News and Happenings

  • "I Love this place" "I Love this place "  is one of the most frequent comments received from visitors and members of McKaig, followed by:   "What can I do to help "Consider spending a few ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 11:02 AM by Park Ranger
  • Woody Woodpecker spotted; could a new cartoon be in the works? Over the past few months in the beautiful woods of McKaig, several cameras have been spotted pointing towards Woody Woodpecker.... could a new cartoon feature be in the works?Spokespeople ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 10:39 AM by Park Ranger
  • Dollar for Dollar matching for 2014 Memberships You may know McKaig Nature Center receives no direct tax funds, relying on memberships, donations and grants from people like you to help preserve environmental goals, educational initiatives and public ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2014, 4:10 PM by Park Ranger
  • Tree Down on Brower Road A tree was blown down during the storm this morning and pulled down power wires, several neighbors along Brower road were affected. 
    Posted Nov 24, 2014, 7:53 AM by Park Ranger
  • Survey Marking near Nancy Lang (yellow) Trail Some have noticed surveyor markings along the Lang (yellow) trail.  The estate on the corner of Fletcher and Brower Roads property boundaries have been marked.  This property has been purchased ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2014, 11:38 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.