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Events planned at Locust Lake

Published June 08. 2010 05:00PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has released the following event information that will take place at Locust Lake State Park in June.

On Saturday, June 19, Conservation Volunteer Ed Scott will present an orienteering program at the Locust Lake Amphitheatre at 7 p.m.

Following a brief introduction, the program will include the history of orienteering and a walk around the lake.

There will be a hands-on presentation on how to read a special topographical map and basic compass skills.

Scott will also speak about other orienteering opportunities in the area.

The event will be held only if the weather is nice and all children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.

On Sunday, June 20, naturalist Robin Tracey will lead the Oak Loop Trail hike at Locust Lake. Meet at the visitor parking lot at 10:30 a.m.

The trail is four miles in length, loops around Locust Creek and up the mountain.

Part of the hike includes the "Tree Identification Trail," created by one of the park's Eagle Scouts.

Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along well with other pets and people.

Pre-registration is required. To register, call Tracey at (570) 467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; or register online at

The event will be held only if the weather is nice.

On June 26 and 27, the Summit Station-based Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloading Club will hold a pre-1840s Living History Encampment at Locust Lake State Park.

The encampment sites (89, 90 and 92) will be open to the public to view authentic attire, tools, fire starting, living quarters, and food preparation.

During the event, visitors can watch a program about cooking an beadwork at the encampment at 2 p.m., Saturday; and take place in a discussion on the pioneer lifestyle and flintlock rifles at 7 p.m., Saturday.

There will also be a muzzleloading demonstration.

For more information or an accommodation, call Tracey at the aforementioned number.

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