in the Poconos
The Auto Tour highlights John James Audubon's visit to the Upper Lehigh
River where he explored the variety of birds and other wildlife. During
the 53 mile looped tour you will retrace Audubon's 1829 journey into the
forests of the Lehigh Valley plus historic towns and villages, beautiful
countryside and scenic views, historical landmarks and unique geological
features. Tour takes between 3 and 6 hours to complete.
Box 134 Weatherly , PA 18255
Web Site: http://www.audubonslehigh.org
Located in Carbon County, Beltzville State Park is 949 acres with a shoreline
of 19.8 miles. The park is located along the Pohopoco Creek with recreation
areas around the lake. The park offers wooded and open picnic areas, which
also include modern restrooms, drinking water, tables, parking areas,
and day use mooring areas for boats. Fishing in Beltzville Lake is a popular
sport. The lake is stocked with warm- and cold-water game fish and panfish.
The lake is also ideal for boating.
Pohopoco Drive Lehighton , PA 18235
Toll-Free: 888PAPARKS Phone: 610-377-0045
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/b-ville.htm
Pocono State Park
Perched on Camelback Mountain, Big Pocono State Park is rugged and scenic.
A paved, scenic drive encircles the mountaintop and provides a magnificent
view of vast portions of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
Road Tannersville , PA 18372
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/bigpocono.aspx
& Hudson Canal
Work commenced in July 1825 and was completed in 1828. This 108-mile waterway
carried coal between Honesdale and the Hudson River. Huge coal piles were
part of the scenery in Honesdale, were the coal hauled by the Delaware
and Hudson gravity railroad was transferred to the Delaware and Hudson
(D&H) Canal Company boats. Stroll, run, or bike along the D&H
Canal's towpath. Originally a path for mules pulling canal boats, many
sections of towpath have been transformed into unique recreational trails.
Box 2428 Beach Lake , PA 18405
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/upde/d&hcanal.htm
& Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
As your exploration of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
continues, the landscape ascends. Breathtaking scenery, natural resources
and scars from the coal and lumber industries coexist. This mountainous
region is known as a mecca for high-quality outdoor recreation. River
rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, hunting, camping,
fishing, golf, downhill and cross-country skiing are found in numerous
resorts, state game lands, rails-to-trails, state, county and municipal
3rd Street 2nd Fl Room 220 Lehighton , PA 18235
Web Site: www.delwareandlehigh.org
River Fly Fishing Guide Service
Professional guided fly-fishing trips on Delaware River for Trout, Shad,
Stripers and Small-mouth Bass. Full and half day trips, fly-fishing vacations,
camp outs, father and son outings, family outings, parents and kids day
and girls day out. Gift certificates for every occasion.
201 Warrington , PA 18976
Toll-Free: 877-473-6219 Phone: 215-343-1720
Web Site: http://www.flyfishingguideservice.com
80,056 acres, more than 100 miles of trails, over 5,000 acres of natural
areas, and several beautiful vistas. Three trails for all-terrain vehicles
(ATV's) are available at Maple Run, Burnt Mills and Pohopoco.
Box 95 A Swiftwater , PA 18370
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/delaware.aspx
Water Gap National Recreation Area
Established by Congress on September 1, 1965, for public outdoor recreation
use and for the preservation of scenic, scientific, and historic resources.
The area is rich in both cultural and natural history. The ridges and
river valley contain streams, waterfalls, geologic features, a diversity
of plants and wildlife, and traces of past occupants and cultures. Popular
activities include canoing, rafting, fishing, picnicking and camping.
Road Bushkill , PA 18324-9999
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/dewa
Run State Park & Big Boulder Field
Boulder field is a true relic of the past. This area is a National Natural
Landmark, and State Park Natural Area. It has remained relatively unchanged
for more than 20,000 years. The Boulder Field appears striking because
of its flatness and absence vegetation over the large area of 400 feet
by 1,800 feet. Some of the boulders measure as much as 26 feet long.
