Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150
Evening on the Summit: Take a Ride on the Main Line Canal, 8 p.m. Saturday, Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Summit Level Visitor Center Theater. This is a one hour, interactive, multi-media program experienced from the new canal boat mock-up.
Ranger Guided Bike Trip on the West Penn Trail, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at Newport Road Trailhead, Blairsville. This is a free, ranger-guided 8 mile round trip tour, lasting approximately 2 1/2 hours, rain or shine. Bring your own bicycle, water and a snack and dress appropriately. Reservations are required.
Blue Knob State Park, 124 Park Road, Imler, 276-3576
Intro to Backpacking Hike: Food on the Trail, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, meet at the Mountain View Trailhead parking area. This is a 4.25 mile hike along park trails. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a snack and plenty of water.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643
"Journey Around Lake Conemaugh" van tour, meet at the visitor center to join a ranger-guided van tour of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, including the Clubhouse of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club and the ruins of the South Fork Dam. The one-hour tours start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily. The tour is free with $4 park admission.
Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000
Bat Count, 8 p.m. Friday, old barn along Long Road. Help count the bats of Prince Gallitzin. All ages are welcome. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
Forest Discovery Walk, 3 p.m. Saturday, meet at Point Trailhead parking lot. This walk, exploring all the parts of a forest, is about 1/2 mile in length over fairly gentle terrain. Sturdy shoes are suggested.
Library at the Lake, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, meet at the small pavilion near the campground office. This event is for children ages 4-12 and they must be accompanied by an adult. This week's topic is the life of a dead tree.
Nature at the Pond, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, nature table at Pickerel Pond. This week's theme is Furs & Skulls.
Park programs will be published on Page D2 Wednesdays. State parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should fax their programs to 946-7540 or email community@
altoonamirror.com by the third Friday of the previous month.