Full Moon Hike
Feeling adventurous? Join Valley Forge Audubon Society and DCNR naturalist Jared Brandt for a 3-mile moonlit hike around Hopewell Lake in French Creek State Park.
Hiking under the full moon provides a unique, quiet, and peaceful experience in nature. While the Full Sturgeon moon actually occurs on August 1, the moon will be nearly full as it rises while the sun sets during our trek around the lake. Come along and learn about moon names and phases, why the next full moon will be a Blue Moon, what “crepuscular” creatures we might encounter, and so much more in nature’s nighttime classroom.
Hikers should wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy closed-toed shoes. We will be travelling on uneven dirt trails containing rocks and roots and which may be muddy in places. Please bring a water bottle and a flashlight. (Flashlight use is discouraged for most of the hike but can be used for especially tricky areas on the trail.) If you’d like to bring binoculars for the daylight portion of the hike, please do.
Families with children are welcome to attend; all children should be able to hike up to 3 miles and must be accompanied by an adult.
Meet at the Hopewell Lake boat launch area near the park office at the address shown.
Restrooms are available on site.