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Varden Conservation Area

A gift from veterinarian Dr. Mead Shaffer, the 444-acre Varden Conservation Area is located in Wayne County. This land was a magnanimous gift in an area that was once a remote section of the state, which is now beginning to feel the pressure of development. It will be protected and used for future generations as a respite from daily life. Varden is a place to learn about Pennsylvania’s wonderful natural history. The property is managed by Promised Land State Park, which is in Pike County.

1100 Mid Valley Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436, USA








Brian Taylor



Upcoming Events

Incredible Insects!

Insects are so cool! We'll capture, identify and release all sorts of incredible insects. Tanks, nets and ID Books provided.

8/16 5pm
Varden Conservation Day

Join the festivities to celebrate the Varden Conservation Area at this FREE event! A fishing derby, door prizes, free icecream, and LIVE animal show are all...

9/8 10am
Night Hike

Let's get comfortable hiking at night! We'll play a few night games, search for glow worms and call out some owls. Hike is an easy one mile. Please wear...

10/4 7pm

Recent Events

Family Fishing


Vernal Pool Hike


Recent Activity

Judie Cerekwas Grandjean

Judie Cerekwas Grandjean left a positive review 6/15/2017

Ryan was great! Saw many birds and learned lots of calls! Very informative!