Summer Edible & Medicinal Plants & Mushrooms Hike

  • Date: July 8, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Created by Adam Haritan
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On Saturday, July 8th I will be leading a great event in Western Pennsylvania, and I’d love for you to join us!  This time, it’s the Summer Edible & Medicinal Plants & Mushrooms Hike, and it’ll take place at McConnells Mill State Park.

Summer is the perfect season to explore the backcountry in Western Pennsylvania in search of interesting and useful plants, trees, and mushrooms.  McConnells Mill State Park, with its deeply-cut gorges, hemlock-lined ravines, whitewater currents, and historical landmarks is a prime area for summer exploration.

During this event, we will hike a 2-mile loop around the iconic Slippery Rock Creek while discussing various subjects related to the area’s summer flora and fungi, including:

—Edible and medicinal plants
—Edible and medicinal mushrooms
—Poisonous plants and mushrooms
—Tree identification, along with edible and medicinal uses
—Medicine-making using wild plants and mushrooms
—Natural history of the area

… and lots more!

I’m really excited to lead this event, as I’ve never taken groups along this particular trail with me during the summer months.  In other words… even if you’ve attended previous Learn Your Land events at McConnells Mill State Park, you’ll be sure to discover and learn all kinds of new things on July 8th!

Interested?  Here are more details:

What: Summer Edible & Medicinal Plants & Mushrooms Hike
When: Saturday, July 8th 2017
Where: McConnells Mill State Park, Western Pennsylvania
Time: I’ll be leading two separate 3.5 hour hikes (both will feature the same information).  Please choose one time slot when registering:  9 AM — 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Investment: $35

Please note that this program will entail moderate hiking, as the terrain includes narrow paths, rocks, and hills.  The event will take place rain or shine.  Additionally, please keep in mind that in order to maximize your learning experience, space is limited and registration with payment in advance is required to secure your spot.  (Early registration is recommended as spots can fill quickly.)  The exact meeting location will be provided upon registration.

To register, please contact me (Adam) at

(…and don’t forget to specify your preferred time slot!)

Come celebrate summer with a great group of nature enthusiasts on July 8th!  The plants, mushrooms, and I all look forward to seeing you there!

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