September will bring the end of summer, but not the end of outdoor events at Presque Isle State Park. Here’s a look at a few highlights for the month:
Lagoons by pontoon: The free tours end after Labor Day. Tours take place daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Registration starts at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis at the pontoon boat dock at the livery on Graveyard Pond.
Morning eco-paddle: Join the park naturalist for a float through the park Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the lagoons launch on Graveyard Pond. Bring your own kayak or canoe or rent from the livery. There’s no fee or registration other than for rentals.
Beginners nature photographer hike: For beginning photographers of all ages, whether you use a camera or a cellphone. On Sept. 15, the 2-hour program will start with an introduction at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, followed by carpooling to the Presque Isle Lighthouse for a 1 1/2-mile hike. There is no fee or registration required.
Campfire on the beach: Bring a blanket or chair to Sunset Point to hear a program about the park’s red fox and coyotes Sept. 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. There’s no fee or registration.
Look here for the month’s full schedule of events.