Worlds End turns 90 | Community


Forksville, Pennsylvania – In 1932, the former United States Department of Forest and Water set aside $50 to purchase four picnic tables to create a state park in Sullivan County.

Today, 90 years later, the Friends of Worlds End State Park are celebrating that fateful funding with an anniversary celebration at the park on Cabin Bridge Road tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year, Doomsday Day 2022 will feature a number of booths and exhibits from local organizations as well as environmental education programs.

  • 11:00 a.m. at the Cliff Pavilion: The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center presents “Amazing Animal Adaptations,” in which they introduce several native species of reptiles, birds, and mammals and demonstrate their incredible adaptations for survival!

  • 12:30 p.m. at the LT Pavillion: Join Van Wagner for a celebration of music and history.

  • 2:00 p.m. at the LT Pavilion: Falconer Michael Kuriga will give a presentation on birds of prey.

  • 3:30 p.m. at the CLiff Pavillion: Reptiland presents the fascinating world of turtles, lizards and snakes. See reptiles from around the world, including a turtle, lizard, alligator, and a variety of snakes.

Friends of Worlds End State Park will also be on hand with local trailblazing legends Dave Kowalewski and Ruth Rode who can answer any of your hiking questions.

The Friends will also be selling copies of the new “Falls & Views Loop: Exploring the Wildness of Worlds End State Park and Loyalsock State Forest.” Kowalewski and Rode have spent the past three years using their combined decades of local hiking experience to create this new 70-page guide and map of over 90 seasonal waterfalls and 40 views.

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