Start your path to health and connection with the outdoors with Get Outdoors PA! Visit our calendar, find an outdoor recreation activity to learn or practice and have some fun! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and exercise and healthy lifestyle are proven to prevent breast cancer. Try it out!
Backpacking turns an ordinary hiking experience into an adventure. Fall is an especially beautiful time of year to backpack. You can explore remote areas of Pennsylvania’s parks and forests and preserves while carrying your supplies on your back and camping in tents or shelters.
Pennsylvania's lands are some of the best destinations in the country to observe hundreds of species of birds and wild animals. All the creatures are active and busy fattening up for upcoming winter, as the leaves are falling around us.
Fall is upon us and get the last photos taken of the remnant of long days of sun. Learn from professionals on how to capture the beauty of wildlife and nature, so you can forever preserve the wonderful memories of your outdoor adventures.
The fall is the perfect time to learn basic survival skills like keeping warm and fed in the wilderness. Learn how to properly construct a natural shelter, make fire, collect water, try wild edibles, and more.

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Why Get Outdoors PA?

Did you ever try kayaking, target shooting or fishing?  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 Get Outdoors Day which is June 13, 2015 but we have programming year around so keep an eye on the calendar.  Winter Trails Day is coming January 10th!



Get outdoors and enjoy the scenery and programs in Chester County...


Wonderful programs at Springton Manor Farm by the Chester County Parks Department including nature photography, night hikes and kids' programs.  Visit our calendar for more fun fall events!


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