Hike Cook Forest’s Seneca Trail

   August 28, 2014 3:44 pm    0

Hike partially off-trail as you experience this interpretive excursion along the Seneca and Mohawk Trails. Journey through stands of some of the oldest hemlocks North of the Great Smoky Mountains. Get a look at the tallest known hemlock in the Northeast and observe old growth forests. Please meet at the Cook Forest State Park office…


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French Creek Cleanup and picnic scheduled for Saturday Sept. 6th

   August 28, 2014 8:59 am    0

The 22nd annual French Creek Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6th is a big event. Participants will walk the banks, shallow tributaries, and even canoe/kayak to help remove trash from the French Creek Watershed. Afterward you can meet up at the Sprague Farm and Brew Works, near Venango, for the Weigh-In. A free picnic will…


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Snakes of Chapman event this Friday

   August 27, 2014 1:18 pm    0

Meet Chapman State Park’s Environmental Educator as you hike along the trails of the park in search of snakes. You will meet at the park amphitheater and venture into areas of the park where snakes have been seen. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (814)-723-0250


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Lagoons by Pontoon will continue through Labor Day

   August 27, 2014 10:09 am    0

Lagoons by Pontoon will continue daily from 11-3pm through Monday, September 1st. Discover and explore the interior lagoons of Presque Isle State Park with this interpretive tour. Sign ups begin each day at 10am. Pontoon rides last one hour and are on a first-come,first-serve basis. Also, this evening and Friday evening, will be the last…


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Early Migratory Bird Season begins Monday with Dove and Canada Geese Opener

   August 26, 2014 6:37 am    0

Monday, September 1st marks the opening day of dove hunting. The total length of the dove hunting season has increased from 70 to 90 days. In response to a hunter survey, the popular early autumn segment will last 2 and a half full months.The first segment will run from September 1st through November 15th. Hunting…


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NWPA’s Tailwater Musky

   August 25, 2014 6:43 am    0

As water temperatures cool and we move from summer into the fall patterns, expect large fish like muskellunge to be more active. Food becomes less plentiful this time of year and these fish are looking for a big meal. The Allegheny River and French Creek drainages have several tailwaters below the outflows of dams. The…


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KOA Erie offers kamping until Oct 14th

   August 23, 2014 3:25 pm    0

KOA Erie is located near Mckean, PA about 14 miles south of Erie and offers everything from RV sites to tent camping. This campground also has deluxe air conditioned cabins available with kitchenettes and restrooms. There are many activities to enjoy while staying at KOA Erie. There are horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a heated…


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Anglers can still enter for the North Coast Bass Association tournament tomorrow

   August 23, 2014 9:41 am    0

The N.C.B.A. will conduct a bass fishing tournament tomorrow on Lake Erie/Presque Isle Bay. The cost to register a two angler team is $130. Participants must also be members of N.C.B.A. The membership fee of $30 must also be paid prior to the event. Cash is the only form of payment that will be accepted….


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Steelhead are showing up near the mouths of Lake Erie tributaries

   August 23, 2014 8:41 am    0

For those of us that anticipate the annual steelhead run with growing excitement, there are fish beginning to show up near the mouths of creeks. The best times to fish for these early arrivals is morning and later in the evening. Casting spoons, streamers, and fishing with live emerald shiners can entice these fish as…


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French Creek wade fishing

   August 22, 2014 7:47 am    0

   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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