The Maple Tract Preserve is one of Wildlands Conservancy’s nine preserves. The glacial wetlands of the area are the natural pumps that feed local creeks and streams, and provide critical habitat to a host of plants and wildlife. Due to the boggy nature of this area, these trails can occasionally become very wet. The trails in this preserve roll up evergreen hills and down into rhododendron-filled valleys. Glacial wetlands are fragile and uncommon ecosystems. Bug repellent might be useful. Sturdy footwear and a walking stick are suggested. The hike is appropriate for children of all ages. Dogs on leash are welcome. Bring binoculars/camera for spring flowers and bog plants. No bathrooms available. Directions: US-22 W to I-476 N. Take Exit 87/I-903 N. Follow PA-903 for 7.1 miles, then turn right on PA-115 S for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Long Pond Road for 1.7 miles, passing Pocono Raceway. Note the solar panels on the left. Then turn left onto Stony Hollow Road for about 0.8 mile. Turn left into the parking area. Meet at the Wildlands Conservancy sign in the parking area. Parking is limited so park snugly!