Lorain Stonycreek Hiking Trails, PA – Volunteer Vacations 2023
October 15 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 10:00 am
What started as two historic trails has been built up to 10 paths on the Lorain Borough-owned hillside by residents interested in creating a community asset. The Lorain/Stonycreek Hiking Trails are a magical place. With over ten miles of trails there is something for everyone!
On this project, Volunteers will build an upper campsite for for hikers, to accompany the lower campsite that already exists down the trail. The area is completely wooded and needs cleared and leveled out for individual, primitive camping. Volunteers will also assist with some bridge projects to allow access across some of the marshy areas with run off issues.
The distance to the work site is 1/2 mile with around 350 feet of elevation gain. The morning walk will be a fun challenge. The walk back to camp after the work is done will be fun!
There is no experience needed to join a Volunteer Vacation! Your expert hosts will provide detailed instruction, tool demonstrations, and project oversight throughout the week. All you need is a willing attitude and to be in good physical condition to participate in moderate physical activity for approximately 6-8 hours a day with plenty of breaks, at your own pace. Find out more about what it’s like to join a Volunteer Vacation and other frequently asked questions here.
AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage) and Monongahela Culture peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, their deep and sacred connection to these lands, and those who continue to steward these lands today. We offer this land acknowledgement as the first of many steps to stand as an ally and amplify Indigenous voices. We invite the American Hiking Society community to join us through continued efforts to support Indigenous communities and learn more about the history of the lands on which we live, work and recreate.