Guided Hike at Hopewell Furnace and French Creek State Park
Grab your water and favorite hiking partner(s) to join SWEP GP on April 22nd for a guided hike around historical and recreational areas of French Creek State Park.
Park staff and Civilian Conservation Corps reenactors will cover a variety of environmental, historical and ecological topics while hiking through French Creek State Park and near the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and visitor center.
Topics covered may include:
1. Big Woods' contributions to charcoal and the environmental impacts of the industry.
2. Mining and source of Iron Ore for Hopewell Furnace.
3. Civilian Conservation Corps Encampment visitation and significance of the CCC.
4. Invasive species - Insect and Vegetation.
5. Birds of Hopewell. (TBD)
6. Ecological Significance of French Creek State Park. (TBD)
Location: French Creek State Park (we will meet at the picnic area outside the Hopewell Furnace Visitor's Center)
Date/Time: 4/22/23 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Members and up to one guest: Free
Nonmembers and additional guests: $15 each
Children (under 18): Free
We have a limit of 50 people, so please register early.
Rain Date - In the event of heavy rain we will host the guided hike, without the reenactors on April 29th.
SWEP GP will provide snacks and water. Please wear comfortable clothes/shoes.
Disclaimer: Hike at your own risk. A participation waiver will need to be completed prior to starting the hike.