This is a great time of the year to enjoy nature's autumn colors and bounty. Hope to see you there!
DISCOVER THE PA HIGHLANDS
When: National Public Lands Day, Sat. September 26, 2009 10:00am. Rain or Shine.
: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, Pennsylvania 19520. Directions available online at http://www.nps.gov/hofu/
Meet under the white tent adjacent to the visitors center.
: Map unveiling, Outdoor Recreational Activities & Free copies of the new PA Highlands Regional Recreation Map & Guide as well as free copies of the Hike the Highlands Cards
, featuring 22 hikes in the PA Highlands.
Schedule of Events:
10am - 11 am: Map & Guide Unveiling featuring guest speakers and dignitaries
Free copies of the map & hiking cards. Location: under the tent
11 am – 12 pm: Park and trail clean-up work for National Public Lands Day.
All participants receive a free day pass to any National Park!
* Participants should wear close-toed shoes and bring work gloves.
12 pm – 1 pm: Lunch, under the tent and on the grassy picnic area.
* Please bring a picnic style lunch and a blanket to sit on the grass.
1 pm – 4 pm: Sign-up for Volunteer Led Outdoor Recreational Activities
: Six-mile hike or family hike (2-3 miles), bring appropriate shoes & water.
•Bike Ride: 22-mile road bike trip, please bring a road bike, spare tube, & helmet.
: Enjoy a leisurely paddle on scenic Hopewell Lake (Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one for $18.00. Personal flotation device required.)
•Apple Picking: Heirloom apple orchard adjacent to event tent, $1/lb. pick your own, equipment and map available from the park visitors center.
•Hopewell Village Living History Tour: Follow the park’s self-guided tour through the historic Hopewell Furnace and experience history first-hand.
*Event co-hosted by AMC & Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site