One of the newest trails at Lacawac, the trail was developed as an intern project during the summer of 2014 by a student from Bloomsburg University. The trail highlights Lacawac's 20-plus-years research deer exclosures and the ledges natural area.
Ledges are located on the south side of the
sanctuary and drop 250 feet to the shores of Lake
Wallenpaupack. The ledges natural area supports various species of ferns and numerous mosses and lichens,
as well as a mature forest.
The ledges area affords a
splendid view of Lake Wallenpaupack in the winter months. It also makes a
delightful spot for bird watching in the spring and summer, providing a view of
the forest canopy.
Lacawac offers one mile of
undisturbed shoreline on Lake Wallenpaupack, one of Pennsylvania’s largest
recreational lakes. Lacawac’s diverse habitat is home to an extraordinary
variety of native wildlife.
The Ledges area was protected from development
by Lacawac with the assistance of a grant through DCNR's Community Conservation
Partnerships Program and with the participation of the Delaware Highlands
Conservancy. The area represents outstanding examples of the conservation
of native plant communities through public awareness and stewardship.