Despite the rain and chilly air, the calendar tells us spring has arrived. Prove it to yourself at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. when Sanctuary General Manager Tom Dein leads a walk along Springhouse Trail to Suydam Pond.


Despite the rain and chilly air, the calendar tells us spring has arrived. Prove it to yourself at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. when Sanctuary General Manager Tom Dein leads a walk along Springhouse Trail to Suydam Pond.
Tom, who has been the Sanctuary’s general manager for over 30 years, holds a degree in forestry from Penn State. He has likely skied or walked every inch of the property and will share his extensive knowledge of flora and fauna with the walkers. You are certain to discover things you did not know, even if you are a frequent walker along Springhouse Trail.
“If you like to walk or hike and have not experienced the trail system at the Sanctuary, this is a great opportunity to experience it with  some friends. At sunrise, sunset or anytime in between; the  beautiful, natural setting of the Sanctuary is the perfect place to  get in a daily walk,” said Joan Gillner, Sanctuary Executive Director.
This is a rain or shine event, covering about 1.4 miles. Dress  appropriately.
The program is open to anyone and there is no charge. No pets please.  Coffee and donuts will be served afterwards in the Blough Building on the Sanctuary grounds.
The Sanctuary, which is privately owned and supported by members and  friends, has over five miles of walking trails. New members are  welcomed. The property of the Sanctuary extends nearly 600 acres in the White Mills area. It is also home to the Dorflinger Glass Museum and the Wildflower Music Festival. For information about becoming a  member or about other events at the Sanctuary, please call (570)253-1185 or visit www.dorflinger.org.
The Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary located on Long Ridge Road  and Elizabeth Street in White Mills. At the blinking light adjacent  to the Pennsylvania Historic Marker in White Mills, turn and go up  the steep hill (Elizabeth Street) for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign  at a second blinking light. Continue on for 1/10 of a mile to the  entrance of the Sanctuary on your right.