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2014 Highlights

Salt Springs is a good example that "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

In 1813, Rev. Davis Dimock wrote the following in his diary: dined with four gentlemen from Philadelphia who . . . stayed the night before at the Salt Springs . . . they dealt in extraordinaries about it, as though they had been on a voyage around the world.

201 years later, Sally and Rob, of Endicott, NY, also stayed at Salt Springs and wrote about it: "a weekend to remember! Beautiful location, rustic - yes, but so cozy. The hiking was phenomenal - such amazing sights."

Despite the changes in 2014 (new pavilion, new restrooms, new picnic area, more visitors and campers than ever), the essence of Salt Springs remains the same.

It's where people come to appreciate nature ("the views of natural habitat, pristine waters, beautiful trails"), their families ("this was so refreshing the boys were goofballs like always just older . . . you want the laughs and time of your life, bring your kids here every year"), and solitude ("please use your time here and let the cell-free - wifi free - time [be] for inner reflection. This place can help you see what might be holding you back").

Here are some pictures from the past year showing some changes and some constants--good times, good people, great place.

In 2014, we celebrated our 20th year at Salt Springs
and published this book, lavishly illustrated, to tell our story. We still have some copies for sale.

Boy scouts from southeastern Pennsylvania camped in January.

The first guided hike of the year was held April 13th. They found a
cool place to rest.

We do major park cleanups in April - Chainsaw Day (always first day of trout
season) followed by Trail Day the next Saturday. Thanks to sponsors, we are
able to feed all volunteers and give them a T-shirt. More > > >

The Endless Mountains Theatre Company brought Shakespeare to the park in May.

The Bunny Trail was featured this spring
in a Times-Tribune article on best places to hike.

Chris Ricci's Eagle Scout project was to create a handicap-accessible picnic area. Located at the base of the
gorge, it is framed by Fall Brook and the remanants of the old woolen mill and methane gas well. More > > >

Fall Brook is the best place to be on a hot summer day.

Kids attending Camp Cuff's summer camp learned about watersheds.
Here they're flowing along with Silver Creek to the Chesapeake Bay.

The new Williams Pavilion is a testament to what volunteers and donations do for our park. More > > >

George Cummings, 18th century history enthusiast, shared his antiques and
knowledge with us in July. Here he explains that chunks of sugar were nipped off sugar cones
(sold wrapped in blue and stamped with the seller's seal) as needed.

A small herd of deer have been browsing the campground this year.
Four to six can be spotted on the pavilion lawn on quiet days.

Woofstock - it's all about the dogs! - and all other animals True Friends
Animal Welfare Center helps. True Friends hold their annual fundraiser
at Salt Springs each August. Relive the day through more photos
on their Facebook page.

The second Field, Forest, and Falls trail race was held
before the Celebration on August 30. Ninety-eight people registered, and 93 ran.

What's that?? There's always something new to delight young and old at our annual Celebration. More > > > .

Weddings take place nearly every weekend in the summer.
On September 6, Jen Houghtaling and Tad Johnson were married at the pavilion.

Halloween Fest! This annual party starts with pumpkin carving . . .

and ends in our "haunted" woods!

When it's mid-November and you want to get married at Salt Springs, consider the Wheaton House for an
intimate ceremony. Greg Steinberg and Emily Novitski found it the perfect place to begin their new life together.
More > > >

From January through December, Salt Springs is yours to experience and explore.

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