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Another Hike Around Scenic Hopewell Lake In French Creek State Park

I returned to Hopewell Lake in French Creek State park early Saturday morning on my recent visit to Southeastern Pennsylvania.  It was a lot cooler then the previous day when I arrived shortly after sunrise,  temperatures were in the mid 50’s.  A mist had formed on the lake.  making for some beautiful scenery.  The almost…

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A Hummingbird, A Monarch Butterfly And Lot More Critters At The Susquehanna Wetlands.

The heat was returned  to Northeastern Pennsylvania this weekend. After a few chilly mornings temperatures were back  in the mid 60’s Saturday morning.  As usual,  I decided to hike in the Susquehanna Wetlands and River Lands in Salem Township, Luzerne County. I have come to know,  and love, almost  every inch of the trails in…

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Exploring Early American Industrial History At The Hopewell Furnace In Berks County

I was hiking on the Lake Loop Trail around  Hopewell Lake in the French Creek State Park last Friday morning  when I left the trail and ventured into the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.  It is only a short  distance from the lake.  I had been here once before.  I  loved hiking  through this scenic…

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A Visit To The Daniel Boone Homestead And A Walk Along French Creek.

After my  late breakfast at the Sunset Diner in Birdsboro,  Berks County, I continued my exploration of the historic area by visiting the nearby Daniel Boone Homestead.  As I child I watched the popular television show about Daniel Boone.  I  remember reading an article about his  homestead in the Reading Eagle when I was in…

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A Cool But Pleasant Mid- August Hike in The Susquehanna Wetlands

A cold front arrived  in Northeastern Pennsylvania last weekend and it was a cool 57 degrees when I returned to the Susquehanna Wetlands in Luzerne County early  Sunday. morning. It was mostly sunny with a few wispy cirrus clouds in the blue sky.  As usual I walked down to  Susquehanna River. It was even lower…

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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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