STEM Trail Stop — Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Family STEM Trail Stop — Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Walk down to the hill to the pond and follow the trail along Climbers Run stream.

Look for fish in the water.

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What rare fish might you see in the stream? This fish likes cool, clean, pure water (<68° F) under forest trees and is a member of the salmon family. (Hint: It is the state fish of Pennsylvania.)

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This nature preserve is a great place to walk, hike or simply observe wildlife.  It features diverse habitats including a pond, wetland, forest, meadows, and stream.

Many spots along the stream offer the opportunity to reflect in nature and provide an outdoor classroom experience. There are two miles of hiking trails.

Climbers Run hosts educational field trips and organized volunteer opportunities.

The preserve showcases stormwater management models including a rain garden, established meadows, wildlife habitat, and a stream restoration project which reduces the flow of polluted runoff. More than 50% of Conservancy preserves are located in the Susquehanna Riverlands, protecting waters that feed the Susquehanna River and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. See for a species listing.

Susquehanna Riverlands Research & Education Center
226 Frogtown Road
Pequea, PA 17565

Website & Map:

Sunrise to Sunset.
Please check the website for closings due to special events and maintenance.

Lydia Martin, Director of Education
717.392.7891 Ext. 215

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