Wildlands Registration - 2018  /  Get Out Lehigh Valley  /  Get Out Lehigh Valley:Bear Swamp Park Boardwalk; Saturday, 4/14/18, 10:00am, Bear Swamp

Get Out Lehigh Valley:Bear Swamp Park Boardwalk; Saturday, 4/14/18, 10:00am, Bear Swamp

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Description

We’ll walk through the archery complex first. The level trail has some rocks and roots and meanders through a pleasant forest. We can view archery target stations as we stroll. Then we’ll cross Lake Minsi Drive to the long-range archery fields, and the Boardwalk around Bear Swamp. We’ll end at the “nature center” a 3-sided pavilion and a small pond. In the spring this is a good place to view turtles, frogs, and spring flowers. After we return to our cars, we will drive a quarter mile east to the western parking lot at Minsi Lake. The lake is drained so its dam can be repaired, but wild flowers and other plants cover the lake bed. It’s a lovely place to see great blue herons, butterflies, and other natural wonders. This walk is appropriate for children of all ages. Dogs on leash are welcome. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Bring binoculars/camera to capture spring wildlife and plants. Bring bug repellent, sun hat and sun screen. Bathrooms: None. Directions: Route 22 to 33 N for 5. 8 miles to the Stockertown/Bangor exit. Turn right and follow route 191 N (aka Valley View Drive) for 10.8 miles to Lake Minsi Drive. Turn right onto Lake Minsi Drive and travel for 2.1 miles to the sign on right “Bear Swamp Archery Complex.” Park in parking lot.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residency:
  • All