News and Happenings

  • 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
  • Go take a walk on National Trails Day Join us for this free event, come visit the trails of McKaig Nature Center. Most first timers all say just about the same thing "I've lived here for .... and ...
    Posted May 25, 2016, 4:43 PM by Park Ranger
  • Festival under the Stars - Join us on June 10, 2016 Each year, all of the work done, improvements made, and inspiration gathered comes together at McKaig Nature Center's annual event. The event serves as a time to celebrate the ...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 11:20 AM by Park Ranger
  • Roberts School Class of 1966 reunion The 1966 graduating class from Roberts Elementary School will be holding their 50th reunion at the Old Roberts School House on June 4th. They will enjoy lunch and a walk ...
    Posted May 19, 2016, 6:50 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.