Photos generously provided by Pocono Photo Club

History of Churleigh Inn:

The foundation of the historic Churleigh Inn is located on the northern edge of this preserve, which also features a picturesque lake nestled among the ridges. 

The life and death of the Inn's founder, Samuel Collins, is one of Stroudsburg's most intriguing and mysterious tales.

While many questions remain unanswered, a 2015 article from Pocono Record explores what we know about this piece of Stroudsburg history.

Read the full article here.

Glen Run

Nature Preserve 

Plan your visit:

Parking area:  740 Bangor Mountain Road

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Explore 4 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Take in views of Cherry Valley to the south, and downtown Stroudsburg to the north. Sit by the serene mountain top Glen Run Lake, and explore the ruins and site of the historic Churleigh Inn.

Suggested activities:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Birding
  • History

No hunting is allowed at Glen Run Nature Preserve.

History and Highlights

Glen Run Nature Preserve was acquired in 2015.

This 182-acre preserve is located just south of Stroudsburg and the overlook from Godfrey Ridge provides an excellent view of the borough below. Views from the southern edge offer a great vantage point for watching annual bird migrations through Cherry Valley. The ridge also marks a watershed divide: with the northern portion of the preserve located in the McMichael Creek watershed and the southern in the Cherry Creek watershed. 

No hunting is allowed at Glen Run Nature Preserve.

This preserve is classified as special regulation waters with artificial lure catch and release only.