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Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation

2017 Fall Furnace Festival

  • Next 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

  • First Day Hike, Sunday, January 1:  Join the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace for a New Year’s Day hike on Mountain Creek Trail, including a new bridge across the creek.  Meet at the Laurel Lake Boat Ramp at 1 PM.  Click here to view the flyer.
  • Earth Day, Saturday April 22: Volunteers are needed for trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and other tasks to get the park ready for the busy summer season. The Friends group will host a potluck lunch for volunteers.
  • Woodsy Owl Weekend, May 19-21: Two nights free camping in exchange for a Saturday morning volunteering in the park. The Friends group will host a potluck lunch for volunteers on May 20. To participate, please sign up via the State Park office.
  • Iron Run & Charcoal Challenge, Saturday, June 10: The annual Iron Run Half-Marathonis a trail run over the hills and through the woods. The Charcoal Challenge is a 5k run/walk.Runners can sign up at www.RunReg.com (check our website at the end of January for details). Also, we need volunteers along the race course: if you can help, please email PGFvolunteers@gmail.com.
  • 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

2016 IRON RUN HALF-MARATHON AND CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK

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

2016 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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