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Blue Marsh Lake’s “Get Outdoors Day”

May 31, 2017 • by Berks County Parks and Recreation
Blue Marsh

Come out for Berks County’s largest Outdoor Recreation event: Blue Marsh Lake’s “Get Outdoors Day” on Saturday, June 10.  Over 40 vendors and First Responders will be set-up promoting biking, hiking, fishing, paddling and more at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area’s Lakeview pavilion and along the Boat Beach from 10 am to 3 pm.

Event Highlights:

Visit with PennSTAR Emergency Services HelicopterFishing for kids!  Hook a catfish in the Fish PondPaddlesports with Blue Marsh OutdoorsExplore a vintage Scotty RV Trailer and pick-up the 2017 PA Campers GuidebookLearn how to Fly Fish and tie a Fly-TieKids can do a fun run with Pagoda Pacers or the whole family can bring your bikes and join a group bike ride with BAMBA at 12 pmTry archery with Chestnut Hill JOADDown by the waterfront see some antique outboard motors on display, and visit with the Keystone Water Rescue Team of Berks County – demos in the water!Tours of the Control Tower & Dam and the Sensory GardenKids will love seeing the mascots Bobber the Water Safety Dog, Smokey Bear and Globey from Berks NatureLearn compass use and map reading for outdoor safety with Middle Creek Search & Rescue or for a new sport with the Delaware Valley Orienteering AssociationLearn how to tie knots with Blue Marsh Sailing AssociationAnd learn water safety with Blue Marsh Lake and PA Fish & Boat CommissionLearn how to Geocache, a high tech treasure hunt you can do in your neighborhood or around the worldSee the skills of our own 4H Dog Training Club and their furry students

There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Berks County and beyond.  Blue Marsh Lake’s Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 10 is the perfect day to learn about the many clubs and organizations who promote healthy outdoor activities year round.  Participants can join in the Get Outdoors Day Scavenger Hunt by visiting each of the partner organizations throughout the event to be entered in prize drawings that occur throughout the day and a grand prize drawing at 3 pm (winner must be present to win).

This event is presented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Marsh Lake and Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.  The Dry Brooks Day Use Area is located at 1364 Palisades Drive, Leesport, in Bern Township.

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