The Pocono Environmental Education Center gives visitors the opportunity to interact with nature in a unique way! The Pocono Environmental Education Center offers miles of hiking trails, team building interactions, hands-on experiences for kids, and more. So when it’s time to refresh your soul in the great outdoors, head on over!
For more information on the PEEC, as well as other fascinating things to do in the Pocono area, check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. It features all the best restaurants, attractions, and events to make planning your vacation a breeze!
About the Pocono Environmental Education Center
The Pocono Environmental Education Center is located within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a 70,000-acre national park. They are a nonprofit that aims to educate the public about the local environment, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature. The Pocono Environmental Education Center hosts approximately 24,000 people each year. Many of their programs are for school-age children, but there is something here for everyone!
The Pocono Environmental Education Center Hiking Trails
The Pocono Environmental Education Center maintains six distinctly different hiking trails. They vary in length and in degree of difficulty. All are loops that begin and end on the Pocono Environmental Education Center campus.
Before your hike, review the descriptions and download the appropriate trail guide. This guide turns your hike into a self-guided tour with wildlife, landmarks, and other things you might not notice on your own!
All of the hikes are excellent, and many people do more than one in a day. It just depends on your available time and skill level. But we can never say “no” to a hike and a picnic lunch on the Tumbling Waters Trail, PA! Going at a leisurely pace and taking a lunch makes this beautiful, shaded trail a do-able 4-hour roundtrip.
Note: They recommend that winter hikers start their hikes before 2 p.m. This will prevent you from being lost in the dark!
The Pocono Environmental Education Center Team Building Ropes Course
Traveling with a horde of friends, or perhaps a conference or group of employees? The Pocono Environmental Education Center’s ropes course is just what you need to break the ice! It’s the perfect combination of challenge and fun! Plus, you’ll have lots of memories and stories to chat about later over dinner.
The Pocono Environmental Education Center EcoZone
The EcoZone at the Pocono Environmental Education Center is where it becomes fun to learn about nature! In the EcoZone and the Discovery Room, nature comes to life! Ever wanted to visit an eagle’s nest? How about a bat cave or a beaver lodge? All that is possible here! A favorite of kids and adults, but make sure they’re open to the public before you head out.
Gorgeous Views at the French Manor Inn
After a day of hiking and immersing yourself in nature, retreat to your spacious and well-appointed room at the French Manor Inn. The beauty of the Northern Pocono Mountains await you–along with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies.
Other onsite amenities include our premium Le Spa Foret services, a fitness room, indoor salt water pool and hot tub, and more. A full, gourmet breakfast is served each morning, and our on-site restaurant is one of the best in the region. When planning your visit to the French Manor Inn, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We look forward to helping you have a refreshing vacation in a beautiful location!