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CHERRY VALLEY WILDLIFE REFUGE

HIGHLIGHTS: Cherry Creek, 193 acres of forested preserve near flyway for migrating birds, beautiful views and a gazebo at highest point of trail system

TRAIL INFO:A former golf course, the 193-acre preserve has kept the former cart-paths to form two walking loops — the Front Nine and the Back Nine – making for good footing and easy (though hilly) walking. Varied terrain, lots of views, and several miles of hiking options. Trails are hard gravel and well-groomed, with switchbacks and hills.

 

For trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

HIKE EVENT!

Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for this moderate hike of about 2 miles. The event is free, but registration is required.


WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017


WHERE: Meet at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge off Cherry Valley Road south of Stroudsburg, Pa. Take Route 191 south past the Stroudsmoor resort. At the bottom of the hill, go left on Cherry Valley Road. At Croasdale Road, go right to parking for the refuge.


CONTACT: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

 

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SAVE THE DATE: UPCOMING HIKES IN 2017

 

Sept. 23: Paradise-Price Preserve to the Brodhead

Oct. 21: Spruce Lake*

*Tentative

 

HIKER'S ARCHIVE

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pasold farm nature preserve

64 acres of “enchantment"

 

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MOUNT WISMER

Panorama from the top

 

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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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Long Swamp JOURNEY

Visit a relic of the Ice Age

 

For trail information, a map, photos and a feature story, click here.

 

 

 

 

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PINEBROOK PARK

Easy, flat trails for all

 

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CHILDS PARK

Water, water everywhere

 

 

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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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WEST END REGIONAL PARK

An easy 3.3 miles

 

For more trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

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ZIMMER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

History to be found

 

For more trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

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PROMISED LAND

Family-friendly outing

 

For trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

 

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BRUCE LAKE
NATURAL AREA

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

 

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SWIFTWATER FOREST PRESERVE

Explore the old woods

 

For trail information, photos, a map, videos, and a feature story, click here.

 

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THUNDER SWAMP

What glaciers made

 

For trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

 

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AUSTIN T. BLAKESLEE
NATURAL AREA

A nearby haven for hikers

 

 

For trail information, a map, videos, photos and a feature story, click here.

 

 

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STAIRWAY RIDGE

Well worth the climb

 

For trail information, a map, videos, photos and a feature story, click here.

 

 

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CHERRY CREEK LOOP

Easy, interesting 2.6 miles

 

For trail information, a map, videos, photos and a feature story, click here.

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Sherwood ForestSHERWOOD FOREST

GREENWAY

A view from the top

 

For a trail map, photos, videos and a feature story, click here.

 

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SHUMAN POINT NATURAL AREA

An oasis along Lake Wallenpaupack

 

 

For trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

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PARADISE-PRICE PRESERVE

 

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

 

For photos, trail map, hiker's hints and a feature story, click here.

 

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McmICHAEL cREEK TRAILS

A network of trails along the beautiful McMichael.

 

For more trail information, photos, a map and a feature story, click here.

 

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thomas darling preserve

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

 

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CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN NATURE PRESERVE

 

Scenic views, glacier-deposited boulders and a woodlands rejuvenating after extensive logging.

 

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LACAWAC SANCTUARY

 

Lake views, extensive wildlife, and QR codes to scan along the trails for more information.

 

 

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MOUNT NEBO

Secluded yet close to civilization; 159-acre park straddles a ridge between two creeks. Outer loop trail is 2 miles, with many spurs.

 

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RED ROCK TRAIL

Manicured trails (4 miles of them) right off the road. The spur to Mount Sophia takes you to a pine and hemlock upland at 1,600 feet. At any time of year, this small preserve brims with everyday wonders of flora and fauna.

 

For trail information, a map, photos and a feature story, click here.

 

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ORCHARD PARK

A sweet and easy walk at a Price Township park that was once an apple orchard. Click here to read about the park. Article by Rocca Papa courtesy of Pike & Monroe Life, published Feb. 19, 2016.