PENFIELD – Staff members at the Parker Dam State Park have announced the programs slated for June 25-28.
Thursday, June 25
Cabin Colony Explore–Disbursed Off-trail Hike:
10 a.m. – Cabin Road, above Cabin #1
Meet the naturalist along the cabin road to begin this off-trail disbursed (to maintain social distance) hike through the woods of Parker Dam State Park to explore and discover sections of the park not normally seen.
Friday, June 26
8 p.m. – Campground Entrance
It’s just that simple—we’ll take a walk along Laurel Run Trail and see what interesting things we can come across and discuss. We’ll end back in the campground, so if you’re not staying in a campsite, park in the second car parking.
Saturday, June 27
Hike Beaver Dam Trail—Ferns:
10 a.m. – in front of Park Office
Enjoy a three-mile hike along the scenic Beaver Dam Trail. The interpretation will focus primarily on the ferns found along the trail. Bring water and energy snacks.
6 p.m. – Dam, near gate tower
Join us for a short talk on our native bats and why they continue to struggle. We’ll discuss the benefit of a healthy bat population, whether or not we might have one again someday, and what we can do to help.
8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater
Penn’s Woods have been a special place for hundreds of years. But they have also changed a tremendous amount in that time. Learn about those changes and the changes that could come in the future.
Sunday, June 28
Tea and Talk:
7 p.m. – Beach House back steps
Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. The Sunday evening tea and talk has been a summer tradition for over 25 years.
Note to visitors attending educational and interpretive programs at the park: Program attendees are advised that they must have face masks in their possession, social distancing will be required during the program, and attendance will be limited. Your cooperation is appreciated.