The Tumbling Waters Trail at the Pocono Environment Education Center

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.

The main building with a ton of flowers out front.

The lake by the parking lot.

Entering the woods.

Crossing a stream.

Most of the trail is nice and clear, easy to navigate.

We found a chimney.

Looking through the trees out at the Delaware Water Gap area.

A more open view.

Thinner trails, winding around the trees.

Hello frog!

Made it to the waterfall.

Very scenic in the sunlight.

You can swim below the falls, it’s shallow, but refreshing.

Moving to various vantage points is interesting due to lots of trees and roots around the pool.

Pickerel Pond

Two trails meet.

Graveyard for garbage.

The trail ends with some bridges over a marshland.

A vantage point to see the birds of Front Pond.

Next up: A walk through Del Val College.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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