Warm Holiday Wishes from Cold Marsh Creek

The Pine Creek Rail Trail runs for 62 miles from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore using the rail bed that once hauled celery, lumber, and ginseng to market. The Trail is popular with tourists, Boy Scout Troops earning bicycling badges, and local residents staying healthy by biking and walking.

From Wellsboro Junction to Ansonia the Trail runs along Marsh Creek. Through this area, the stream has a defined channel, but there is also a network of wetlands that help feed the stream. During spring high water events, it’s not unusual for there to be standing water in areas for days.

NPC is working with the Bureau of Forestry on the Cavanaugh Access. While the site will provide more recreational access to the Trail and opportunities to develop walking paths into wetlands, the property also is important for its ecological values.