There’s an App for That
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation has created Smartphone Apps for Your Outdoor Adventures, a compilation of 180 apps to guide people on outdoor adventures through 121 state parks and more than 2 million acres of forest (Tinyurl.com/OutdoorAppList). The guide features links to easily download the app of choice, including the cost of the app, user rating and associated website. Compiled in chart form, the apps are sorted according to subject, such as stargazing, nature identification, fishing, boating, hunting, trails, weather, scavenger hunting apps and more.
Apps can be valuable tools to help users plan ahead to unplug while outdoors, tracking physical health goals or for finding a moment of Zen. The foundation also offers publications on how to get started with horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and where to find them. Other topics include How to Choose a Water Purifier and Pet First-Aid.
For more information, visit PAParksAndForests.org.