Paradise-Price Preserve - Cresco, PA

The 777-acre Paradise-Price Preserve straddles the divide between the Brodhead and Paradise watersheds, protecting the water quality of both. The preserve was bought in 2011, paid for by the voters of Paradise Township, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Monroe County Open Space bond, with assistance from Price Township and Pocono Heritage Land Trust.

A third of a mile of Brodhead Creek is protected here, helping to safeguard drinking water for thousands of people downstream — and giving access to this world-class trout stream to all. On the upland part of the preserve, vernal pools provide spring breeding places for frogs and salamanders, wetlands hold water during rainy seasons and prevent downstream erosion and flooding, and countless small rills, runs and tributaries flow from the ridge to the larger streams below.


For information on this and other outdoor opportunities, see Brodhead Watershed Association's Get Outdoors Poconos website at

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Latitude: 41.143184 Longitude: -75.258189 Elevation: 1178 ft
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BWA Brodhead Watershed Association

Recreational Opportunities

Many hiking trails are easy. Some are rocky. Wear sturdy footwear, take water, and make sure someone knows where you are and when you will return.

View horseshoe falls on Brodhead Creek. 

Picnic pavilion on the Route 447 side.

Catch-and-release fly fishing in season with valid Pennsylvania license.

No restroom or trash facilities — please pack out whatever you pack in.

No camping or swimming.

Important! Paradise and Price townships intend to permit hunting on the preserve. Always wear orange during hunting seasons.

Seasons Accessible

Year round



Accessibility Notes

Many trails are wide and grassy strolls suitable for seniors and families.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs and their well-behaved owners are welcome. Pick up and carry out waste.

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