Explore Presque Isle State Park’s diverse ecosystems

By | July 3, 2014 8:25 pm | 0 Comments


Presque Isle harbors some of  the state’s most diverse habitat and contains seven ecological zones. This 3,200 acre sandy peninsula jutting out into Lake Erie is home to many species of birds, animals, and rare plant species. Presque Isle has more endangered, threatened, and rare species living there than any other area of comparable size… View Article

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Venture Outdoors offers Historic Hike this Saturday at Cook Forest

By | July 2, 2014 12:32 pm | 0 Comments


Venture Outdoors invites you to discover the cathedral-like old growth forests of the more than 11,000 acre Cook Forest State Park. The Cook Forest Historic Hike will cover 8.75 miles during the interpretive event scheduled for Saturday from 10am until 4pm. The hike will cover mostly moderate terrain with some steeper graded climbs along the… View Article

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Night Sky Exploration event Saturday at Chapman State Park

By | July 2, 2014 6:01 am | 0 Comments


Discover stargazing while learning tips from an expert! Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory, will teach participants how to find planets and deep sky objects with the park’s telescope. Event-goers will meet at the beach from 8:30 until 10pm. Remember to bring a blanket/ chair, bug spray, flashlight, and a telescope if you… View Article

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NWPA’s beautiful sunsets

By | July 1, 2014 8:19 pm | 0 Comments


It is well known that the sunsets over Lake Erie are spectacular. Some of the more popular places to view these sunsets are the Walnut Creek Access Area and the beaches of Presque Isle State Park. The brilliant colorful sunsets of NWPA can also be appreciated at higher elevations. Sunday’s storms left an aftermath of… View Article

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DiscoverE Program for 9-12 year old anglers Saturday at Presque Isle

By | July 1, 2014 9:32 am | 0 Comments


On Saturday, July 5th from 10am until 12pm, 9-12 year old anglers and an adult can join Environmental Educators from the Tom Ridge Center along with members from the SONS of Lake Erie as they enjoy a fun day of fishing. This event is free and open to the public. The program will take place… View Article

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Evergreen Outfitters introduce Lake Erie Series

By | July 1, 2014 6:17 am | 0 Comments


The first paddle trip in the Evergreen Outfitters Lake Erie Series is scheduled for July 6th. Participants will meet this Sunday at North East marina. These trips are guide by ASA certified guides and intended for boats of at least 14 feet. Paddlers are expected to be able to maintain a reasonable pace for stretches… View Article

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Fish-for-free on the 4th of July

By | June 29, 2014 10:55 am | 0 Comments


The second of the PFBC’s Fish-for-Free Days will be on Friday, July 4th. Residents and non-residents of Pennsylvania will we allowed to fish without a PA fishing license from 12:01am until 11:59 pm on July 4th. All of the other PFBC regulations will apply. PFBC Executive Director John Arway said, “Lakes and parks are always… View Article

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The Flyfishing Coach update for Warren and Forest County

By | June 28, 2014 6:36 am | 0 Comments


It is reaching prime time on the Allegheny River, but the river has been a little high for wading. Gary Kell recommends casting to rising fish from the many flats and shorelines there. He adds that “Crossing the river is a bit dangerous yet, but if levels get toward 1200cfs, then a lot of the… View Article

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Muddy Creek Holly Trail

By | June 27, 2014 10:06 am | 0 Comments


Soon after your first step onto the elevated boardwalk of the Muddy Creek Hollow Trail, you will notice the inviting fragrances of wildflowers that surround the area. As you continue along the four foot wide boardwalk, damselflies and dragonflies emerge and hover about. They will sometimes land close-by, as if to say “look at me!”… View Article

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Purple Martin nest check this Friday at Presque Isle

By | June 26, 2014 11:44 am | 0 Comments


The Purple Martin is the largest swallow that inhabits Pennsylvania. These birds are aerial insectivores. This means that they eat flying insects such as dragonflies, beetles, and even gnats.  There are up to 50,000 Purple Martins occupying Presque  Isle at a time, making this one of the largest roosts in the region. Purple Martins can… View Article

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