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Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

 

BIKE TO NATURE

in Stroud Greenway

 

 

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. Learn more at an expert-led "walk and talk" sponsored by BWA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the American Bird Conservancy.

For a feature story and more photos, click here.

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE in 2018!

This is a tentative list of event dates for 2018.

Check back for confirmed information as the event draws closer.

JUNE 16: Van Buskirk Family Preserve

JULY 21: Explore Cherry Creek

AUGUST 5: Cherry Valley locations

SEPTEMBER 23: Paradise Price Preserve

OCTOBER 21: Upper Brodhead headwaters

NOVEMBER 18: Dry Dam

DECEMBER 15: TBD

 

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HIKER'S ARCHIVE

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PINEBROOK PARK

Easy, flat trails for all

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PARADISE-PRICE PRESERVE

Easy, 1-mile trail through woods, and then another trail leading to waterfalls

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CHERRY CREEK LOOP

Easy, interesting 2.6 miles

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AUSTIN T. BLAKESLEE
NATURAL AREA

A nearby haven for hikers

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WEST END REGIONAL PARK

An easy 3.3 miles

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THUNDER SWAMP

What glaciers made

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thomas darling preserve

Footbridges, boardwalks, ancient marsh waters and glacier-carved landscape

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MOUNT NEBO

Secluded yet close to civilization; 159-acre park straddles a ridge between two creeks.

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RED ROCK TRAIL

Manicured trails (4 miles of them) right
off the road. Flora and fauna all year.

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BIG WOODS NATURAL AREA

Fairly easy hiking, and popular with bikers and equestrians

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SILVER VALLEY

A network of trails along the beautiful McMichael

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pasold farm nature preserve

64 acres of “enchantment"
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CHILDS PARK

Water, water everywhere
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SNOW SHANTY LOOP

Family-friendly outing
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SHERWOOD FOREST

A view from the top

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Long Swamp

Visit a relic of the Ice Age

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MOUNT WISMER
'FROM THE TOP'

An easier way to get to the top of
Mount Wismer for the beautiful view

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WEST END REGIONAL PARK'S EAST END

A 2-mile challenge for hikers and bikers

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NOTHSTEIN PRESERVE

150 acres to explore: Cranberry Creek crossing, old stone quarry and a gorge

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CHERRY VALLEY
WILDLIFE REFUGE

193 acres of forested preserve featuring Cherry Creek and two walking loops
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LACAWAC SANCTUARY

Lake views, extensive wildlife

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BRUCE LAKE NATURAL AREA

An 8-mile trail network featuring wildlife and two lakes.

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GRAVEL FAMILY NATURE PRESERVE

Blueberry fields and a creek in the shadow of Mount Wismer.

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SWIFTWATER
FOREST PRESERVE

Explore the old woods
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ZIMMER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

History to be found

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STAIRWAY RIDGE

Well worth the climb

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SHUMAN POINT NATURAL AREA

An oasis along Lake Wallenpaupack

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MOUNT WISMER

Panorama from the top
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CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN
NATURE PRESERVE

Scenic views, glacier-deposited boulders

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PARADISE-PRICE PRESERVE
TO THE WATERFALLS

A challenging hike of about 5 miles toward the falls on Brodhead Creek

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CHERRY VALLEY RIDGE TRAIL

Views of Cherry Valley, abundant wildlife, a rock pool that is the headwaters of Cherry Creek.

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PRESERVED PRIVATE LANDS

 

Price property

Preserved in perpetuity

 

 

To read more about the natural wonders of this property and how it's been preserved, click here.

 

 

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Timber Hill Farm

A family farm preserved in Paradise Township. Read about how a conservation easement can make a difference: click here.

 

 

 

 

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EAGLES REST FARM

 

A family farm that produces Christmas trees and (soon) wine will be preserved for perpetuity in Cherry Valley. Read about how a conservation easement can make a difference: click here.