Glacier Pools Preserve

A premonition of Spring. Put Glacier Pools Preserve on your "places to visit" list. Source: Valley Girl Views

Located less than 20 minutes north of Muncy, Glacier Pools Preserve is a  A 270 acre island of mature woods, wildflower meadows, and vernal (glacial) pools. The area is open to the public for walking pets, hiking, photography, birdwatching, and other low-impact recreation. 
 
If you are looking for nice walking trails where you dog is welcome to come along, this is a really great place!  
There are a variety of trails - through wooded areas, or through the meadow.
 

How to get there

Located on Pine Tree Road, off 864
 
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What exactly are vernal pools?

From their website:
"When we moved up here, we heard the low areas on the property described as “swamps” and had no idea what they were. Shallow, dry up to half the year, many choked with bushes and brambles, they were of little interest.  Then we started hearing a loud roaring noise in the early spring, maybe a big machine, but when we tried to sneak up on one it would suddenly hush. Yes, now we know: spring peepers by the hundreds.  “Bugs” by the millions for kids to collect and put into jars. And the migration of red salamanders up any waterway in the late spring: where were they headed and why? Gradually we figured it out, and you will too. The glaciers left chunks of ice which melted leaving shallow pools with no egress. They fill with snowmelt and rain, then slowly evaporate. They are too shallow and temporary to support fish, and therefore are the ideal safe spot for salamanders, frogs, shrimp (really!) and other invertebrates to quickly mature and mate."
 

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