Tuscarora State Park Hike : Kingfishers, Ducks And Herons
Tuscarora State Park is e of the many state parks and game lands near my home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Sunday was the start of the NFL season and I wanted to get a quick hike in before my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles, played at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. So I decided to drive to Tuscarora.
I have posted a few blogs about the park and they can be viewed in the archives of my website. On Sunday I walked down to the lake and was surprised to find that the water level was very low. I learned later that the lake was drained because of work on the damn.
Near the creek I came upon the Spirit of Tuscarora Tree. This tree was named by a local hiker who maintains the trail and named the tree because it resembled a human face.
I decided to end my hike here and began my hike back along the Spirit of Tuscarora trail. However, I walked back down to the lake where I saw at least six great blue herons wading in the water or flying above its waters.
But it was getting late, and I didn’t want to miss the Philadelphia Eagles football game, so I headed back, this time walking along the exposed shore of the lake. Once again the woodlands of Northeastern Pennsylvania provided me with a wonderful place to discover the beauty of nature. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Tuscarora State Park hike September 8 2019.