HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is inviting citizens and visitors from other states to step outside and sample Pennsylvania's wealth of parks, forests and natural areas when National Get Outdoors Day is observed Saturday.
"In a state like Pennsylvania, opportunities for new adventure and interests are as close as the nearest hiking trail, state or local park, or tract of scenic state forestland," Dunn said. "Get Outdoors Day is designed to make the uninitiated set a date for a new experience."
The observance underscores the work of DCNR, other state agencies, local governments and outdoors-oriented groups and businesses to renew participation in outdoor activities.
"Through the Get Outdoors PA program, citizens across the state can be connected to hundreds of outdoor recreation events to suit their interests," Dunn said. "Led by experienced trip leaders, these events provide safe, fun and close-to-home opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation."
Fishing, wildlife watching, kayaking, hiking, biking and special tips for first-time campers are just a few of the Get Outdoors PA activities planned throughout the state.
For those and other Get Outdoors PA events, log on to www.getoutdoorspa.org.
Details on the nationwide observances of Great Outdoors Month in June can be found at www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources