Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick

Events & Programs

​​​​​THE CENTER  IS OPEN Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.  Trails are open dawn to dusk.


Family Night Hike

October 26, 6:00 p.m.

Families will experience the Governor Dick forest as the night rises.  The use of flashlights will be discouraged so that your eyes stay adjusted to the dim light.  Group size is limited so register EARLY.


Golden Eagle Hikers

​October 27, 1:30 p.m.

​This hike of 2 to 3 miles is for hikers over the age of 50.  We go at a gentler pace to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest.  There are rocks and hills so make sure you can handle the rougher terrain.


Mindfulness in Nature Hike
November 2, 2:00 p.m.

​Join bio-medical scientist and mindfulness practitioner Deborah Early, PhD as she guides you on a refreshing and health-giving  forest bathing experience.   Practice being present in the moment and explore the outdoors with your senses engaged.  Research proves being in nature lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, increases energy, and more.  $3 per person.  Come early or stay a little longer and plant a white spruce seedling (no charge for the seedling).


November Nocturne

November 2, 6:00 p.m.  (rain date Nov.9)

Enjoy a nighttime hike to the tower where a crackling fire awaits.  There'll be refreshments, music, climbing the tower, and more!  It's a great way to celebrate the fall season.  This event is held in partnership with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital of Lebanon.  The cost is $3 per person, $10 per family.


Music by the Fireplace

November 3, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music.  Pickers are welcome!

 

Toddlers in Tow:  Animals in Winter

November 8, 10:00 a.m.

What do animals do to make it through the winter when it's cold and there isn't as much food?  Children ages 2 to 5 years are invited to learn about animal adaptations and strategies that help them survive the winter season.


Fitness Hike

November 10, 8:00 a.m.
Give your heart and body a good workout with a fast-paced hike of 4 to 6 miles.  Enjoy the autumn weather, the brisk pace, and the company of other hikers.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


Seeds on Weeds
November 16, 1:00 p.m.

​This walk focuses on the many different types of seeds that we can find on plants at this time of year.  It's another way to learn to tell plants apart and to recognize them.  It's also really handy for the seeds to have so many ways to disperse and get away from the parent plant.


National Take a Hike Day Hike

November 17, 1:30 p.m.

​Join thousands of hikers across the United States that will get outside and enjoy a day of hiking.  We'll cover about 5 miles of beautiful trails here, and remember the legacy Clarence Schock left for all of us to enjoy.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


9th Annual Bouldering Competition

November 23, 8:00 a.m.   RAIN DATE November 24.
 Go to www.bikereg.com/43872​ to register.


Golden Eagle Hikers Final Hike

November 24, 1:30 p.m.

Calling all hikers over the age of 50!  This is the last hike of 2019 (already!) so come on out for a leisurely 2 to 3 miles in good company and beautiful forest.  There are hills and rocks so wear sturdy shoes.