Out off the beaten path in Dingman’s Ferry, PA is a very fun hiking area – the Pocono Environment Education Center (PEEC). The set up is a camp ground surrounded by various trails, lakes, and activities. Each trail has a program, which includes areas of interest – including what flora and fauna are in the area.
We opted to do the Tumbling Waters trail as it included several lakes and a waterfall (always my favorite). What made the hike more difficult than usual was that the falls are off the main loop. You take a set of stairs and switchbacks down to the base of the falls (and it’s a ways down). Once done, you climb all the way back up. And you still have a mile of trails to go back to the parking lot (including hills). Needless to say, we were pretty tired by the end of the hike and in need of refills for our water bottles. It’s a beautiful hike and I highly recommend it, just come prepared with more water than you think you will need.
Next up: A walk through Del Val College.