Tails on the Trails

Trinity Farms to hold nature walk for you and your dogs

PHOTOS PROVIDED Trinity Farms is hosting Tails on the Trails to raise proceeds for the Lycoming County SPCA from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 14.

PENNSDALE — Enjoy the crisp fall air, scenic views and a brisk nature walk as you and your dog hit the trail at Tail on the Trails at Trinity Farm, 748 Quaker Church Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. with the walk beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tail on the Trails is a nature walk through Trinity Farm and all proceeds benefit the Lycoming County SPCA.

Tails on the Trails provides people the option to go on a two-mile nature walk through the woods or go a half-mile loop around the horse field, said Ann Shea, owner of Trinity Farm. The half-mile loop is good for children, older adults and senior dogs, said Christa Watson, development coordinator at the Lycoming County SPCA.

“It’s in a location that you can’t normally go hike, so it will be different views, different scenery,” Watson said.

“It’s very scenic,” Shea said. “At the top of the hill, it’s just a scene that’s just really breathtaking views of the area.”

Shea previously had volunteered with the SPCA through event planning and marketing, she said. Knowing the Lycoming County SPCA was not holding their Pet Expo this year, Shea wanted to help host a fundraiser.

This is the first time Tails on the Trails is being held at Trinity Farms and a first for the community, Shea said. When researching fundraisers, Shea knew that Walks were popular and wanted to connect with the community.

Wanting to provide the opportunity for a second fundraiser similar to the Paws Run, Shea saw a Tails on the Trails event held in Wisconsin and thought they could hold one at Trinity Farm, she said. Unlike the Paws Run, though, Tails on the Trails is a walk.

Afterwards, there will be healthy foods and snacks, like apple cider, and will have the Susquehanna Mills Co. food truck in addition to vendors and music, Shea said. Adoptable dogs from the SPCA also will come to hit the trails in hopes to find their fur-ever home, Watson added.

Also, Shea’s husband, Sam, will be have hayrides available for you and your four-legged best friend to take a cruise through the field, she said.

“It’s fun to be with other dog owners and talk about your dog,” Shea said.

Dogs have to be leashed, immunized with a current PA dog license, friendly and well-behaved, Shea Watson said.

There is a cost. People can register as individuals or as a group of two to three people, Watson said. Only one pet per person The first 100 people to register will receive a free t-shirt. People can register the day of the event.

To register, visit http://lycomingspca.org/event/tails-on-the-trail/, or for more information, call 570-220-9143.