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Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation

2017 Fall Furnace Festival

  • This year’s Fall Furnace Fest will be the weekend of October 21-22, 2017 (not on Oct. 15-16).

Please join us for these 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Iron Run & Charcoal Challenge, Saturday, June 10: The annual Iron Run Half-Marathon is a trail run over the hills and through the woods. The Charcoal Challenge is a 5k run/walk.Runners can sign up here for Iron Run online registration starting on February 1: Iron Run half-marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk.  A paper registration form is also available here.  Also, we need volunteers along the race course: if you can help, please email PGFvolunteers@gmail.com.  Click here for the half-marathon map.  Click here for the 5k map.
  • National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 30: Volunteers help to maintain trails and structures in the park, and replace invasive plants with natives. The Friends group will host a potluck lunch for volunteers.
  • Fall Furnace Fest, October 21-22: Join us for a 2-day family oriented weekend event with live music, craft & food vendors, history demonstrations, hay wagon rides, pumpkin carving and the story of the “Hairy Hand” at Fuller Lake. Volunteers are needed, whether for a few hours or during the entire two-day festival: please email PGFvolunteers@gmail.com
  • Click here to download the schedule of events and volunteer opportunity info

2017 IRON RUN HALF-MARATHON AND CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK

Here are the results for the Iron Run Half-Marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5K

2017 PINE GROVE FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP LETTER

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

PINS & PATCHES

Remember your visit to Pine Grove Furnace. Special items for sale to benefit activities at the Park. Click here!

NEW ITEM FOR SALE: JEWELRY MADE USING IRON FURNACE SLAG!

See this Facebook post (you don’t have to be a Facebook member to read it)


Mission Statement

“The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park exists to keep history alive and promote the educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through special events and trail development while protecting the park’s natural resources.”

Our primary goal is to raise revenue to support the park in completing projects that include but are not limited to:

The old furnace stack at<br/>Pine Grove Furnace State Park

A view of the old furnace stack at
Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

  • Bridge work on trails
  • Enhancement and creation of trail links
  • Resource management - control of invasive species/ planting natives
  • The enhancement of the Furnace Stack area
  • A new playground
  • The development of interpretive displays.

 

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