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Outdoors

Susquehanna River Water Trail means a lot to recreational culture

The mighty Susquehanna River is recognized in Pennsylvania for many reasons, but few identify our treasured river for its very special state recognition as Pennsylvania’s largest water trail system. The Susquehanna River Water Trail runs over 500 miles throughout the state, but what is it and ...

State Game Lands tours on tap in October

Pennsylvania’s State Game Lands are something to behold. Want to see for yourself? Take one of the tours through game lands the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding throughout the month of October. The first tours of the season were scheduled this past Sunday, however, more tours are ...

Reflections in Nature: Bradford’s tour will have quite a bit of history

Bradford County’s PGC land manager Vic Rosa will be conducting a tour of State Game Lands Nos. 12 and 36 on October 10. These two game lands, which adjoin each other, consist of 43,408 acres. They are located in the most remote area of Bradford County. The tour will begin at the game lands ...

Reflections in Nature: Jumping bean’s history goes back to 1857

Recently, I stopped to check to see if the seed pods of the jewelweed plants were ripening, however, none of the seed pods that I picked exploded in my hand, which meant they had not ripened as yet. If you are wondering what the jewelweed plant is, it is both the red-flecked, orange flower ...

‘Walk in Penn’s Woods’ set for Oct. 3

On Sunday, Oct. 3, a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” event will be taking place across Pennsylvania. Lycoming County will have a walk from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of the 40th anniversary hike on the Old Loggers Path. It has been 40 years since this trail was complete and open for hiking, ...

Experts offer tips on foliage for both residents, travelers

HARRISBURG — To highlight some of the world’s most beautiful, diverse fall foliage, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is making its experts available to serve as regional advisers, offering tips and resources to help residents and visitors experience a ...