We’ll hike a figure-8 loop on the Ridge Nature Trail, part of the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which Wildlands Conservancy helped preserve. Each loop is about 1.5 miles long. If you desire, you may return to your vehicle after walking just one of the loops. The trail goes up hill beside a small stream (one short, steep incline). Then most of the very-well marked trail is fairly level and takes us through forest and around open fields. We end coming down a steep wide section of trail. Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in December 2008 for the conservation of migratory birds and federal trust species, and the habitats they depend on.
This walk is appropriate for children age 6 and older. No pets are allowed. Hiking poles or walking sticks are recommended. Length: 3.1 miles Duration: 2+ hours GPS: 40.885204, -75.308302
You must register for this event. Space is limited. You can register online by clicking here or call 610-965-4397 x 136 with questions.
Location: Ridge Nature Trail, part of the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 130 Lower Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg PA 18353
Directions: Take Route 33 north to Saylorsburg Exit (mile marker 20.7). At the stop sign turn right onto Cherry Valley Road and go 0.3 miles to another stop sign at Rt. 115. Turn left onto Rt. 115 and go 0.7 miles to sign for “Cherry Valley Winery” and turn left onto Lower Cherry Valley Road. Go under the overpass and immediately turn sharp right in front of the parking lot for Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyard & Restaurant. Follow the gravel road that is between Sorrenti’s fenced parking area and Rt. 33. Park in the parking area at the trailhead at the end of the gravel road.
This is a free event which is open to the public, therefore no time credits will be earned or charged for attendance.