Outdoors Listings: July 26 to Aug. 1

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THIS WEEK: July 26 to Aug. 1

Tannersville Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour journey into the unique Tannersville Cranberry Bog with environmental educator explaining formation and plant and animal life. 552 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 26 and every Wednesday through Sept. 13. $4 for members, $6 for non-members, free for children under 12. For pre-registration and information, call 570-629-3061.

Group Rides on the Trail, bring your own bike for an approximately one hour ride along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to Jermyn and back. 6 p.m. July 26. Meet in the parking lot of Valley Community Library, 739 River St., Peckville. No fee. lhva.org.

Valmont Bog Orchid Walk, hosted by North Branch Land Trust. The opportunity to see and learn about globally rare orchids located in their bog sanctuary, in the Valmont Industrial Park in West Hazleton. Two guided walking sessions with Bob Sprague from the International Native Orchid Conference at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, July 30. Free for members $10 for non-members. Registration is required. Visit www.nblt.org or call 570-310-1781 to register.

Loyalsock Trail (Haystacks) hike, difficult 7.5-mile hike, meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 9:45 a.m. July 30, leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.

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Awesome Astronomy, where the Lackawanna Astronomical Society will give a presentation on what might be in the night sky before visitors look through powerful telescopes. Pavilion #3 at Frances Slocum State Park, 567 Mt. Olivet Rd., Wyoming. 9 p.m. Aug. 12. Not suitable for young children. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. 570-696-3525.

Family Canoe Trip on the Delaware, a leisurely two day paddling trip on the Delaware River sponsored by Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Aug. 22 and 23. River interpretation, swimming, fishing, bird watching and more. Camping one night along the river. $120 for nonmembers, $110 for members. $40 for non-paddling children under 12. For more information, call 570-629-3061.

Kayaking for Beginners, where people who have never kayaked will learn basic paddle strokes, safety and parts of the boat before taking a short paddle out on the lake. For ages 12 and older. Registration required. Program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. To sign up call 570-696-9105 or email kkelchner@pa.gov.