USDA Forest Service

Grey Towers National Historic Site


Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive
PO Box 188
Milford, PA 18337

(570) 296-9630

"Take A Hike With Smokey" at Grey Towers

A unique children's program that combines conservation education with a recreational opportunity is offered during the summer at Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford, PA.

Children are encouraged to "Take a Hike With Smokey" by borrowing a backpack filled with conservation education materials and activities and, of course, a Smokey Bear doll, to use on the grounds of Grey Towers. Participants will receive Smokey Bear and forest fire educational materials to take home after they complete the activities in the pack.

The program, which is geared toward youngsters pre-school (with help) through age 10, serves a two-fold purpose. Participants will learn about fire safety, fire prevention and the use of fire in forest management. Secondly, it provides Grey Towers visitors with another opportunity to explore and experience the landscape.

The packs are designed for children to use individually or for small groups of children, such as day camps or school groups, with teacher leadership.

To check out a Smokey backpack, visit the Grey Towers ticket tower on the south side of the mansion any day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no fee, but participants will be asked to leave a photo I.D. while they are using the pack. For more information, please call 570-296-9630.

USDA Forest Service - Grey Towers National Historic Site
Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:19:05 CST

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