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Scene And Heard: Head Outdoors This Week

August 23, 2018

Kids are heading back to school over the next few weeks, and it seems that summer is coming to an end.

But, just because school’s back in session doesn’t mean we can’t still take advantage of the outdoor activities and the warm weather until it disappears.

Ricketts Glen State Park offers a wide variety of activities throughout the weeks for both children and adults, ranging from educational sessions to learning how to kayak and more.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, meet up at the Evergreen parking lot off Route 118 at 9 a.m. to participate in the “Take A Hike Tuesday” event. This hike is a one-mile, easy hike to go along the Evergreen Trail to see Adams Falls.

If you want something educational, the park also offers two sessions this upcoming week, “Invasive Insects” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, and “Camping Greener” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. The first session teaches how to identify insects and how to stop them from taking over, while the second teaches camping skills that reduce negative impact on the environment. Both sessions take place at the Amphitheater in Ricketts Glen.

Try your hand at kayaking on Lake Jean at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Participants learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out onto the water. This activity is for ages 12 and older, and those who attend should wear shoes and shorts that can get wet.

To register for any of these activities, email Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or call 570-477-7780.

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