Hiking

Hikers traverse Governor Dick Park.                                                                                                                                                                       

The Outdoors Calendar welcomes information on hunting, fishing, hiking and other outdoors events. Email details to sports@lnpnews.com; send to LNP, Attn: Sports, P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328; or call 717-291-8666.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate miles at Rocky Ridge County Park in York County. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool. 

• Fitness hike: A faster-paced 4 to 6 miles at 8 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

• Columbia Fish and Game: 30-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10 for adults, $3 for kids 12-16. The club is at 4339 Fairview Road.

• Chestnut Hill Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. The club is at 351 Quarry Road, Morgantown.

• Elstonville Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The club is at 3133 Pinch Road, Manheim.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen’s Association: 3D archery shoot with a 30-target wooded course. Registration open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $9, ages 12-16 $4, under 12 free with supervision. Food available. Club is located at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy. Phone is 717-944-7078, or 717-653-1648 on day of shoot.

• Penn Dutch Sportsmen: Trap shoot from noon-4 p.m.; $5. The club is at 5201 Paes Road, New Holland.

MONDAY, JULY 15

• Paradise Sportsman’s Association: Trap shoot from 5-8 p.m. each Monday; $4. The club is at 327 S. Belmont Road, Paradise.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

• Full moon hike: Open to adults ages 18 and up, to be held from 9-10 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for a late summer night hike under the full moon. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon July 15. Cost is $2 per person.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: The indoor range at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, is open from 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday for handgun practice. Cost is $10 per shooter. Instructor on duty. For more information, call 717-653-9979 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: Practice trap shoot begins at 6 p.m. The club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

• Adamstown Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot under the lights begins at 5 p.m. each Wednesday; $3. The club is at 563 Willow St., Reinholds.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot, begins at 5 p.m. each Wednesday; $5.50. Club is on Creek Road, Sadsbury Township.

• Columbia Fish and Game: Trap shoot, open to public, 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday at the club, 4339 Fairview Road, Columbia.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 9-11 a.m. each Wednesday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Elstonville Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 4-7 p.m. The club is at 3133 Pinch Road, Manheim.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Trap shooting practice will be held at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, from 5-7 p.m. each Wednesday. Open to the public. For more information, call 717-917-3174 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 5-7 p.m. each Thursday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Paradise Sportsman’s Association: Trap shoot from 5-8 p.m. each Thursday; $4. The club is at 36 Sportsmans Drive, Paradise.

• Robesonia Fish and Game: 3-D archery shoot begins at 4:30 p.m. The club is at 495 Texter Mountain Road, Robesonia.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

• GPS tic-tac-toe: Open to all ages, to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center. Combine geocaching with a popular game. Participants will receive a tic-tac-toe card with geocaches to locate. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will provide instruction on the use of handheld GPS units prior to searching. Dress for outdoor activity and wear shoes appropriate for covering 1 to 2 miles on varied terrain. When registering, indicate number of GPS units required; plan to leave keys or driver's license if borrowing a unit. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon July 18. Cost is $3 per person.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

• Mindfulness hike: Use your senses on this half-mile walk to take part in forest bathing. For adults and children over age 10, set for 3 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Cost is $3 per person. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

• Junior Girl Scout animal habitats: Open to ages 8 and up, to be held from 2-4 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center. Naturalist Ann Strauss will lead Junior Girl Scouts through the requirements of the Animal Habitats Badge, including taking a hike and making observations along the way. Participants will note signs of resident wildlife, build nests as habitat for birds and more. Come prepared to be outside for most of the program. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon July 19. Cost is $5 per Scout and $1 per adult.

• Conewago Rod and Gun Club: Trap shoot, from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday at 1483 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown. For information, call 717-449-2452.

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Trap shooting practice will be held at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. Open to the public. For more information, call 717-917-3174 or go online at manheimsportsmansassoc.org.

• Paradise Sportsmen: 40-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; $10. The club is at 327 South Belmont Road, Paradise.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles at a location to be determined. At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate miles at Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve in Narvon. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $12. The club is at 82 Creek Road, Christiana.

• Paradise Sportsmen: 40-target 3-D archery shoot from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10. The club is at 327 South Belmont Road, Paradise.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

• Summer story forest: This family program features a storybook and a hike related to a book, and is set for 10:30 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

• Muddy mess: Open to ages 4 and up, to be held from noon-1 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Campsite No. 5.This program will allow children to create a muddy mess while learning all about creatures that love mud. Naturalist Vanessa Stager will lead paticipants in collecting their own materials for the making of mud pies around the Environmental Center after getting familiar with the ways that animals use mud in their daily lives to help them survive. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon July 26. Cost is $2 per child and $1 per adult.

• Summer nocturne: Campfire, refreshments, games and storyteller at the tower. Set for at 6:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Rain date is Aug. 3. Cost is $3 per person/$10 per family. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen’s Association: 3D archery shoot with a 30-target wooded course. Registration open 7 a.m. to noon. Adults, $9, ages 12-16 $4, under 12 free with supervision. Food available. Club is located at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy. Phone is 717-944-7078, or 717-653-1648 on day of shoot.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 4-5 moderate miles with Mike Ruby at Muddy Run Park. This hike is a summer picnic activity. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip to the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area for the observation via binoculars of butterflies and dragonflies at visitor center grounds, along groomed trails and ponds. Meet at 3 p.m. at the visitor center parking lot. Leader is Fritz Heilman (717-273-0487). All are welcome, and event is free and open to the public. For more information, go online at QASAudubon.org.

• Golden eagle hikers: For adults age 50 and over, set for 1:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Two to three miles at a relaxed pace. Trails are hilly and rocky. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 717-964-3808.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen’s Association: 3D archery shoot with a 30-target wooded course. Registration open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $9, ages 12-16 $4, under 12 free with supervision. Food available. Club is located at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy. Phone is 717-944-7078, or 717-653-1648 on day of shoot.

AUG. 23-25

• Second annual KAOS State Adventure Weekend: To be held in Lancaster, this unique program teaches students who are blind or vision impaired, along with their families, how to safely kayak as a family activity. This weekend adventure is available to any student ages 8-18 years living in Pennsylvania who are blind or vision impaired along with their families. Visit svtrr.org/kaos-state-adventure-weekend/ to read more about the event and register.

OCT. 4-7

• Chincoteague Island fall paddle trip: Space limited. This trip through Shank’s Mare offers excellent paddling, plenty of hiking and biking, and easy access to Assateague National Seashore. Comfortable house located on Little Oyster Bay, and all meals included. For details, go online at shanksmare.com.