Harvest festival returns to environmental center

| 24 Aug 2015 | 02:55

— The Pocono Environmental Education Center will host its fifth annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 — rain or shine.

The festival celebrates the autumnal equinox and traditional harvest season by featuring local farms, handmade items, and environmental activities.

Families are invited to stroll around the vendors and exhibits, support local businesses, make a craft or two, go on a hike, and play some games. For a more laid-back experience, just grab a bite to eat at around lunchtime and listen to music.

Staff and volunteers will lead a number of activities, including tie dye, cider making, autumnal crafts, EcoZone tours, and interpretive hikes around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The Pocono Environmental Education Center, a non-profit facility, is located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, between Milford and Bushkill. PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.