August Public Programs on the ANF

Allegheny National Forest is hosting family-friendly interpretive programs during the month of August. 

Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm, you can join forest staff at Kinzua Beach for a free campfire program. The program, Fact or Fiction: Amazing Animals and the Truth behind the Myths, will explore local wildlife. Throughout the program we will be asking how well you really know some familiar animals. Chairs or blankets and a flashlight are recommended. Participants are also encouraged to bring marshmallows and roasting sticks; the fire will be available to use after the program. 

Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 pm, join forest staff at Willow Bay Campground for a campfire program. The day-use fee of $5 does apply for those without an Annual or Day-Use Recreation Pass or for those not currently camping in an ANF campground. The program, Allegheny Legends, will explore some of the larger-than-life people who once lived and worked in what is today the Allegheny National Forest. Bring a chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy stories of lore and legend. You’re welcome to bring marshmallows to roast over the fire after the program, just don’t forget your sticks!

Friday, August 26 at 8:00 pm, join forest staff at Hearts Content Recreation Area for a free night hike program. As darkness falls, staff will guide you to explore the forest using your senses during the Sense the Night program. It is recommended that hikers wear appropriate hiking shoes and clothing. Prepare to be wet and/or dirty depending on the weather. A limited number of red-lens flashlights will be available. It is recommended that participants bring their own if possible.

For any questions, please contact the Bradford Ranger District at (814)-363-6000.