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Saturday’s Get-together

Eleven inquisitive minds gathered yesterday to enjoy a walk around the Rock Point Nature Area, exploring the terrain and looking for signs of the past. The weather was perfect, and we all had a great time! As predicted, the poison ivy was abundant, and although everyone did their best to avoid the "menace of the […]

A Day at the Park – Aug. 30

A number of folks have been asking me about getting together at the park, so we’ve picked a date and hope to see many of you there! On Saturday, August 30, at 10:00 AM, we will host a "meet & greet" event at the Rock Point Park property. This will be a casual time of […]

The Year 1908

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1908. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1908: Rock Point Park was having one of its best years ever! The average life expectancy was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the […]


Pittsburgh TV station, WPXI Channel 11, recognized the Rock Point Park website by including it in it’s coverage in a recent episode. After becoming a fan of the show, I wrote in to see if they thought the website was worthy of inclusion, and they agreed that it was! We are honored to have been […]

Walking Tour Update

A small group of friends had a great time at the park last Saturday. Between allergies, illnesses, and family commitments, all those who had hoped to come could not make it. But, a nice couple and their young son joined me for a look around the park. I love to see the expressions on folks’ […]

Historical Walking Tour – Round 2

Last weekend’s walking tour of Rock Point Park was a lot of fun! But unfortunately, a number of people who wanted to come along couldn’t make it due to prior commitments. So, let’s do it again! On Saturday, April 26, we will meet in front of the Ellwood City Historical Society building at 11:30 AM […]

Saturday’s Tour

Nine "Friends of Rock Point Park" enjoyed touring the historic remains of the property yesterday. The sky was overcast, but fortunately the rain held off until we began the ride home. It was a bit breezy and the temperature was in the 50s; a perfect day for stomping around in the woods. We had a […]

Brady’s Run Maple Syrup Festival

This annual event, held at the Bradys Run Park Lodge, celebrates the arrival of the maple syrup from the park trees each Spring. Each year approximately 30,000 people visit this unique event. (To handle crowds of this size, complimentary shuttles are provided throughout the park).  The festival is taking place this year on April 5 […]