October 12, 2012 9:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts


A sunrise on the park

            The following is the October schedule of events and programs on Presque Isle and at TREC for October of 2012.  It is a month full of programs and looks like a lot of fun.


    Date         Time                     Event


Oct. 10


10:30 – 11:30 am


Outside the window – –Spooky Critters.Children ages  3 to 5 and an accompanying adult will enjoy a story, craft and outdoor activity while learning about Presque Isle wildlife!        Meet in the Discovery Center at TREC       $ 3.00 per child

Call  814 833-7424

 Saturday October 10


        9:30 am to 2 p.m.



Geocache Bash

Registration opens at 9:30 a.am. at the cookhouse for the 10 a.m. hunt.   12 temporary geocaches and 2 new permanent caches are hidden throughout the park and offer varying levels of difficulty.

    GPS unit required.  Data sheets provided.

Cost $ 3,00

Bring a lunch




October 13



 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Presque Isle Bike Tour

 Grab your bicycle and Join a naturalist at the Cookhouse parking lot to learn about the animals that call Presque Isle home.  No Fee and no registration.




October 24


7:00 P.M. to 8:30 p.m.

Evening Naturalist Talk—North American Beaver

 An indoor fire and hot beverages will provide fall warmth for this family-friendly program at the Rotary Pavilion for this talk.

Fee $ 2.00

Registration Required at

814 833 0793




October 26



7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Presque Isle after Dark: Legends of Presque Isle

Meet naturists at Pine Tree Pavilion for a Halloween themed hike on the interior trails of Presque Isle.  Enjoy stories on ghosts, owls, bats and spiders on this 20mile hike ages 6 and up.  No Fee  No Registration.








October 27






10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Trec or Treat


KIDS – -Put on your best costume and join us at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for this fun Halloween event.     Visit treat stations through-out the exhibit area.  ENJOY a FREE holiday film on the Big Green Screen and join in a costume contest.   No Fee and no Registration.


Come and enjoy a Spirited good time




November 2


November 3


November 4








6 to 8 p.m.


3 to 8 p.m.


10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presque Isle in View: Visions of Fall

3 day Workshop


Local photographer Ed Bernik hosts this three day workshop that covers elements of setting up your camera, selecting  creative shots, proper exposure for great outdoor pictures, and Photoshop basics.


Bring your own DSLR camera, lens, tripod, polarizing filter and a graduated neutral density filter.        Cost $ 165.00


Registration by October 26 required


Bring your own lap-top with graphics-editing software- – -Dress for the weather with comfortable hiking shoes.


Call  814  833-7424





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