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Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Rebekka Coakley is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia.

Articles by Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown

Great Outdoors: It takes a corps of dedicated volunteers to help maintain the area’s popular trails Great Outdoors: It takes a corps of dedicated volunteers to help maintain the area’s popular trails
1 week ago - Town and gown
Throughout Centre County, hikers, mountain bikers, and runners have plenty of trails on which to pursue their hobbies and build their skills. Rothrock State Forest alone has roughly 320 miles to explore. And while stores, restaurants, and gyms were closed to keep people safe from COVID-19, [Read More]
Even as the weather cools, camping enthusiasts find peace and adventure in the wilderness   Even as the weather cools, camping enthusiasts find peace and adventure in the wilderness
36 weeks ago - Town and gown
Not everyone puts their camping gear away when the temperature starts to fall. Adventurously brave campers don’t just stop spending time outside because the days are shorter and the thermometer drops. Some people might enjoy camping in cooler weather in a rented cabin with a wood stove or an [Read More]
Cavers Find Adventure, Spectacular Scenery – and Some Interesting Creatures – in Central PA's Natural Cavities Cavers Find Adventure, Spectacular Scenery – and Some Interesting Creatures – in Central PA's Natural Cavities
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Often ranked high on “best of” lists about great places to live in the United States, Centre County boasts some of the best fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more when it comes to outdoor adventures. However, the county and nearby counties are also home to some wonderful natural wonders that are of [Read More]
Cavers find adventure, spectacular scenery – and some interesting creatures – in central PA's natural cavities   Cavers find adventure, spectacular scenery – and some interesting creatures – in central PA's natural cavities
45 weeks ago - Town and gown
Often ranked high on “best of” lists about great places to live in the United States, Centre County boasts some of the best fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more when it comes to outdoor adventures. However, the county and nearby counties are also home to some wonderful natural wonders [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Places to Make a Splash in Central PA Great Outdoors: Places to Make a Splash in Central PA
52 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
As summer temperatures – and the electric bills for air conditioning – continue to climb, it’s the perfect time to check out the many bodies of water in Centre County that are safe for swimming or otherwise cooling off. [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Places to Make a Splash in Central PA Great Outdoors: Places to Make a Splash in Central PA
54 weeks ago - Town and gown
As summer temperatures – and the electric bills for air conditioning – continue to climb, it’s the perfect time to check out the many bodies of water in Centre County that are safe for swimming or otherwise cooling off. For Lillian Glunt, a Centre County resident, the lake at Bald [Read More]
Even in Winter, Hardy Kayakers Find Peace on the Water Even in Winter, Hardy Kayakers Find Peace on the Water
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
When life gets stressful, meditation, fresh air, and exercise can often help relieve the tension. Sue Melbourne prefers to do all three at the same time, through kayaking. [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Even in winter, hardy kayakers find peace on the water Great Outdoors: Even in winter, hardy kayakers find peace on the water
71 weeks ago - Town and gown
When life gets stressful, meditation, fresh air, and exercise can often help relieve the tension. Sue Melbourne prefers to do all three at the same time, through kayaking. “It’s about connecting to the river and being in the flow. Specifically with whitewater kayaking, you have to [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Adventure on the Water Great Outdoors: Adventure on the Water
104 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
On a sunny summer day in 2012, Mindy Krause went on her first kayaking sojourn. Although the State College resident went with experienced kayakers, she didn’t really need anyone to show her what to do. [Read More]
Great Outdoors: Adventure on the Water Great Outdoors: Adventure on the Water
106 weeks ago - Town and gown
From adrenaline junkies to those who just want to relax, kayaking offers a bond with nature [Read More]
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