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Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger! Dog Walk at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger! Dog Walk at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will be holding its first B.A.R.K. Ranger led “Dog Day of Summer” dog walk on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. This free program will highlight Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site the day before its free special event, Establishment Day.

What is the B.A.R.K. Ranger program? It is designed to encourage all dogs to experience national parks with their humans while respecting B.A.R.K. Ranger rules: Bag you poop; Always wear a leash; Respect wildlife; Know where you can go.

Kip, Hopewell Furnace’s own B.A.R.K. Ranger, will be outside of the Visitor Center at 2:00 p.m. for a meet and greet with the participant pups and their humans. At approximately 2:15 p.m., we will tour the historic village and discuss the national significance of Hopewell Furnace and Establishment Day, the B.A.R.K. Ranger Program, and how we can continue to enjoy parks with our best furry friends!

After the 1 mile walk, we will have dog friendly ice cream to help our pups cool down outside the Visitor Center. Please bring a leash, plenty of water, and any other supplies your pooch needs. For humans, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes are required. Seniors, adults, teens, and families are welcome. We look forward to seeing you here! For further information, please consult our events website:

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site preserves and interprets an early American industrial landscape and community.  Showcasing an iron making community and its surrounding countryside, Hopewell Furnace was active from 1771 to 1883. The park’s facilities are currently open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  Hopewell Furnace is located five miles south of Birdsboro, PA, off of Route 345.  Admission to the park is free.  For more information, stop by the park’s visitor center, call 610-582-8773, or visit the park’s web site at