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Jun 07, 2015
Sunday

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 11:00 AM

Sharing Nature with Children
Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be provided. This program runs the first Sunday of every month from May through September 2015. $5 TLC members; $10 non-members.

Meeting Place: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Contact: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    
Avondale

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Jun 07, 2015
Sunday

Start time: 8:00 AM
End time: 11:00 AM

Sunday Bird Walk
Join Delaware Nature Society staff as they hike Bucktoe Creek Private Preserve in search of birds such as Vultures, Hawks, Woodpeckers, Phoebes, Bluebirds, Mockingbirds, Finches, Warblers and more! Preregistration not required. This program is FREE and open to all birders!

Meeting Place: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Contact: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    
Avondale

Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Jun 20, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 11:00 AM

Open Hive Days
Join TLC Apiarist Dan Borkoski for an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. Get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection while gaining practical beekeeping knowledge. Don’t miss this great opportunity for non-beekeepers, prospective beekeepers, and new beekeepers interested in seeing another apiary. Protective veils will be available. If you have your own gear, please bring it along! $5 TLC/Chester County Beekeepers Association members; $10 non-members.

Meeting Place: New Leaf Eco Center

Contact: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County    Email: education@tlcforscc.org    
Kennett Square

New Leaf Eco Center
Jul 31, 2015
Friday

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 4:00 PM

Keystone Trail Association - Trail Care Day Register for this Event   
One of the most important and rewarding aspects of involvement with KTA is volunteering to help maintain Pennsylvania's extensive system of hiking trails. Each year, on designated weekends, dedicated trail care volunteers gather, and, armed with blaze paint, limb loppers, pulaskis and brush cutters they clear and upgrade hiking trail corridors and treadways. Come to camp on Friday evening and stay until Sunday afternoon. Saturday's the day we really get down to business.

Tyler State Park, Bucks County

Tyler State Park 101 Swamp Rd.
Aug 14, 2015
Friday

Start time: 6:00 PM
End time: 7:30 PM

Boggling Bog
Come out for an easy, 1/2 mile hike out to Spruce Flats Bog! Learn about the unique plants that thrive is this special type of wetland. Meet at the Laurel Summit State Park parking lot. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: 79°10'34.298"W 40°7'6.036"N
Difficulty: Easy
Length of Hike: 1 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Rector, Somerset County

Spruce Flats Bog Trail

Forbes State Forest
Aug 15, 2015
Saturday

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

Expedition Elevation: Mt. Davis Hike
This hike is a part of a monthly hiking series, showcasing the highest points around the Laurel Highlands. Meet at the Mt. Davis picnic area parking lot. Come prepared for a moderate, 2 mile hike. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: 79°9'58.971"W 39°47'39.435"N
Difficulty: Moderate
Length of Hike: 2 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Highpoint Trail

Forbes State Forest
Aug 21, 2015
Friday

Start time: 6:00 PM
End time: 8:00 PM

PW&S History Hike
Laurel Mountain has a vivid industrial history, dating back to the late 1800s. Come out for a leisurely, 2-mile hike to learn about the PW&S railroad and how it shaped the Ligonier Valley. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: 79°10'34.748"W 40°6'57.842"N
Difficulty: Easy
Length of Hike: 2 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Rector, Somerset County

PW&S Railroad Trail

Forbes State Forest
Aug 29, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 1:00 PM

Beginner Mountain Biking
Interested in mountain biking but not sure what it entails? Meet at the Laurel Mountain warming hut to learn more about mountain biking. After the instructional portion of the program, we will be going on an easy, 3 mile bike ride on some of Forbes’ trails! Loaner bikes will be available through registration. *Registration is required. Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: 79°8'58.972"W 40°9'23.902"N
Difficulty: Easy
Length of Hike: 3 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Laughlintown, Somerset County

Laurel Mountain Trail System

Forbes State Forest
Sep 12, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 7:00 AM
End time: 7:00 PM

7th Annual Susquehanna Super Hike and Ultra Trail Run (25K/50K)
On September 12, 2015, the Keystone Trails Association will sponsor the seventh annual Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run, a trail challenge event for adventurous trail runners and hikers on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge. This daunting trail challenge event on the Mason Dixon and Conestoga Trails alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista. Prepare yourself for the steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ravines of the Susquehanna Super Hike, an arduous, undulating and challenging course. This year, participants can choose between a 50K "Ultra Trail Run" and a 25K "Super Hike"! Hikers and trail runners are invited to register for the length best suited for their fitness level and interest. Both events follow the same trails, with the 25K participants starting later and at a different location than the 50K participants.

Meeting Place: Pequea Creek Campground
Difficulty: Difficult
Length of Hike: 31 miles

Contact: Shanna Klucar    Email: shanna@kta-hike.org    Phone: 717-238-7017
Pequea

Mason Dixon & Conestoga Trails

Mason Dixon & Conestoga Trails
Sep 19, 2015
Saturday

Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 1:00 PM

Expedition Elevation: Trek to Beam Rocks
This hike is a part of a monthly hiking series, showcasing the highest points around the Laurel Highlands. Come prepared for a moderate, 3.5 mile hike out to Beam Rocks, on Laurel Mountain. Meeting location TBD. *Please register by contacting 724-238-1200 or rachristie@pa.gov

Meeting Place: TBD
Difficulty: Moderate
Length of Hike: 3 miles

Contact: Rachael    Email: rachristie@pa.gov    
Jennerstown, Somerset County

Laurel Mountain Trail System

Forbes State Forest
 
 

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Trail Counter - Total Trail Count: 500 * Total Mileage: 11,154
 
 
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