THIS WEEK: Dec. 8 through 14
Winter Snow Fun, snowshoes or ice cleats and poles will be provided. Participants should wear winter boots. 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Montrose. Free-will donation.
Francis Walter Dam. Difficult 5 mile hike. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 10 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
Holiday Centerpiece and Nature Crafts, a walk to gather some of nature’s treasures and create a natural piece of art — a wreath, a centerpiece, ornament or other craft. Some tools provided. Bring tools if available. 1 p.m. Dec. 10. Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Montrose. Free-will donation.
Cherry Run Trail-Connector (Little Cherry Run) at Ricketts Glen State Park. Moderate 6 mile hike. Meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 17 and leave at 11 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Tom Barnard 570-388-4060. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.
West End Regional Park, a moderate to challenging 2-mile hike that features a variety of trails including a flat, handicapped-accessible path, exercise stations throughout, and meadow and woodland trails. A network of single-track trails will challenge mountain bikers and serious hikers. 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Chestnuthill Township. Hike is free but registration is required. Directions will be provided upon registration. Information: 570-839-1120, 570-629-2727, [email protected]
Wyoming Valley Levee. Easy 5 mile hike. Meet at Levee parking lot next to Midway Shopping Center (across from Swetland Homestead) on US Route 11 at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 31 and leave at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.