News and Happenings

  • Leaves are starting to change colors Colors are starting to come alive along the McKaig trails.This is a great time to bring the family for a walk in the woods or to play in the ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 10:10 AM by Park Ranger
  • Repairs on Laurel Trail On Saturday September 27th more than a dozen Boy Scouts from Troop 1 Paoli led by Eagle Scout Candidate Mike R. worked on trail restoration and maintenance on the Laurel ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 9:53 AM by Park Ranger
  • No excuses...This is the perfect weekend for a walk in McKaig Weather is ideal, trails never better, leaves changing and happiness is in the air.Unplug for a while and get outside. Lang trail near Yellow 39Sunlight on a fern ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2014, 6:14 PM by Park Ranger
  • Upcoming trail restoration on lower Laurel and Cadet Trails Eagle Scout Candidate Mike R. from Troop Paoli 1 presented to the Board of Directors his plan for his Eagle project.  He will be performing trail restoration and maintenance on ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2014, 12:18 PM by Park Ranger
  • Nationwide Ins. and McKaig "Doing great things together" A small but spirited contingent from Nationwide Insurance Volunteer Network spent several hours this morning working on the Lang trail near yellow 34.  They leveled a 40' long section by ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 4:57 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.