Explore the new Bluestone Preserve

Part of the Get Outdoors Poconos hiking series

Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Brodhead Watershed Association

In a cul-de-sac of tidy homes in Paradise Township, Pa., the trailhead for Bluestone Preserve hides. Join Brodhead Watershed Association on Saturday, March 16, for a guided hike through this newly preserved property – so new that there’s no sign at the trailhead yet, just a length of chain between two trees where a woods road begins.

There aren’t any established trails, either, or blazes. Intrepid explorers of this new world will find an enormous rock cairn 20 feet high and a football field long; huge slabs of bluestone slate that gave the preserve its name; and, from a high point of the ridge at 1,100 feet, a miles-long view of Paradise.

And there’s so much more to explore: This is one end of a greenway whose trails connect many public lands. It runs 4 miles as the crow flies along the ridge, across Henry’s Crossing Road, northwest toward Route 390 in Cresco, near state game lands. But that’s a hike for another day!

Join naturalist Patti O’Keefe for an early spring walk at Bluestone Preserve.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019
WHERE: Paradise Township. Register for directions.
COST: Free; registration is required.
INFORMATION: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.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.


Bluestone Preserve
Alpine Road
Paradise Township, PA 18332
570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727