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Programs & Events

Last updated: August 21, 2019

At a Glance


SALT SPRINGS CELEBRATION, Saturday, August 31, 11 am

LIONS, TIGERS, OR BATS, OH MY! Saturday, September 7, 6:30 pm

"HEAD FOR THE HILLS" HIKE. Sunday, September 8, 1 pm

FULL MOON HIKE, Friday, September 13, 7 pm

CONTAINER GARDENING & ITALIAN LUNCHEON, Sunday, September 15, 12:30 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, September 21, 10 am

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY, Saturday, October 5, 1 pm

FULL MOON HIKE, Friday, October 11, 6:30 pm

HALLOWEEN FEST, Saturday, October 26, 4 pm

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.


Choose the 5K- or 10K-loop through meadows, forests, and fields and along the gorge. There is a course for both new and experienced runners!

Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the 10K race begins at 8:30 a.m. Full details and registration form are here.

You can also register online with RunSignUp. Just click on the link!

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Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - ANNUAL SALT SPRINGS CELEBRATION

Every Saturday of Labor Day weekend we provide an afternoon of free music, activities for all ages, hikes and demonstrations, and displays and exhibits. Stop by, see what's new in the past year, and enjoy some outdoor downtime with friends and family. You can also support our work by purchasing some lunch and items in our gift shop and joining in the silent auction.

Music on the Porch

Demos, Displays, and Nonprofits
Silent Auction  All day in the Carriage Barn

Food Tent  Grilled sausage, chicken spiedies, veggie burgers, salads, cold and hot drinks. . . .

Archery  All day by the Dairy Barn

White Elephant Sale  All day near the Vendors


Saturday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. - LIONS, TIGERS, OR BATS . . . OH MY!

Do bats drive you batty? Or make you think spooky Halloween thoughts? Wildlife Diversity Biologist Rich Fritsky will dispel your fears with some astounding bat facts and discussion of our PA bat population. We may even catch a glimpse of the bat residents at Salt Springs Park. Program fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.

Sunday, September 8, 1 p.m. - "HEAD FOR THE HILLS" HIKE

Did you know that Salt Springs Park encompasses 842 acres, with over 15 miles of trails? Join us as we venture beyond the waterfalls along trails that will take us through several habitats to the edges of the park. Expect moderate hiking and some hill climbs; we'll cover about 4 miles. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Program fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.

Friday, September 13, 7 p.m. - 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; members, free.

Sunday, September 15, 12:30 p.m. - CONTAINER GARDENING & ITALIAN LUNCHEON

Learn an easy way to garden. Container gardening requires no tilling and limited weeding. Charlotte Remakus will give us a tour of her deck container gardens, with a discussion and Q&A session, followed by an Italian luncheon with garden goodies.

*Must pre-register; limit 25 participants. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $15/; members, $10.

Saturday, September 21, 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. In case of rain, we'll shoot in the upper level of the Dairy Barn.


Saturday, October 5, 1-4 p.m. - FALL PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn the basics of landscape photography, and capture the colors of fall. We will explore options using your camera's manual settings to create a stunning nature photo of the waterfalls or the fall foliage. After a 45-minute presentation on basic shooting techniques and a short break, we'll practice the techniques as we walk the areas within a mile of the Wheaton House. Bring your digital camera and, if possible, a tripod. Hiking shoes will be helpful for the field shoot. Pre-registration appreciated (570-967-7275). Fee: $10; members, $5. Rain date, Sunday, October 6, 1 p.m.

Friday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Kick off the holiday weekend exploring Salt Springs Park by the light of the moon. Warm up with a campfire and some hot chocolate afterwards, sharing snacks and stories. Bring a snack to share, a flashlight, and an adventurous spirit. Fee: $5; members, free.

Saturday, October 26, 4 p.m. - HALLOWEEN FEST

Our popular family event is back for the 8th year, with lots of pumpkins, activities, games, and food - something fun for everyone! The festivities begin at 4 pm, with pumpkin carving. We delve into the pinata and ghost stories at 6 pm, and end the evening in our Haunted "House." $5 per person; $20 for families; FSSP members, 50% discount.