Bear Meadows Natural Area

Step into one of only 603 National Natural Landmarks in the country and one of eight designated natural areas in Rothrock State Forest. Here there is a rare type of wetland surrounded by a forest of black spruce, red spruce and balsam fir. Curiously explore the rare plant and animal communities, historical features, and forest characteristics that have earned Bear Meadows its designations from the National Park Service and PA-DCNR, and inspired many writers and adventurers in search of peace and solace.

Bear Meadows Natural Area

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Step into one of only 603 National Natural Landmarks in the country and one of eight designated natural areas in Rothrock State Forest. Here there is a rare type of wetland surrounded by a forest of black spruce, red spruce and balsam fir. Curiously explore the rare plant and animal communities, historical features, and forest characteristics that have earned Bear Meadows its designations from the National Park Service and PA-DCNR, and inspired many writers and adventurers in search of peace and solace.


GPS Link for this location: North Meadows Parking/Trailhead, Bear Meadows Road & N. Meadows Road, Petersburg, PA 16669

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Bear Meadows Natural Area, Petersburg, PA 16669

Adventure Tips:

🚶🏾‍♂️ 1.5 mile hike, easy
📵 Cell service is limited here
🐕 Pets on a leash are welcome
🥾 Sturdy footwear recommended
💧 Remember your water bottle
📅 Yes this destination is open to the public all year