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Spring has sprung: time to play in the park! Come out Saturday, May 20 and use equipment for FREE: kayaking, canoeing, kids’ fishing, and fly tying & casting. It’s STEP OUTDOORS SPRINGFEST at Hills Creek State Park from 10am-3pm. Enjoy the concession stand for lunch, and there’s always kids’ crafts, hiking, and bird watching. Scroll down for details!

For more information call Hills Creek State Park at 570-724-4246.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017, 10 am – 3 pm, HILLS CREEK STATE PARK 

 Details for the 11th annual Springfest at Hills Creek State Park, Saturday May 20, 2017:

Rain or shine, free, family-friendly outdoor activities for all ages will be offered. All equipment and materials will be provided free. Smokey Bear will stop in for a visit and have some great giveaways. Preschoolers to 10 year olds can listen to the story of “Daniel Finds a Poem” at 1 p.m. and then build a boat and participate in sink and float experiments and create poems and a large map mural of Hills Creek State Park. There will be lots to do all day with stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, water safety games to play and kids crafts to make and take home like a seed ball using clay, earth and wildflower seeds. Learn basic fishing skills, fly-casting techniques or how to tie a fly. Free tackle and bait will be on hand as well, so all are welcome to fish (16+ must have license). Weather permitting, watch radio controlled small electric airplanes, helicopters and quadcopters fly and try out an RC flight simulator. Children, 8 and up can assemble and decorate a foam model glider to take home. Pick up free information about things to do and places to see in Tioga County. Go on a self-led trail hike using park maps as a guide. Bring bikes and wear helmets and bike at the park. The concession stand will be open during the event so the public can purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and ice cream. For directions, email hillscreeksp@pa.gov or call 570-724-4246.

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