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Picture This: On the Trail at the Eales Preserve

Take a Hike to the Top of Moosic Mountain

We recently explored the Dick & Nancy Eales Preserve in Jessup. The property is located on the ridge of Moosic Mountain and offers miles of hiking and biking trails.

The Eales Preserve is known for having one of the best heath barrens in the northeastern United States. The barrens are rocky landscapes marked with blueberry bushes, wildflowers, shrubs, pitch pine and shrub oak. The unique geography provides sweeping views and great opportunities to spotting wildlife.

The preserve is one of several properties protected by The Nature Conservancy. It is open to the public from dawn to dusk each day. Take a look at our photos for a glimpse of the barrens, and plan your visit to a park or trail near you.

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