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Visitor Activities

Visitor Activities
  • Hunting

    Public hunting is permitted on 270 acres during specific times of the year. Hunting is a wildlife management tool and is also a Congressionally mandated priority public use.  The hunting program is administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). All hunters must obtain a refuge hunting permit prior to scouting and hunting. For more information please visit our permits page.

  • Hiking

    The Cherry Valley Ridge Trail travels 3.2 miles through upland oak/pine forests and open fields along the Kittatinny Ridge.   A kiosk at the trailhead provides general information and orientation. An observation/photography blind is located along the trail.

    Directions to trailhead: Take Route 80 to exit 304 (US-209S) and continue onto US-33S. Take the Saylorsburg exit. Make a left onto State Route 115/3017. Make your first left onto Lower Cherry Valley Road, and turn right at the parking lot immediately after the 33 underpass. Turn right onto the gravel road and follow it through the gate (open only during visiting hours) to the parking lot.

    Those choosing to navigate by GPS should use the address of the adjacent Sorrenti Winery at 130 Lower Cherry Valley Road, Saylorsburg, PA.  

  • Wildlife Viewing

    Mammals, migratory and resident breeding birds may be seen at various times of the year among the refuge’s upland habitats. An observation blind is located along the trail to facilitate wildlife viewing.

  • Interpretation

    The Friends of Cherry Valley host an annual Cherry Valley Day to celebrate the valley’s resources and rich history. Information on the refuge and its resources is available at the trailhead kiosk and on the web site.

Page Photo Credits — Credit: USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2016
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