Thomas Darling Preserve

Monroe County, three miles north of Blakeslee, PA

Thomas Darling Preserve

The Thomas Darling Preserve is located in the famed Pocono Mountains and is home to one of the state’s largest spruce forests. This groundwater-fed glacial wetland offers more than 1,300 acres of birding, hiking and hunting areas. In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Wildlands has established a land management agreement, new trails and environmental education opportunities. Present access is difficult because of the extensive wetland terrain. In December 2017, Wildlands added 72 acres of adjacent woodlands and wetlands. The acquisition, located along Route 940, forwards plans to provide public access to this expansive preserve.