Art. Beer. Stewardship. That’s the idea between New Trail Brewing Company‘s Pennsylvania state park series. With cans designed to salute the parks each limited edition release supports and proceeds from the sale of each going directly to the park it represents, it’s a delicious partnership all the way around.
And if you have a copy of the Pennsylvania State Parks & State Forests Passport, there’s a passport-sized sticker you can get to commemorate your consumption. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the PPFF office noting the sticker you need:
PPFF/New Trail Sticker
704 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
No release lasts long so get them while they’re cold! (But remember, the work each supports goes on after the beer is gone.)
Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle State Park which juts out into Lake Erie is PA's only surf beach. Experience fantastic sunsets over the water, go sightseeing from a boat, take in a concert or go ice fishing in the winter. Presque Isle is also known for its biological diversity, but some of its inhabitants need conservation. The Piping Plover is a shorebird that once lived here in large numbers, but habitat destruction has made them Near Threatened. A portion of proceeds from this beer will go directly to dune restoration, where the Piping Plover makes its home. Presque Isle is the most visited State Park in PA, making sand dune restoration all the more necessary.
Hyner View State Park
There are lots of trees at Hyner View (and surrounding hills) and you'll see many of them when you participate in the Hyner Trail Challenge in April. Your purchase will help plant more. So will your donation to the Year of the Trees!
Hickory Run State Park
The iconic boulder field at Hickory Run State Park is a National Natural Landmark, a relic from 20,000 years ago and the Wisconsin Glacial Period. Yet some feel compelled to use the boulder field as an outlet for the vandalism known as graffiti. Proceeds from the sale of this special brew will help fund efforts to keep the boulders graffiti free. Find out more with a click.
Cook Forest State Park
Eradication of the hemlock woolly adelgid is the focus here. The big trees are a symbol of the park; the "bug" wants nothing more to destroy them. Support the effort to eradicate the HWA with your online contribution to the fund that helps to purchase the supplies needed in the fight. Find out more with a click to the pic.
Cherry Springs State Park
Dark skies. Dark, smooth beer. The Cherry Springs Dark Sky Association works to preserve the skies and your donation can help make their projects possible. Click to donate.
Worlds End State Park
A small park in a large forest, Worlds End consistently appears on lists of "my favorite park." Make it yours and support with your click the efforts of the Friends of Worlds End. The park is definitely at the top of their favorites lists!
Keystone State Park
The first beer in the series, Keystone IS, after all, the symbol of Pennsylvania! Help meet the needs of the park with a contribution to their fund with a click to the picture.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
George Washington and his revolutionary soldiers famously crossed a freezing Delaware River on Christmas 1776. It shouldn't be that hard to cross from the park's parking lot to the visitors center! You can help make THIS crossing much easier with your purchase that will help fund a much needed ADA walkway.
The Foundation's Work
Find Some Friends
Does your favorite park or forest have a group of volunteers working to make it the best it can be? Find out and get involved.
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) began in 1999 as a statewide nonprofit organization to provide a voice for the Commonwealth’s 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land. With PPFF, citizens can donate or bequeath money to state parks and forests, become active and involved volunteers in the park and forest system, and find some fun and educational opportunities. We’re the official nonprofit partner of your state parks and forests. Be a part of the movement!
Team-building does not need to take place in a classroom or on a ropes course. Sometimes all it takes is a day of tree planting, invasive species removal, painting an education center, or removing litter from a beautiful Pennsylvania waterway. Your team will feel empowered!