A guided hike along the Forestry Trail at Grey Towers National Historic Site will introduce participants to the history of forestry in America on Saturday, June 28.


A guided hike along the Forestry Trail at Grey Towers National Historic Site will introduce participants to the history of forestry in America on Saturday, June 28. The moderate hike, which begins at 1:30 pm, is free and open to the public.

In the early 1900s, when forestry was just a seed of an idea in America, the Pinchot family endowed the Yale School of Forestry and hosted its summer school field experience on the grounds of the family home, Grey Towers. The Forest Service at Grey Towers offers public programs that illustrate the significance of this era and the role this site played in conservation in America.

In addition to the introduction to forestry history, the program will address some of today's forest management challenges, such as invasives, deer overpopulation and insect infestations.

Participants should meet at Grey Towers and dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes for steep and uneven terrain.

For more information and to register for the program, please call 570-296-9671 or email greytowers@fs.fed.us.