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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Pennsylvania Waterfowl Seasons Announced by the PGC

By | August 16, 2014 9:20 am | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has released the 2014-15 migratory bird hunting seasons and bag limits. The annual waterfowl and migratory bird season brochure can be found at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Annual waterfowl seasons are selected by states from framework established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The complete news release can also be found at the…

 

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Bird Feeder Building and Screech Owl events tomorrow at Chapman Dam

By | August 15, 2014 7:21 pm | 0 Comments

Join the Chapman State Park naturalist at the beach concession from 6-7pm tomorrow for a Bird Feeder Building event. All materials will be provided. This is a great program the kids should enjoy. Later, join Don Watts for a Screech Owl event at the park. Screech Owls have been heard in the area and a…

 

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