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Audubon Nature Center
Kinzua Bridge was an engineering marvel when it was built to move trains across Kinzua Creek. It continues to marvel visitors today, with a glass-floored overlook and an amazing view.
You are invited to be part of a field trip from the Audubon Nature Center to Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. The Audubon van will depart from the Nature Center for the hour-long trip at 9 a.m., returning at 1:30 p.m.
You will be able to walk out along the old Kinzua Bridge until you are standing 200 feet above the surrounding valley during what is expected to be peak leaf season.
A new interpretive building was recently added that makes a high tech addition while staying true to the history of the site. It is full of entertaining exhibits, short movies, and more — the. It is chock-full of entertaining exhibits, short movies, and more — the perfect example of that place where human engineering and nature meet.
After enjoying the exhibits, learning about the bridge, and taking a walk out ont it, the group will have a brown bag lunch before returning.
As the wind can be chilly on the bridge, participants are reminded to bring extra warm clothes, walking shoes, and a lunch that does not need refrigeration.
Audubon Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome will be driving the van and leading the trip.
Pennsylvania residents who would like to join the group en route can call Jeff at (716) 569-2345 to make arrangements to meet in Warren.
Enrollment is limited. Cost is $35 or $26 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations with payment are required by Saturday, October 8, 2016: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or use the on-line form by clicking through “Kinzua Field Trip” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.
The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62, between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. More information about Kinzua Bridge State Park is at www.visitanf.com/kinzua-state-park-sky-walk.