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PHLT acquired the 272-acre Upper Paradise Nature Preserve in 2012 and an adjacent 239-acre property in 2013.

The Upper Paradise Preserve provides crucial protection for the Cranberry Creek and its headwaters.

The Upper Paradise Preserve totals 511 acres and protects a section of the Cranberry Creek, a high-quality coldwater fishery and Class A wild trout fishery, and two unnamed tributaries.

The step waterfalls, braided creek, hemlock ravines, rhododendron stands, and open woodland are the best of the "Old Poconos" - a legacy to be preserved for generations to come. 

The Upper Paradise Nature Preserve is accessible from the Paradise- Price Preserve's trailhead across Henry's Crossing Road. The Upper Paradise Preserve is divided by railroad tracks.

The southern portion of the Upper Paradise Preserve can be accessed through Paradise Township's Nothstein Preserve. 

Size: 511 Acres 

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Photos generously provided by Pocono Photo Club

Upper Paradise Nature Preserve 

(2 Access Points)

To access the property north of the railroad tracks: use the main trailhead east of Henry's Crossing Road.

192 Henry's Crossing Road 

Cresco, PA 18326


To access the property south of the railroad tracks:

park at the kiosk on Cranberry Creek road, then walk through the Nothstein preserve to arrive at the PHLT preserve to the west.

424 Cranberry Creek Road 

Cresco, PA 18326

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