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We are the official nonprofit partner of your Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests

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photo by Colin Xu

We are a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization working to provide a voice for our 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land.

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Friends of Ridley Creek: 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Friends of Cowans Gap

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Friends of Nockamixon

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Big 5️⃣0️⃣ for Ridley Creek State Park this week!
Celebrate with the Friends of Ridley Creek!
🔗LINK in BIO for Events and ℹ️nfo on the 50th Anniversary Celebration!
📷Lisa Briand, Ridley Creek State Park
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#FallFoliage season is coming! Prepare to catch #FallInPA colors this year by reading PPFF guest blogger @crawriter's series on top #pastateparks for leaf peeping🍁 Keep an 👁️ out for more on the News section of our website🧭
🔗LINK in BIO for the Latest PPFF News!
📷Tim Devine, Susquehannock State Park
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#visitpa #padcnr #pennsylvania #pa #pennsylvaniaisbeautiful #pennsylvania_life #pennsylvanialife #pennsylvania_lovers #findyourselfoutside #seeknewadventures #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #outdoors #nature #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #PAStateParks #paparksandforests #stateparks #paparks #statepark #hitthetrails #padcnrtrails #hikepa #falleaves #fallcolors #autumn #ilovefall #pennswoods
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Do you love #FallInPA? Inspired by Lisa Beckett's photo of a bridge in Forbes State Forest, the latest in the paint-by-number series lets you and your family add the #fallcolors to this beautiful scene!

🔗LINK in BIO for the Paint By Number Series🎨
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"The colors, duke, the colors🍁" Check out the top parks to catch the beauty of #FallInPA in a new #LeafPeeping post by PPFF guest blogger @crawriter . Stay tuned for more this week🍂
🔗LINK in BIO for the Latest PPFF News
📷Jennifer Ingram, Sinnemahoning State Park
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#FallInPA #visitpa #padcnr #pennsylvania #pa #pennsylvaniaisbeautiful #pennsylvania_life #pennsylvanialife #pennsylvania_lovers #findyourselfoutside #seeknewadventures #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #outdoors #nature #pennsylvaniaoutdoors #PAStateParks #paparksandforests #stateparks #paparks #statepark #hitthetrails #padcnrtrails #hikepa #fallfoliage #falleaves #fallcolors #autumn
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With this autumn air, it's a fine time to #GetOutdoorsPA and take a Walk In Penn's Woods! ...

Scenes from the Announcement of 3 new state Parks to be added to the 121-state park system in #pennsylvania !!!
#pa_life #pastateparks #padcnr #pa_nature

What a historic moment! Are you excited?
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Where can you enjoy 🍁Leaf-peeping that #FallFoliage, 🥾 #hiking, 🏕️#camping, and 🚵mountain biking?

PPFF guest blogger @Crawriter tells you how to have a fantastic #FallInPA in his latest blog post! READ it today 🔗LINK in BIO for the Latest PPFF News!!!
📷Fay Serbian, Laurel Hill State Park
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Who loves apple cider🍎
Is there a better beverage for #FallInPA🍁
DYK that October 2nd is Cider Fest at Prince Gallitzin State Park? Come by stand and say👋!
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We have some beautiful waterways in PA! Comment your favorite?
Healthy streams and rivers need healthy forests🌳💧🌳 #WorldRiversDay
🔗LINK in BIO for🎬 FULL VIDEO on the PPFF's YouTube Channel!
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🎃Fall is here and there are many fun events! #GetOutdoorsPA, feel the crisp autumn air, and appreciate the colors! Apple Cider Fest...Garden Harvest Day...Fall Fests...yes, plural! And, many more! 🔗 in BIO for EVENTS!
📷Gwen Bratton, Colonel Denning SP
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Chances to #GetOutdoorsPA, meet friends, and #PitchIn 🌳🗑️🔧this weekend❗There are #NationalPublicLandsDay and #HealthyLandsWeek events at:
✔️Prince Gallitzin State Park
✔️Pine Grove Forest State Park
✔️Buchanan State Forest
✔️Nockamixon State Park
✔️Cook Forest State Park
✔️Maurice K. Goddard State Park
✔️Beltzville State Park
✔️Laurel Mountain
✔️Tuscarora & Locust Lake State Parks

For more information visit: https://paparksandforests.org/events/ or 🔗LINK in BIO
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#Litter #HealthyLandsWeek #volunteer #Volunteers #Community #PAyItForward #stewardship #CleanUp #PitchIn #keeppabeautiful #wastereduction #pastateparks #pastateparksandforests #palovers #ilovemystateparks #protectourstateparksandforests #giveback
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PPFF President Marci Mowery joined other members of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Recreation Engagement Coalition last week to kick off the Growing Outdoor Recreation in Pennsylvania (GORP) initiative! #GoodForPA
Find out more about the coalition here: https://pacast.com/m?p=22125
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The inaugural PA Healthy Lands Week kicks off September 24 with National Public Lands Day and ends October 2 with A Walk in Penns Woods.

This week is all about giving back to the outdoor places we love the most! Visit paparksandforests.org/events to connect with a PPFF Friends Group and volunteer in a PA park or forest near you!

While you're out and about in PA's parks and forests, capture video footage of your volunteerism and inspire others to be stewards of PA's parks and forests. Record. Share. Tag PPFF. Add the hashtags #GetMovingPA and #GetInMotionPA so we can find you!

#PAHealthyLandsWeek #PaParksandForests #ProtectOurParksandForests #KeepPABeautiful
Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
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🚶Improved awareness about pedestrian safety benefits all visitors to state parks and forests. One of the recent safety acquisitions made through your donations included a pedestrian crossing sign.

Please remember to follow posted speed limits, to stop for pedestrian traffic, and remember that the drive is more enjoyable when you take your time and enjoy the view🌄
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#safety #padcnr #pastateparks #pennsylvaniastateparks #pastateforests #pedestrian #staysafe #paparks #driveslow #enjoytheride
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People have a right to pure water! 🌳🌳🌳 And forest cover plays an important role in protecting our water resources. Watch the FULL VIDEO on PAParksandForests YouTube Channel. 🔗 LINK in BIO! ...