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    Schuylkill River Trail

    By Erica Ramus | June 9, 2020

    The Schuylkill River Trail is a multi-use trail in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a projected length of almost 130 miles between Philadelphia and Pottsville. There are currently more than 60 miles complete in sections, including a 30-plus mile stretch from Philadelphia to Parkerford. From there, cyclists can follow a 20-mile signed on-road route to Hamburg. In Hamburg, trail... Read More

    Pottsville Winterfest – January 12

    By Erica Ramus | January 1, 2019

    Celebrate the season with the inaugural Winterfest event, presented by the historic Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival. This event will feature local craft and food vendors, and tons of family friendly activities. Deirdre Boris, President of the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival board, shared her thoughts on the upcoming event, “The Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival is thrilled... Read More

    Get Your 2019 Pennsylvania Fishing License!

    By Erica Ramus | December 7, 2018

      Fishing licenses for 2019 are now available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and its more than 700 issuing agents and county treasurers’ offices. The price of a resident fishing license this year is $22.90. The most popular add-ons, a trout-salmon stamp and a Lake Erie permit, cost $9.90 each, or $15.90... Read More

    Pennsylvania Hunters Sharing the Harvest

    By Erica Ramus | December 6, 2018

    Thanks to record-breaking donations of deer meat from Pennsylvania hunters, generous donors, and a helping hand from the Wolf Administration, the state’s charitable food system will provide more than half a million servings of ground venison through food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries throughout the commonwealth. “I often say that you cannot have a charitable... Read More

    Autumn 2018 Hawk Watch Begins

    By Erica Ramus | August 19, 2018

    Autumn Hawk Watch Begins Daily, Tuesday, August 15 – Friday, Dec 15 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton Trail fee applies for Non-Members. The Annual Autumn Hawk Watch begins August 15 at the Sanctuary’s famed North Lookout and is conducted daily, weather permitting, through December 15. An official counter and interpreters are on hand to point out... Read More

    Schuylkill County Outdoor Recreation Map

    By Erica Ramus | June 22, 2018

    The Schuylkill County Visitors’ Bureau partnered with the Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Advisory Board to produce an  updated Schuylkill County Outdoor Recreation Map. The map highlights outdoor recreation opportunities throughout Schuylkill County including state parks, county parks, state game lands, rivers, streams, hiking trails, biking trails, equestrian trails, camping, fishing, boating, hunting, off-roading, and more. Visitors... Read More

    Hawk Mountain – July 2018

    By Erica Ramus | June 22, 2018

    July 2017 Event Listings Wee Ones Walk July 11, 10 AM – 11:30 AM Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton Free for Members, $5 Non-Members Designed for children ages 3-5. Program includes story, nature activity, short outdoor hike, and craft. April’s theme is Signs of Spring. Registration required. Children’s Workshop: A Nest is Noisy July 14, 10... Read More

    Sweet Arrow Lake Park – July 2018

    By Erica Ramus | June 22, 2018

    2nd Annual Kayak/Cardboard Boat Racing Event  The 2nd Annual Kayak and Cardboard Boat Race will be held Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. Registration will be 8:00-8:30 a.m. at the Fish and Boat Access off of Sweet Arrow Lake Road. Race events and boating safety and other demonstrations will begin promptly... Read More

    Schuylkill Conservation District June 2018

    By Erica Ramus | June 22, 2018

    Hide n’ Seekers (ages 4-5) July 10-12, 2018, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Outdoor Explorers (ages 6-8) July 31-August 2, 2018, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Penn’s Adventurers (ages 9-12) August 14-16, 2018, 9:00-12:00 noon Each child must attend each full session on all three days in order to receive a certificate of completion and a badge.  Specific details will be... Read More

    Schuylkill Conservation District March 2018 Update

    By Erica Ramus | March 7, 2018

    PA Basic Boating Course Sweet Arrow Lake County Park and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are sponsoring a Basic Boating Education Course at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park on Sunday, March 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.     A Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate is required for all Pennsylvania residents born on or after... Read More