National Get Outdoors Day 2017

Let’s get outdoors!

Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation.

Join us on Saturday, June 10th 2017 to strive to be more active in Pennsylvania’s parks, forests, and other public lands/waters. Below are some National Get Outdoors Day events that are happening across the commonwealth.

National Get Outdoors Day PA Events:

National Get Outdoors Day Hike: Two States, Two Canals & One River
On “National Get Outdoors Day”, the naturalists from the Delaware Canal State Park (PA) and Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park (NJ) are joining forces to give a 7.3 mile loop hike along both the Delaware Canal State Park towpath and the Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath. We will be rewarded along the way with beautiful views of the Delaware River, both canals & two unique bridges. There is a very good possibility that we will observe bald eagles or other raptors & waterfowl on this hike! Click the link above to RSVP.

Kid’s Fishing Tournament at Nockamixon State Park
June 10th is National Get Outdoors Day and the Friends of Nockamixon want to encourage children ages 5-14 to learn how to fish. All participants will receive fishing items and bait and poles are available for loan. Trophies and prizes will be awarded! Click the link above to register by June 7th.

Iron Run & Charcoal Challenge at Pine Grove Furnace State Park
The Iron Run Half-Marathon is a trail over the hills and through the woods. Whereas the Charcoal Challenge is a 5k run/walk. Both of these events are fundraisers for the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace Park. All proceeds support educational and recreational activities at the park. Click the link above to sign up for either event.

Blue Marsh Lake’s Get Outdoors Day
Many different activities will be happing on the shores of Blue Marsh Lake from 10 am – 3 pm. There will be fly fishing, a catfish pond, kids fun run with pagoda pacers, Mt. biking with BAMA, sensory garden tours, control tower tours, search & rescue demos, outdoor/hiking skills, geocaching, and orienteering. Click the link above for more details.

Bucks County Parks and Recreation
National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Pack a picnic lunch and get to a park! Depending on which park you choose, you may also want to pack your fishing gear, swim suit, golf clubs, tennis racquet and/or bicycles as well. Most importantly, get out and have fun!

For PA parks and rec organizations:

It’s not too late to register your own National Get Outdoors Day event. CLICK HERE to register. Don’t forget to let us know if you are holding an event for National Get Outdoors day. We will be sure to add it to this webpage and our National Get Outdoors Day promotions. Send us any National Get Outdoors Day event information you have to goodforpa@gmail.com.