Get Outdoors Poconos March 18 Bruce Lake Natural Area Hike In Wayne County

The Brodhead Watershed Association is hosting a Get Outdoors Poconos hike to the Bruce Lake Natural Area in Palmyra Township, Wayne County just north of Promised Land State Park on March 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Beavers, giant boulders and a bounty of trails await intrepid winter hikers at Bruce Lake Natural Area.

Carol Hillestad will guide this 2.2 mile loop hike through the natural area and along the 47-acre Egypt Meadow Lake. Dammed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the lake accommodates many beaver lodges, and four of them are visible along the trail.

Enormous tumbled boulders are everywhere. Mountain laurel, beech, many kinds of oak, maples, and evergreens abound. One tall, old hemlock has a girth of more than 12 feet.

Hikers should meet at the trailhead on the east side of Route 390, just south of Route 84. Please do not block the trailhead gate. Trailhead coordinates 41.359356, -75.203335.

The hike series is supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

The hike is free, but registration is required.  Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or send email to: to register or with questions.

For information about other hikes in the Northeast, visit the Get Outdoors Poconos webpage.  For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.


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