On Saturday, July 30, the South Mountain Audubon Big Spring Bird Walk will be held in Newville, PA. Meet at 7:30 am for the walk that is free and open to the public. The route is relatively level along a road that follows a creek. We will meet in the parking area where Big Spring Road intersects with Springfield Road, just outside of Newville. After meeting, we can place vehicles at various parking areas along the road for those who do not wish to do the entire walk and so that we can carpool back to the starting point.
Bring water and a snack, if needed. Be aware there are no restroom facilities here. There is a Sheetz at the intersection of Routes 233 and 11. This is a good place to use the restroom and get a snack before joining the walk. Directions: From Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Take Route 233 North (Centerville Road) for 9 miles to the intersection of Route 11/Ritner Highway. Turn left onto Route 11. (Turn right onto Route 11 if leaving from Sheetz.) In about 1.5 miles, turn right onto Log Cabin Road. Follow Log Cabin Road to a T intersection. Turn right and then a QUICK left to remain on Log Cabin Road. At the next T intersection with Big Spring Road, turn left and the parking area will be on your left.