THIS WEEK: March 21 through 27
Mocanaqua Loop Trail, difficult 7-mile hike. Meet at the Park & Ride on Route 309 near Blackman St. (across from KMART) at 11:45 a.m. March 25 and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.Leader Rich McNulty 570-239-8237.
North Branch Land Trust hike, Land Trust member and volunteer Jim Ridolfi will lead a moderate 4-mile hike on PA State Game Lands #91 in Jenkins Township, from 1 to 4 p.m. March 25. Sunday, March 25. This leisurely hike winds through various habitats including an old hemlock grove and ends at a small wooded lake where beaver and river otter are frequently spotted. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Maximum number of participants is 25. No charge for NBLT members; a $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Registration is required. Please register online at www.nblt.org or call the NBLT office at 570-310-1781. Registration deadline is March 23. Please leave your four-legged friends at home and please arrive by 12:45 so that the hike begins on time.
DiscoverE Nature Camps for children at Nescopeck State Park, registration begins 8 a.m. April 2. Camps include Hide-‘n-Seekers for ages 4 to 5, which runs 9 to 11 a.m. from June 11-13; Outdoor Explorers for ages 6 to 8, which runs 9 to 11 a.m. from June 18-20 and Penn’s Adventurers for ages 9 to 12, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon July 30 to Aug. 2. Cost is $20 per child. Register at events.dcnr.pa.gov or in person or at 570-403-2006 during office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Early Explorers: Super Seeds, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 9, for ages 3 to 6 and a guardian, at Lackawanna Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. Children will learn the tricks plants use for seed dispersal and will plant a seed to take home. Classes run every other Monday March 26 to June 4. Cost is $40 for six classes or $8 for individual class. Pre-registration is required. 570-842-1506.
Trout Fishing in America’s West, sponsored by the Western Pocono Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Pocono fly fisherman, artist, author and biologist Don Baylor will president a slide program on one of his adventure-filled western trout fishing trips. 7 p.m. April 10, at Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums. Free. Registration required. Call 570-403-2006.
A difficult, 7-mile hike will take place on Sunday at the Mocanaqua Loop Trail. Hikers will meet at the Park & Ride on Route 309 near Blackman St. (across from KMART) in Wilkes-Barre at 11:45 a.m.