October 13th Haldeman Island Hike

The Duncannon Appalachian Trail Community (DATC) and the Duncannon Outdoor Club (DOC) will be hosting another hike on Haldeman Island this year on Sunday October 13th from 9:00AM to 12:30PM.  We have openings for 10 to 30 guests.  First priority will be given to those who attended the June 1st hike yet had to leave before our hike leader could give them the grand tour.  Contact haldeman-hike@duncannonatc.org to signup for this rare opportunity

This hike will primarily focus on viewing and learning about Pennsylvania waterfowl such as ducks, herons, egrets and cormorants.  Dress appropriately for the weather and wear neutral colors to help blend in with the scenery.  We encourage you to bring your spotting scopes, binoculars and cameras to get a closer look at the wildlife. Walking distance is approximately 2 to 3 miles on flat level ground which might be a little marshy so wear appropriate shoes.

Haldeman Island is located at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, access is usually restricted to provide sanctuary for a wide variety of birds including the iconic Bald Eagle.  Don’t miss out on an exceptional chance to experience and learn about this wonderful Duncannon area natural resource.

Our hike leader, Scott Bills, is extremely knowledgeable about wildlife in general and Haldeman Island specifically.  Scott holds an Associate degree in forest technology from Penn State, Mont Alto and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University with a major in biology.  After graduating from Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Brockway, Jefferson County, he was assigned to the northern district of Dauphin County and served as the wildlife conservation officer there for 16 years.  After that, Scott was promoted to his current position as group supervisor for Land Management Group 1 which encompasses Dauphin and Lebanon counties.


2 thoughts on “October 13th Haldeman Island Hike

  1. Scotty Brown

    I would like to reserve places for the October 13, 2013 Haldeman Island Hike, for my husband Carl, and myself. Please let me know if we can be included. Thank you, Scotty Brown

    1. Mary Rivers

      At least 2 of us would like to join this hike. We kayak around Haldeman often. Many of our friends would enjoy this also. Please let me know if you have any openings and if so, how many.



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