Hiking George W Childs State Park, Pennsylvania

 

On my final day at Deerfield Spa in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania,  I woke up bright and early for some yoga,

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followed by hiking at nearby George W Childs State Park.

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Today’s hike was considered intermediate but it was more of walking straight down for 15 minutes and then climbing back up.  George W Childs State Park  is littered with waterfalls so it was a very pretty walk down/climb up.

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There were overhangs along the trail to get better views of the waterfalls.  These gave me some opportunities for photos.

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I almost ran right into this awesome looking spider:

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If you are ever in the Poconos, pack a picnic lunch and walk all the way to the bottom of the trail.  There is a perfect spot here for a picnic, talking your shoes off, and wading in the water.

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Our group was short on time (more exercise classes to attend and I had to check out), so we took a few photos and started the climb back to the top.

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The climb back up really wasn’t that bad, the overhangs made for good resting points to catch your breath and take a few photos.  Overall, it was an excellent way to spend an hour.

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Back at Deerfield Spa, I packed up my things, said my goodbyes, grabbed my packed lunch (apple and a turkey sandwich) and hit the road.  Deerfield Spa made for a fantastic weekend retreat.  If I ever get the chance to visit Deerfield Spa again, I definitely will and I’ll try to get a few friends to join me.  It would be a great bachelorette party destination or relaxing girls weekend.

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Until next time, Deerfield Spa!

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