Mountain Laurel Hike on the Six Penny Trail
Blooming mountain laurels, Pennsylvania’s state flower, will adorn the hillsides around us during this moderately difficult 4-mile hike along the Six Penny Trail. DCNR Park Naturalist Jared Brandt will lead us through the Big Woods of French Creek State Park to the historic Six Penny Recreation Area, where dam ruins and the park’s original picnic grounds can be seen. During the hike we may also hear the songs of Hooded Warblers, an uncommon bird in southeastern PA but prevalent here.
Please wear sturdy shoes, and note that this trail is rocky and hilly with very steep sections. Bring water, and a snack if desired. No registration is required for this family-friendly program.
To find us in French Creek State Park: from Park Rd, follow the signs to the campground. Once on the road leading to the campground, go up the hill to the amphitheater, which is just beyond the contact station on the right.