Get Outdoors!

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. 


Beginner Birding Trip

April 2, 9 a.m.
Riverfront Park, Marietta

Search for spring migrants and scope the Susquehanna River with the Lancaster County Bird Club. Lancasterbirdclub.org.

Birds, Nests, Eggs and Babies

April 2, 3-4 p.m.
Lancaster County Central Park Environmental Center

Learn about local birds and their nests that might be found in your yard. Also, check the nesting boxes around the Environmental Center and then make a bird nest container for your own backyard. Co.lancaster.pa.us/317/public-programs or 717-295-2055.

Shenk’s Ferry Wildflowers

April 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Enjoy a memorable walk through the preserve as its renowned spring wildflowers bloom. Co.lancaster.pa.us/317/public-programs or 717-295-2055.

Full Moon Walk: Budding Moon of Plants and Shrubs

April 16, 8-9 p.m.
Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #21 Parking Lot

Take a walk along the wildflower trail under the light of the full moon as wildflowers and trees bud and bloom. Co.lancaster.pa.us/317/public-programs or 717-295-2055.

Terre Hill Easter Egg Hunt & Flashlight Hunt 

April 16
Terre Hill Park

Enjoy photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, face painting and egg hunts from 12-2 p.m. For older children, a flashlight egg hunt will take place at 8 p.m. Terrehilldays.com or 717-445-4581.

River Towns Plein Air

April 18-27
Various Locations

Artists will paint “en plein air” over a 10-day period on both sides of the Susquehanna River. Watch the artists at work, then visit the resulting art exhibit at Studio 264 in Marietta. Mariettaartalive.com or 717-314-9551.

Ephrata Earth Day Clean-Up  

April 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Whistle Stop Plaza

Participants will meet at Whistle Stop Plaza and divide into groups assigned to clean up specific areas of Ephrata. Mainspringofephrata.org or 717-721-6196.

Celebrate Earth Day 

April 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lancaster County Central Park Environmental Center

Learn about Earth Day, make fun crafts and participate in a nature walk to pick up litter and beautify the park. Co.lancaster.pa.us/317/public-programs or 717-295-2055.

Speedwell Forge Family Hike

April 23, 2-3:30 p.m.
Speedwell Forge County Park

Enjoy spring wildlife and wilderness with a guided hike along the lowlands of Hammer Creek and a wooded loop trail through the hardwood forest. Co.lancaster.pa.us/317/public-programs or 717-295-2055.

Paddle in the Park

April 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:15-1:15 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Lancaster County Central Park

Experience canoeing in the Conestoga River. Three hourly time slots are available. Co.lancaster.pa.us/317/public-programs or 717-295-2055.

Lancaster Barnstormers Opening Night

April 29, 6:30 p.m.
Clipper Magazine Stadium

Kick off the 2022 baseball season with a night of ’80s nostalgia, live music, fireworks and America’s favorite pastime as the Lancaster Barnstormers take on the York Revolution. Lancasterbarnstormers.com or 717-509-4487.

Race Against Racism

April 30, 9 a.m.
Musser Park

Run or walk in the 24th Annual Race Against Racism, hosted by YWCA Lancaster. Proceeds support the Center for Racial and Gender Equity and community programs for education, training, advocacy and change. Ywcalancaster.org or 717-393-1735.

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