Celebrate National Bike Month by getting outdoors and getting active! Regular physical activity with healthy eating can improve your quality of life. Try visiting a local farmer’s market and better yet, ride your bike there!
Celebrate Endangered Species Day where we learn about the importance of protecting all species. Educate yourself by joining a program and learning something new!
PA streams are stocked and the fish are biting so don't miss the opportunities to catch them! Visit our calendar for opportunities to take advantage of a program on your favorite type of fishing!
Spending time outdoors has great benefits like increased energy and improved concentration. In May we celebrate Move it Outside day and Screen Free Week. Turn off the screens and get outdoors! Check out our calendar for a list of activities near you.
Don't forget your life jacket while you are out enjoying your kayak or canoe... It's them perfect time of year to paddle with all the beauty of the season!

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Why Get Outdoors PA?

Did you ever try fishing, nature photography, target shooting or mountain biking?  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.




PA Fish and Boat Commission-a tradition in PA


The 1st Commissioner of Fisheries was appointed in 1866 when investigation began into pollution in mountain lakes and streams and the stopping of spring shad runs by dams.  In 1870 the purchase and stocking of fish by private citizens began in NE PA.  Regulations established a trout opening day began in 1950, having been legislated under the Fish Law of 1949.   In 1922 the first resident fishing licenses were established for a cost of $1.  Be part of the tradition of fishing in PA!


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