It’s not just the scavenger hunt that will interest kids. There is a lot to see at the lake: fish jumping for insects, pollywogs basking on sunny underwater branches, and the deep “galoom-galoom” of bullfrogs. A log bridge spans Hardytown Run, and a dam provides a selfie background at the mossy waterfall where the creek leaves the lake, picks up speed and bubbles downstream.
The scavenger hunt is fun for adults and elementary-age children. Get clues, photos, video and information at brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos. Take only pictures and leave only shadows! Children up to age 12 may submit their photos to BWA for special acknowledgement during the summer of 2020.
— Ice Lake is off Route 390 in Cresco. GPS coordinates: 41.147435, -75.289393
— The trail is mixed: wide and well-groomed in some places, rocky and narrow in others. A hiking stick is helpful for balance. Stay on trails — poison ivy is abundant.
— Go to brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos for information on Ice Lake as well as other hikes in the Get Outdoors Poconos series.