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Tree Observation Hike

Posted on March 6th, 2018 at 9:39 AM
Tree Observation Hike

To celebrate the release of the film, “Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest”, naturalists from Presque Isle and Cook Forest State Parks will be conducting a hike at Erie Bluffs State Park on Sunday, April 15, 2018. We will meet at the Elk Creek Access at 2:00 PM. Professional tree measurers from the American Forest Cadre will be on hand to discuss several contender trees that live within the park boundaries. This hike is open to all ages and there is no fee. Registration is requested by visiting:

This hike is expected to last about two hours. Please expect to encounter muddy conditions on some of the hike. This program may be modified or cancelled by discretion of park staff.

The film makes its debut at the Tom Ridge Environmental Education Center on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 PM.

For more information about this or other programs, contact the Park Office located on the second floor of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) at (814) 833-7424.  The Park Office is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  The Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking and other environmental-related activities.

If you need an accommodation to participate in Park activities due to a disability, please contact Presque Isle State Park at (814) 833-7424 to make arrangements for your visit.  With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.  Please call the Erie ASL Interpreters’ Office at (814) 806-2511 for more information about this service.

Media Contact: Mary Jo Rutkowski, Environmental Community Relations Specialist, 814-833-7424