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Programs & Events

Last updated: July 14, 2020

At a Glance

MUSHROOMS AND MYCELIA, Saturday, August 29, 1 p.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE - FULL MOON, Tuesday, September 1, 8:30 p.m.

RIPARIAN BUFFER WALK, Saturday, September 5, 1 p.m.

GEOCACHING WITH RON NAGY, Saturday, September 12, 1-4 p.m.


ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m.

Program Information

 √ For all programs, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  Meet at the Wheaton House, unless otherwise indicated.

  Friends of Salt Springs Park members will receive a discount on some program fees.

 Programs may be cancelled because of bad weather, low registration, or other unforeseen circumstance.

 For last minute updates, call the park at 570-967-7275.

Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m. - FIRST DAY HIKE - TREE ID

Meet at the Bunny Trail parking lot on Buckley Road. Jim Kessler will get you primed to find the largest trees in the park (the contest is open until September 5). Come enjoy nature while getting some exercise and learning about trees. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.

Sunday, August 2, 8 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Come explore the park by moonlight. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards and a flashlight.Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.

Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m. to Noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

We offer a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This is a great family activity taught by Diane Hawley-Wurth, a NASP-certified instructor. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. Face masks are required.

Sunday, August 23, 1 p.m. - THE FIVE ELEMENTS - EARTH

According to Chinese philosophy, the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe. Each element has its own connections with different aspects of nature, including season, color, and shape. Tami Noonan's workshops will explore these relationships and interactions and how they might influence you, with hands-on experiences as well as reflection and discussion. Dress for the weather, as part of each workshop will be held outside. In this session, we explore Earth, which is associated with the changing of the seasons, the color yellow, and damp climates. Fee: Free-will donation.

Saturday, August 29, 1 p.m. - MUSHROOMS AND MYCELIA

Mushrooms lend an air of mystery to the natural world. Their temporary resence and vibrant colors trigger our fairy fantasies, yet all fungi (mushrooms and their mycelia) are an important facet of ecological sustainability. A short presentation will be followed by a mushroom hunt to identify and photograph these forest gems. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.


Tuesday, September 1, 8:30 p.m. - FIRST DAY / FULL MOON HIKE

We'll hike into the dusky woods and explore the park by the light of the Harvest Moon. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards, a flashlight, and an adventurous spirit. Program fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.


The Salt Springs Field, Forest & Falls Trail Race, 5K and 10K, is still on! Format changes will allow us to comply with CDC and state guidelines. There will be a rolling start from 8 to 9:15 a.m., no day-of registration, and no after-party. BUT, every runner is eligible to win prizes that will be given away through random selection.

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Saturday, September 5, 1 p.m. - RIPARIAN BUFFER WALK

May 8 was the culmination of a great feat - 20 volunteers planted 700 trees along Silver Creek to create a riparian buffer. View the site and learn why the buffer is important to our environment. Wear waterproof boots, as we cross the creek twice; an alternate rpute is available for those who cannot cross the creek. Fee: Free-will donation.

Saturday, September 12, 1-4 p.m. - GEOCACHING WITH RON NAGY

Whether you are a seasoned expert or just curious about geocaching, you will benefit from the tips and treasures Ron Nagy will share with you today. Since he began in 2007, Ron has geocached in 18 states and Canada. He has found 3,600 caches as close as Salt Springs Park and (via "virtual geocaching") as far away as England. Want to learn more? Ron's presentation will give you all the basics. Then we'll head outside for a hands-on treasure hunt. Fee: $5; members, free.

Sunday, September 13, 1-3 p.m. - MONARCH MADNESS AND MILKWEED MUD PIES

Now is the time to plan for Monarch butterfly habitats. Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat only milkweed, so include a stand of beautiful milkweed flowers in your garden. A short presentation is followed by hands-on seed preparation, which you will take home to plant. All materials are provided. Bring gloves if you don't want to get your hands dirty! Fee: $5; members, free.

Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. till noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

Enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the United States - archery! We offer a beginner's program based on the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). We provide the equipment and targets, and you bring your focus, aim, and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This great family activity is taught by NASP-Certified Instructors. Led by Diane Hawley-Wurth. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. Face masks are required.