Saturday, June 30, 2018

Summer 2018 Upcoming Events

A plant walk in Stokes State Forest with the Sierra Club of Skylands, NJ
Summer is here! The vibrantly colored blossoms of Red Clover and soft-ball size clusters of Milkweed are punctuating our green meadows, the palm-sized furry leaves of Burdock are now as large as palm fronds along our roadsides, and in the woods the white flat tops of of Yarrow and bright green leaves of Sweet Fern line the trail. We are in the height of growth, energy, and the light and there are so many ways to embrace it!
Take a look below to see a list of ways to hit the trail and better get to know and appreciate our regional plant life!

Crystal Springs Resort, Vernon NJ
Hikes recurring throughout the Season
Tuesday, June 26th, 10 - 12 pm
Tuesday, July 3rd, 10 - 12pm
Saturday, July 7th, 10 - 12pm
Tuesday, July 17th, 5 - 7 pm
Saturday, July 21st, 10 -12 pm
Tuesday, August 7th, 5 - 7 pm
Saturday, August 11th, 10 -12pm
Saturday, August 18th, 9 - 11am
Tuesday, August 21st, 10 - 12 pm
Saturday, August 25th, 10 -12pm
Saturday, September 8th, 10 -12 pm
Saturday, September 22nd, 10 -12 pm
Join me weekdays for a hike on a wooded Trail on-site at the Grand Cascades Lodge, identifying the edible and medicinal plants. On Saturdays, join me for a 30 minute presentation about our seasonal plants followed by a 90 minute walk on an on-site trail at the Lodge.
Cost: $10/person, open to the Public (you do not need to be a guest)
Pre-registration required, contact Crystal Springs Resort to reserve your spot:

Plant Walk and Presentation with Great Swamp Conservancy 
Canastota NY
Saturday, July 28th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Get to know the pristine wetlands located on the shores of Oneida Lake through a slideshow presentation and guided plant walk. Walk will be easy to moderate in nature and is open to all.
Cost: $10/person
Pre-registration required:

Plant Walk on the Keuka Outlet Trail, Dresden NY
Sunday, July 29th, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Take a hike on a portion of the Keuka Outlet Trail - a lush greenway in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region - and learn about the edible and medicinal plants that call this region home.
No Cost and open to public
For more information visit:

Festival of Wood at Grey Towers Estate, Milford PA
Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Visit me in the educational tent at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy booth. I will be there with a host of information about how to preserve our valuable land and signing copies of my two books offering tips and tricks in utilizing our regional edible and medicinal plants. Peruse the many artisan vendors with their array of unusual wares.
Free admittance and open to all ages
For more information visit:

Milford Plant Walk with Earthly Treasures
Milford, PA
Sunday, August 12th, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Join Hike Local for an edible and medicinal plant walk through the streets of Milford. We'll take a look at our useful and beautiful plants that enjoy the edges of civilization. No need to walk into the wilderness when these plants live in you own backyard! We will depart from and return to Earthly Treasures located at 149 Sawkill Avenue in Milford - the perfect place to procure all of your all natural and spiritual specialties!
Cost: $20/person, children under 13 are free
Pre-registration required
Contact Janine or Tiffany at Earthly Treasure to sign-up

Plant Walk with the Skylands Sierra Club and Angry Erik Brewing
Sussex County, NJ
Saturday, August 18th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Back by demand and this time, the Sierra Club and I are teaming up for a walk with Angry Erik! Join us for a plant walk along the nearby Paulinskill Trail, a beautiful level greenway lined with wild plants. Departing from and returning to Angry Erik, we will finish our hike with complimentary draft beers served up by the awesome staff of Angry Erik! Learn tips for proper plant identification as well as methods for how to prepare edible and medicinal plants. Hike will be easy to moderate in nature, appropriate for both the beginner and expert plant enthusiast, and deliciously refreshing for all!
Cost: $25/person (includes 1 Angry Erik draft beer)
You do not need to be a member of the Sierra Club, hike is open to public
Pre-registration required, contact:
David Alcock at or Ashley at Angry Erik
For more information visit:

Firefly Picnic with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Swan Lake, New York
Saturday, September 15th, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Hang with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at their annual community picnic. There will be food, craft beer selections, crafts and I will be leading a guided plant walk on the property. A celebration of our land and community.
Cost is free but pre-registration is required.
For more information visit:

Plant Walks, Herbal Workshops, Long-distance Hiking Presentations
The Lodge at Woodlach, Hawley PA
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays throughout the Season
As Woodloch's Naturalist and Certified Herbalist, I offer an assortment of activities centered around our natural world and holistic health. Book your stay and check out their outdoor activity schedule for list of dates/times at:

Book your next outing with Hike Local
Do you have a group that would like to learn more about the edible and medicinal plants through a guided hike on a local trail? Perhaps you and your family would like to take a walk on your own property to learn more about your very own plants? Do you have a group that has varying degrees of endurance? We also offer slideshows and workshops. Contact us and allow us to tailor a hike or activity specifically suited to you and your group. Great for children and school groups as well!
Visit: to learn more
Email us at to ask questions or schedule an activity

New hikes and events are still being added to the Summer schedule so be sure to check out for the latest info as well!

Looking forward to seeing you in the woods and on the trail!