A child runs happily through a meadow wearing butterfly wings

August 13, 2020

2020 Virtual Picnic

The Conservancy’s annual Firefly Picnic was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus, but we are pleased to offer our first-ever Virtual Picnic with nature-themed fun for all ages!

First things first… The food! Supporting local agriculture doesn’t just provide you and your family with fresh, healthy food–it also supports our local economy.

Visit these local farms to create your own picnic lunch

Speaking of farms…we are pleased to present a special production of the Farm Arts Collective’s Dream on the Farm!

View the Virtual Performance on YouTube

 This special production is sponsored by a grant from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance through the Arts for Sullivan program.

Looking for a great place to take your picnic lunch? Visit one of our protected properties open to the public, or use the Delaware River Water Trail Interactive Map to find a place to paddle and picnic along the river.

Stairway Ridge – Visit this permanently protect 708-acre property in Pike County, PA, owned and managed by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, for various hiking and stream exploration opportunities.

Delaware River with kayaks

Camp Speers – The permanently protected 458-acre Long Swamp property in Delaware Township, Pike County, PA at Camp Speers YMCA features a unique boreal bog with fascinating plants and wildlife. The public access trail is open from 8am-7pm, 7 days a week. Visitors are asked to check-in at the Administrative office at 143 Nichecronk Road if the office is open.

Forest Reserve at Smallwood – This 134-acre permanently protected property in Sullivan County, NY offers several opportunities for hiking, a dog park, and passive recreation.

Get the Pike Outdoors App

The Delaware River offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Use these sites to find opportunities near you!

Delaware River Water Trail Interactive Map

National Park Service – Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

How about a hike? Find information and maps for hiking trails in our region here.

Trailkeeper.org – Hiking trails in Sullivan County. One of our favorites at the Conservancy is the Tusten Mountain Trail.

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference – Hiking trails in the Catskills.

Get the AllTrails App

Family fun in nature

The following sites from Project Learning Tree provide great suggestions for connecting to nature, learning something new, and having fun with the family outdoors in your backyard or a local park.

11 Tips for Parents to Connect Kids to the Outdoors

Activities to Do With Children Outdoors

Family Activities in the Local Park