Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area

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November 9, 2021
Scenic hiking, picnicking and fishing.
Tina And Chris
Tina And Chris
October 28, 2021
About 25 minutes away . Beautiful area with hiking trails!
October 22, 2021
Great hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls about a 30 minute drive from home.
Emily & Claude
Emily & Claude
September 15, 2021
Easy creekside hike to small waterfall. Amazing view of the pine trees. Picnic area as well.
August 26, 2021
Explore the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area! Located just off Route 115 near Blakeslee, the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area is a 130-acre preserve frequently visited for hiking, fishing, waterfall viewing and picnicking. In addition to its wide, flat waterfalls, the natural area features three…

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**STUNNING Log Cabin in the heart of Poconos!

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“A perfect little spot for the kids, 940 Golf'n'Fun offers mini golf, bumper cars, an arcade, paint ball, batting cages, a driving range, an ice cream shop, and more.”
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“This place is whole in the wall bar with delicious food. Not the greatest place for kids, but a great no fuss place for adults. ”
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Ski Area
“THE JFBB STORY JFBB IS THE RESULT OF A REVOLUTION - THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THAT IS.. Josiah White and Erskine Hazzard, pioneers in the anthracite coal mining industry, founded the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. These two entrepreneurs created the world’s first iron-wire suspension bridge as well as an effective river navigation system to transport large amounts of coal to Philadelphia. By 1840, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company employed over 1,000 men in a dozen or more manufacturing establishments. At its peak capacity in 1919 the company had 11,000 employees and was producing 5 million tons of coal per year. Around 1942, employees built the Split Rock Club on the shores of Lake Harmony as a company retreat. The club consisted of Split Rock Lodge and the adjoining Hazzard ski slope. When the lodge was sold in 1947, Hazzard ski slope became known as Big Boulder Ski Area. This was the first commercial ski resort in Pennsylvania, and it was here that snowmaking was first used successfully in a commercial application. INVENTION OF SNOWMAKING HAS ROOTS AT BIG BOULDER John Guresh, an employee who was instrumental in building Big Boulder Ski Area, was the pioneer who perfected the snowmaking machine. In 1956, a machine that resembled a lawn sprinkler was used to emit crystals that looked and acted like snow. Guresh said of his first efforts, “One of the biggest problems was keeping the water moving fast enough to prevent freezing before it could be sprayed.” He also stated that “It never bothered me that I didn’t become rich and famous from the invention. I made a lot of friends and got a lot of recognition, that was more important.” JACK FROST IS BORN When Jack Frost opened in 1972, the experiences from Big Boulder laid the groundwork for a well designed ski resort. All of the slopes, lifts, buildings, and snowmaking infrastructure that would be required were planned as part of the original construction. Today, Jack Frost Ski Area is a companion resort to Big Boulder Ski Area. With roots in the industrial age, these two ski resorts have become the heart and soul of the Northeastern Pennsylvania ski industry. ”
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“Beautiful hiking area close to Wilkes-Barre (bigger town, more shopping choices, and Wegmans grocery store for all you wegmans fans! Make a day of hiking and shopping)”
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“Great breakfast food- I recommend their power protein bowl and avocado toast. ”
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20 Pennsylvania 115
Blakeslee, PA 18610