DCNR Calendar of Events

First Night Hike

“Ring in the New Year at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM.  Enjoy the first night of 2019 with this family friendly hike followed by hot cider and cocoa around a campfire when the clock strikes midnight.  The hike will be led by Jennings staff and assistants, and will cover approximately one mile on Jennings’ prairie side trails. The route will traverse varied terrain and pass through several different habitats, including the prairie, the forest, and an area influenced by beaver activity. The hike is rated “easy,” for those who are able to cover the distance and some sloping areas under winter conditions. 

This is a free program, and pre-registration is requested but not required. Register to the RIGHT.

Meet the group in the parking lot at the Prairie Trails Area of the park in time to begin promptly at 10:30 PM. Be sure to dress for the weather, with sturdy, water-resistant footwear and layered clothing for comfort, warmth and to stay dry!

For questions call 724-794-6011 or e-mail jenningssp@pa.gov

First Day Hikes are sponsored by state park systems throughout the country to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year and to promote healthy lifestyles. In 2018, Pennsylvania hosted 35 hikes at 30 park locations and welcomed over 705 participants who hiked over 1,794 miles!  Find out which other parks are scheduling hikes this year on the DCNR’s Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/  . “

Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:30pm to 12:30am

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023


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