April 2013 NewsFlash

8K Run/Walk To Embrace Grey Towers’ History and trip to Gifford Pinchot's Birthplace

MILFORD, PA – An Earth Day 8K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20, 2013, is not only good for physical fitness but also to educate the community about the conservation history in this region.

The inaugural race, organized by the Grey Towers Heritage Association and the US Forest Service at Grey Towers, will start and end at Grey Towers, ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the US Forest Service and two-term Governor of Pennsylvania, and include parts of the Pinchot Greenway in the Borough of Milford and the Milford Beach in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The race kicks off a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of Grey Towers as a national, public conservation center. President John F. Kennedy came to Milford in September 1963 to accept the gift of Grey Towers from the Pinchot family.

All proceeds will be used for public programs commemorating Grey Towers 50th Anniversary this year.

For more information or to register visit, call 570-296-9625 or email


Join us on a trip to Gifford Pinchot's Birthplace, Simsbury, CT. Learn how that town embraces the same family that also so strongly influenced Milford, PA. See where Pinchot was born, where his ancestors are buried, and how much the two towns have in common. During this celebratory year, we want to learn more about the family who donated Grey Towers to the public 50 years ago.

The itinerary for our fun-filled day is below:

Gifford Pinchot


Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
• 7:45 am - Meet in the lower visitor parking lot at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA
• 8:00 am sharp - Bus Departs
Points of Interest:
o Pinchot Sycamore Tree
o Simsbury Free Library
o Simsbury 1820 House - Childhood home of Gifford Pinchot
o Simsbury Cemetery
o Lunch at Maple Tree Cafe
o Simsbury Historical Society
o Eno Memorial Hall - Abigail Phelps Chapter, DAR Room
o Simsbury Town Shops
• 4:00 pm - Meet the bus back at the Simsbury Free Library
• 4:30 pm - Leave Simsbury, CT
Tickets: $50.00 per person
which includes transportation, lunch and light refreshments and snacks on the return trip.

To Register: Mail a check to the Grey Towers Heritage Association, PO Box 188, Milford PA 18337 or click here.

Registration is open. Reserve your spot today! Seating is limited.

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