Get Your Upper Delaware Hikes Patch from the National Park Service presented by The Western Sullivan Public Library Hiking Group. Hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail, 10:30am. All ages are welcome; under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian present. Refreshments provided. 845/482-4350.
Join the Orange County Land Trust and the NY-NJ Trail Conference for a free, moderate 3-hour hike at Ridgeview, a 435-acre parcel of protected lands located along the southern Shawangunk Ridge. Trails include the Long Path and Louis V Mills Memorial Trail. Parking located off Mountain Road in Port Jervis. Pre-registration required. 845/469-0951.
LAKE WALLENPAUPACK — Hike the forest and lake shoreline at Shuman Point Natural Area. Led by forest specialist Sarah Hall-Bagdonas, 11AM. Meet at Shuman Point on Route 590, Lakeville, PA. Hiking footwear; dress for the weather. Call Sarah at 570/253-0930 or email email@example.com for information.
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.