ABOUT THE PARK:
Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve - The Nature Conservancy
GPS Coordinates 41.761191, -75.897856
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|Parking right off of Route 29.|
No online map. There were paper maps and laminated maps in the display case in the pavillion.
Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve, PA at EveryTrail
Woodbourne Forest - 1.2 miles
There are many more miles of trails but since we had just hiked 7 miles at Salt Springs State Park we only hiked the yellow lollipop loop.
|Access the trails at the northern end of the parking area parallel to Route 29,|
|The trail leads to a pavillion.|
|This would be the important notice. We were only going to be hiking the yellow trail so it did not affect our hike.|
|Trails are clearly blazed - they all start together then eventually branch off.|
|A tunnel of greenery leads downhill ...|
|... into the woods.|
|The Runners Loop is not on the map but on Google Earth you can clearly see a woods road so that must be what this is.|
|Viewing platform at the swamp. Blue leaves to the left here. Red and Yellow will continue to the right.|
|It appears as though yellow/red is under water but no worries, it has been relocated to dry land so just ignore the blazes in the water.|
|All of the hemlocks are marked with tags. Some have wire fencing around the trunks to prevent the beavers from taking them down.|
|There are some gorgeous old growth hemlocks in this area.|
|A great blue heron flew in ...|
|... and landed in a tree. Until I uploaded the picture, I had no idea I had captured not one, but three herons in the tree!|
Leaving the preserve, my GPS took me through some quiet, scenic back roads before reaching the interstate.