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Beautiful Blooms

Bear Creek Preserve | Sun, April 22, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Beautiful blooms abound each spring along Bear Creek’s rocky trails. Lace up sturdy boots and join Preserve Manager Josh Saltmer on a hike through forest and stream valleys to discover an amazing array of ephemeral beauties. It’s a fleeting opportunity, as many fast-blooming flowers fade quickly after trees leaf-out and cover the forest in shade.


Bear Creek Preserve
47 Rabbit Run Lane
Bear Creek , PA 18602


April 22, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm

Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed. Larger than many state parks, the preserve is a mosaic of diverse, thriving habitats and plant communities, including several rare species. The land provides vital habitat for native wildlife, including black bear, coyote, Bald Eagle, and many species of migratory songbirds. Bear Creek Preserve is part of a larger landscape of protected lands and popular recreation areas, including state parks and gamelands, that spans more than 150,000 acres.


Hike is approximately two miles and appropriate for all ages

Bring a water bottle

Meet at the management center

Dress for the season and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes

Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, to protect you from poison ivy and brambles

Bug spray and hat are suggested


Please leave your four-legged friends at home.


Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

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