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Birding the Bells Gap Rail Trail

Date(s) - Sat Apr 20, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Bells Gap Trail Head


Join John Carter and Mark Nale on an early spring warbler search on the Bells Gap Trail while enjoying outstanding views of eastern ridges, the Tuckahoe Valley and Bellwood Reservoir. We will stroll two miles of the trail that consist of fresh crushed limestone surface in search of Worm-eating, Cerulean, Hooded Warblers and hopefully many more. Along with the rich railroad history, the trail includes several covered benches on which to rest and enjoy the scenery.

What to bring: binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, drink and snack. After the walk we can gather at Nunzio’s Pizza & Italian Rest. (across from Bellwood Sheetz) for a bite and discuss our observations.

Meet at the Bell Gap Trailhead
Directions: Take Bellwood Exit 41 off of I-99. Follow PA-865 for 2.7 miles to Igou Road which will be on your right. Go .1 mile on Igou Road. Turn left into Bells Gap trailhead parking lot. The trailhead parking lot includes picnic tables, picnic pavilion, and a portable toilet.

Contact: Susan Braun (814)574-0795 for information.