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  • National Trials Day - McKaig Maintenance Morning Join us on National Trails Day, June 7thHike the trails, take your dog for a walk or have a picnic.Or spend the morning with like minded friends performing ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2014, 1:09 PM by Park Ranger
  • Upper Merion High School Biology Students Visit McKaig On May 30th over 30 Upper Merion High School AP Biology Students spent several hours at McKaig Nature Education Center. In addition to learning in and about the natural beauty ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2014, 1:08 PM by Park Ranger
  • Help preserve a great park - 2014 Memberships Due Open space areas continue to be encroached, your help can preserve a great area. 2014 Memberships now due. Thank you again to all of our caring members and visitors who ...
    Posted May 28, 2014, 6:12 AM by Park Ranger
  • Despite the weather, trails were maintained Saturday morning, braving the rain, 8 "Friends of McKaig" gathered to do some trail repair on the Cadet trail between the meadow and the first bridge.A big Thank You ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2014, 2:27 PM by Park Ranger
  • Updated Trail Map on EnjoyMcKaig.org  We have upgraded the trail maps to include better distance, elevation gain and trail difficulty rating system.  Visit here to view and download.Did you know Google Maps is updated ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2014, 6:51 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.