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Walk in Penn’s Woods at Dale’s Ridge Trail

Oct 03, 2019 04:12PM ● By Erica Shames
This year’s Penn’s Woods walk in Union County will be held at Dale’s Ridge Trail, from 1 to 3 p.m. with service forester Jeff Osborne of the PA Bureau of Forestry leading. Address: 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg – N 40.98523 W 79.93202

Walk Description: Hike Dale’s Ridge Trail through interesting and contrasting land covers, which have great diversity of tree and other plant species. A board member from the Merrill Linn Conservancy will share the history and conservation of the property, containing a stone house built in the 1790s, and the other work the Conservancy undertakes.

Jeff Osborne will share information on interesting plants, as well as how to identify invasive plants, treatment options, and their impact on the environment. Trail is 2 miles long with slight to moderate inclines and two vistas. Some areas may be slippery, muddy, or have rock or roots protruding from the ground. Poison ivy may also be present. This walk is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. People-friendly leashed pets are allowed; owners must clean up after their pets.

For hikes in other counties during a Walk in Penn's Woods, on October 6, visit 
https://sites.psu.edu/ walkinpennswoods/where-are-the-walks-happening/

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