Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation
2017 Fall Furnace Festival
- Next year’s Fall Furnace Fest will be the weekend of October 21-22, 2017 (not on Oct. 15-16).
Please join us for these 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS
- First Day Hike, Sunday, January 1: Join the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace for a New Year’s Day hike on Mountain Creek Trail, including a new bridge across the creek. Meet at the Laurel Lake Boat Ramp at 1 PM. Click here to view the flyer.
- Earth Day, Saturday April 22: Volunteers are needed for trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and other tasks to get the park ready for the busy summer season. The Friends group will host a potluck lunch for volunteers.
- Woodsy Owl Weekend, May 19-21: Two nights free camping in exchange for a Saturday morning volunteering in the park. The Friends group will host a potluck lunch for volunteers on May 20. To participate, please sign up via the State Park office.
- Iron Run & Charcoal Challenge, Saturday, June 10: The annual Iron Run Half-Marathon is a trail run over the hills and through the woods. The Charcoal Challenge is a 5k run/walk.Runners can sign up here for Iron Run online registration starting on February 1: Iron Run half-marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk. A paper registration form is also available here. Also, we need volunteers along the race course: if you can help, please email PGFvolunteers@gmail.com.
- National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 30: Volunteers help to maintain trails and structures in the park, and replace invasive plants with natives. The Friends group will host a potluck lunch for volunteers.
- Fall Furnace Fest, October 21-22: Join us for a 2-day family oriented weekend event with live music, craft & food vendors, history demonstrations, hay wagon rides, pumpkin carving and the story of the “Hairy Hand” at Fuller Lake. Volunteers are needed, whether for a few hours or during the entire two-day festival: please email PGFvolunteers@gmail.com.
- Click here to download the schedule of events and volunteer opportunity info
2016 IRON RUN HALF-MARATHON AND CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK
Here are the results for the Iron Run Half-Marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5K
2017 PINE GROVE FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP LETTER
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“The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park exists to keep history alive and promote the educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through special events and trail development while protecting the park’s natural resources.”
Our primary goal is to raise revenue to support the park in completing projects that include but are not limited to:
A view of the old furnace stack at