Park at Governor Dick

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center

                             Mt Gretna Pa          717-964-3808   

​​​​​​​​​ **Please register for all our programs.**
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Toddlers in Tow - Friday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.

Grandparents and parents!  Bring your grandchild or child out for a fun hike in the fall forest.  There will be games, movement, and learning for any child ages 2 to 5.

Nature Journaling - Saturday, October 20, 1:30 p.m.

No art experience is necessary for going outdoors and drawing what you see.  Your observation skills will improve and perhaps you'll be surprised by what you capture on paper.  Adults and children over the age of 8 are welcome, $5 per person.  You may bring your own notebook or purchase a small journal here for $5.

Backyard Biologists: Explore Fungi - Saturday, October 27, 1:00 p.m.

​If mushrooms are not plants, then what are they?  Families will explore the fascinating life cycle of forest fungi, look at differences and similarities in how mushrooms are shaped, and learn how mushrooms multiply.  And more!  Let's see how many different ones we can find to create a forest floor mural!  $5.

Golden Eagle Hikers - Sunday, October 28, 1:30 p.m.

Hikers over the age of 50 are invited for this 2- to 3-mile hike at a gentler pace.  Enjoy the colors of the fall forest while getting some much needed exercise.

Trees Walk - Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.

How many of you can identify ten different Pennsylvania trees?  Five different trees?  Enjoy the autumn forest while learning the differences between the common trees of Pennsylvania.  At the end of the walk you'll participate in a unique leaf "slide show."

November Nocturne - Saturday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.

Don't miss this!   Some of you may remember Nocturnes from past years, the bonfire, the whoopie pies, climbing the Tower at night, and fun, educational programs.  We will hold this event in cooperation with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital of Lebanon so watch for a new twist to an "old" favorite.  Transportation will be available for those unable to hike to the Tower. ***Fires are prohibited in Governor Dick Park.  We must get special permission from the West Cornwall Township supervisors to have the fire.

Music on the Porch - Sunday, November 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This is our monthly bluegrass music jam.  Bring your own stringed instrument to join in and sing along.  If the weather is bad, we'll hold the jam indoors.

8th Annual Bouldering Competition - Saturday, November 17, 8:00 a.m.
Rain date - Sunday, November 18, 8:00 a.m.

Register at  The cost is $25 per climber.  


Board Meetings


7:15 pm

January 18, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 21, 2018

July 19, 2018

August 16, 2018

September 13, 2018

October 18, 2018

November 15, 2018

December - No Meeting

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