DCNR Calendar of Events

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

Phone

570-676-3428

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

East

Manager

Brian Taylor

Email

promisedlandsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Vernal Pool Hike

What is a Vernal Pool? Find out on this easy one mile hike back to a vernal pool that is home to Wood frog tadpoles and Spotted salamander larvae. Nets and...

5/17 5pm
Birding for Beginners and Beyond

Search beautiful Varden for the brilliantly colored songbirds of spring! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned birder, you're sure to have a good day! ...

6/21 5pm
Family Fishing

Go on, take the bait! We'll loan you a rod, reel, tackle and bait, you don't even need a license for this one day, two hour catch and release program!

7/19 5pm
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

Recent Events

Night Hike

10/12/2017

Incredible Insects

8/17/2017

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!