Nescopeck State Park Announces Upcoming Activities In September

Nescopeck State Park will offer several programs in September. For programs that require registration, please call 570-403-2006 or use the online events calendar at

Friday, September 2

Kayaking: Level One-Introduction, 1 p. m.

Registration required. Ages 9 and up. $5 per person (exact change, please).

If you’ve never been in a kayak before, now’s your chance. 9-acre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for getting your feet wet. This hour long session is an introductory course for those who have never kayaked before. Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Wear shorts (no blue jeans) and shoes that can get wet. Meet the staff at Lake Frances.

Friday, September 2

Kayaking: Level Three-Lake paddle, 5 p. m.

Registration required by phone.

Ages 9 and up with experience. $5 per person (exact change, please).

Come for a leisurely paddle and explore the lake, and enjoy being on the water. You should have attended our Level One course or have kayak experience to register for this session. Wear shorts (no blue jeans)) and shoes that can get wet. Meet at Lake Frances.

Wednesday, September 7

Hide n’Seekers Program for Preschoolers, 10 a. m.

Registration required by calling or through online calendar. Free.

Join them for a program to get preschoolers ages 3-5 out and learning about our natural world through stories, activities, and crafts. Weather permitting, they’ll go outside for part of the program, so children should be dressed accordingly.

Wednesday, September 13

Hiking Series #6: Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails, 9 a. m. Free.

Join in for an easy 4-mile hike on the Hazleton Rail Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack for this hike, Registration is not required but any hike may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. When in doubt, call the park office. Meet at the parking lot on PA-93 in Hazleton.

Saturday, September 24

National Public Lands Day Park Cleanup, 9 a. m.

Registration required for planning

projects and equipment accordingly. Free.

Help celebrate National Public Lands Day! A volunteer workday will be held to help with a variety of projects. National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and is now the nation’s largest single day volunteer event for public lands. Meet at the park office. Please specify if you’re bringing younger helpers such as scouts when you register,

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park or make inquiries through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-888-537-7294 (TTY). Bureau of State parks staff will discuss how to accommodate your needs. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks visit DCNR website at www.dcnr. state.

pa. us (choose Find a Park0 or call toll free 888-PA-PARKS.