalist Robin Tracey. Bring a lunch and your dog if he's friendly with other dogs and people.
Sunday, September 11 -- Baber Day will include a walking tour of the Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville at 3 p.m. There will also be a baked sale, picnic, basket raffle and music by the Third Brigade Band.
Friday, September 17 -- Fall bird Walk meets at Waterfall parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake county park at 9 a.m. This walk for new and experienced bird watchers will be led by Denise Donmoyer.
Saturday, September 18 -- Peddler's Grave meets at the Miner's Memorial in Girard Park (next to the diner on the north side of Shenandoah) to carpool to the starting point. This 3 mile, easy hike will be led by John Domalakes and visit the site of the first murder in our area.