Outdoors Listings: Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

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Tours of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog are offered every Wednesday morning through September by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg.
You can learn the basics of fishing by casting at targets from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Lake Jean Beach at Ricketts Glen State Park.
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    THIS WEEK: Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

    Discover Ricketts Hike, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 2, Park and meet at the Shale Pit off Route 487 to hike a moderate 2 miles on the Grand View Trail at Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487, Benton. Info: 570-477-7780

    Nature Story: Daniel Finds a Poem. 9:30-10:30am. The naturalist will read this year’s PA One Book, Every Young Child selection and children will discover the beauty of the outdoors by using nature to create their own poem. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3. Meet in the Amphitheater at Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487, Benton. Info: 570-477-7780

    Compasses, Maps, and You! 1:00-1:30pm. Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Lake Jean Beach House, 1 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487, Benton. Then put your compass skills to the test by navigating compass course 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Info: 570-477-7780.

    Backyard Bass, learn the basics of fishing by casting at targets, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4. Fun for all ages at the Lake Jean Beach, Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487, Benton. Info: 570-477-7780

    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. 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.

    Full Moon Hike, a hike through the dusky woods and explore the park by the full moonlight at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Free-will donations accepted. 570-967-7275.

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    Tai Chi for Arthritis, designed to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis using Sun-style Tai Chi, exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. Beginner friendly, with no deep bending or squatting. At the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway, Dallas, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Classes will continue every Wednesday through Dec. 13 for a total cost of $70. Reserve your spot in the first session by calling 570-675-1866 by Sept. 1.

    Basic Boating Course, given by the PA Fish and Boat Commission at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Registration required by calling Aaron Lupacchini at 570-406-4041. For more information, visit fishandboat.com.

    Volunteer Work Day, where you can help with a variety of projects to help Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hold Rd., Drums, 9 a.m. Sept. 16. Registration required by calling 570-403-2006. Please specify if you will be bringing younger helpers.

    Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16, join Bruce Troy of Wild Birds Unlimited for a leisurely walk to seek out birds. Meet in the parking lot of Environmental Education Center and boat rental. Bring your binoculars and have fun looking at and listening to the birds. Free. 570 -675-9900.

    Native Susquehanna County Snakes, where former zookeeper John Brunner will discuss snakes native to the area and bring a few live specimens to observe and touch. At Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, 1 p.m. Sept. 16. $5 for adults, free for kids and members. 570-967-7275.

    Beautiful Butterflies, learn to identify some local species and the native plants that attract them at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, 1 p.m. Sept. 17. $5, members free. 570-967-7275.

    Mushroom Fair, hosted by the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Club members will be in the park office to answer questions about wild mushrooms and to help identify ones brought to the event. Free. No registration required. 570-403-2006.

    Monument Trail at High Point State Park in New Jersey, a moderate to difficult 8-mile hike sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 315 in Dupont at 9:45 a.n. Sept. 17 and leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.

    Elk Viewing in the Pennsylvania Wilds, sponsored by the Kettel Creek Environmental Education Center. These bus trips will give participants the opportunity to see wild elk and visit state parks, including the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Sept. 18 to 20 and Oct. 9 to 11. For full schedule and pricing call 570-629-3061.

    Hiking Series: Bear Creek Preserve, a very difficult, 3 to 4 mile hike hosted by Nescopeck State Park at Bear Creek Preserve’s Shades Creek Parcel at 47 Rabbit Run Ln., Bear Creek, 9 a.m. Sept. 21. Free, no registration required. 570-403-2006.

    Star Party, where you will get some tips for operating a telescope before moving to a field to view the night sky. At Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $5 for adults, $15 for families, free for members. 570-967-7275.

    Frank Gantz Trail, a moderate 8.5 mile hike sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 315 in Dupont at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 24 and leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Bob Boettger 570-346-8010.

    Two-Wheeled Tour of Salt Springs Park, where you will bike the roads and trails to the edges of the park. Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Free-will donations accepted. 570-967-7275.

    Frank Gantz Trail, a moderate 8.5 mile hike sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the Park & Ride on Rt. 315 in Dupont at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 24 and leave at 10 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Bob Boettger 570-346-8010.

    Basic Orienteering Treasure Hunt, learn basic map reading and compass navigation at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, 11 a.m. Sept. 30. $5 for adults, $15 for families, free for members. 570-967-7275.

    From Apples to Cider, bring up to one bushel of apples and an empty jug and help Dana Woods run it through his cider press at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose. Live performances by Eli Gere and Friends. 2 p.m. Oct. 1. $5. 570-967-7275.

    Halloween Fest, pumpkin carving, a minata, ghost stories and a haunted walk at Salt Springs Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd., Montrose, starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 28. 570-967-7275.

    Tours of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog are offered every Wednesday morning through September by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_BogT-3.jpgTours of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog are offered every Wednesday morning through September by the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg.

    You can learn the basics of fishing by casting at targets from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Lake Jean Beach at Ricketts Glen State Park.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_flyline.jpegYou can learn the basics of fishing by casting at targets from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Lake Jean Beach at Ricketts Glen State Park. Weekender file photo