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“Great place for a hike and science education”

Pocono Environmental Education Center
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We visited PEEC as a family with a 5.5yr old and a 65yr old. We took the tumbling waters trail and was very happy we did. I would say the trail was easy one moderate spot walking back up from the falls. You go through various types of forest and eco systems. There were about 10 different types of mushrooms along the way from a glass purple to a fire orange. The overlook was a great photo op and the waterfall at the bottom was beautiful, relaxing, and well worth the litle over 3 miles hike. My father and husband took the opportunity to show my son how to skip rocks while at the bottom. You could feel the air get cooler as you made the descent down which was great on a hot day. The trails are all well marked and maintained. There are plenty of opportunities to teach children and learn some things yourselves. The education center itself does charge $5 for go into the interactive room but was well worth it. My son explored a mock batcave and learned a lot, sat in true to scale eagles nest and learned about aquaponics and worm farming. The hiking trails are free as there is no entrance fee. There are a lot of stated programs for families, singles, couples, and groups from fishing, to a herp hike, to birding... and we will take advantange of them the next time we go. There is a short 1/2 mile sensory trail that take blindfolded to increase awareness and hone your skills and we can't wait to try that. Very pretty place and well worth a visit if your near the area. Staff was friendly and full of information, bathrooms were clean, and plenty of literature to take away.

Thank Pietrosmom
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

We enjoyed hiking one of the trails to the waterfall. The trail was well marked by color and easy to follow. The waterfall was beautiful, a hidden gem! Parts of the trail were rockier than I'd anticipated based upon the printed literature. This was an enjoyable way to take time off and commune with nature and its breathtaking beauty.

Thank LynnWinters
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

It was like any other environmental tour. Nothing special.

Thank AshleyR226
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I attended several group events there. Stayed in tents and in the cabins. Both were great. The facilities are a little rough, but usually you aren't there expecting a 5-star hotel. The center has a main house for evening events (squaredancing etc) and the dining area was great for the groups I was with. The courses that are offered there were very interesting and the staff was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it for a nature/education experience.

Thank bcandctrips12
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Excellent trails. Good options from very easy to very physical trails. The waterfalls are beautful well worth the walk down and climb back up.

Thank Rhonda S
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