Hiking

Hikers traverse Governor Dick Park.                                                                                                                                                                       

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 8 a.m., hike 12 strenuous miles at Catoctin Mountain, Maryland. (There will be a quick breakfast stop at McDonald’s.) At 1:15 p.m., hike 6 moderate miles at Hellam Hills near the Assomac in York County. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Bluegrass jam: Join “Music on the Porch” from 1-4 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Bring a lawn chair. Pickers welcome. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Atglen Sportsmen: Sporting clays shoot from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The club is on Creek Road, Sadsbury Township.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

• 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, JUNE 5

• Fitness hike: Join the “Wellness Wednesday” faster-paced 3-mile hike at 10 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• 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, JUNE 6

• 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

• Ant farming: For ages 5 and up, to be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Naturalist Ellen Blazer will show participants how to make their own ant farm and collect ants to populate it. All necessary supplies will be provided. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 6. Cost is $2 per person and $2 per ant farm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

• Sierra Club: Public is invited to the club’s 5:30 p.m. picnic/potluck at Long’s Park, off Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. To find the gathering site, look for the Sierra Club banner at a location close to the park’s big playground or at the pavilion near the amphitheater. The club will supply charcoal, black bean and regular hamburgers, hot dogs and rolls for this “zero-waste,” kid-friendly event. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish that serves at least four. RSVP to Jane Druce at 717-575-8705 or janedruce@gmail.com.

• Family walk: Join the “Textures in Nature Family Walk” at 2 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Cost is $5. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• World Oceans Day: For all ages, to be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Through activities and discussion, naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will help participants learn to appreciate and honor the waters covering most of Earth. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 7. Cost is $3 per person.

• Chestnut Hill Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; $12 for adults; $3 for kids 15-17. The club is at 351 Quarry Road, Morgantown.

• 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.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: 30 target 3D shoot from 7 a.m.-noon; adults $9, 12-16 $4, under 12 free with supervision. Food available. Club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy. For more information, call 717-944-7078, or 717-653-1648 on day of shoot.

UPCOMING

SUMMER 2019

• Lancaster County Parks: Children’s summer camps and programs are now open for registration. A variety of activities for age groups 4-5, 6-7, 9-11 and 11-13 will be available throughout the month of July. For a complete listing of programs and more information, go online at apm.activecommunities.com/lancastercountyparks/Activity_Search.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 to 6 strenuous miles at the Horse-Shoe Trail and Camp Mack. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Children’s hike: Join the “Rock Ramble Children’s Hike” at 2 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• Chestnut Hill Archery Club: 40-target 3-D shoot from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; $12 for adults; $3 for kids 15-17. The club is at 351 Quarry Road, Morgantown.

• 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, Columbia.

• Mount Joy Sportsmen: 30 target 3D shoot from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; adults $9, 12-16 $4, under 12 free with supervision. Food available. Club is at 85 Range Road, Mount Joy. For more information, call 717-944-7078, or 717-653-1648 on day of shoot.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

• Humingbirds: For all ages, to be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster County Central Park’s Environmental Center, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster. Join naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez to study the life cycle of the ruby-throated hummingbird and learn their nesting and feeding habits to help make your yard a place for the birds to return every year. Register online at lancastercountyparks.org or call 717-295-2055. Prepay by noon June 7. Cost is $2 per person.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

• Manheim Sportsmen’s Association: Monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 552 Oak Tree Road, Manheim. Call 717-665-7729 for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip along the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail and Colebrook SGL 145 for the observation of resident birds. Meet at 8 a.m. at LVRT Colebrook parking lot. Leader is Jim Fiorentino. For more information call 717-269-0675 or go online at QASAudubon.org. Event is free and open to the public.

• Toddlers in tow: Children ages 2 to 5 are invited on this 10 a.m. hike geared just for them with fun games at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip along the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail at the Expo Center for the observation of resident birds via a walk on the rail trail. Meet at 9 a.m. at LVRT adjacent to the Lebanon Valley Expo Center. Leader is Jim Fiorentino. For more information call 717-269-0675 or go online at QASAudubon.org. Event is free and open to the public.

• Family games hike: Geared for children ages ages 5 to 10, but all ages are welcome on this 10 a.m. trip to the forest for fun and educational games at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

• Fitness hike: Faster-paced 4 to 6 miles at 8 a.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. Program is free, but participants must pre-register. Leave a name and phone number in case program cancels. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

• 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 6 moderate miles at Spring Valley County Park in York County. Meet for both at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

• Quittapahilla Audubon Society: Field trip at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area for the observation of resident birds via a drive along the tour road. Meet at 8 a.m. at the MCWMA visitor center parking lot. Leader is Jim Fiorentino. For more infromation, call 717-269-0675 or go online at QASAudubon.org. Event is free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

• Golden Eagle hikers: For participants over 50, go 2 to 3 miles at 1:30 p.m. at Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna. For questions, email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808.

Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 5 moderate/strenuous miles at Rannel’s Kettle Run Preserve on the Horse-Shoe Trail. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

• Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike 4.5 moderate/strenuous miles at Steinman Run and Trout Run preserves. Meet at the corner of Race and Buchanan Avenues, Lancaster, to carpool.

JULY 8-12

• Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp: Shank’s Mare is now booking its Discovery Day Camp for children ages 10-12. There will be kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, a creek hike, disc golf lessons, tectonic cave exploration and more. For more information or to register, visit shanksmare.com/kids-camps.htm.

JULY 22-26

• Kids Outdoor Adventure Camp: Shank’s Mare is now booking its Adventure Day Camp for children ages 13-15. There will be kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, a creek hike, disc golf lessons, tectonic cave exploration and more. For more information or to register, visit shanksmare.com/kids-camps.htm.

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.