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Pocono Environmental Education Center

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Address: 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328-9427
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+1 570-828-2319
08:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Where Learning Comes Naturally! The Pocono Environmental Education Center...

Where Learning Comes Naturally! The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is the perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away, and connecting. With 6 hiking trails, weekend educational programs, and summer camp, PEEC is a great place for nature lovers of all ages, families, friends, photographers, youth and adult groups, scouts, students, and teachers. An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, PEEC is the education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. PEEC's mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.

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Visited the education center and hiked the fossil trail

The staff was friendly, clean restrooms at the visitors center. We only had time to hike the fossil trail. It was awesome. We plan to come back and hike the other trails.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was friendly, clean restrooms at the visitors center. We only had time to hike the fossil trail. It was awesome. We plan to come back and hike the other trails.

1 Thank melissahL2855HU
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got some good info from the friendly folks that work there. Most of them are hikers so they can give you first hand information which is very helpful. We did the Tumbling waters hike which was somewhat difficult in places especially the area that goes down to (and back up from) the waterfall. The falls were beautiful and very peaceful.... More 

Thank Hoborun
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for information on our quest to see the waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap area. The park ranger was so helpful. He showed us on the map where the waterfalls were and which ones were open this time of the year. (March 24 , 2017) . The center itself has many displays that school age children would enjoy.... More 

Thank Jgray0615
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a great trip. Beautiful scenery, just magnificent. A lot of work went into maintenance of this park. Family loves it and we will go again for sure.

Thank lvshari
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped at the Education Center to hike Tumbling Water Trails. There are a number of other trails that are easy to moderate. Tumbling Waters Trail is a well marked trail that is moderate to difficult. The trail is 3 miles long and well marked in orange. We thought it would take two hours but it took us a bit... More 

1 Thank Kate B
Holbrook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Went to PEEC and decided to do the Tumbling Waters Trail. The trail is 3 miles with 2 major steep hills, one is called "Killer Hill". The trails are very well marked and easy to follow. You will see a beautiful overlook of Delaware Valley and Kittatinny Mountains in New Jersey. At the half way point, you will take some... More 

1 Thank Phyllis10
Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Tumbling trails has something for everyone, river, pond, waterfall, an overlook not too difficult just leave yourself enough time to enjoy.

Thank Lauraj1006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had gone here on a school trip back in the 80s, but this time I went to go on a hike. We did the tumbling waters trail. It was very well marked, and easy to navigate. The reward is getting to the falls halfway through. After going down to the falls, it was well worth the trek. Not crowded... More 

Thank RHobbs74
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I loved PEEC ever since I went to summer camp there as a kiddo. I later became a counselor. Now as an adult out of town I rarely frequent... A shame because it really is a local gem! They have great activities for all ages here and this is the place to go for education on all outdoor matters!!! There... More 

Thank Anna C
Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

There are many trails of various degrees of difficulty but nothing difficult. We routinely do the Tumbling Waters trail and also the Fossil trail. It's a great stop if you are passing through the DWGNRA.

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