LAKE WALLENPAUPACK — Paddle on the lake with watershed management district’s Nick Spinelli, 5-7:30PM. Life jackets must be worn. Registration required; limited to first 25 people. Kayak rental available by Northeast Wilderness Experience, $30 for single; $45 for double. Contact 570/253-7001; visit www.pplpreserves.com/events/.
LAKE WALLENPAUPACK — Hike PPL’s Wallenpaupack Creek Trail with Pocono naturalist and WNEP-TV personality Rick Koval, 1PM. Search for salamanders, dragonflies, edible plants, poisonous mushrooms and more. Meet at Wallenpaupack Creek Trail trailhead along PPL Drive. Contact 570/253-7001 or visit www.pplpreserves.com/events/.
MILFORD, PA — Guided walk to identify trees, Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Tpk., 11:30AM. Second walk at 1:30PM, if the earlier walk fills up. Space limited; reservations required. Fee: $8, adults; $7 seniors; $5 youth; under 12, free. For information, call 570/296-9630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawley Library Run To Read 5K Run/Walk at Bingham Park, Main Ave. 9am start, registration 7:30am to 8:30am. $12 per person until September 30, $15 per person day of 5K. For all ages. Trophies and ribbons awarded to winners. For children under 10, free 1 mile Fun Run. Rain or shine.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Bird walk with Lance Verderame, coordinator for NY State’s Young Birders Club. Downtown Livingston Manor, Sat., Aug. 23, 10AM. Meet at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St. Bring binoculars, if available, and a notepad for field notes. RSVP to 845/439-5507.
Fairy/Nature Spirit Walk led by Brenda Seldin, Animal Communicator, and Alissa Smith, Nature Intuitive, in Minisink Battleground Park, 3-5pm. Event is free. Both adults and children are welcomed, and children are encouraged to wear their fairy wings and gnome hats.
Enjoy walking in the woods and want to learn how to name the mushrooms you see? Come join the Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society for a walk at PPL Shuman Point Natural Area from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. We’ll talk about the mushrooms we find and identify as many of them as we can.
Zane Grey Festival at the Zane Grey Museum, 10am-4pm. Local exhibitors, puppet show, live music, kayaking, and more. Free. 570/685-4871.
Using the plants, leaves and ferns from around Lake Wallenpauapck, create watercolor paintings at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 10am-12 noon. For children 5-10. 570/253-7001.
Learn about rocks and check out a rock collection at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 10am-12 noon. For children ages 5-10. Collect, observe and compare rocks along the nature trail. 570/253-7001.