Get Out For Wellness: Snowshoe at Hickory Run

Get Out For Wellness: Snowshoe at Hickory Run
February 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hickory Run State Park
Brandon Swayser
610-965-4397 ext. 136

Hickory Run State Park’s 15,000+ acres holds a long, fascinating history dating back to a glacier that formed a national landmark found here. Join us for a snowshoe hike beginning on Gould Trail, then looping back via Sand Spring Trail for a total of 3 miles. This lower part of the Sand Spring Trail was built over the old railroad bed built that served the brick factory. A wooden water tower and waterlines seen along the trail are artifacts from the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration during the mid-1930s and 1940s that originally developed the park as a National Recreational Demonstration Area. Thick rhododendrons and large birch trees shadow large portions of the trail. We provide the snowshoes and even have tiny ones for kids as young as 6 years old. We’ll hike in the case of no snow. Easy to moderate trail, leashed dogs welcome. Portable toilets at the park office. This walk is part of the Get Out! for Wellness Carbon/Monroe series, please bring your passport labeled “Carbon/Monroe Passport 2020“.

DIRECTIONS: From PA-903, turn onto PA 534 for 6.8 miles to the Park Office. We will meet in the parking area, located on the left, next to the Park Office. More parking is just down the road near a bridge. GPS Coordinates: 41.024527, -75.709868

Registration Closes 2/15/2020