Hunting is an activity that is woven into Pennsylvania's culture. There are close to a million hunters that take to Penn's Woods each year to connect with nature, spend time with family and pursue their favorite game.
Get outside and enjoy this beautiful fall weather. Try taking a brisk walk or a hike in the woods. Physical activity not only improves your health, but it can lower your risk of certain types of cancer including breast and colon cancer. Check out the Get Outdoors PA activities to find an activity that’s right for you!
October is one of the most photogenic times of the year. 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.
It can be fun AND life-saving to learn wilderness survival! Hone your basic survival skills to learn to keep warm and eat 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 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 year around so keep an eye on the calendar.  If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

Visit the "About Us" page to read our Get Outdoors PA Highlights Report up through Fall 2015-



Lancaster County Parks is a model partner - check out the plethora of programs...


... for people of all ages and interests.  Programs offered through Lancaster County Parks during October include wilderness survival, kids hiking and birding, camping and paddling.  Preparing for winter for us and for our furry critters is a busy time of year and it's important to enjoy the beauty of the season AND keep in shape!  Check out the claendar for other great events all fall---


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