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!
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.
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.
The Delaware River offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Use these sites to find opportunities near you!
How about a hike? Find information and maps for hiking trails in our region here.
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference – Hiking trails in the Catskills.
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.