Canoe Creek State Park


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Canoe Creek State Park


Location:12 miles east of Altoona, in the center of the state.
Facilities:8 modern cabins, picnic area, picnic pavilions, hiking trails (8 miles), bridle trail, bike trail, beach, boat rentals, boat launch, boat mooring.
Activities:Boating (electric motors only), fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice boating, ice fishing, ice skating, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is the home of one of the largest nursery colonies of little brown bats in Pennsylvania. On summer evenings, thousands of bats can be seen exiting the old church sanctuary. A deep limestone mine is a hibernaculum (where animals hibernate) for more than 20,000 bats of six species. Geologic formations in and around the park are rich in limestone. The park has several old quarry operations.
Address:RR 2, Box 560
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Phone:814-695-6807
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/canoecreek.aspx
Size: 958 acres.

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Several local environmental and health organizations, including Canoe Creek State Park, Rails to Trails, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Blair County Conservation District will attend the event to discuss ways in which employees can learn about energy efficiency and conservation, nature, health and well-being.
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today announced that it has gone batty for Earth Day, with the return of Pennsylvania's largest bat colony -- 15,000 little brown bats and 30 to 100 endangered Indiana bats -- to their summer home and maternity ward in the attic of a nineteenth century church in Canoe Creek State Park.
4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County's lake is being partially drained to ease construction activities around a park improvement project, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan announced today.
John as manager of the Canoe Creek State Park Complex, based in Blair County.
Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County; Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County; Canoe Creek State Park, Blair County; Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County; Cook Forest State Park, Clarion County; Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County; Jennings Environmental Education Center, Butler County; Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, Cumberland County; Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County; Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County; Lyman Run, Potter County; Maurice K.
Birds, Bats and Wildflowers provides information and fun as members of JVAS lead walks and conduct programs at the prime time for observation on site at Canoe Creek State Park, home to more than 150 species of birds, wildflowers, and the largest nursery colony of little brown bats in Pennsylvania.
Volgstadt, who was named manager of Canoe Creek State Park, Blair County.
Volgstadt, former manager of Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, as manager of the Canoe Creek State Park Complex, based in Blair County.
The bats were two of six female Indianas agency biologists and a group of volunteers and wildlife managers trapped as the bats left their winter hibernating quarters deep in the Hartman Mine (also known as Canoe Creek Mine) on Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County.
Member companies are providing beverages to the following cleanups - -- Allegheny County: Hazelwood Greenway Cleanup -- Blair County: Canoe Creek State Park Cleanup -- Bucks County: Tamanend Park Cleanup in Southampton -- Crawford County: Downtown Meadville Cleanup -- Dauphin County: Elmerton Ave.
April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today announced that it has gone batty for Earth Day, launching a live webcam of Pennsylvania's largest bat colony, just as the 15,000 little brown bats and 30 to 100 endangered Indiana bats return to their summer home and maternity ward in the attic of a 19th century church in Canoe Creek State Park.
He has worked at the bureau's Region Three Office in Schellsburg, Bedford County; Canoe Creek State Park Complex in Blair County; Prince Gallitzin State Park in Cambria County; and the Hickory Run complex, which includes Lehigh Gorge State Park, Carbon County, and Nescopeck State Park, under development in Luzerne County.