1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15
Autumn is the perfect time to wander through nature-decorated Paradise Price Preserve.
Brodhead Watershed Association and Pocono Heritage Land Trust naturalists will lead this jaunt on the 777-acre property,a gem in the Monroe County Open Space program, that features natural history and abundant beauty.
In addition to protecting significant headwater lands, small tributary streams,forested wetlands and numerous coldwater springs, this natural area includes the beautiful Targa Falls on Brodhead Creek, and connects open space lands across Price, Paradise and Barrett townships, forming nearly 1,600 contiguous acres.
Hike leaders Don Miller and Bill Sweeney will introduce participants to several trails and natural features on this and other protected properties in the Cranberry Creek watershed. Hikers can also visit nearby Targa Falls.
The walk will be on level to slightly uphill terrain, both on and off trail. Participants should be comfortable in an outdoor setting for several hours, and dress comfortably to be outdoors with footwear appropriate for walking in the woods.
Meet: From Routes 940 and 191 in Paradise Valley (near Crescent Lodge), take Cranberry Road to Henry’s Crossing Road. The trailhead parking area is off Henry’s Crossing Road, just after crossing the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad.
Cost: Suggested donations are $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; children 12 and under walk for free.
The Brodhead Watershed Association is a non-profit environmental organization formed in 1989. BWA is dedicated to protecting and preserving water resources and the environment of the Brodhead watershed and the water quality of the Brodhead, Cherry, Marshalls, McMichael, Paradise and Pocono creeks and their tributaries. The BWA assists municipalities, residents, businesses and groups with protecting natural resources through education, workshops, seminars, public programs and stream monitoring.
For More Information Contact: The Brodhead Watershed Office
Targa Falls in Paradise Price Preserve. Credit: Don Miller.