Hike Cook Forest’s Hemlock Trail tomorrow

By | August 22, 2014 1:06 pm | 0 Comments

This interpretive hike into the Pennsylvania Wilds region is scheduled from 9am until 12pm Saturday, August 23rd. Walk among some of the cathedral-like primeval old growth hemlocks and tallest black cherry trees north of the Great Smoky Mountains. Also see some of the last remaining old growth hemlocks in the Eastern U.S. Some of these…


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French Creek wade fishing

By | August 22, 2014 7:47 am | 0 Comments

   The waters of French Creek were at wadeable levels yesterday on the upper reaches. I waded the stream a few hours before dusk near the Wattsburg area. This part of the creek is perfect for catching smallmouth bass. Several feisty fish were caught on spinners including one fighter that was pushing 20 inches. Most…


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AARP features Presque Isle State Park in article on 10 best fishing and boating places in U.S.

By | August 21, 2014 12:53 pm | 0 Comments

AARP’s article on the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s top 100 fishing and boating spots in U.S. lists Presque Isle State Park in the top 10 at number 6! This list includes destination that are located less than an hour from an urban area. These locations must also provide certain amenities like bait, boat ramps,…


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Creek Stomp Saturday at Elk Creek

By | August 20, 2014 6:18 am | 0 Comments

Join environmental educators for this outing to Elk Creek at Erie Bluffs State Park. This event will focus on discovering the inhabitants beneath the waters. Macroinvertabrates as well as many species of fish inhabit the waters of the largest Lake Erie tributary stream located in Pennsylvania. Discover collection techniques and identification methods as you wade…


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Mysteries of the Great Lakes and the sturgeon

By | August 19, 2014 12:50 pm | 0 Comments

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is showing the film Mysteries of the Great Lakes daily at 2pm. This epic film takes viewers for a ride through the history of the Great Lakes and culminates with current conservation efforts involving the sturgeon. These fish, once present in great numbers, have been brought back from the brink…


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Purple Martin Roost Kayak Tour this Friday at Presque Isle State Park

By | August 19, 2014 9:07 am | 0 Comments

Join a naturalist this Friday at Presque Isle State Park for an interpretative paddle to the cattails at the head of the bay. There you can find tens of thousands of purple martins as they gather at one of the largest roosts in Pennsylvania. This is a great oppurtunity to witness this  yearly spectacle occurring…


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All aboard for a walleye adventure on Lake Erie

By | August 18, 2014 12:40 pm | 0 Comments

Jim Crowthers, of Corry, is enjoying his retirement. This past Sunday, he and his friends had a lot of fun while fishing for walleye on Lake Erie. “The day was full of excitement and the guys caught some really nice fish”, Jim said. If you  can get out during a break in the weather, there…


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Oil Creek State Park and Keystone Trail Association request volunteers

By | August 18, 2014 5:01 am | 0 Comments

Volunteers are needed to complete several projects on the trails located within Oil Creek State Park. The hiking and ski trails suffered some damage this summer due to heavy rains and need repaired. Some of the work will be completed with heavy equipment before the August 30th project date.The Keystone Trails Association, Oil Creek State…


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Presque Isle Bay

By | August 17, 2014 4:10 pm | 0 Comments

Clouds roll over Presque Isle Bay as a lone bass angler moves into position. Presque Isle Bay is one of the top bass fishing waters in the nation. This  bay covers about 6 square miles and averages depths of 20 feet. These waters produces quality largemouth as well as smallmouth bass.


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The Corry Junction Greenway Trail and Rails to Trails Conservancy

By | August 17, 2014 10:53 am | 0 Comments

The Corry Junction Greenway Trail is over 5 miles in length. The trail starts out along a flat land valley and gradually climbs north toward New York State. The trail eventually crosses over into New York state near the town of Clymer. The beautiful wooded Brokenstraw Creek valley surrounds the trail. Nature and wildlife abound…


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