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Wildflower Road Trip

Description: COA Wildflower Road Trip
Saturday, April 22
3:00 pm
Racoon Creek State Park
Hookstown (Pittsburgh), PA

Join us for our first ever out of state sojourn to a spectacular spot for wildflowers.

The 314-acre tract, originally purchased in 1962 by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, contains one of the most biodiverse and unique stands of wildflowers in Pennsylvania. Over 700 species of plants can be found along the five miles of trails, which lead the visitor through a variety of habitats from oak-hickory forest to pine plantations and from meadows to floodplain forest.

A record of the species documented in the reserve can be found at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center. Wildflowers can be found throughout the growing season with peak blooms in late April through early May and again in August through early September.

Hungerford Cabin is accessed via Jennings Trail and was the get-away for famous political cartoonist Cy Hungerford. He worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1927-1977.

We will traverse the five miles of trails slowly. Great photo opps are expected.

Raccoon Creek is within easy driving distance to IKEA, restaurants, and downtown Pittsburgh for anyone who wants to make a a full day out of it.

Directions from Cleveland-

Raccoon Creek State Park is in southern Beaver County. Access the park from the east and west on US 30, or from the north and south on PA 18, which passes directly through the park.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.50353 Long. -80.42473

Take I-480 East to I-80 (toll road)
Take exit 224A for OH-11 S toward Canfield
Take OH-11 South to East Liverpool
Continue on US-30 towards Pittsburgh
You will briefly cross West Virginia before entering Pennsylvania
The park will be on left of US-30 after you enter Pennsylvania

Note the park address is-this will take you to the park office on the right of US-30. Parking for the reserve is on the left side of US-30.

3000 State Route 18
Hookstown, PA 15050-1605
Phone: 724-899-2200
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Updated: Sunday, April 2, 2017 10:43pm GMT