Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area, a 130-acre preserve, is a center of community life. Just off Route 115 and close to Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, and Route 80, it is an easy-to-reach haven for hiking, fishing, picnicking, photography, and peaceful contemplation.
Then there is the highlight everyone aims for: the falls. Wide, flat bedrock above the falls has been worn smooth by decades of sightseers and fishermen. With good balance and a walking stick, you can make your way down to the deep pools below the falls and along the very edge of the creek. Or take the easier high route to an overlook above, in a clearing furnished with picnic tables and benches.