Bruce Lake Natural Area

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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This trail takes you through a rocky forest section as you hike toward the narrows of Egypt Meadow Lake, where you can view the dark waters of this man-made lake. The trail then follows an old logging road to spring-fed Bruce Lake, a glaciated lake. As you circle Bruce Lake, you’ll come to an old-fashioned water pump. There are two provisos before starting this hike: First, there are two Bruce Lake Natural Area parking lots; be sure to start this hike at the northernmost parking area, which is just 0.1 mile south of I-84. This is also the parking area for Egypt Meadow. Second, if there are no trail maps at the trailhead bulletin board, contact the Promised Land State Park office and get a Promised Land Trail System map.
Hiking the Poconos

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Hiking the Poconos

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

This trail takes you through a rocky forest section as you hike toward the narrows of Egypt Meadow Lake, where you can view the dark waters of this man-made lake. The trail then follows an old logging road to spring-fed Bruce Lake, a glaciated lake. As you circle Bruce Lake, you’ll come to an old-fashioned water pump.

There are two provisos before starting this hike: First, there are two Bruce Lake Natural Area parking lots; be sure to start this hike at the northernmost parking area, which is just 0.1 mile south of I-84. This is also the parking area for Egypt Meadow. Second, if there are no trail maps at the trailhead bulletin board, contact the Promised Land State Park office and get a Promised Land Trail System map.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Scranton
Distance: 7.4
Elevation Gain: 320 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round; caution advised during hunting seasons
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Delaware State Forest, Swiftwa- ter; (570) 895-4000; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/FORESTRY/stateforests/delaware.aspx Promised Land State Park, Greentown; (570) 676-3428; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ stateparks/parks/promisedland.aspx
Local Maps: USGS: Promised Land; Promised Land State Park Trail System map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bruce Lake Natural Area

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