Fossil Trail

A map of the trails at Pocono Environmental Education Center
With its collection of trails, rental cabins, gift shop, book sales, and yearly Mother's Day plant sales, Pocono environmental Education Center (PEEC) is an amazing place to spend a day or more. Come see!

NPS Map

Length:

1.3 miles, loop

Difficulty:

Easy-moderate

Blaze:

Blue

Elevation Change:

237 feet

Trailhead Location:

directions to Fossil trailhead at the Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) (GPS 41.171273,-74.91221)

Trail Description:

The trail begins 20 yards up the campus road from the main building, across from group lodges A & B. The trail takes you past a seasonal wetland, important for breeding amphibians, and eventually descends into a mature hardwood ravine. After crossing a small stream, a rock ledge contains fossils of marine organisms found in this area hundreds of millions of years ago. Fossil collecting is prohibited. Please leave the fossils for others to admire. The trail ends at Pocono Environmental Education Center's (PEEC) amphitheater site; follow PEEC's campus road back to the main building. Over nine miles of trail can be connected together in the PEEC area to fill the entire day.

Other Information:

Restrooms are located in the main building; trail guides are available for a nominal fee at the main building; more information about the Pocono Environmental Educational Center

Other trails in the PEEC area:

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Last updated: August 18, 2021

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Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(570) 426-2452

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