Coming soon!  Plans for the park include ADA accessible walking trails and two bathrooms.  Stay tuned for details.  
In 2014, the Buck Hill Conservation Foundation and the Buck Hill Falls Company jointly hired a forester to prepare a forest management plan for 4,330 acres of Buck Hill Falls, including Chestnut Mountain. The study by Green Leaf Consulting provides a comprehensive assessment of the property and lists recommendations for the conservation and restoration of the forest. The Plan suggests such strategies as adopting an aggressive herbicide control plan for invasive exotic species and the…
By Patti O’Keefe As Summer approaches do you yearn for fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob and zucchini? Do articles about the benefits of organic produce and the cost of fresh veggies make you wish for homegrown produce? For many of us in the Poconos, a home garden is impossible. The shade that keeps us cool also makes gardening difficult. Now there is a new alternative to having to buy your fresh vegetables and fruit.…
Free and open to the public.  Park is partially wooded.  Lots of room to run!   Directions (Google Maps) GPS Coordinates:41.226896, -75.264022
The Gravel Family Preserve offers a wide variety of habitat including high and low bush blueberry fields, grassy old farm field, hardwood forest, huge wetland, and steep slopes rising 2000 feet to the Mt. Wismer Preserve. This 170 acre property is located off Gravel Road. Take Route 447 north from the light in Canadensis, go approximately 3 miles and turn right onto Gravel Road. Continue for 0.2 miles to the entrance on your left. Pull…
Coming soon!   The Gunderson property was acquired by Barrett Township several years ago.  It is planned to be used by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other small groups.  It features over 35 acres of wooded property, and several small buildings.  Note that this is not "open space" property - it is owned outright by the Township.    
High Acres Park has a new policy in place for the 2018 season. This policy includes a pavilion rental fee along with a security deposit.  The cost is $50 for residents and $100 for non-residents (of Barrett Township).   Please see the township website: http://www.barretttownship.com/high-acres-park-page.html for more information on pavilion rentals and updated rules and regulations. High Acres Park is located on Route 447 north of Canadensis.  The park consists of several acres of land, and…
Open to the Public Owned and managed by Paradise and Barrett Townships through the Pocono Area Recreation Commission
Skytop Lodge (at 1 Skytop Lodge Road in Skytop) offers a weather-protected rink. The rink is open to the public for skating sessions every day with differing daily hours during the winter season. Conditions permitting, ice skating is also offered on the lake. Skate rentals are available. For more information, go to skytop.com/activity/ice-skating/   Source:https://www.poconorecord.com/story/entertainment/local/2022/01/14/ice-rinks-open-season-snowmen-grace-streets-stroudsburg/9198418002/
Welcome to the Pasold Farm Nature Preserve.  This 64 acre parcel includes a quarter mile of Brodhead Creek frontage, and is a delightful example of a wide variety of habitats.  Located off Spruce Cabin Road, (south of the Canadensis light on Rt. 447), cross the bridge and take the first right.  Continue to the parking area on the left.  Here you can see the old stone foundation that was once a barn.  If you continue on the road there is…
Located in State Game Lands #221, Barrett Township, PA Directions: From Route 390 North in Mountainhome, bear left onto Route 191 North.  Turn left onto Monomonock Road and then Right onto Pleasant Ridge Road.  Pleasant Ridge dead-ends into the State Game Lands, there is a parking area before the gate on the left.   Hike through the gate and follow the trail, approximately 2 miles to the waterfall.  You will need to cross a stream and…
Barrett Township has over 2300 feet of publicly accessible fishing along the Brodhead Creek in Cresco, PA.  Access is along Pasold Farm Drive, off of Spruce Cabin Road: Click here for driving directions - Google Map Fishing licenses are required.