National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 24th. 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.
Fall is a perfect time for fishing in some of our lakes, streams or rivers. Visit a state park in your region or a local greenway following a stream but don't forgot your rod!
Use your map and compass, cast your line, pick up your hiking shoes and a bow and arrow and enjoy the splendor of PA lands in September! National Public Lands Day is Sept 24th - enjoy it!
National Orienteering Week is held in September so get out there and discover how fun orienteering can be. You will find that "O" is the way to "GO"! Look on our calendar for beginner level programming while visiting the National Orienteering website for more advanced programs.

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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.




Join our partners in honoring the Harvest Moon...


... paddling on the water or hiking a trail.  You will find opportunities on our calendar to paddle the Lehigh, Delaware or Schuylkill Rivers or lakes at Blue Marsh, Gallitzen or Moraine State Parks. Forbes State Forest is also offering a Harvest Moon hike where participants can look, listen and hear the sight and sounds of night!


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