Posted: January 14, 2020

Sunday, October 6 was a great day to be in the woods!

The couldy rainy weather didn't keep folks from enjoying the third annual Walk in Penn's Woods, like this group in Beaver County (photo by Vicky Michaels)

The couldy rainy weather didn't keep folks from enjoying the third annual Walk in Penn's Woods, like this group in Beaver County (photo by Vicky Michaels)

The third annual Walk in Penn's Woods featured 85 walks, including more than a dozen "walk and roll" wheelchair- and stroller-friendly sites, with nearly 1,000 participants on a rainy, chilly day.

Although the weather affected turnout in many areas, the Walk in Penn's Woods partnership is excited to report a 20% increase in the number of walks offered and overwhelming positive feedback.

"Despite getting a thorough soaking, folks were excited to be in the forest," walk leaders at the Clarence Schock Memorial Park in Lebanon County said. "This is a great initiative and we are thrilled to be a part of it!"

From Durham Township in Bucks County we heard, "Everyone in the group was so engaged; we ran over by an hour and no one cared!"

The Montour Preserve hosts in Montour County reported, "The kids were remarkably engaged as they picked up leaves, walnuts, acorns, and a caterpillar during the tour!"

The event continues to gain momentum and support, and we look forward to many more Pennsylvanians taking to the woods on Sunday, October 4, 2020.

A huge thank you to everyone who hosted and/or participated in a walk. We know our Pennsylvania forest landowners were well represented across the state!

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802