News and Happenings

  • Park is beautiful in the snow Even with the snow, there is still much beauty along the 3 miles of trails of McKaig Nature Center
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 2:43 PM by Park Ranger
  • Trails cleared of leaves Thank you to volunteers from Newell Landscaping who cleared trails of leaves making for more enjoyable treks in the McKaig woods.  Please thank them via 484-213-4132.  
    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 10:33 AM by Park Ranger
  • Several nice days for a walk in the park "Oh the weather outside is frightful..." NOT! The next several days will be great for a trek in the woods. Temperatures in the 60s, the trails in good shape and ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2015, 2:49 PM by Park Ranger
  • Clogged pipe under Croton Road Pipe under Croton Road is clogged and the McKaig stream is flowing over the roadway. Thank you to all that have alerted us to this issue, we have notified the ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2015, 9:08 AM by Park Ranger
  • Opt Outside on Black Friday McKaig Nature Center is partnering with numerous stores that will close on Black Friday and encourage employees and shoppers to visit the outdoors instead. Choose the outdoors on Black Friday ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2015, 11:34 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.