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The Rocky Gap Trail opened June 7, the latest ATV trail to open for use this summer in the Allegheny National Forest. Timberline and Willow Creek trails also are open. The Marienville ATV and bicycle trails remain closed. Also open, as of June 5, is the Spring Creek Horse Trail.
A good pair of sunglasses comes in handy any time of year — from cutting the glare of snow to silencing the background scenery at a shooting range. But glasses are an essential part of a northwestern Pennsylvania summer, especially for outdoors types. They not only can look cool, they also protect against wayward backcasts,… View Article
Jeremy Ore, 24, of North East, had a great steelhead fishing day April 6 on Twenty Mile Creek. Ore caught both fish while using egg sacs. Each was released. The hen was roughly 30 inches and 10 pounds, and the buck was around 30 inches and 12 pounds, Ore said. Share your fishing photos… View Article
Anglers who show their valid Pennsylvania fishing license April 12 can get a free cup of coffee at participating GetGo convenience stores in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission partnered with GetGo to launch its Angler Boater Thank You program. It’s in effect only on the statewide opening day of trout fishing season, April… View Article
Join the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie to mark a favorite end-of-winter moment — ice out. The group’s annual Ice Out Party is scheduled for April 13 from 1-5 p.m. at the Zem Zem Shrine Club, 2525 W. 38th St. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the conservation organization featuring prizes and games, hot dogs… View Article
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has set the 2014 creel limit for Lake Erie yellow perch at 30 per day and the creel limit for walleye at six per day. They limits are the same as they were in 2013. “This year’s assessment showed that both yellow perch and walleye populations remain stable,” Chuck… View Article
Pitch in alongside the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie and other volunteers to clean up the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park April 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals and group volunteers are needed to help pick up trash, tree branches and other winter detritus. A cookout will follow. For information, call (814) 453-5323.
A paddlesports symposium April 6 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center is a chance for visitors to learn about canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m., with presentations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Participants will learn about… View Article
The annual open house at the Linesville State Fish Hatchery is scheduled for April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 13300 Hartstown Road, Linesville, Crawford County. Visitors will be able, among other things, to watch the walleye spawning process including fish sorting, and removing and fertilizing eggs; see fish in the 10,000-gallon viewing tank; learn how to tell… View Article
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has rescheduled its two Mentored Youth Fishing Days until May 10 because most of the waters where the events are scheduled to take place are not expected to thaw in time. Mentored youth fishing opportunities will be available at the East and West Basin Ponds at Presque Isle State… View Article