April 21, 2016
Contact: Chiara Palazzolo, Acting Chief, Interpretation, Education and Partnerships Division
, (570) 426-2413
“Saturday, April 23, is Junior Ranger Day,” according to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue. To celebrate, the National Park Service is offering a special family-oriented guided hike on the McDade Recreational Trail. The hike begins at 12 noon at the Hialeah Picnic Area on River Road and will last approximately 90 minutes.
Participants will identify signs of spring along the trail while completing activities from the new Centennial Junior Ranger activity booklet. A limited edition Junior Ranger badge will be awarded to all who complete the program. “The Centennial Junior Ranger program is one way that we can connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, stewards and advocates and ensure that park resources will be protected into the future,” added Donahue.
This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Participants should bring plenty of drinking water, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. Insect repellent is recommended.