Pike County Commissioners 18th annual Pike County Children's Fishing Derby at Lily Pond, Pike County Park, 8am-12 noon. For children under 16 years of age. No fee, registration held day of event. Prizes awarded by age group. Participants must be accompanied by an adult, Pennsylvania fishing rules apply. 570/296-3569.
Meet horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke at the Visitor Pavilion at Grey Towers at 11am for a guided tour of native flowering shrubs, the historic Sweet Cherry Tree, the flowering bulbs in the landscape, and a tour of the historic landscape. Reservations suggested. 570/296-9630. Regular tour fees apply.
Help build the first public trail through the Milford Experimental Forest that will help connect the community, Grey Towers and state lands. Wear good shoes; bring water, work gloves, bagged lunch, insect repellent. Meet at the Visitor Pavilion at Grey Towers. Pre-registration required: 570/296-9625, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come explore the summer wildflowers and critters along the Wallenpaupack Creek Trail on this 1.5 hour walk with naturalists Jane Frye & Rob Holt, 10am-12 noon. We’ll see what’s blooming, like thistle, crown vetch, bouncing bet and raspberry brambles. 570/253-7001.
Amphibians are stirring in the woods! Join PEEC and explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses, 1-3pm. They provide nets and collection jars for gentle, up-close study. Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy or wet. $5. 570/828-2319.
Learn the basics of fly fishing at PEEC, 9am-12 noon. Practice knot tying and casting. Join Tom Battista from the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a fun afternoon and learn some new skills. $15. 570/828-2319.
The melting snow and spring rains have raised the water level. Join PEEC and travel to some truly magnificent waterfalls, 1-3pm. Dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a camera. $12. Call to reserve a seat in the van. 570/828-2319.
Bus trip to "New York City on your own." See a show, go shopping, go to lunch. The Hawley Women's Club bus trips raise funds for scholarships for graduating WAHS seniors and donations to local charities. 570/226-6588.
The Outdoor Enthusiasts’ Film Series hosted by Morgan Outdoors and the Livingston Manor Library will show the final film in the series, "My Life as a Turkey," at Morgan Outdoors, 6:30pm. RSVP: 845/439 5507.
Hawley, PA invites you to join in the celebration of love for planet Earth. Local businesses and conservation organizations will be offering programs, activities, and events for a weekend of celebrating, learning, and exploring. www.hawleyearthfest.com.