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  • Name this flower? Win a prize! Throughout this spring, we will be posting photos of wild flowers and plants. Post a correct response and you'll be in the running! Simple as that ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2016, 11:01 AM by Park Ranger
  • Trail cleanup Saturday March 26, 9am to 11:30 A big thank you for Karl and his boys starting the trail cleanup a day early. Please join us tomorrow morning to continue with beautifying the trails.
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 1:47 PM by Park Ranger
  • Lesser Celandine control testing project Invasive plant control testing project has started in McKaig Nature Education Center. One of McKaig's college student interns has created 4 areas to test control measures for Lesser Celandine ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 4:53 PM by Park Ranger
  • Red Fox educational sign damaged by vandals Vandals ruined the Red Fox educational sign on the Cadet trail near marker White 17. Next week we will order our educational signs for this year, we need 4 families ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 6:12 AM by Park Ranger
  • McKaig Maintenance Morning - March 26th 9:00am to 11:30am 3 times a year we ask for help with scheduled trail maintenance.Dates for 2016:March 26th - 9am to 11:30am   click here to add to your calendarJune 4th ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2016, 11:39 AM 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.