THIS WEEK: Aug. 17 to 23, 2016
Wednesday Bog Walks, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms into the unique environment of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Tree Leaf ID, a talk on tree identification while exploring the Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17. $6. Registration: 570-629-3060.
Full Moon Hike, followed by a campfire with snacks and stories. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. 570-967-7275.
Golden Day Out, a day geared for retirees and senior citizens beginning with a leisurely morning two-mile hike, followed by lunch (provided) and an introductory kayak paddle on Lake Frances. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19. $10. Reservations: 570-403-2006.
Miles for Michael 5K, the 18th annual run and Fun Walk held during the Pittston Tomato Festival on Main Street. Aug. 20 with registration 8:30 a.m. at the Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St. and event at 10 a.m. Online registration at runsignup.com.
Rewild Your Body, a program on reaching optimum wellness by exploring the health benefits of nature. Included: a 45-minute outdoor Pilates session (bring a mat). Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Refreshments served. $14. Reservations (by Aug. 17): 570-629-3061.
Mushrooms and Mycelia, an illustrated talk followed by a walk on the park trails in search of fungi. Bring a bag lunch. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 10 a.m. Aug. 20. $5. 570-967-7275.
Get Outdoors Pocono Hike, 2.6 easy miles on the Cherry Creek Loop near the Delaware Water Gap. Meet at Minisink Park, River Road, Smithfield Township. 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Free but registration required: 570-839-1120.
Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle, a free boat paddle with instructions for beginners. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20. Call to reserve a boat. 570-828-2319.
Early Evening Nature Walk, along the short Hilltop Loop to look for interesting plants and creatures along the way. Meet in the small parking area at the top of Green Road, outside Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 6 p.m. Aug. 20. 570-696-9105.
Nature at Night, a walk in the woods to listen for owls, look at stars and enjoy the “music of the night.” Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20. $5. 570-828-2319.
Hook O’Malley 5K Run and Walk Against Cancer, the 24th annual event at McDade Park, Keyser Avenue and Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. Aug. 21 with registration 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. and race at 10 a.m. $20 before Aug. 18; $25 thereafter. 570-341-7787.
Ricketts Glen Hike, 10 moderate miles on the Cherry Run Trail. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway (Route 309). 8:45 a.m. Aug. 21. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.
Edible and Medicinal Walk, to seek out natural plant remedies. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21. $5. 570-828-2319.
Geological Hike, to talk about rocks, fossils, glacial deposits and what makes the park unique. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21. $5. 570-828-2319.
Public Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with unique plant and animal life. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 1 p.m. Aug. 21. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3060.
Discovering Butterflies: A Nature Walk, hiking the fields, woods and wetlands of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve to seek out and identify butterflies. Meet at the parking lot, Route 171 and Stack Road, Thompson. 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. 570-727-3362.
Volunteer Workday. Help out with landscaping, litter cleanup or trail work at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Explore the Weiss Property, a walk through the meadow habitat at this recently acquired property by the Nature Conservancy. Meet at the parking lot of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 6 p.m. Aug. 23. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.