Zimmer Wildlife Sanctuary

The 97-acre “neighborhood preserve” features the vestiges of the Old Orchard Inn, which burned in 1928. Stone steps remain, cut into the hillside, providing access to Brodhead Creek. Visitors will see exhilarating views upstream and downstream of this bend in the creek. Follow the red-blazed trail into stands of big, old rhododendrons; large patches of Christmas fern; white pines and hemlock; and very few invasive plants. Living boulders the size of small cars are carpeted in lichens and moss.

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Location

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Latitude: 41.168855 Longitude: -75.253055 Elevation: 1140 ft
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BWA Brodhead Watershed Association

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, wildlife viewing. No fishing. No motorized vehicles, including ATVs.

Seasons Accessible

Year round. Depending on the season, expect to cross some wet patches.

Fees

None

Accessibility Notes

Although the trail is blazed, legal access to the property requires a scramble along the border of a neighboring property owner. Red blazes mark most of the trail, but use this map to guide you in entering and exiting the preserve. The blazed trail begins at 41º10’12” N 75º14’ 55” W (elevation 930). Blazing is sporadic or nonexistent up to this point.

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