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All meeting are open to the public. Dinner starts at 6PM followed by our board meeting at 7PM
April 28th & 29th @ 9am
7th Annual Spring Clean Up Hosted by Friends of Starrucca Creek and Rail-Trail Council of NEPA

Celebrate Earth Day with Friends of Starrucca Creek and Rail-Trail Council of NEPA for our annual spring clean-up.

Volunteers will meet 9 AM on April 28th and 29th, rain or shine on the D&H Trail on State Route 1009 in Stevens Point near Rockwell RD intersection, look for cars and signs.

Cleanup supplies will be provided. Volunteers are welcome one or both days.

Let's keep our trail beautiful, healthy and happy!

For more information: trails@nep.net 679-9300.

The Great American Cleanup attracts over 4 million volunteers nationwide in what is the largest annual community improvement program. Help us keep PA beautiful!

June 2nd @ 8:30am
Birds on the Trail

Spring is a busy time for birds. While some are establishing their breeding territories here, others are just passing through on their way to nesting grounds further north, so both the variety of species and numbers of individuals swell to an annual high.

This event will focus on sight identification as well as song, habitat and behavior. While participants enjoy the health benefits of a walk on the D&H Rail-Trail, Interpretive Naturalist Nancy Wottrich will help us discover many varieties of birds that nest in our region, including Eagles!

Meet us at 8:30am at 948 North Main Street, Union Dale (Rail-Trail Headquarters) Space is Limited so please RSVP to Trails@nep.net Bring snacks, waters, sun protections, binoculars, cameras, bug spray and field guides!

This is the first in a series of summer events sponsored by Rail-Trail Council of NEPA. All events are free and open to the public. If you would like learn more about RTC's programs visit www.nepa-rail-trails.org Like us on Facebook

June 23rd @ 9 am
Hike to Panther's Bluff

Join us on June 23rd @ 9am on a hike to Panther's Bluff with naturalist Jane Frye.

Parking will be available at the Simpson Trailhead, just off Route 171. Our hike will begin along the O&W Trail, offering views of the scenic Lackawanna River.

Just north of mile post 1, Panther's Creek crosses under the trail. The mountain to the east is part of the Wildlands Conservancy's 1500 acre property and the state's first Native Plant Sanctuary. This is where we leave the trail and start our hike to Panther's Bluff. Along the way we will see remnants of the D&H Gravity Railroad and Shepard's Crook, a late 19th century open air rail car tourist attraction. The path is lined with native rhododendron and many varieties of wildflowers.

It will be a moderate climb, on a rocky path. Tell your friends and family. We hope to see you there. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks, bug spray and sun protecting. This hike is rated medium to difficult and is approximately 3 hours long.

New to our trail programs: Garmin GPS devices free to loan to anyone interested in geocaching along our trail or for those who would like to track their trips. Contact us at trails@nep.net to learn more about the GPS loaner programs.
Contact us at trails@nep.net or 570-679-9300 to RSVP and if you can any questions.
Remember to dress appropriately, bring water, snack, bug spray and sun protection.
D&H Distance Run-1/2 marathon and 5K!!!
D&H Distance Run-1/2 marathon and 5K

September 9, 2018
Registration now open at GetMeRegistered.com
Race info at dhdistancerun.com

We'd like to thank everyone for their patience and ongoing support for this event and we hope to see you in 2018!
Susquehanna County PA
101 Things To Do In Susquehanna County
#3. "Ride your Mountain Bike on the D&H RAIL TRAIL from Forest City to the NY State border."
The Susquehanna County Commissioners invite you to experience the 101 best things to do in Susquehanna County: www.susquehanna.pa.us