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Tannersville Cranberry Bog

Trail Map

 

The Trails at

Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

(managed by Monroe County Conservation District)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

 

BIKE TO NATURE

in Stroud Greenway

 

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN REVISITED

 

HIGHLIGHTS: Long views of beautiful foliage. Old stands of native rhododendrons, a bear-clawed beech tree. Enormous glacier-dropped boulders look like a mammoth sculpture garden.

 

TRAIL INFORMATION:1,900 feet above sea level. Blue-blazed trail leads into the woods, becoming rocky and wet at times.

 

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

 

HIKE EVENT!

Join hike leader Patti O’Keefe for this moderate-to-messy nature hike of about 2 miles out and back. Sturdy boots and walking stick strongly recommended.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
WHERE: Off Route 191 in Barrett Township. Register for directions.
COST: Free, but registration is required.
INFORMATION: 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 in 2018!

This is a tentative list of event dates for 2018.

Check back for confirmed information as the event draws closer.

NOVEMBER 18: Dry Dam

DECEMBER 15: TBD

 

Photography policy: Attendance at BWA programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify BWA staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.

 

HIKER'S ARCHIVE

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PINEBROOK PARK

Easy, flat trails for all

Protects the Brodhead Creek

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PARADISE-PRICE PRESERVE

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

Protects Brodhead and Cranberry creeks

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CHERRY CREEK LOOP

Easy, interesting 2.6 miles

Protects Cherry Creek

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AUSTIN T. BLAKESLEE
NATURAL AREA

A nearby haven for hikers

Protects Tobyhanna Creek

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WEST END REGIONAL PARK

An easy 3.3 miles

Protects McMichael Creek

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THUNDER SWAMP

What glaciers made

Protects Little Bushkill Creek and Delaware River

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thomas darling preserve

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

Protects Two-mile Run and Tobyhanna Creek

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MOUNT NEBO

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

Protects Marshalls Creek

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RED ROCK TRAIL

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

Protects Forest Hills Run and Paradise Creek

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BIG WOODS NATURAL AREA

Fairly easy hiking, and popular with bikers and equestrians

Protects McMichael Creek

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MINISINK PARK

Protects Cherry and Brodhead creeks

28 acres left mostly natural. Easy trails

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EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY'S ARBORETUM

A tree museum with easy walking.

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SILVER VALLEY

A network of trails along the beautiful McMichael

Protects McMichael Creek

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pasold farm nature preserve

64 acres of “enchantment"

Protects Brodhead Creek
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CHILDS PARK

Water, water everywhere
Protects Dingmans Creek

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SNOW SHANTY LOOP

Family-friendly outing
Protects Snow Shanty Run and Wallenpaupack Creek

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SHERWOOD FOREST

A view from the top

Protects Appenzell and McMichael creeks

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Long Swamp

Visit a relic of the Ice Age

Protects Dingmans Creek

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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

Protects McMichael Creek

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NOTHSTEIN PRESERVE

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

Protects Cranberry Creek in Paradise watershed

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CHERRY VALLEY
WILDLIFE REFUGE

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

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LACAWAC SANCTUARY

Lake views, extensive wildlife

Protects Wallenpaupack Creek

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BRUCE LAKE NATURAL AREA

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

Protects Egypt Creek and Lackawaxen River

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GRAVEL FAMILY NATURE PRESERVE

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

Protects Brodhead Creek headwaters

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CHERRY VALLEY REFUGE REVISITED

A year later, see how former golf course has rejoined its place in nature
Protects Cherry Creek

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SWIFTWATER
FOREST PRESERVE

Explore the old woods
Protects Swiftwater Creek and Forest Hills Run

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ZIMMER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

History to be found

Protects Brodhead Creek headwaters

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STAIRWAY RIDGE

Well worth the climb

Protects Delaware River

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SHUMAN POINT NATURAL AREA

An oasis along Lake Wallenpaupack

Protects Wallenpaupack Creek

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MOUNT WISMER

Panorama from the top
Protects Brodhead Creek headwaters

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CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN
NATURE PRESERVE

Scenic views, glacier-deposited boulders

Protects Buck Hill Creek

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PARADISE-PRICE PRESERVE
TO THE WATERFALLS

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

Protects Paradise and Brodhead creeks

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CHERRY VALLEY RIDGE TRAIL

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

Protects Cherry Creek

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VAN BUSKIRK PRESERVE

A 2-mile, strenuous loop hike on and off trail. Protects Cranberry Creek in the Paradise watershed

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PRESERVED PRIVATE LANDS

 

Price property

Preserved in perpetuity

Protects headwaters of Brodhead Creek

 

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.

Protects Forest Hills Run

 

 

 

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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.

Protects Cherry Creek

 

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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.

 

For a feature story and more photos, click here.