The Butternut Trail

County Township Year Acreage Type Conservation Values
County: Sullivan Township: Forks Year: 1993 Acreage: 606.00 Type: Public Acquisition Conservation Values:
  • Adjacent to Other Conserved Land
  • In the Public's View
  • Public Recreation
  • Special Scenic Quality
  • Water Resource Protection

Helping to conserve over 600 hundred acres of prime forest land adjacent to Worlds End State Park for public use, the Flynn project was one of NPC's earliest acquisitions. The property contains a mile of the Loyalsock Trail that would have had to be relocated if the land was developed. Shortly following the acquisition, NPC transferred ownership of the property over to the PA Bureau of Forestry so that it could be incorporated into the Loyalsock State Forest, assuring its protection and public access for years to come. Since then, the Butternut Trail in Worlds End State Park has been created, crossing over portions of land conserved by the Flynn project. In addition to bordering the Park, this land is a major component of the view from Canyon Vista, and contains many spring fed tributaries to the Loyalsock Creek.