To contact us:
Pocono Heritage Land Trust
P.O. Box 553
Pocono Pines, PA 18350-0553
Phone: (570) 424-1514
Upper Paradise Preserve
at Cranberry Creek
Location: Paradise and Barrett Townships, Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT) has recently acquired a 272.172-acre parcel in Paradise Township that provides crucial protection for the Cranberry Creek and its headwaters. The property was acquired with matching grants from the Monroe County Open Space program and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
Now known as the Upper Paradise Preserve, the property is located along Route 191 and is adjacent to Paradise Township’s Nothstein Preserve. The alternate access to the back portion of the property will be located off of Henry's Crossing Rd. The new Preserve protects a section of the Cranberry Creek, a High Quality Coldwater Fishery and PA Fish & Boat-eligible Class A wild trout fishery. Adding this portion of the Creek to the already-protected Nothstein portion will help preserve water temperature, quality and quantity throughout the subwatershed, and provides essential connectivity between existing protected lands. The step waterfalls, braided creek, existing and potential trails, hemlock ravines, rhododendron stands, and open woodland are the best of the "old Poconos" -- a legacy to be preserved for generations to come.
Protecting natural areas accomplishes these goals:
It preserves the scenic view of the area.
It protects headwaters and recharge areas of our streams and groundwater.
It provides a natural area for plants and animals, and for people to enjoy.
It increases property values and helps keep school taxes down.
It preserves an area of natural beauty and upland forest.
It stabilizes stream flow and reduces flood crests.
To help us protect other important natural lands -
Tax-deductible contributions may be mailed to:
Pocono Heritage Land Trust, P.O. Box 553, Pocono Pines, PA 18350-0553
Please make your check payable to Pocono Heritage Land Trust.