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July, 2023 – The Fireline Trail at Hickory Run State Park

Welcome to Hickory Run State Park. If you haven’t visited, you’ve likely heard about the well-known Park, famous for its’ National Natural Landmark “Boulder Field”. Visitors from all over the Northeast travel to Hickory Run to see the landmark and hike on the many other trails within the park to experience beautiful views, historic remains, waterfalls, and more. One of the best features of the park is its’ proximity to the Lehigh River, a beautiful view of which can be found along our trail of the month – the Fireline Trail.


Prior Trails of the Month

June, 2023 – Olmstead Trail at Kirby and Nesbitt Park

Named after the designer of Kirby Park, the Olmstead trail winds through the lush woodlands alongside the Susquehanna River. You may recognize the Olmstead brothers from their work on some of your favorite parks, like New York’s Central Park and Boston’s Emerald Necklace. If you’ve never been to Kirby Park, but have visited one of the hundreds of other parks across the country designed by the brothers during the City Beautiful Movement in the early 1900s, then you should know you’re in for something special! With its serene ambiance and historic urban scenery, the park and trail provide a unique spot in the heart of a thriving city.



May, 2023 – Lacawac Sanctuary

If you’re yearning to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, look no further than the enchanting Lacawac Santuary. A popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts in the heart of Northeastern Pennsylvania, this breathtaking preserve spans 545 acres and boasts stunning lake views, picturesque trails, and forests teeming with wildlife.


April, 2023 – Bear Creek Preserve

Nestled in the heart of a lush forest in Bear Creek lies a serene nature preserve full of diverse, sensitive habitats and opportunities for adventure. The Natural Lands Bear Creek Preserve is the perfect place for a peaceful hike to usher in Spring.


March, 2023 – Eales Preserve

As we all learned at a young age, Pennsylvania was historically clear-cut, mined, and industrialized up until the early 1900s. Although you may not find many old-growth forests in the Northeastern PA region, the restoration and preservation projects that have taken place locally are a site to behold. This, coupled with breathtaking views of PA’s Northeastern corridor and a diverse array of flora and fauna, is what makes The Nature Conservancy’s Dick and Nancy Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain so special.