Presque Isle After Dark: Gull Point hike scheduled for next Friday

   August 31, 2014 11:33 am    0

Learn about the creatures that are active at night during this four mile evening hike along the trails at Gull Point. Join the Presque Isle State Park naturalists at the Beach 10 Gull Point Trailhead. The hike is scheduled from 7pm until 9pm on Friday September, 5th. There is no fee or registration. Dress for…


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Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament

   August 30, 2014 5:57 pm    0

The Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament dates are set for September 25th,26th,27th, and 28th. Waters eligible to be fished for the tournament include: parts of the Allegheny Reservoir, Allegheny River, Tionesta Lake, Tionesta Creek, Brokenstraw Creek, and Conewango Creek. There is a festival and parade at the town of Tidioute during the weekend of the…


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Rock Bass: NWPA’s other redeyed bass

   August 30, 2014 1:28 pm    0

Rock Bass are often called redeyes and for obvious reasons.They display an almost glowing red eye similar to those found with smallmouth bass. These fish inhabit rocky pools, below riffles in streams, and in gravel bottomed lakes in NWPA. Rock Bass are listed in the sunfish family and are found in some of the same…


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DMAP coupons available for Presque Isle State Park deer hunters

   August 29, 2014 11:08 am    0

Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) coupons will be distributed for hunters who wish to pursue whitetails at Presque Isle State Park. Beginning on September 15th, hunters interested in receiving a DMAP coupon should come to the front visitors desk at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. These coupons will be distributed between the hours of 10am…


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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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