Highlight the Highlands: Parks to Celebrate National Public Lands Day 2019

State and National Parks in the PA Highlands hosted Volunteer Events on Saturday, September 28th in celebration of National Public Lands Day!

NPL Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort to support America’s public lands.

Here in the Pennsylvania Highlands, residents and visitors alike enjoy the abundance of our local, state, and national parks and lands.   The PA Highlands is a nearly two million-acre region that includes land in thirteen counties and is distinguished by almost 100,00 acres of state forest and more than 30,000 acres of land in 12 state parks.  The region also features a wealth of historic sites, including sites of national significance. 


Events in the PA Highlands for National Public Lands Day 2019


Delaware Canal State Park and Ralph Stover State Park (High Rocks) — Info and Register


Valley Forge National Historical Park — Info and Register


Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site — Info and Register


King’s Gap State Park — Info and Register


Pine Grove Furnace State Park — Info and Register



The Pennsylvania Highlands is home to critical treasures and extraordinary organizations. Highlight the Highlands is a blog series that features outstanding places and projects in the PA Highlands. Find past and future installments on pahighlands.org/category/news.
The Pennsylvania Highlands is part of the four-state Highlands region, a nationally recognized high-value natural resource conservation landscape stretching from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. Funding for conservation projects in the Highlands is provided by the federal Highlands Conservation Act. For more information on federal funding, click here.