AMC 's NEW PA Highlands Recreation Map Successfully Launched at Hopewell Furnace NHS

Apples, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and homemade granola bars. What more could you ask for? Well many had more than just treats but lots of fun spending time outdoors on a beautiful autumn day in the
PA Highlands on Sat. Sept. 26th.

AMC partnered with Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Sat. Sept. 26th for a fun family day of volunteering, apple picking, hiking, paddling, and free PA Highlands Regional Recreation maps & hiking cards.

The day began with guest speakers and the launching of the map while picking up free copies of the map & hiking cards. Then in honor of National Public Lands Day everyone hit the trails to give back. One large group hiked into the woods to clear a new trail while another group worked on the Horse-Shoe Trail. As a reward for volunteering everyone received a free one-day pass to any National Park.

After lunch, with bellies full of apples and cookies, many continued to explore Hopewell Furnace by going on hikes, a Hopewell Lake paddle, apple picking, and/or enjoyed the Hopewell Furnace's village alive with history.

A big THANK YOU to our co-host, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, volunteers and guest speakers!

*Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is one of 75 places you can explore in the PA Highlands highlighted on the PA Highlands Regional Recreation Map & Guide.

If you weren't lucky enough to join us on this special day and want to get your hands on a PA Highlands Regional Recreation Map & Guide and/or the Hike the Highlands hiking cards go to and click on hiking resources. Enjoy!

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