News and Happenings

  • Eagle Scout Project to reduce erosion on Cadet Trail Eagle Scout Candidate Christian M. of Troop 50 Devon on Aug 21st, coordinated a number of scout and parent volunteers performing water bar and trail repair on the Cadet Trail ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2014, 2:31 PM by Park Ranger
  • Spider Webs along trails While walking the trails, much of the beauty is above your head.  Stop and take a look.  On Nancy Lang Trail near Yellow 37  Map of McKaig
    Posted Aug 22, 2014, 2:14 PM by Park Ranger
  • School Student's make progress with invasive vines At the end of May, UM High School AP Biology students worked to control the invasive English Ivy which climbs and chokes trees.  As a result of their efforts, ivy ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2014, 2:07 PM by Park Ranger
  • Parking on Brower Road Please consider other visitors to McKaig Nature Center when using the parking areas on Brower Road.  During peak usage times, parking spaces are scarce, consider parking efficiently so others can ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2014, 1:59 PM by Park Ranger
  • Trail Head Renovation - Parking Area Expantion Thanks to you our members, contributors and donors, the SouthWest Brower Road entrance renovation project has started.  The three interconnected phases are: Expand Parking Area   Erosion ControlConstruct & Install Informational ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2014, 2:14 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.