Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The 159-acre Mount Nebo Regional Park in Smithfield Township, Pa., provides a variety of shady walks glowing with flowering native plants — the woods seem endless, with civilization far away.
On Saturday, June 24, Brodhead Watershed Association will host a hike through this preserved land that actually isn’t far at all – the green views of Lake Nebo and the Delaware River are easily accessible to thousands of nearby residents.
Hikers will see a porcupine-chewed tree and fox scat, a brook-spanning footbridge, ducks and turtles, a musclewood tree, birch, cherry and chestnut oaks. You would never know that all this peace and natural beauty could be found a few miles from the busy world of Route 209.
Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for this moderate hike of 2 miles. The trail is steep in spots and crisscrossed with tree roots. There are some downed trees to climb over, and dry leaves and loose gravel can make the trail slippery in places, even when dry.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017
WHERE: Meet at Mount Nebo Regional Park parking lot, 406 Mount Nebo Road. Take Mount Nebo Road either from Route 209 or from Buttermilk Falls Road.
COST: Free, but registration is required.
INFORMATION: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about this and other hikes in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, go to brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
Mount Nebo Regional Park
406 Mount Nebo Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727