Hiking/Walking

Take a hike or a walk!  We mean it!  Learn to select hiking shoes, follow trail markers and maybe even scramble over a few rocks in a creek.  Or find a program that will help your family become comfortable in choosing a walk in a hometown park or a land conservancy property in a different region.  Anyone can walk in a natural environment and experience the joys of connecting with greenspace.  Hiking is the most widely used way of experiencing our natural environment at any time of day or night and any time of year.  So go take a hike! Let Get Outdoors PA help guide you.

Activity Description

Hiking with little load for 30 minutes burns 204 calories.

Walking at a moderate pace burns for 30 minutes can burn 125 calories.

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on hiking. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

PA DCNR
Appalachian Mountain Club  
Explore PA Trails  
Keystone Trails Association  

America Walks; the National Resource for Walking Communities and Advocates

PA WalkWorks

 
 

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Oct
21

Featured Event

 
Halloween Heritage and Sunset Hike
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
 
In this program intended for adults, come find out the history behind Halloween, followed by a hike during sunset, and finish with making a s’more around the campfire. Learn some of the myths surrounding the holiday, how Halloween has been celebrated throughout history, and the different cultural customs around the world. Ages 15 and up. For more information or weather concerns, contact Sarah Berg at sberg@pa.gov or (717) 486-3799

 
 

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