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Grandma & River Hikes - WeekDay Summer Family Hike Series - July 17th, & Aug. 14th

Grandma & River Hikes - WeekDay Summer Family Hike Series - July 17th, & Aug. 14th

Grandma and River Walks a Family Hike Series

Join 3ROC Ambassador Kathleen Ganster and her 3 ½ year old grandson, River, as we do a once a month walk through the summer to enjoy beautiful Western PA.

Wednesday, June 19 th at 10 a.m.
The first walk will be at Crouse Run Nature Reserve.
Crouse Run is a wonderful, 22-acre nature reserve located in Hampton Township. There is plenty of free parking at 2684 Wildwood Road (next to Mineo’s pizza). We will meet in the parking lot then make an easy creek crossing and walk along a fairly level hiking trail that meets the Rachel Carson Trail. There will be plenty of opportunities for little ones to wade in creeks along this walk and look for crayfish and salamanders. Join us as we observe wildflowers, birds, fish and possibly tadpoles and frogs. This is an easy 1–2-mile hike.

For grown ups to know, Crouse Run has a rich history – Rachel Carson studied here while she was a student at Pennsylvania Women’s College (now Chatham University). This area is considered a cold ravine, which means it contains not only the typical varieties of flora of the tri-state region, but many northern and Canadian species. Please bring your own water and snacks.

PLEASE RSVP for any of the Family Hikes Here

Wednesday, July 17th at 10 a.m.
Our second walk will be at the Harmony Trail located in Pine Township right along Rt. 910
The Harmony Trail is a very easy, flat trail that is just under a mile long (not quite two miles out and back). This trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible – the trail has a surface of crushed limestone similar to most rail-trails like the Montour Trail.
The Harmony Trail is part of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy system and links to the Rachel Carson Trail. There is a creek, a bridge to toss sticks off of, some pond like areas for tadpole and frog spotting and wildflower and bird spotting. This is a very easy 1–2-mile hike. Please bring your own water and snacks.

Wednesday, August 14 th at 10 a.m.
Location to be announced.

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