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Dec 17, 2014

Start time: 6:00 PM
End time: 9:00 PM

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail
Meet Santa in the woods and enjoy the thousands of lights and holiday displays located along this quarter mile trail in the park's East Picnic Area. Enjoy live music at the stage, and hot chocolate and cookies sold by local 4H groups in the warming hut. This is a free program and flashlights are helpful for some areas of the trail. Musical Performances: Weds. Dec. 17 Carson Long Glee Club & DJ Mark Walker Thurs. Dec 18 West Perry Show Choir Fri. Dec 19 Newport Innovations Sat. Dec 20 DJ John Licon Sun. Dec. 21 Four Saxaphones and a Trombone *** The Tues. Dec. 23 performance by the Moore Fiddlers is cancelled ***

Contact: Ben Ranney, Park Naturalist    Email: littlebuffsp@state.pa.us    Phone: 717-567-9255
Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County

Little Buffalo State Park 1579 State Park Road
Dec 21, 2014

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM

Winter Solstice Celebration
Celebrate the changing of seasons with TLC this winter solstice! Enjoy time outdoors observing the night sky, and warming up by the bonfire. Refreshments provided. Stay tuned for more details!

Meeting Place: Stateline Woods Preserve

Contact: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    Phone: 610-347-0347
Bureau of Forestry

814 Merrybell Lane
Jan 01, 2015

Start time: 1:00 PM
End time: 2:30 PM

First Day Hike / Snowshoe
Start out on the right foot in 2015 with a short hike, exploring nature in winter at Hills Creek. This slow-paced, family-oriented hike will be less than 1.5 miles in length. In the event of significant snow cover snowshoes are advised, however, limited equipment will be available as well. Dress for the weather. Come early or stay late – the sledding hill is nearby or you can explore more trails at your own pace. Meet at the beach area parking. Part of the Winter Outings Series –outdoor recreation activities in Tioga County in January & February: • Events are free • Limited equipment is available to use free of charge • All ages are welcome with adult supervision • Most activities are for beginners and make it easy to try something new • Limited snow cover may alter the events, but when possible, an alternative program will be offered • XC ski track will be set for all ski events if conditions allow • Series events, updates, trail conditions and more at www.WINTERinTIOGA.com or the “Like” Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook.

Phone: 570-724-4246
Hills Creek State Park, Tioga County

Hills Creek State Park 111 Spillway Road
Jan 01, 2015

Start time: 1:00 PM
End time: 3:00 PM

First Day Hike
Start the New Year off on the right foot. Join Nolde staff for the First Day Hike. Seasonal points of interest will be included in the hike/walk. Join the hike that suits you: Easy or Medium difficulty 1 or 2 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Berks County

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center 2910 New Holland Road
Jan 01, 2015

Start time: 1:30 PM
End time: 3:00 PM

First Day Hike
Resolve to start the new year on the right foot with an easy 2.0 mile hike on fairly level trails in the Pine Plantation. Learn about the park’s trail system and more hiking opportunities throughout the coming year. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Trekking poles will be available to use. Meet in the Pine Plantation parking lot.

Email: sberg@pa.gov    Phone: 717-486-3799
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Cumberland County

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center 500 Kings Gap Rd.
Jan 03, 2015

Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 9:00 PM

Owl Prowl
Princes of darkness and lords of the nighttime sky, owls are superb, highly specialized predators. Discover why owls’ nocturnal habits, silent flight and ghostly appearances have fascinated people for centuries. Come owling for the evening January 3 at 7:00 pm at the Jennings Environmental Education Center and explore the folklore, natural history, and adaptations of the mysterious creatures of the night. Following a brief indoor presentation, prowl among owls and other winter nightlife on a guided walk along Jennings’ darkened forest trails. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions including layered clothing and a wind proof/water proof outer layer.

Jennings Environmental Education Center, Butler County

Jennings Environmental Education Center 2951 Prospect Rd.
Jan 11, 2015

Start time: 9:30 AM
End time: 12:00 PM

Winter Tree Identification
Venture to the Bucktoe Creek Preserve arboretum to learn new and interesting ways to identify common trees of Pennsylvania without the help of their leaves! $10 TLC members; $15 non-members.

Meeting Place: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Contact: The Land Conservancy For Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    Phone: 610-347-0347
Bureau of Forestry

432 Sharp Road
Jul 18, 2015

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 6:00 PM

Gear & Cheer Music Festival
5K Run/Walk, Biking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand up, Hiking, Festival fair, Concert

Meeting Place: Bradys Run Park Lodge, Brighton Township, Pa
Difficulty: Easy

Contact: Vincent Troia    Email: drvtroia@ohiorivertrail.org    Phone: 724-728-2625
Beaver Falls

Ohio River Trail

Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township, Pa

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