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  • Fallen trees removed from trails A couple of big trees blocked the Nancy Lang trail and a medium and some small trees fell across the Cadet TrailA very dedicated volunteer Jay Walker (with a ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 11:39 AM by Park Ranger
  • McKaig Maintenance Morning - Saturday 3/28 9 to 11:30am Please help for a couple of hours this Saturday 3/28 with Cadet Trailhead renovation.Expecting to be a bit chilly, but a great day for renovating the North entrance ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 11:37 AM by Park Ranger
  • Your opinion will help guide the future course for McKaig. Please take the 2 minute survey here.Participation in this survey helps the Board of Directors make better decisions regarding our park.
    Posted Mar 12, 2015, 6:40 PM by Park Ranger
  • "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
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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.