Step off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State Park

first_img By: Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEET Environment,  Holidays,  The Blog What are your New Year’s resolutions? Stay healthy, reduce stress, spend more time with family? We can help with all these things starting January 1 on a First Day Hike. Held in 28 Pennsylvania state parks, the guided hikes are free, and are part of a national effort to promote both healthy lifestyles and get people outdoors for year-round recreation at state parks.An invigorating walk or hike in a beautiful state park helps burn off holiday calories, cure cabin fever and spend time together with friends and family.State involvement has grown to the point where all 50 states sponsor First Day Hikes. Pennsylvanians are fortunate to have a state park within 25 miles, as well as 2.2 million acres of state forest land that they can explore. In addition to improving our quality of life and giving us places to play outdoors, state parks and the visitors they draw contribute close to a billion dollars in economic activity in nearby communities each year.The following Pennsylvania state parks are participating during daylight hours January 1, 2017:BeltzvilleCaledoniaCanoe CreekCodorusCowans GapDelaware CanalFrench CreekGreenwood FurnaceGifford PinchotJacobsburg Environmental Education CenterJennings Environmental Education CenterKeystoneKings Gap Environmental Education CenterLittle BuffaloLyman RunMoraineNescopeckNolde Forest Environmental Education CenterParker DamPine Grove FurnacePrince GallitzinPymatuningR.B. WinterShawneeSinnemahoningPresque Isle State Park in Erie will offer a New Year’s Eve or “Last Night” hike for those who wish to ring in the new year while hiking. This 3-mile easy hike begins at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and will end around 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1. Also, Bald Eagle State Park in Centre County is offer an evening hike Dec. 31 that will focus on owls in the park.Most of the hikes are about one or two miles, but some can be longer depending on the park and its terrain. The treks are guided by state park staff or volunteers. For a complete list of hikes and times check the DCNR Calendar of Events.Last year in Pennsylvania, participants hiked more than 3,000 miles on the first day of the year.If you’d rather hit the trail on your own, somewhere closer to home, Pennsylvania has more than 5,800 local parks. This online map lets you search for one by county, name or location.The ‘welcome mat’ is out at our state and local parks and trails. I’ll be bundling up and heading to the First Day Hike at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Cumberland County. Join me!Hikers are invited to share their experience on social media using #FirstDayHike and #GetOutdoorsPA. December 21, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Step off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State Parklast_img read more

Butland praised Begović

first_imgThe 20-year-old has hailed the skills of the Bosnian keeper, and knows he will have to be at his best to displace him as first-choice at the Britannia Stadium next season.Stoke new-boy Jack Butland has revealed his admiration for team-mate Asmir Begović as he looks forward to his first full season with the Potters.He told ESPN: “His shot-stopping, decision-making and presence have been solid all season. That is why there has been so much talk about him.“I feel very lucky to be here and to have the chance to come in and train a couple of days a week. That’s helping me feel part of the team.last_img

Project ‘ž” Begins Today With Press Conference

first_imgWith the Internet transmission of the press conference that will be held today at Stadium ‘Grbavica’ in Sarajevo, the football club Željezničar will officially begin the work of the project ‘ž”.Fans of this football club will have the chance to follow the trainings and matches live of Željezničar, and ‘ž” will broadcast live until the end of the 2013/2014 season, announced FK Željezničar.The press conference of FK Željezničar will take place today at 11:00 at the stadium Grbavica, ahead of the match of the 25th round of Premiere League of B&H against Čelik from Zenica.The head coach of FK Željezničar Dino Đurbuzović and regular Nermin Zolotić will address journalists.(Source: Fena)last_img