Being active is a great way to stay healthy. Taking your activity outside can have added benefits including a boost in mood and lower stress levels. Try an outdoor activity like biking, backpacking, or fishing! Check out our calendar to see the great outdoor recreation activities happening near you.
August is national picnic month and the 10th is National S'mores Day - what could be better than camping around an open fire and roasting marshmallows! Relax during these hot days of August...
Family Fishing programs are still held in August around the state so visit the Get Outdoors PA calendar to search for opportunities to fish the warm Pennsylvania waters...
Don't forget your life jacket while you are out enjoying your kayak or canoe... It's them perfect time of year to paddle! Don't forget to take a swim while the water is warm!

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Why Get Outdoors PA?

Did you ever try fly fishing, nature photography, target shooting or backpacking?  Get Outdoors PA is a way for you and your whole family to learn or advance these recreation activities through active, outside, fun  programs. There is something for everyone! If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

The high point for programming is National Park and Recreation month but we have programming year around so keep an eye on the calendar...



Wildwood Park: a peaceful wildlife sanctuary within the limits of Harrisburg


You can enjoy a flower walk, naturalist camp or even a 'birds by paddle' workshop for educators at Wildwood Park.  Nature center, trails, lake and pavilions are available for enjoyment.  Come and visit!


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