Seven Tubs Nature Area


Location: Plains Township, near Bear Creek, PA


Event/Season: Migrating and nesting birds; spring and summer


Possible Sightings: Wood thrush, hermit thrush, ovenbird, red-eyed vireo, common yellowthroat, field sparrow, scarlet tanager, brown creeper, eastern (rufous-sided for all you traditionalists) towhee, black and white warbler, downy woodpecker, ruffed grouse, turkey


Directions: I-81 to PA 115 South or PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) to PA 115 North. The park entrance is along the southbound lane of PA 115 at the end of the concrete divider if you are traveling south on PA 115, and at the beginning of the concrete divider if you are traveling north on PA 115. Follow the entrance road to the parking area on left, or to the handicapped-accessible parking area at the bottom of the hill. From the main parking area, follow the road to the bottom of the hill. Follow the yellow-lined macadam trail to the footbridge. Cross the footbridge and turn either left or right to access the Audubon Trail, which is balzed in blue, and for which foot travel is most appropriate. (Mountain bikes are discouraged and motorized vehicles are prohibited in this Luzerne County park.) The trail is a loop, and is approximately 1.5-2 miles long. It will return you to the Tubs area by hiking in either direction. Click for Information about the Audubon Trail, or Contact the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Please note that the park is currently open from Memorial to Labor Day.

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