Hiking in Penn's Wood: A History, Little Buffalo State Park Thursday 7/26
Hiking in Penn's Wood: A History
Little Buffalo State Park Thursday 7/26 Phone 717-567-9255
Contact: Ben Ranney, Park Naturalist
Description: Commonwealth Speaker Silas Chamberlin will present Hiking in Penn's Wood: A History at 7:30 pm on July 26th at Little Buffalo State Park. This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. Meet at the park office. This presentation provides an overview of Pennsylvania's rich history of hiking and trails—from the founding of the earliest clubs in the 1910s through to the present. Learn about hikers' significant contributions to the environmental movement. Discover the unique culture of hiking that emerged out of local clubs and provided an impetus for "getting back to nature" throughout most of the 20th century. Find out about the colorful characters who constructed thousands of miles of hiking trails across Pennsylvania, linking natural areas and communities. The focus on hiking provides a unique opportunity to explore the ways in which Pennsylvanians interact with the natural world. Audiences are encouraged to share their own experiences of hiking.