Hike with a Naturalist
Bear Creek Preserve | Thu, September 21, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join a Pennsylvania State Park naturalist to explore Natural Lands’ Bear Creek Preserve. Discover sparkling streams, colorful fall foliage, and sweeping valley views. Get some exercise and learn about the area’s natural history. The hike is being offered in partnership with Hickory Run State Park.
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.
Dress in seasonal layers and wear sturdy boots for walking approximately 3-4 miles of rugged, hilly trails. Bring a bottle of water and trail snack. Binoculars and camera are suggested. Pack a lunch to enjoy after the hike. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Event is free. Please call the Nescopeck State Park office 570-403-2006 for more information and detailed directions.
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