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Pocono Environmental Education Center

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Address: 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328-9427
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+1 570-828-2319
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08:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Where Learning Comes Naturally! The Pocono Environmental Education Center...

Where Learning Comes Naturally! The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is the perfect place for learning, exploring, getting away, and connecting. With 6 hiking trails, weekend educational programs, and summer camp, PEEC is a great place for nature lovers of all ages, families, friends, photographers, youth and adult groups, scouts, students, and teachers. An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, PEEC is the education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. PEEC's mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.

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Great place for Hiking/Walks

Visited here with extended family of over 20 of us. People from 12 to 83 years hiking. Lots of trails to hike/walk and all could do it. Beautiful scenery. Stop into the Visitor... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2016
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here with extended family of over 20 of us. People from 12 to 83 years hiking. Lots of trails to hike/walk and all could do it. Beautiful scenery. Stop into the Visitor Center as it is much more expansive than looks outside. Very informational. Free coffee and water. Two ponds to fish if you bring your gear and have... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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360 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Hike here in the summer months with my young children. Enjoy the trails and peacefulness. My children also have summer camp here and they love it.

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Thank BB601
Wantage, New Jersey
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99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I have hiked at PEEC many times and each occasion immensely enjoy the trails. I typically do all three trails - Tumbling Waters, Ridgeline and Fossil loops - just under 9 miles. The terrain and woods are simply lovely. Tumbling Waters was very full this past weekend and so beautiful. There are some great views and one 'rope tow' on... More 

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Thank charisma2015
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103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We just visited this environmental education center and had a great time. We went fossil hunting and actual found them. We enjoyed the hike along the well marked trails. We spent a couple of days in the Poconos and found this to be a refreshing way to enjoy the area. There is an educational center with periodic programs on the... More 

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Thank Gforce61
Long Island, New York
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141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was my second time attending a workshop at PEEC. The cabins are comfortable, large with lots of bunk beds. The mattresses were not so comfortable, some people doubled up or brought air mattresses. The food is ok, not the best and not the worst. It is at a great location for exploring some beautiful places nearby.

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Thank Roni C
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,899 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,875 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This fairly large compex has a variety of things to offer. A number of short trails start here, there are classes, guided walks, exhibits on wildlife. It is free and has some lovely views, especially a lake across the road what has spectacular color in the fall.

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Thank Pnemiller
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This place is neat. They have a bunch of bones and rocks that you can touch at the visitors center. You sign in for a free hike, grab a trail guide, and head out. My husband & I travel by ourselves, but we saw a bunch of kids and families, and there was some sort of educational activity going on.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I made a big series of loops into one trail. While not particularly challenging across the whole, short parts around the falls were a bit steep. Nice scenery, but don't expect to be immersed in wild forest. Most the land had been logged out this century, so it's new-growth forest slowly recuperating. I thought the best trails were the ones... More 

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Thank Tanya O
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Several different hiking trails for hikers of all ability including a wheelchair accessible trail. Trail guides available for a small fee. On summer weekends PEEC can be reached by the MCTA Pocono Pony free river runner shuttle service.

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Thank Gail S
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Excellent place to escape from "the city" - came here for a department retreat and team building experience. It was excellent! They were able to accommodate the needs of our group and work with us.

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Thank Eunice L

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