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









Upcoming Events

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Take a moderate 2 mile hike past the historic Brook's Farmstead and help our Environmental Education Specialist count Eastern Bluebird eggs and chicks along...

6/4 9am
Chimney Hike

Take a moderately difficult 2 mile hike to the Shafer chimney, the oldest structure in the county, and past the Brooks Farm, exploring the enigmatic stone...

8/6 7pm
Mid-Valley Hike

Explore the Mid-Valley hiking trails with our Environmental Education Specialist on this easy 2 mile hike. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

8/27 6pm
Tannery Trail Hike

Join us in search of turtleheads, cardinal flowers, bee balm and other wildflowers on an easy two mile hike. Please wear boots or shoes that can get wet and...

9/12 6pm
Pond Loop Hike

Join us for an easy one mile hike along the Pond Loop. We will explore this diverse trail for Flora and Fauna. This program meets at the Tannery Access Area.

10/8 6pm

Recent Events

Pond Loop Hike


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