Posted: January 8, 2021

The 2020 Walk in Penn’s Woods carried on despite the restrictions of a worldwide pandemic.

Instead of a day or weekend long event, the Walk in Penn's Woods partnership decided back in the spring to encourage Pennsylvanians to use the entire month of October to have their own woodland adventures in Penn's Woods. The partnership promoted numerous trails, virtual tours, fun apps, and safe partner events, using the hashtag #mywalkinpennswoods to create camaraderie on social media.

In all, this unique 2020 edition of Walk in Penn's Woods turned out to be a major success. While the number of people who took a Walk in Penn's Woods can't be measured, we do know October was a beautiful month to be outside! Many of Pennsylvania's state parks were at capacity, the fall foliage was spectacular, and more people were in the forest. By all accounts, one positive outcome of the pandemic has been Pennsylvania citizens' desire to take to the woods.

Pennsylvania trails and virtual tours continue to be available to view on the Walk in Penn's Woods website. Check out the tours and resources at www.walkinpennswoods.org. And, we are looking forward to new adventures that Walk in Penn's Woods 2021 will bring!

Contact Information

Barbara Sellers
  • Administrative Support Assistant

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