Dense Pine Forests and Diverse Wetlands
Join us for a hike at this little-known Endless Mountains gem.
The Davis Crossing Preserve is located just North of Lake Winola in Overfield Twp. This scenic and abundant land preserve is owned and managed by the Countryside Conservancy. Hikers and nature enthusiasts are welcomed to explore a variety of curated hiking trails throughout 61 acres.
The dense pine forest and wetlands are teeming with wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic heron taking flight or poking around in the shallows. You’ll find the occasional beaver skillfully crafting the landscape and maybe even a few deer picking about in the underbrush. The preserve is known locally as one of the region’s top bird watching sites.
Davis Crossing also features a few incredible amenities to make the hike a little easier. A convenient boardwalk bridge helps to keep your feet dry all while allowing for a close up look of the wetlands. And the popular Al Zenke Lookout Tower offers a spectacular, wide angle view of the preserve. The tower also provides visitors with the perfect location for bird spotting. It’s also a great place to simply stop and capture a quiet moment with a gorgeous view.
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The preserve’s trails include an easy, one-mile loop through the forest and a straight out-and-back path. The loop offers incredible wetland views, easy hiking and just enough natural shade. The out-and-back trail passes the Al Zenke Tower, crosses the dam and continues along the Old Trolley Trail. These meticulously maintained foot paths feature a truly unique glimpse into one of NEPA’s most naturally abundant ecosystems.
Add the Davis Crossing Preserve to your hiking checklist. Whether you’re an avid bird watcher, or you just enjoy an afternoon hike, it’s the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure.