DID YOU KNOW ? The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources takes care of 121 Pennsylvania State Parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land? Here are a few things you might take a friend, family member, veteran, and/or senior citizen to do in YOUR PA State Park!

Do you love to explore? Take a friend out on the trail and teach them about the plants and types of habitat you learned about at the Wildlife Leadership Academy or for some basic wildlife watching! Want to connect more? Check out the PA Parks and Forest Foundation and look for a “friends” of a state park group to engage with!

Are you an avid angler? Explore a stream or a lake in a state park – the
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission even has special mentored fishing days –
check online for those event dates and take someone out for their FIRST CATCH!

Are you wild about hunting? Pennsylvania has so many beautiful public
lands to hunt on – take a friend out scouting for the best spot and mentor them as they work towards their first harvest of a deer, turkey, or grouse! Don’t forget to get them to a Pennsylvania Game Commission hunter safety course too!