BYO kayak or canoe and lifejacket


Tunkhannock Creek’s Long Pond wetlands is one of those magic places that keeps paddlers coming back time after time and is especially alive as the sights and sounds of Autumn begin to transition our Pocono landscape from the greens of summer through the fires of autumn to the whites of Winter.  Join us on this Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) sponsored walk with local naturalist, educator and PHLT volunteer, Don Miller to explore this unique dark water stream and wetland landscape on the Pocono plateau at Long Pond.


Long Pond is a unique area pf the Poconos that draws nature lovers from around the world. The barrens at Long Pond are interspersed in a vast landscape of swamps, bogs, marshes, and shallow ponds surrounded by red spruce, balsam fir and eastern hemlock – woodlands characteristic of Canada’s northern climate. The Audubon Society named Long Pond one of the “Important Bird Areas of Pennsylvania”. The moor-like landscape also boast Rhodora – a rare, wild azalea that makes Long Pond one of the most important moth and butterfly habitats in the state.


Location & Directions:  

Paddle is open to the public and free of charge to Pocono Heritage Land Trust members. A $5 donation per person or $10 donation per family is suggested for non-members.

Pot-luck picnic afterwards from 2pm-6pm.

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Autumn Leaf Peeping on Long Pond

Guided Kayak/Canoe Paddle on

Tunkhannock Creek and

After Paddle Picnic

Meet at The Nature Conservancy in Long Pond 

Sunday, October 14, 2018,  10:00am - 2:00pm 

2:00 to 6:00 (after paddle picnic)

Registration:  This event is sold out ~ please join as a member of PHLT to learn about our up-coming events!  Email us to get on the waiting list for this event, thanks!

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Cancellation policy:

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants, and we will offer refunds of paid registrations for cancelled programs. Thank you for helping us in our land conservation work to inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.


We have a no-smoking policy at all PHLT land trust events, thank you!