Three kayak sessions July 17 at Nescopeck State Park

Three kayak sessions July 17 at Nescopeck State Park

People have three opportunities to kayak on Lake Frances at the Nescopeck State Park on July 17. The first class at 1 p.m. is for seniors senior citizens, and the second class at 3 p.m. is for anyone 9 and older. At 5:30 p.m., folks can unwind after work by taking an...
Hickory Run hike July 11

Hickory Run hike July 11

The trail is called Shades of Death, the terrain is rated most difficult, but environmental educator Megan Fedor will guide everyone who wants to tackle the 3 1/2 -mile path during a group hike at Hickory Run State Park on July 11 at 9 a.m. The group will meet at the...
Youth skills day July 21 at Sorber Mountain

Youth skills day July 21 at Sorber Mountain

A youth skills day on July 21 will feature archery, pellet gun shooting, fishing, wildlife calls and demonstrations of trapping and bird dog handling for boys and girls 5 to 17 at Sorber Mountain Cabin. Sponsored by the North Mountain Branch of Quality Deer Management...
Doe license sale starts July 9

Doe license sale starts July 9

Antlerless deer licenses go on sale July 9 in Pennsylvania. Before purchasing an antlerless license, hunters have to buy a regular hunting license for 2018-19 and obtain a pink envelope and application for their antlerless license. Hunters can mail the application...
Reacquainting myself with a local lake

Reacquainting myself with a local lake

I had an hour or so last weekend to get reacquainted with a local lake. The weather lured me outside so I took my kayak to Lake Frances at the Nescopeck State Park. People were fishing, walking dogs and sitting at picnic tables by the shore. On the water, I saw paddle...
And they’re off: Geese fly away from golf course pond

And they’re off: Geese fly away from golf course pond

I heard the geese before I started skiing toward them, but there were more than I expected. Stopping a distance away, I tried to sneak in with the zoom on my phone’s camera. I snapped a few shots, and they started honking,. Although I hadn’t moved any...