Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve


The 400-acre Kurmes Preserve was acquired in 2005. The acquisition was funded by the Monroe County Open Space Program, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), a bargain sale by the landowner and private donations. The preserve is bisected by SR-940, dividing it into two sections. North of SR-940, Tank Creek and Yankee Run along with some smaller watercourses form the headwaters of the Paradise Creek. These riparian areas have dense rhododendron and hemlock with other associated deciduous species. There are also a number of vernal pools. The upland area is predominately mixed oak often with a dense understory of mountain laurel. South or SR-940 is mostly dry upland with mixed oak.

• Describe trails within this holding (number, length, blaze colors, other important info).

• 400-acre

Owner ~ Who owns the title or deed to this property?

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

• 2 Trailhead Parking Locations: 

      • 41.13824, -75.32989 Devil's Hole Rd.
      • 41.128723, -75.331620 Phoebe Snow Rd.


•  Ample


√ Easy



   Very Strenuous


•  Hiking

•  Hunting

•  Fishing


•  None

CR ~ Conservation Restriction ~ If there is a conservation restriction or easement on this property, who is it assigned to?

•  None

Assigned Steward(s)

Location & Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/odtNKqpASG32 Phoebe Snow Road

Location & Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/7WycSXHsQM62 Devil's Hole Road