Cook Forest is well known as one of the best places to see tall and large hemlocks in the Eastern United States, but few realize it harbors magnificent hardwoods, such as the valuable black cherry. Northwest Pennsylvania is blessed with the most magnificent black cherry trees in the world, but few know that Cook Forest is the crown jewel for these statuesque trees.
Cook Forest is home to not only the largest black cherry in the state of Pennsylvania, but also the tallest black cherries north of the Mason Dixon Line. Cook Forest also harbors the greatest number of known black cherries in the 130ft height class north of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Please meet at the Log Cabin Inn for an off-trail hike to help re-measure the ‘Davies Memorial State Champ Black Cherry’ and the tallest known black cherry in the Northeast.
Saturday, December 16 at 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120