81 White Haven , PA 18661
Toll-Free: 888-727-2757 Phone: 570-443-0400
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspx
PPL's 'Lake Wallenpaupack and Hydroelectric power plant was completed
in 1926. Now a major tourism and outdoor recreation destination, the 5,700
acre Lake Wallenpaupack fills what was once a bowl-shaped valley, sixty
feet at its maximum. It's one of the largest manmade lakes in Pennsylvania.
6 Lake Wallenpaupack , PA 18424
Web Site: http://www.hawleywallenpaupackcc.com
Chunk Lake Park
Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a great place to visit. Not only is it an excellent
camping spot but it is also close to some of the best mountain biking
trails in the state.
Trail Jim Thorpe , PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-3669 | Fax: 570-325-4166
Web Site: http://www.mauchchunklakepark.com
County Environmental Education Center
120 acre reserve that was donated for the preservation of wildlife by
long time county resident Clayton Swink. 2 1/2 miles of maintained and
well marked trails.
Running Valley Road Stroudsburg , PA 18360
Web Site: http://www.mcconservation.org
Encompasses 3,550 acres in Butler and Dennison townships in Luzerne County.
Currently under development as one of PA's newest state parks and will
include an environmental education center.
1137 Honey Hold Road Drums , PA 18222
888-727-2757 Phone: 570-403-2006
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks
Environmental Education Center ( PEEC)
The largest residential center in the Western Hemisphere for education
about the environment. More then 25,000 people stay and study at PEEC
each year. PEEC's "classroom" consists of a 38-acre campus within
the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and access to over a
quarter of a million acres of public land. A unique partnership between
PEEC and the National Park Service has made the "classroom"
Road Dingman's Ferry , PA 18328
Phone: 570-828-2319 | Fax: 570-828-9695
Web Site: http://www.peec.org
Land State Park
About 3,000 acres in size, Promised Land State Park is in the Pocono Plateau,
1,800 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by 12,464 acres of Pennsylvania's
Delaware State Forest, including natural areas. The forests of the park
consist primarily of beech, oak, maple and hemlock trees. Two lakes and
several small streams add to the park's outstanding scenic beauty. Campround
and cabins located on-site.
390 RR 1 Box 96 Greentown , PA 18426
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-676-3428 | Fax: 570-676-5043
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/promisedland.aspx
Park Currently undeveloped.
State Park Dalton , PA 18414
Toll-Free: 888-727-2757 Phone: 570-945-3239
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/prompton.aspx
Spans Delaware between Lackawaxen, PA and Minisink Ford NY. Built as a
canal aqueduct, it is the oldest wire-bridge in the United States. Designed
and constructed in the mid-1800's by John A. Roebling, this suspension
bridge served as a prototype for the world famous Brooklyn Bridge. Recently
restored by the National Park Service and still in use, it connects Lackawaxen,
PA with Minisink, NY for automobile traffic, as well as pedestrian touring.
590 Lackawaxen , PA 18435
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/upde/roebaque.htm
National Historic Site
All aboard Steamtown National Historic Site! Open year-round, the site
offers endless opportunities to enjoy a nostalgic journey through railroading's
colorful past. A fully operating roundhouse, turntable and locomotive
restoration shop, technology and history museums, a full-service visitor's
center and a state-of-the-art 250 seat theater complex serve as the perfect
back-drop or daily visit and seasonal special events.
Washington Avenue Scranton , PA 18503
Toll-Free: 888-693-9391 Phone: 570-340-5200 | Fax: 570-340-5340
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/stea
Tannersville Cranberry Bog was one of The Nature Conservancy's first preserves.
It's a 775-acre preserve containing a 150-acre wetland and a relict boreal
County Environmental Education Center Bartonsville , PA 18321
Web Site: http://www.mcconservation.org/EnvironEducation/outdoorschools.html#Anchor-Tannersville-11481
Tobyhanna State Park is located in Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern
Pennsylvania. The park consists of 5,440 acres of land area including
a 170-acre lake.
423 Tobyhanna , PA 18466
Toll-Free: 888-PAP-ARKS Phone: 570-894-8336
Web Site: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/tobyhanna.aspx