News and Happenings

  • 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
  • Girl Scout at Old Roberts Schoolhouse The Girl Scouts from Troop 7157 took a tour of the Old Roberts Schoolhouse, a restored 1850's one room school.The girls learned about how class was conducted 165 ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2015, 1:42 PM by Park Ranger
  • Trick or Treat Maintenance Morning We'll be passing out Halloween candy while performing some trail maintenance. If you enjoy the outdoors and McKaig Nature Center please spend an hour or 2 helping with the ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2015, 4:39 PM by Park Ranger
  • Thanks to everyone who helped with the trails today! Thanks to all who came to help with the trails today! Although we accomplished less than half of our goals, we were able to perform some much needed erosion control ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2015, 3:58 PM by Park Ranger
  • Calling all hands... Hurricane Joaquin preparations From the 11am NOAA brief, Hurricane Joaquin is on track to land squarely on McKaig Nature Center at about 10am Monday.Calling on all people who enjoy McKaig to come ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 1:00 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.