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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day

  • In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is hosting a guided walk of the Cobey Pond Trail, led by Park Ranger Katherine Szupillo. It will be Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
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  • - In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is hosting a guided walk of the Cobey Pond Trail, led by Park Ranger Katherine Szupillo. It will be Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
    On this guided walk Ranger Szupillo will be talking about cold weather adaptations of plants and animals such as hibernation, how and why fish survive in frozen ponds and lakes, why leaves change colors in the fall and much more.
    The Cobey Pond Trail is a leisurely stroll around a moderate three mile loop that offers the hiker ample opportunities for wildlife and waterfowl viewing. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, as well as water, sun block, bug spray, binoculars and a camera are recommended.
    Cobey Pond is part of Pennsylvania Game Lands 316 and is located on Plank Road in Masthope. To get there from PA Route 590 in Lackawaxen, turn onto Masthope Plank Road and travel approximately nine miles. PA Game Lands 316 is on the right side.
    The GPS Coordinates for the Cobey Pond Trail are GPS 0493513 – 4600411 if you are coming from outside the area.
    Come out and celebrate Public Lands Day with the National Park Service and learn about winter adaptations while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage and views of Cobey Pond.
    It is one of six trails featured in Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River's new "Take a Hike!"program.
    A brochure is available which gives the names, locations, descriptions and difficulty levels of the six trails in the Upper Delaware River Valley.
    It also provides a checklist to keep track of the trails you've hiked, which can be turned in upon completion for a "Take a Hike!" patch.
    This event is free, so bring your family and friends! We hope to see you there.
    For more information about the Cobey Pond hike or how to obtain the "Take a Hike!" brochure please call (570) 685-4871.
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