Monday, May 23, 2022

Centred Outdoors releases 2022 schedule

STATE COLLEGE — ClearWater Conservancy has released the 2022 schedule for the sixth season of the organization’s Centred Outdoors program.

The program, with support from Mount Nittany Health, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA-DCNR), and the Hamer Foundation, invites everyone of all ages and fitness levels to participate in free guided adventures at outdoor destinations throughout Centre County.

Pronounced “centered,” the program is spelled “Centred” for Centre County.

The season officially launches on Sunday, June 5, during the Family Fishing Picnic at Tussey Mountain from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This event, hosted by Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited, ClearWater Conservancy and other partnering organizations, offers fishing experiences, a picnic lunch, children’s activities, fly casting stations, guided hikes and other wilderness workshops throughout the day.

All fishing equipment is provided. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Then beginning on June 12, Centred Outdoors events will take place every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. and every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 28 at destinations in and around Centre County.

Some of the 18 destinations include places near town such as Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte and Tom Tudek Memorial Park in State College, while others will encourage exploration along trails in forested areas such as Colyer Lake, Poe Paddy State Park and Rothrock State Forests.

Events will feature not only guided hikes and walks but also wellness activities such as nature journaling and birdwatching so that everyone has the opportunity to explore, appreciate and discover natural areas in Centre County in a way that suites their fitness level, schedule and personal interests.

Between June and August, Centred Outdoors will share an article about the upcoming adventure for the following week in The Centre County Gazette.

Check in each week to learn about where Centred Outdoors will host its next series of guided adventures and how to best plan for your experience. Each article will provide helpful details and descriptions, including information about the natural features and wildlife in the area, parking and safety tips, as well as ways to explore the outdoors beyond hiking or walking.

The 2022 schedule and an opportunity to sign up for event information is available on the program’s website: www.centredoutdoors.org.

All Centred Outdoors events are free and open to the public.