THIS WEEK: Sept. 21 to 27, 2016
Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails Hike, four easy miles. Wear sturdy shoes and bring snacks and water. Meet at the parking lot on Route 93 in Hazleton. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Free. 570-403-2006.
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 Nov. 2. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Late Summer Wildflowers, a botanical walk through the Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Family Nature Night, a trail walk to look for local animals and learn about the adaptations that help them survive the changing seasons. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Fall Equinox Hike, a four-mile hike to Hemlock Pond, a hidden jewel atop the Kittatinny Ridge in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Meet at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Bring lunch and water. $24 includes bus transportation. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Glow Big or Glow Home 5K Run/Walk, beginning and ending in the Rosenn Plaza, adjacent to the Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Sept. 23. $25 includes a t-shirt for the first 150 runners. Registration at muroar924.com.
National Public Lands Day Cleanup, a volunteer work day to help with park projects. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. Sept. 24. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Historic Watres Paddle, a guided paddle on Lake Lacawac to learn about Lacawac’s 50-year history. Boats and lifejackets provided. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24. $15. Registration: 570-689-9494.
Kickball Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the construction of new tennis courts for Wyoming Area. Team size is 9 to 11 players, age 7 and older. Wyoming Little League Fields, Wyoming Avenue. 9 a.m. Sept. 24. Information at 570-357-2057.
Sherwood Forest Greenway Hike, 1.5 moderate miles to a vista of the Delaware Water Gap and state gamelands. Meet at the parking area on the south side of Sherwood Forest Road in Jackson Township, Monroe County. 10 a.m. Sept. 24. Free but registration required. Sponsored by the Brodhead Watershed Association. 570-829-1120.
Introduction to Orienteering, using a map and compass to find certain points in the park. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. $5. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.
Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms into the unique environment of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 2 p.m. Sept. 24. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
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. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $5. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.
Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area, with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch, accessed via First Avenue in Kingston. 8 a.m. Sept. 25. Free. 570-542-5948.
Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, the 7th annual ride with four out-and-back routes of 5, 11, 22 and 44 miles with station stops for water, snacks and fun activities. Begins at the Blakely Recreation Complex on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and extends through 17 municipalities. Sept. 25 with groups leaving between 8 and 9:30 a.m. depending on the chosen route. $35, $30 seniors, $60 family. Register at lhva.org. 570-963-6730, ext. 8200.
Monument Trail Hike, eight moderate-to-difficult miles at High Point State Park. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 315 and Oak Street, Dupont. 9:45 a.m. Sept. 25. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-825-7200.
Fire Building, learning primitive firemaking skills including a flint and steel fire. For age 10 and older. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 25. $5. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.
Bike Ride, a ten-mile round-trip ride on the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail. Meet at the trailhead on Route 93. 1 p.m. Sept. 25. 570-970-5040.
40th Anniversary Celebration, an open house with free family fun including tie-dyeing (bring your own item), Critter Olympics, bird banding, live snakes, a mini environmental education museum, refreshments and more. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. Free. 570-629-3061.
A vista of the Delaware Water Gap can be seen on the ‘Sherwood Forest Greenway Hike’ Sept. 24 in Jackson Township, Monroe County.