Maple Tract Preserve

Long Pond, PA

Located in the heart of the Pocono Plateau, the Maple Tract Preserve is a remnant of the long-ago glacial period that shaped this region. The preserve offers 8 miles of trails through 680 acres of forest  and marsh ecosystems, remnants of ancient post-glacial conditions. The glacial wetlands here feed local creeks and streams, while providing critical habitat to a vibrant host of plants and wildlife.


  • Trail Map and Legend

Download a PDF version of the trail map here.

  • Getting Here

    Main entrance

    271 Stoney Hollow Rd, Long Pond, PA 18334

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  • Wildlife

    A host of wildlife abounds here including bear, grouse, snowshoe hare, amphibians, and beaver.

    As many as 150+ species of bird have been spotted in the area including notable species such as Golden-Winged Warblers, Purple Finches, Scarlet Tanagers, Northern Harrier, and Alder Fly Catchers.

  • Plantlife

    Globally rare plant species and other plants only occasionally seen in Pennsylvania exist within the preserve due to the unique environmental conditions seldom found anywhere else on Earth.
  • History

    Wetlands such as the Maple Tract Preserve are crucial to water quality for the streams that drain these areas. Sediment and pollutants settle into the wetlands, protecting the downstream aquatic health, while dense plant growth stabilize banks and slow flood waters.  This preserve is drained by Tunkhannock Creek, a High Quality Cold Water Fishery and tributary to the Lehigh River, which provides drinking water for Lehigh Valley communities.

    Other notable attractions to this property include the extensive late-spring Laurel blooms, summer time berries, abundant salamanders, and the famous Pocono’s region fall foliage colors. As many as 150+ species of bird have been spotted in the area including notable species such as Golden-Winged Warblers, Purple Finches, Scarlet Tanagers, Northern Harrier, and Alder Fly Catchers.

    The Maple Tract Preserve is part of a larger complex of contiguous bog land known as the Fern Ridge Bog complex. Through the joint efforts of Wildland Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and Tunkhannock Township, these 1390 acres of vital habitat are perpetually protected from development, preserving vital habitat for declining species, and promoting healthy downstream waters.

  • Enhance your experience by downloading our FREE mobile preserve app! Learn about our preserves as you navigate their trails following points of interest! View upcoming events and share your experiences on social media – all right from the app!

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Questions or feedback about this preserve?

Contact Preserve Manager Michael Hock

(610) 965-4397 ext 132 – Mhock@wildlandspa.org