Ridley Creek State Park Media

Ridley Creek State Park     Media, Delaware County

Ridley Creek State Park encompasses over 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia and is an oasis of open space in a growing urban area.

Kids in Nature Contest thru Dec. 31

Kids in Nature Contest     July 10 - December 31, 2014    Throughout Pennsylvania

The Kids In Nature program is offering several contests designed to encourage families to visit and investigate Pennsylvania’s State Parks and Forests.  Participants “earn” entry opportunities by visiting a park or forest and engaging in a program, hike, etc.   Families and/or Under 21 participate in walks, hikes programs and more at State Parks to win prizes!

Presque Isle State Park Erie County

Presque Isle State Park Beach     Erie, Erie County

The Seashore of PA!!   There are 9 beaches in this park!  Hit them all. .make a vacation out of it.Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania's only "seashore," Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling and in-line skating. A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds. Because of the many unique habitats, Presque Isle contains a greater number of the state's endangered, threatened and rare species than any other area of comparable size in Pennsylvania.

Nockamixon State Park Quakertown

Nockamixon State Park Quakertown, Bucks County

North of Doylestown but not quite the Poconos is a state park that is definitely worth a trip. Nockamixon State Park has long been a favorite of boaters:  wind, manual and motor variety.  Want to windsurf? How about a sail boat? Maybe a motorboat? You can rent them! Pretty cool!  Plenty of Hiking too!

Cherry Springs State Park Coudersport, Potter County

Cherry Springs State Park           Coudersport, Potter County


 

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 48-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.  If your kids love stargazing and outter space, this is the place to go...

Ricketts Glenn Benton, Columbia County


Ricketts Glen             Benton,  Columbia County


We have a ton of people in our community who LOVE Ricketts Glen!  A great place to camp or stay in a cabin and get back to nature with the family. Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot

World's End State Park Sullivan County


World's End State Park                  Muncy,  Sullivan County


We have been going to World's End State Park since I was a wee little kid.  My grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins would all get a cabin and we would have a huge family vacation.  HIking, swimming in the creek, campfires and playing cards at night.  SO fun. Worlds End State Park is in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. Loyalsock Canyon Vista, reached via Mineral Spring and Cold Run roads, provides outstanding views, especially during fall foliage.

Tyler State Park Newtown, Bucks County

 

Tyler State Park                                                                    Newtown, Bucks County


I grew up down the road from Tyler Park and I can honestly say I think I have been in every square inch of the park. . and I keep going back. That will tell you something. Tyler Park has 4 main areas as far as I am concerned and I will tell you of each. The Main entrance is obvious. Just off of Newtown Richboro Road or 413 you can enter the park and hit one of many

Maurice K. Goddard State Park Sandy Lake


Maurice K. Goddard State Park       Sandy Lane, Mercer County


The 2,856-acre Maurice K. Goddard State Park features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially waterfowl, eagles and ospreys.


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