News and Happenings

  • First visit to McKaig for twin brothers First time at McKaig, Dominic and Harry had a very fun time at the "beach". Mom said "this is such a beautiful place" and said her family will become members ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2016, 12:37 PM by Park Ranger
  • Teens from Church of the Savior perform service on the trails 40+ teens from Church of the Saviour in Wayne spent the morning adding stream gravel to control erosion on the Cadet trail by Peter's bridge (map reference white 20 ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2016, 7:46 PM by Park Ranger
  • 50th reunion of Roberts School class of 1966 From as far away as CHINA, 16 members of Roberts School class of 1966 reunited at Old Roberts Schoolhouse for some fun reminiscing.Joined by their 6th grade teacher, Mr ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2016, 12:42 PM by Park Ranger
  • 42 High School Students in the woods for a day, what could possibly go wrong? Upper Merion High School biology students visited on Friday for a day of education and fun.In the morning, students assembled at Old Roberts Schoolhouse for a short class on ...
    Posted May 28, 2016, 1:26 PM by Park Ranger
  • McKaig Maintenance Morning - June 4th 9am - 11:30am For those who want to help make McKaig Nature Center and Old Roberts Schoolhouse more enjoyable to visit, we will be performing some maintenance and beautification projects.Join your neighbors ...
    Posted May 25, 2016, 4:56 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.