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Canoe Creek State Park

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Go East USA, National Parks, Places to Trek | 0 comments

Took the dog for a hike around Canoe Creek State Park.  I should have gotten better photos, but my she decided to chase away all the deer. From the Parks website- http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/canoecreek/index.htm The beautiful, 958-acre Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields and mature forests, which provide critical habitat for migrating birds and for one of the largest bat colonies in the Commonwealth. The lake is popular for fishing year-round. Hikers enjoy the trails that wind through the many habitats. Picnicking, swimming at the beach, enjoying educational programs, and staying the night in a modern cabin are also popular activities. Picnicking: Scenic, shaded areas on the east and west sides of the park provide many options for picnics and gatherings. There are picnic tables, charcoal grills and charcoal disposal units. Three picnic pavilions are available...

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Prince Gallitzin State Park

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Go East USA, National Parks, Places to Trek | 0 comments

My camping trip to Prince Gallitzin State Park. From the Park Website-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/princegallitzin/index.htm Prince Gallitzin Prince Gallitzin State Park is named for Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin. Born in Holland (Netherlands) on December 22, 1770, he was the only son of Prince Dimitri Alexievitch Gallitzin, Russian Ambassador to Holland, and his wife Amalia Von Schmettau Gallitzin. In 1792, young Gallitzin arrived in the United States and became intrigued at the contrast between the terrible social and political state of France and the civil and religious liberty that had become fundamental principles in the social structure of the new country. He determined to devote his life to being a Catholic priest and entered the Sulpician Seminary in Baltimore. On March 18, 1795, Gallitzin was ordained as one of the earliest people in the United States upon whom the full orders of the...

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