Outside magazine asked its writers and editors to suggest a list of the best hike in every state, and for Pennsylvania they came up with Tumbling Waters Trail in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.The 3-mile loop offers panoramic views of the Delaware River Valley, according to Outside, and “passes a delightful two-tiered waterfall surrounded by black birches. “From the Pocono Environmental Education Center (at Dingmans Ferry), hike clockwise to explore groves of red cedar, glacier-scarred bedrock, IMAX-sized views of New Jersey’s verdant Kittatinny Ridge and wetlands filled with singing frogs.”The National Park Service rates the trail as moderate to difficult with a 254-foot change in elevation.So, Pennsylvania hikers, what do you think? Is Tumbling Waters Trail the best that Pennsylvania has to offer? Do you have some other recommendation in Pennsylvania? Why is your trail a better choice? Share your thoughts in the comments on this story.In the … [Read more...] about Where’s the best hike in Pennsylvania?
Cuyahoga valley environmental education center
MEDINA, Ohio -- The Medina County Park District is dedicated to the preservation of land and native animal and plant species, as well as to providing recreational opportunities for county residents of all ages. In addition to those purposes, the park staff is dedicated to education.To celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season, multiple programs have been planned to help people learn about and appreciate nature. Natural Discoveries is an award-based series of free nature programs designed for ages 7 to adult. Themed hikes are held on Sundays, and hikes that explore seasonal happenings are offered on Wednesdays. Visit the park district’s website (www.medinacountyparks.com) for a brochure listing complete hike details and dates, but below is a preview of April’s offerings.• Wednesday, April 3: 10 to 11 a.m., Chippewa Inlet Trail South. (Parking lot is on Chippewa Road west of Lake Road.) Join the staff for an easy walk to observe the unfolding of … [Read more...] about Medina County Park District heads into spring with new educational programs
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- CLEVELAND, Ohio – Celebrate the Cuyahoga River’s revival with the Xtinguish Torch Fest: four days of events along 100 miles of water marking the 50th anniversary of the June 22, 1969, fire that sparked a national environmental movement.“It’s a new narrative about our region,” said Arrye Rosser, interpretive and education specialist for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. “The idea … is extinguishing the past, igniting the future.” Spearheaded by the West Creek Conservancy, Xtinguish is the pinnacle of dozens of community events, exhibits, performances and conferences in Northeast Ohio this year. All mark the Cuyahoga’s transformation from “an open sewer through the center of the city” to an active fishery and watersports playground. Dozens of organizations are pitching in on Xtinguish, where the torch will be passed from the headwaters of the Crooked River near Burton, through Akron and to Lake Erie. … [Read more...] about Four-day Xtinguish Torch Fest marks 50th anniversary of Cuyahoga River fire, along 100 miles of waterway
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- Mark your calendar for Feb. 1 for a fun evening to escape the dreary winter weather and raise funds for the Crown Point Ecology Center. Chips Down for Crown Point is a casino night to be held at St. George's Church, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. The evening will feature a reverse raffle, silent auction, Chinese auction, booze basket raffle and, of course, all the fun games --blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold 'em, craps, poker and -- for non-gamblers -- bingo. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with an array of food stations and a full bar. The reverse raffle will begin once all tickets are sold; games will begin at 8 p.m. Tables of eight are available, so you can gather your friends and associates to party with you and chase away the winter blahs. Tickets are $75 per person and sponsorships are available. Corporate tables at $800 include reservations for eight people and a $200 scholarship for one child at Crown Point's Summer Farm Camp. Signage and promotion will be … [Read more...] about Try your luck at Chips Down for Crown Point: Talk of the Towns
AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Community Foundation has announced more than $2.3 million in grants and distributions, including 27 first-ever capital grants totaling $250,000. The capital grants, which will be awarded every two years, aim to bolster local nonprofits by addressing needs such as building renovations and equipment improvements. "Akron Community Foundation and its board of directors recognize that specific needs in our community extend far beyond those we see in our traditional, quarterly grant requests," said foundation President and CEO John T. Petures Jr. in a news release. "These capital grants will provide much needed resources throughout greater Akron which will have a positive impact on the actual brick and mortar needs of so many worthwhile nonprofit organizations." Receiving capital grants, according to a news release, are: "Akron Civic Theatre, to support the capital campaign to renovate the … [Read more...] about Akron Community Foundation announces $2.3 million in distributions, including first-ever capital grants