Monday, February 25, 2019

Brodhead Watershed Assn. Get Outdoors Poconos March 16 Hike At New Bluestone Preserve In Monroe County

The Brodhead Watershed Association has organized another Get Outdoors Poconos Hike at the new Bluestone Preserve in Paradise Township in Monroe County starting at 10:00.
Join naturalist Patti O'Keefe for this early spring walk at the Bluestone Preserve where the trailhead hides in a cul-de-sac of tidy homes.  The Preserve is so new there's no sign at the trailhead yet, just a length of chain between 2 trees where a woods road begins.
There aren’t any established trails, either, or blazes. Intrepid explorers of this new world will find an enormous rock cairn 20 feet high and a football field long; huge slabs of bluestone slate that gave the preserve its name; and, from a high point of the ridge at 1,100 feet, a miles-long view of Paradise.
And there’s so much more to explore: This is one end of a greenway whose trails connect many public lands. It runs 4 miles as the crow flies along the ridge, across Henry’s Crossing Road, northwest toward Route 390 in Cresco, near state game lands.
Click Here for more information on the hike.
The hike is free, but registration is required.  Directions for the hike will be provided to those who register.  To register, call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or send email to:
The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.
(Photo: Vernal pool on the Bluestone Preserve.)

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