CARLISLE, PA (August 29, 2011) - On Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Oct.11, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center will offer guided trail walks for older adults who enjoy socializing while hiking at a relaxed pace. 

Pat and Carl Leinbach, experienced hikers and residents of Michaux State Forest, will lead a leisurely trail exploration for hikers of "a certain age" who would prefer to take time to look closely at the curiosities of the natural world. Bring your cameras, field guides and stories to share during a 1.0 -1.5 mile hike over fairly flat terrain with an uneven walking surface.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Trekking poles will be available to borrow.  To register for either of these free programs, call 717-486-3799.  For a description of other programs call 717-486-5031, email  or go to:


For more information about programs contact the center at (717) 486-3799, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Visit us on the web:

The center grounds are open to the public year-round from sunrise to sunset. 

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks:

1-888-PA-PARKS (voice)

1-888-537-7294 (TTY)

717-558-2711 (local or international TTY)

1-800-654-5984 (PA AT&T Relay Service)