Saturday, July 18th, 2015

BMR Trail Maintenance & Improvements Day to Remember Adam

We had an unbelievable turn out last year and we accomplished a huge amout of work, but more is ahead. Please join me. - Ed Onzik

**Facebook Event page, here**

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Place: 55 Outlet Rd, Lehman, Pennsylvania 18627 (we'll meet at the parking lot by the upper Athletic fields)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Hiking Trail Fix Up / Clean Up Project in Memory of Adam E. Onzik

A passionate outdoorsman, Adam was a consummate hiker and backpacker, having conquered some of the most challenging terrain in the US, including adventures in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and the Presidential Peaks of New Hampshire. Adam was a friend to all and shared his wit, enthusiasm and energy with everyone. Adam was a 2003 graduate of Bishop O' Reilly High School and a 2007 graduate of Loyola College in Maryland. He was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Shavertown. Adam was only 28 years old when he passed away.

Adam most loved the many hours hiking the trails at Back Mountain Rec with his father, Ed Onzik.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, Ed is sponsoring a Trail Fix Up/Clean Up project on the trails in memory of Adam. He has developed a list of things he would like to accomplish which include cutting back invasive thorns and other encroaching vegetation to improve access on the most used loops, adding definition to those trails that are obviously not often utilized, basically, removing downed trees and cutting back brush to make them passable again, placing some stepping stones across a wet area along the Lower Ridge Trail so that hikers don't have to walk through water when it's flowing across the trail, clearing out around the picnic tables and leveling them, adding a coat of preservative to the picnic tables and replacing any damaged or warped parts, creating a gathering spot near the rock outcropping at the Trail Head as a possible spot for future picnic tables, cutting three or four water diversion channels across the steep grade portion of the Central Trail, just past the Trail Head and picking up trash.

Ed would be happy to complete any part of this list and is asking that anyone willing to help with this project to please contact him at

Back Mountain Recreation thanks Ed Onzik for his support in memory of Adam.

Friday, July 20th, 2012


The event is postponed until Saturday, July 21st at 8p.m.

FREE Outdoor Movie Night on the lawn at Back Mountain Rec. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON plus some warm up cartoons at dusk. Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a FREE first run movie.

We have secured a giant movie screen and sound system to show the movie. Drinks and snacks will be available or bring your own. It's like a drive-in without cars! Last summer we had a great time enjoying the FREE outdoor movie. We hope to see you here again this time.

View the Facebook Event page.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

View photos from the 5K Trail Race / Walk at the BMR Facebook page (in the Photo Album, here):

You can view the Race results, here at NEPA Runner.

5k Trail Race / Walk. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimers Association. The run will start and finish at BMR. It will utilize the trails and adjoining property. (Lake-Lehman students, Kieran Sutton and Zack Bevan's Senior Project)

  • Entry fees will be around 20$ and will include a t-shirt
  • Free refreshments will be available for participants
  • Awards For top 3 finishers in each age division

    Sign up and release forms will be posted soon or sign up race day
    For information on this event please email Kieran at:

    View the Facebook Event page.


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