A NATURAL HIGH

Posted: March 6, 2016 9:12 am

I recently read a quote from Craig Chalquist, PhD of the east-west Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.   He said, “To be truly healthy, we need nature. We evolved in a natural world. Technology keeps us indoors for so long we forget we’re part of it.” Well, here in… View Article


TAKE A PRESQUE ISLE HIKE!

Posted: February 23, 2016 7:50 am

  Many people do not let the winter weather get in their way of hiking, walking or just plain enjoying a bit of time on Presque Isle State Park. Still others just plain love winter.  They find reasons to ice fish, go snowshoeing or cross country skiing on the park in addition to just walking… View Article


ICE DUNES AT PRESQUE ISLE BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND MISSING

Posted: February 12, 2016 8:47 am

  “Don’t climb the ice dunes”, warn the signs and rangers on Presque Isle. Of course, that’s when there are ice dunes. Last Thursday I had a meeting at Lakeshore Country club where I could look out over Lake Erie and see eight foot waves rolling in off the ice free lake. These waves can… View Article


AWESOME SHIPWRECK EXHIBIT AT TREC

Posted: February 8, 2016 10:50 am

It opened to big crowds on February 1 and had a full house of visitors on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th. It’s a wonderful exhibit on the second floor exhibit hall at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Visitors were quick to realize that Lake Erie’s richest history lies 60 feet under the waters near our Presque Isle… View Article



THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


THE LURE OF LIGHTHOUSES – – Where history and legend meet

Posted: January 18, 2016 1:01 pm

  Wherever there are large bodies of water, there very likely are lighthouses.  They come in all shapes and sizes. Lighthouses, by their very nature, seem to attract tales of shipwrecks and tales of ghost ships, plus the storybook life’s of their keepers. They are many times lonely sentries on treacherous shores. For example, take… View Article


SPECIAL JANUARY PROGRAMS AT TREC AND JOY SENIOR CENTER

Posted: January 3, 2016 1:24 pm

January is a time for resolutions and making changes in our lives. In this blog I list a few select programs offered by the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Pennsylvania DCNR and a few programs offered at the Joy Senior Center. January Program hosted by Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center KNOW THE 10… View Article


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE NEW YEAR

Posted: December 23, 2015 6:21 am

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season. I have plans in the works for 2016 to have four or five guest bloggers and to get back to the normal twice a week schedule. I am sorry that the blog took second place recently in my life and thought I would let everyone… View Article


” JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE FALLEN TREES LITTERING THESE BEAUTIFUL WOODS!”

Posted: December 11, 2015 8:05 am

            That’s what a few people in a group of senior citizens said as I guided them on a Presque Isle trail walk last spring.  Three people thought it was shocking that no one from the park’s maintenance staff was not out in the woods along the trails to remove the stumps and fallen trees… View Article


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