March Programs and Events
Spring into Action on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and help with spring cleanup in the mansion area. Lunch will be provided to those who PSVP. Join the Searching for the Green Hike on Saturday, March 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and search for early signs of spring, and perhaps some clover in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Plan for a one- to two-mile hike over uneven terrain. Join other volunteers to continue spring cleanup and other projects during the Volunteer Work Day on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
April Programs and Events
On Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. join other volunteers for a Volunteer Work Day to help prepare the park for spring. Also on Saturday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. join members of the Susquehanna Valley Orienteering Club for the Orienteering for Beginners program. Experience a Spring Night on Friday, April 13th and again on Saturday, April 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to experience the mysteries and wonders of a spring evening. On Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. join park staff to kick off the volunteer season at the Volunteer Open House and celebration of Earth Day (see below). Join the Arbor Day Hike on Friday, April 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate Arbor Day. Check out the April Programs and Events flyer for more information.
Volunteer Open House & Earth Day
On Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Friends of Kings Gap and park staff to kick-start our volunteer season and celebrate Earth Day! The day will include:
- Volunteer Opportunities Info Sessions – Learn and Sign Up!
- Quick State of the Park Address
- Sneak Peek Preview Sale – Spring Wildflowers
- Pollinator Bees Display
- Kid’s Crafts and Games
- Earth Day Hike
- Amphibians Program
- Friend of Kings Gap Information
For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden Harvest Day 2018
On Sunday, October 7th from noon to 5:00 p.m. celebrate the bounty of autumn with the Friends of Kings Gap, Cumberland County Master Gardeners, and Kings Gap staff. Admission is free although nominal fees will be charged for all “make and take” items. A variety of activities for all ages will feature:
- Kettle-Cooked Chicken Corn Soup
- Apple Cider Pressing
- Apple Butter Making
- Pumpkin Painting
- Bird Feeder Building
- Children’s Games and Crafts
- Hay Rides
- Mum and Pumpkin Walk
- And more…
Bring your appetite and spend an afternoon in the fresh mountain air. All activities will be held in and around the mansion area
Holiday Open House 2018
On Sunday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Take a self-guided tour of both floors of the mansion in seasonal decor. Enjoy music of the season along with light refreshments including hot spiced cider and a variety of delicious cookies, which will be offered throughout the afternoon each day. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. Please join us for the festivities!
Calendar of Events
Go to the Kings Gap State Park Event Calendar for a more detailed listing of events at the park. Use the calendar on the right to view other months. You can also use various filters to narrow the results. For additional information or to register for a specific event, e-mail the park or call (717) 486-3799.