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TO EVERYTHING A SEASON;  FALL AND WINTER RETURN TO THE HILL!

Time delays for no man and time has again pushed the calendar into the cycle of Fall; with Winter close behind.  Nature is slowing and the change from Summer's verdant green to Fall's brilliant colors will inevitably lead to  Winter's resting sleep.  There is a quickening among the forest creatures laying up stores and otherwise preparing for what they know is the coming of Winter.  And when Winter's snows fly all will be well and prepared as the cycle turns into the promised Spring to come.  For people who visit the Hill activities continue from organized events to folks who just want to get outdoors to see what nature has on display for the day.  We welcome all visitors to the Hill and hope you'll enjoy nature's display of peace and beauty.

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REDNER'S SAVE-A TAPE PROGRAM
WE'RE ENJOYING A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISING EFFORT THROUGH REDNER'S WAREHOUSE MARKETS "SAVE-A-TAPE"PROGRAM. OUR ORGANIZATION WILL RECEIVE 1% OT THE TOTAL OF ALL ACCEPTABLE REGISTER TAPES SUBMITTED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN THE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM AND WHAT TAPES ARE ACCEPTABLE. THEN, IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT MHCA'S MISSION WITH LITTLE OR NO EFFORT AND NO ADDITIONAL OUT-OF POCKET EXPENSE, STUFF A STASH OF ACCEPTABLE REDNER'S REGISTER TAPES  IN OUR GREEN BOX LOCATED AT THE PARK ENTRANCE (SHOWN ABOVE) OR SEND THEM IN AN ENVELOPE TO: 
MHCA
P.O. BOX 3
 DOUGLASSVILLE, PA  19518 
 
THANKS!

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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND MONOCACY HILL RECREATION AREA, AMITY TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PA.

Monocacy Hill Recreation Area is a 428 acre forest located in Amity Township , Douglassville,  PA.  This recreation area was purchased by  Amity Township in 1967 for open space and recreation purposes.   It features about 6 miles of forest trails and is open year round from dawn to dusk for a variety of activities. Park rules and trail maps are available at the park entrance on Geiger Road. 
Click on the picture below to view a short video montage of Monocacy Hill by Daniel Marmontello -- and don't forget to view in "full screen"!

MONOCACY HILL - Video by Daniel Marmontello
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Click on the Photo for a Video Highlighting Monocacy Hill

Monocacy Hill is a valuable natural resource in this area, providing habitat for wild animals and plants, watershed protection and various kinds of outdoor recreation for the people of this region. With development increasing all around us, Monocacy Hill is one of the few natural open spaces remaining in the area.  MHCA assists Amity Township year round in maintaining the trails and facilities.  The work that we do allows area residents to enjoy this beautiful recreation area.

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It's Hunting Season -- Safety First!
 
Just a quick reminder about the upcoming hunting season.  Autumn is the time when hunters take to the woods and Monocacy Hill is open for all hunting seasons.  We like to remind people to be cautious when visiting Monocacy Hill.  We urge visitors to wear flourescent orange when hiking in the park and don't forget an orange vest for your dog!
 
Archery is the first season this autumn and begins on September 19th.  There are many different dates designated for various game species - small game, turkey and deer.  Hunting season continues all winter ending in late February.  If you want to know specific dates you can go to the PA Game Commission website, www.pgc.state.pa.us - and check out all the game regulations.  The seasons and dates are also posted at all the entrances to the park.  Remember that there is no hunting on Sundays.  BE SAFE - BE SEEN!

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MHCA * P.O. Box 3 * Douglassville * PA * 19518