The Nature Conservancy's Tannersville Cranberry Bog Preserve

Standing out in vivid contrast to the surrounding Pocono Mountains landscape, the Tannersville Cranberry Bog provides a snapshot of colder times. Thousands of years ago, a large glacial lake occupied the space of what has since become a thick matte of peat moss.

The unique bog ecosystem that remains serves as the southernmost low elevation boreal bog along the eastern seaboard. It represents an intricate transformation that took place over the millennia and would be impossible to replace if destroyed.

The bog inspires wonder among the students, educators, scientists, nature lovers and photographers who visit each year. Of special interest are some of North America’s most beautiful native orchids, including rose pogonia and the state-endangered heart-leaved twayblade.

The North Wood and Fern Ridge trails are open to the public, and a map located at the parking lot and trailhead provides visitors with details. Because of the fragile nature of the preserve, the boardwalk trail leading into the center of the bog can only be visited during regularly scheduled walks conducted by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center.

 

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Latitude: 41.043796 Longitude: -75.259923 Elevation: 939 ft

Recreational Opportunities

nature walks - The North Wood and Fern Ridge trails are open to the public, and a map located at the parking lot and trailhead provides visitors with details. Because of the fragile nature of the preserve, the boardwalk trail leading into the center of the bog can only be visited during regularly scheduled walks conducted by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center.

 

Seasons Accessible

year round

Fees

A donation to support management efforts is requested for public walks.

Accessibility Notes

The North Wood and Fern Ridge trails are open to the public, and a map located at the parking lot and trailhead provides visitors with details.

Because of the fragile nature of the preserve, the boardwalk trail leading into the center of the bog can only be visited during regularly scheduled walks conducted by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Contact them for schedules and details:

Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
8050 Running Valley Road
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
Ph: (570) 629-3061
http://www.mcconservation.org/

Directions:

Take I-80 to Route 715 (exit 299). Follow 715 north to Route 611. Go south on 611 for 1.1 miles and turn left onto Cherry Lane Road. Proceed 2.7 miles and turn right onto Bog Road. The North Wood Trail is 0.3 miles on the left. The Fern Ridge Trail is another 0.3 miles on the right. A bulletin board explaining the trails is located at the start of the North Wood Trail section. There is a small parking lot on the left near the trails.

 

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