TRAILS ON PRESERVES

Countryside Conservancy manages 510 acres of lands and waters to protect their conservation value. Most of these acres are open to the public for visitation, and many have trails. Collectively, we contribute 5.2 miles of singletrack hiking & biking trails to the Lackawanna State Park/ Countryside Conservancy Trail System. We thank our many volunteers, especially the Lackawanna State Park Trail Crew, for the countless hours they have put in on trail construction and maintenance!

Follow the links below for maps of trails on Conservancy lands or Download the Trailforks Mobile App for a trail guide at your fingertips.

Please note that Conservancy trails are for non-motorized use only and are open from dawn to dusk.

Little Rocky Glen Trail – The preserve is located between Tunkhannock and Factoryville, just off of US 6, along Lithia Valley Road. There is a new gravel parking lot on the right, if driving from US 6, before the new concrete bridge.
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Messimer Preserve Trail – (1 mile one-way from parking at Lackawanna State Park to the Messimer Preserve)
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Meadowsweet to Quarry Ridge Preserve Trails – (1 mile one-way from Lily Lake Road to Lackawanna State Park boundary)
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Ziegler Preserve Trail – (1 mile loop trail from parking area that also connects to Lackawanna State Park’s Bull Hill Trail)
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Countryside Conservancy Preserves

Upcoming Events

  1. 20th Annual Conservancy Auction

    July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Conservancy11 minutes ago
Our hard-working Trolley Trail Committee got to see a firsthand look at the latest construction tonight!
Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Conservancy4 hours ago
A great clip of our Davis Crossing Preserve near Lake Winola - thanks Discover NEPA and thanks to the Crawford family for helping to manage the trails and our beaver friends!!
Countryside Conservancy
Discover NEPA
Join our interns for a walk through the Countryside Conservancy's Davis Crossing Preserve in Dalton. Hikers can choose between a 1-mile loop or a straight out-and-back trail that leads to a viewing stand overlooking the pond. See if you can spot some beavers during your visit! ☀️ #DiscoverNEPA
Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Conservancy4 days ago
It's not just your imagination: "The substantial May rainfall total helped push the most recent 12-month output for the Lower 48 states to the highest level in 125 years of record-keeping."
Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Conservancy6 days ago
Current conditions on the Trolley Trail: not raining!!!