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Fun on the Beach Day

GREENWOOD FURNACE – Come and enjoy a day of activities on the beach. All activities are at the beach at Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Learn to Kayak - (9:00 am to 3:30 pm) - Would you like to learn to kayak?  Or maybe just pick up some new tips?  We will be leading an “Introduction to kayaking,” program with a limited amount of kayaks provided.  Meet up in the grassy area near the beach playground.

Yoga – (10:00 am to 11:00 am) – Try the ancient art of yoga in the beautiful, relaxing setting of the Greenwood beach.  Certified yoga instructor Kat Laleh of SUP State College will be leading a free beginner class on the beach starting at 10:00 am.

Mountain Bike Demos (CANCELLED) – Learn about the sport of mountain biking. Caleb from Rothrock Outfitters will be here to teach you the basics. Mountain bikes will be available to use for the program.

Sand Castle Competition - (1:00 pm) - Bring your bucket, a shovel, and some creativity to the beach and show us what you can build while having some fun playing in the sand.  A three-judge panel will award prizes to the winner(s).

Swim Across The Lake! (2:00 pm) - Have you ever wanted to swim across Greenwood Lake?  Here’s your chance. We’ll meet up at the beach and see who goes across the chilly water and back the fastest.  Prize for winner! Lifeguards will be monitoring swimmers.

Matt Marsden & Friends - (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm) – Matt plays tunes for everyone in both big city and country livin' with a blend of instruments featuring Irish fiddle tunes to rockin' old country to the soul of Appalachia and more.

Music on the Beach featuring Ray Owen - (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm) - Come and enjoy this lively and just plain fun musical program with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and storyteller Ray Owen, around the bonfire on the beach. The first part finds Ray as Captain Jack Splash, the Water Dude, singing water related songs.  After a short break, he will return as that scalawag song “bookaneer” Captain Rust Bucket. Both shows are filled with folk and popular music, presented as only Ray can, with a family-friendly Vaudevillian flair. Ray’s show is geared for kids, right down to his ever-popular animal karaoke.

Fun on the Beach day is sponsored by the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, and Penn-Roosevelt State Parks, a non-profit group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the parks and helping to fund projects and programming.  Stop by and find out the ways in which you could lend a hand. The food concession at the beach will be open normal hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Activities and schedule subject to change without notice. Additional programs may be scheduled.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 9:00am to 7:00pm

Greenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652-5831


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Target Audience

Children, Forest Landowners, Families

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