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Outdoors Listings: Sept. 13 to 19, 2013


September 13. 2013 11:56AM

By - mbiebel@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6109




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THIS WEEK: Sept. 13 to 19, 2013


Trail Ride, a 25-mile ride on ATVs, UTVs, RTVs or dirt bikes to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. With food, door prizes and raffles. Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area, Coal Township. Saturday with registration 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the ride leaving in organized groups. $20; $10 age 18 and younger. 988-4220 or anthraciteadventure.com.


Fields Are Fun, a hike to explore plants and insects found in fields. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Saturday. $5. Registration: 629-3061.


The Pinnacle Hike, nine difficult miles. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 645-9617.


Bicycle Excursion on the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail, Route 93. 2 p.m. Sunday. 823-2191.


Oceans of North America, a talk by oceanographer John Dickinson whose has worked in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Monday. Free. 479-0400.


Wilderness Skills, techniques required to survive in the wilderness including fire by friction, cordage, plant uses and dart throwing. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $5. Registration: 842-1506.


Tannersville Bog Walks, guided walks through the northern boreal bog with unique plants. Meet at the Bog parking lot, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 13. $6. Registration: 629-3061.


Full Moon Hike in the Bog, a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the Bog parking lot, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. $6. Reservations: 629-3061.


Keystone Active Zone Passport, a free program that encourages people to get outside and active at more than 30 local parks, trails and outdoor events in Luzerne County. Earn awards and win prizes by exploring the county and logging your discoveries through Sept. 30. Join anytime by registering at KAZpassport.com or call 823-2191.


FUTURE


Women’s Wellness Weekend, a relaxing getaway with healthy meals, staff-led activities, wine-and-cheese social, archery, canoeing, yoga, tai chi, high ropes, hiking, massage and more. Camp Kresge, 382 Camp Kresge Lane, White Haven. Sept. 20 to 22 with check in 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and check out 11 a.m. on Sunday. 823-2191.


Game On! Learn about the environment by playing Animalopoly, Plants and Predators and Orienteering. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Donation. 945-3239.


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the annual run through downtown Scranton to benefit breast cancer. Sept. 21 with registration 6:30 a.m. at 131 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, survivor breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and race at 8:30 a.m. Register online at komennepa.org or call 969-6072.


September Sojourn Hike, a three-to-four-mile moderate loop hike on Big Dam Ridge to Little Falls Trail with two stream crossings. Trekking poles and waterproof boots suggested. Meet at the Hemlock Hill area in Lower Lake Campground beyond the gate by the water tower. Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown. 9 a.m. Sept. 21. 676-0567.


Bike ‘n Bonfire, a bike tour of the roads bordering the park following by a campfire under the full moon. Bring a snack to share. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 945-3239.


Progression of Bloom in the Landscape, a talk by Rob Rave of Rave Landscaping. Sponsored by the Mountain Top Garden Club at the Rice Township Municipal Building, 3000 Church Road, Mountain Top. 7 p.m. Sept. 24. 610-657-2548.


Skyline Trail Hike, a three-mile guided trek on trails at Hickory Run State Park in White Haven. Meet at the Gould Trailhead lot, one mile west of the park office on Route 534. 9 a.m. Sept. 25. Free. 403-2006.


National Public Lands Day, a park cleanup including landscaping, trail trimming, litter pickup and work in the nature classroom. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Registration: 403-2006.


Astronomy for Beginners, basic instruction on stargazing through a telescope. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28. 945-3239.


Stony Creek Hike, eight difficult miles. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Sear’s Automotive parking lot, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 9:45 a.m. Sept. 29. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 283-1312.


Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania, a hike to identify edible mushrooms with Dave Wasilewski of the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 29. Registration: 403-2006.


Getting to the Core, a tree-measuring and tree-aging demonstration by naturalist Rick Koval. Lackawanna Environmental Education Center, 10 Moffatt Drive, Moscow. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. $5. Registration: 842-1506.


Fall Foliage Hike, an easy two-mile trek on Snow Shanty Loop in the Delaware State Forest. Sturdy footwear suggested. Meet at the Snow Shanty Boat Launch, off Pickerel Point Road. Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 9 a.m. Oct. 5. 676-0567.


Falling Leaves Family Nature Getaway Weekend, with interpretive hikes, animal presentations, square dance, canoeing, tie-dye, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Oct. 5 to 8. $205 includes lodging and meals. Reservations: 828-2319.


Golden Eagle Hike, nine difficult miles with stream crossings. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Luzerne National Bank parking lot, Routes 118 and 29, Pikes Creek. 8:45 a.m. Oct. 6. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 825-7200.


Game On! Learn about the environment by playing Animalopoly, Plants and Predators and Orienteering. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Donation. 945-3239.


Art in Nature, making a bird-seed wreath with artist Sally Robertson using gourds, dried plant material and birdseed. Bring clippers. Lackawanna Environmental Education Center, 10 Moffatt Drive, Moscow. 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. $25 includes all materials. Registration: 842-1506.


Worlds End Hike, eight difficult miles. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309. 9:45 a.m. Oct. 13. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 388-6553.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, a 5K event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 19 with registration at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 9:30 a.m. 562-9749 or makingstrideswalk.org/wyomingvalley.


Hemlock Mountain and Pine Creek Vistas Hike, nine difficult miles. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 8:45 a.m. Oct. 20. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 735-4359.


Benjamin August Memorial Run and Walk, a three-mile course through South Wilkes-Barre beginning at Northampton Street with a finish on the River Common. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Oct. 20 with registration at 9:15 a.m. and event at 10:30 a.m. $17 before Oct. 7; $20 thereafter. 824-4646.


Wolf Visions. Meet a live wolf and learn about its role in keeping a balanced ecosystem. Lackawanna Environmental Education Center, 10 Moffatt Drive, Moscow. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $5. Registration: 842-1506.


Woodburne Forest Hike, five moderate miles. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309. 11:45 a.m. Oct. 27. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 655-4979.


Game On! Learn about the environment by playing Animalopoly, Plants and Predators and Orienteering. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Donation. 945-3239.




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