IN APPRECIATION OF PROTECTED LAND, PROTECTED WATER
A natural place to play and hike
Paradise Discovery Park is a nature-play space with features to encourage imaginative play for the kids. There are also many combinations of trails for hikers in the family.
We continue to plan Get Outdoors Poconos hikes through 2021, although no in-person events will be held until further notice. This schedule is tentative. Check back for updates!
February 2021: Woods and Water: The “social life” of forests
March 2021: From the trail log
April 2021: Fieldstone Farm with Matt Schultz, Pocono Heritage Land Trust stewardship manager
May 2021: Cranberry Creek “canyon falls”
June 2021: Marshall Falls with Smithfield Township Supervisor Brian Barrett
July 2021: Snorkel at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge
August 2021: Ramble at Skytop
September 2021: Josie Porter Farm
October 2021: Ridge from Browns Hill to Ice Lake to Cresco Heights
November 2021: Rattlesnake Falls
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HIKE BOOKLETS TO DOWNLOAD
Volumes 1 and 2 of our Get Outdoors Poconos compilation booklets are available to download. Click on the image to see and download the PDF documents – save them on your phone for easy access while hiking!
Paper copies are available at BWA’s office. BWA is happy to mail booklets to members. Email email@example.com to arrange pickup or mailing.
Volume 1: Pinebrook Park, Paradise-Price Preserve, Cherry Creek Loop, Austin T. Blakeslee Preserve, West End Regional Park, Thunder Swamp, Silver Valley Natural Area, Pasold Farm Preserve, Childs Park, Snow Shanty Loop, Sherwood Forest Greenway, Long Swamp, Swiftwater Forest Preserve, Zimmer Preserve, Stairway Ridge, Shuman Point, Mount Wismer
Volume 2: Big Woods, Mount Nebo, Red Rock Loop, Thomas Darling Preserve, Bruce Lake Natural Area, Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Lacawac Sanctuary, Mount Wismer ‘from the top,’ Nothstein Preserve, West End Regional Park’s East End, Chestnut Mountain, Paradise-Price Preserve’s Waterfall Trail
More hikes are listed below in the hiker’s archives! A third volume is planned.
thomas darling preserve
RED ROCK TRAIL
BIG WOODS NATURAL AREA
BROWNS HILL PRESERVE
ForEvergreen Nature Preserve
DELAWARE STATE FOREST'S WARBLER HABITAT
MOUNT WISMER 'FROM THE TOP'
CHERRY VALLEY WILDLIFE REFUGE
GRAVEL FAMILY NATURE PRESERVE
CHERRY VALLEY REFUGE REVISITED
pasold farm REVISITED
CHERRY VALLEY SCAVENGER HUNT
PARADISE DISCOVERY PARK
SWIFTWATER FOREST PRESERVE
CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN NATURE PRESERVE
PARADISE-PRICE PRESERVE TO THE WATERFALLS
VAN BUSKIRK PRESERVE
CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN REVISITED
PRESERVED PRIVATE LANDS
EAGLES REST FARM
FOR THE BIRDS
As we hike through the Poconos, let’s give a thought to the imperiled golden-winged warbler and a nod to the landowners who make a point to provide habitat.
THE DRY DAM
MAKING CONNECTIONS: TRAILBLAZERS
With trails scattered throughout the county, many would-be walkers don’t know where to start.
What if existing trails could be linked, with access and parking at clearly marked trailheads in every township? More — what if our trail system could be linked to networks of trails beyond? What if you could bike, say, from Delaware Water Gap to the Portland footbridge — even all the way to the Statue of Liberty?
That’s not a pipe dream. Read more about the trail plans here.
INDOOR ADVENTURE: ESU'S SCHISLER MUSEUM
In the span of an hour at the Schisler Museum at East Stroudsburg University, visitors can tour the Frozen North, a Boreal Forest, Canyon Country, the Verdant East, and the African Bush.
HOW A COMMUNITY CHANGED CHERRY VALLEY
Pennsylvania protects its outdoor heritage with state parks, state forests, and game lands. What luck to have all of these nearby!