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Step Outdoors Springfest

Announcing the 11th annual Step Outdoors Springfest at Hills Creek. Participate in recreation activities and demonstrations including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, fly tying and casting, kids crafts, birding, hiking and more!  All activities are FREE and open to all ages! See website below for more info.

Rain or shine, free, family-friendly outdoor activities for all ages will be offered. All equipment and materials will be provided free. Smokey Bear will stop in for a visit and have some great giveaways. Preschoolers to 10 year olds can listen to the story of "Daniel Finds a Poem" at 1 p.m. and then build a boat and participate in sink and float experiments and create poems and a large map mural of Hills Creek State Park. There will be lots to do all day with stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, water safety games to play and kids crafts to make and take home like a seed ball using clay, earth and wildflower seeds. Learn basic fishing skills, fly-casting techniques or how to tie a fly. Free tackle and bait will be on hand as well, so all are welcome to fish (16+ must have license). Weather permitting, watch radio controlled small electric airplanes, helicopters and quadcopters fly and try out an RC flight simulator. Children, 8 and up can assemble and decorate a foam model glider to take home. Pick up free information about things to do and places to see in Tioga County. Go on a self-led trail hike using park maps as a guide. Bring bikes and wear helmets and bike at the park. The concession stand will be open during the event so the public can purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and ice cream. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

Hills Creek State Park
111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901-9676


State Parks


Educational Programs, Get Outdoors PA, ExplorePAtrails

Outdoor Activities

Boating, Canoeing/Flatwater Kayaking, Hiking and Walking, Wildlife Watching/Birding


North, Pennsylvania Wilds

Seasonal Events

Festivals, Spring

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Beach parking area

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