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A Morning Hike At Hopewell Lake In French Creek State Park

I  awoke early on Friday during my stay at the historic  Inn at St. Peters Village in Chester County. And, after a cup of coffee, I  decided to hike around  Hopewell Lake in nearby French Creek State Park. After a  10 minute drive through beautiful farm country I arrived at the lake shortly after sunrise. …

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A Visit To The Hopewell Big Woods And The Quaint And Historic St. Peters Village

Last Thursday afternoon I had a doctors visit scheduled at the Rothman Clinic in Limerick, Montgomery County  for some shoulder issues I am having.  While showering in the morning, I decided to cancel my Friday appointments at my office and stay in southeastern Pennsylvania after my doctor’s visit.  I am glad I did.  So, after…

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August Arrives With Some Heat, Clouds And Critters At Community Park.

August  arrived  with a mid-summer heat wave here in Northeastern  Pennsylvania. Temperatures soared into the 90’s. The humidity levels made it  feel tropical. I love the heat and  I  continued my afternoon hikes at  the  local Community Park near my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County . And  I continued  my usual routine of walking…

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A Hike On The Spirit Of Tuscarora Trail At Tuscarora State Park

I decided to  hike on the Spirit of Tuscarora Trail in Tuscarora State  Park last Sunday.  There was a mushroom festival going on nearby so I  was going to  get in a five mile hike and then visit the festival.  Located in Schuylkill County, and first opened in 1971,  the Tuscarora State Park is named…

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Hazy, Hot And Humid, A Mid-Summer Hike At The Susquehanna Wetlands

It’s hard to believe it is mid-Summer already. July passed like the wink of an eye, for me anyway. It is August, and although the Summer is half over , we had  an old fashioned  heat wave this past week, with temperatures soaring into the 90’s  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I decided to hike in…

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A Hike On The Jonathan Run And Allegheny Passage Trails In Ohiopyle State Park

The skies were mostly clear and it was a cool 57 degrees when I awoke at the  Historic Summit Inn in the Laurel Highlands on Sunday. I had a great day at Fallingwater and the Ohiopyle State Park with my niece Cassidy on  Saturday. I wanted to get one more hike in the park before…

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Cucumber Falls And A Hike On The Great Gorge Trail In Ohiopyle State Park

The skies were clear on Summit Mountain when I awoke early Saturday morning on my recent visit to the Laurel Highlands in Southwestern Pennsylvania. However, there was a thick fog in the valley below the Summit Inn were I was staying. I drove into the thick fog on my way to the Ohiopyle State Park …

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A Last Minute Decision, And My First Visit To Beautiful Ohiopyle State Park

I awoke Friday morning thinking about hiking somewhere different this weekend. For years I have heard about the beauty of Ohiopyle State Park. Many of my  friends who hike and enjoy the outdoors  told me it was one of their favorite state parks. It is located in Fayette County in  the Laurel Highlands of  Southwestern…

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Summer Heat, Insects, Wildflowers And A Few Birds At Community Park

Summer is at it’s peak here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And we experienced  a Summer heat wave this past week with temperatures reaching 90 degrees. I  was able to get out to the Community  Park, located a short distance from my home in Hazle Township Luzerne County,  for a 3 mile  walk on most weekday afternoons. …

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A Sunny And Hot Hike On The Greater Hazleton Rails To Trails

The heat wave continued here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday. Temperatures would reach 90 degrees again. I decided to stay  close to home and hike on the local Greater Hazleton  Rails to Trails  in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. I took my usual 2 mile  early morning walk in my neighborhood and then drove to the…

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