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  • Please help an hour this Sat. - Cadet Trailhead renovation. A great morning for finishing to spread some gravel at the North entrance to McKaig.  Now that the boulders have been relocated we need your help to spread some gravel ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 5:06 PM by Park Ranger
  • Ancient Egyptians moved 20 ton rocks, so did we... Ancient Egyptians were able to move huge boulders by using leverage, ingenuity and mechanical advantage utilizing the most current technology of the time, we did too, see below.  In an ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 4:55 PM by Park Ranger
  • Native Flowers A number of species of native flowers are blooming along the trails of McKaig Nature Center, time to take a walk in the woods.
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 3:48 PM by Park Ranger
  • Student Intern helping with Trail Renovations Upper Merion High School Senior Matt T. helping spread stream bank gravel on the lower Cadet Trail (map reference White 12)A bucket and shovel have been left by the ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 3:41 PM by Park Ranger
  • Villanova students identifying trees 14 Villanova students along with their Professor visited McKaig for their Earth Sciences class.  The students spent time over a couple of days trying to identify trees before the leaves ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 3:10 PM by Park Ranger
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McKaig Nature Education Center Events


Trail Location Blazes have been installed along all authorized trails.

In an effort to create better trails, Trail Location Blazes have been installed on all authorized trails.  

These Location Blazes will help to identify locations of points of interest, where maintenance issues need to be addressed and guide emergency services providers throughout our park.  

Click here to download a printable PDF of our "Visit McKaig - Trail Map" 

Why You Should Support Our Organization



If you enjoy hiking McKaig Nature Education Center, you should support it. Here are a couple of reasons why... and some little known facts:

1:  While many people assume McKaig is a township-owned park, the town is only a part-owner.  The bulk of the upkeep falls to the non-profit Upper Merion Park and Historic Foundation.  UMPHF relies on YOUR membership and donations.

2:  Many people assume that trails just take care of themselves, and will always be there whenever you want to take a stroll, snap a few pictures or walk your dog.  In fact, trails require constant maintenance due to erosion, storm damage, trees falling, weeds growing, and trash throwing.  UMPHF relies on YOUR volunteer efforts and donations to keep our trails open and passable.

So please Join, Donate or Volunteer today.  Your help IS needed to preserve and improve this treasure in Upper Merion Township for all to enjoy.  Just click the "donate" or "volunteer" buttons.