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2021 Walk and Talk Speaker Series

presented by the Friends of South Mountain Partnership

Pine Grove Furnace History along the Railroad Line

About the Event

Join Andre Weltman, chairman of the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, to learn about ironmaking, the South Mountain Railroad, and other historical uses of the Pine Grove Iron Works property. We will follow the railroad’s path from the blast furnace past Fuller Lake to the area of an iron company amusement park and later Girl Scout camp.

Approximately 2 miles of easy walking, mostly on the State Park’s “Biker-Hiker” path. Portions are paved, but we will walk on a gravel rail-trail and we will cross a sandy beach. Dress for the weather, we will plan to walk rain or shine!

Event Details


Friday, September 24, 2021


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Meet @ Pine Grove Furnace State Park “Furnace Stack Day Use Area” next to the old stone stack in the center of the park, and very close to the park office at 1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324.

The furnace street address is 20 Quarry Road, Gardners, PA 17324 but Google may not show the precise location.

GPS: 40.031916, -77.305506



This is a free program

Registration Deadline:

WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2021 or until registrant cap of 20 has been reached

Registration for this event is now closed.