Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Shares Snapshots of Bog Wildlife

  A National Natural Landmark and a true scenic wonder, the Tannersville Bog stands out as one of the most unique natural attractions in the Poconos. The site’s thick bed of sphagnum peat moss hosts beautiful plants such as calla lilies, orchids, gold thread and pitcher plants. The site is also home to elusive animals including […]

Hike Here! Pocono Parks and Places

Rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and evergreen forests: the Pocono Mountains offer 2,400 square miles of natural beauty for hikers. Here are some wonderful places to hike in the Poconos: Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area, Route 115, Blakeslee,—approximately 130 acres of protected land featuring waterfalls that create deep pools of water bordered by rock-strewn banks. […]

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

In summer, leaves capture the sun’s energy and turn it into food through a process called photosynthesis, made possible by a pigment called chlorophyll, which keeps leaves green in summer. Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight, turning it into the sugars trees need. Yellow and orange pigments are present, but they are overpowered by green chlorophyll. In winter, […]

Bushkill Falls

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”                                                     ~Leonardo da Vinci   Christened “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls features eight waterfalls cascading over the primeval rocks and slate […]

Take a PEEC at Pocono Hiking Trails

Situated within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) maintains 12 miles of hiking trails, with six paths of varying distance and difficulty. All trails begin and end on PEEC’s campus and offer unique views of natural phenomena. Walk through lush oak-hickory forests and shady hemlock […]

Boulder Field

Boulder Field, located in Hickory Run State Park, is a National Natural Landmark and a true scenic wonder. The vast “field” of stone is a fossil and a relict, its contents left behind after the last ice advance. Hickory Run’s Boulder Field is a potpourri of loosely-packed boulders which range in size from a few […]