Warmer weather in PA, it’s time to get outdoors again! – PRPS April Blogs

Source: PA Recreation & Park Society | Good for PA

Warmer weather is arriving in Pennsylvania, and it’s time to get outdoors again! To enjoy this sunnier season, go hiking or biking on one of PA’s rails to trails paths or try out fly fishing.

Learn more in PRPS’s blogs for April!

PA Rails to Trails for Hiking, Biking, and More!

There was a time when trains were the main form of continental transportation. When the trains ceased running, their abandoned railroad tracks littered the landscape.

Instead of allowing these tracks to continually deteriorate, the rails to trails movement converts former railways systems into scenic trails that are ideal for hiking, biking, walking, running, horseback riding and, in some cases, cross country skiing.  

Get Hooked on Fly Fishing in PA

April is a month that Pennsylvania anglers eagerly await each year. Why? That’s when trout season begins! 

Why do so many PA residents enjoy fishing? Some love the thrill of catching their own dinner. Others thrive on bragging about the record-breaker fish that got away. And even more love the subtle moments such as listening to the sounds of the flowing water. All in all, fishing in PA is a great way to relax, enjoy the spring weather and spend time outdoors. 

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Mountain Biking Etiquette at PA Parks

When the first signs of spring arrive, mountain biking enthusiasts get extra excited. The days are now longer, the weather is much warmer and the bike trails are free of snow and ice. 

If you’re new to mountain biking or have never ridden the trails of your local park, now is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with the proper etiquette.

Discover Orienteering: A Fun and Helpful Recreational Activity

One of the most popular features that many smartphone users rely on is a GPS app. Unfortunately, this technology often does not work in more remote locations. And since so many people have become reliant on technology, they’re unfamiliar with tried-and-true navigation tools such as maps and compasses. 

The good news is that many folks realize their lack of navigational skills and are doing something about it. More and more PA residents are discovering the fun and practical art of orienteering.