Stargazing Paddle - Moraine State Park
Saturday, July 26, 2014
The best chance to study the stars is on the night of a new moon. Join us as we
paddle from dusk to dark in hopes of viewing a star-studded sky from the seat
of a kayak. We will paddle at a slow pace with experienced guides to lead the
way. Minimum age 12.
Beaver Borough History Walk
July 26, 2014
Learn the history of Beaver, a quaint town located at the confluence of the
Beaver and Ohio Rivers, on this two-mile walk with a local historian. Known for
its 19th century architecture, almost the entire community is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
West End Overlook Hike
July 26, 2014
Just minutes from downtown is a bucolic and scenic valley that was once the
original site of industry in our region. Today's West End Village is surrounded
by regrowth forest that contain old city staircases that reach to the
spectacular views of the West End Overlook. Join local historian John McNulty
on an extended hike that will explore the area of the little known West End
Park and take in the views of the overlook by using as many of these staircases
as possible while learning more of the fascinating history of this often
overlooked part of town.
Allegheny County Park Quest
July 27, 2014
Join Bruce Cridlebaugh on this through exploration of each of the Allegheny
County Parks. These Advanced Level hikes are intended to move at a brisk pace,
covering a long distance (10-12 miles) over very hilly terrain. Hikers must be
in good physical condition. This is not a casual walk in the park. The route
connects the park's outermost trails for a day-long loop hike. In addition to
some serious hiking, we will explore the history and special features of the
park. Participants will receive a detailed hiking map of the park.