Buck Hill Falls has 45+ miles of both private and public well-marked hiking trails, with maps available at the office. The old growth and new growth trees inspire many to take to the trails year-round. The incredible views of our deciduous forest span from summer’s green canopy, to the bright hues of autumn carpeting the paths, and in the quiet winter, when magnificent ice sculptures form around the waterfalls.
The Buck Hill Conservation Foundation sponsors weekly hikes during the summer season, and occasional guided hikes throughout the year, which are open to the public. Local naturalists, experts in flora and fauna, and accomplished birders lead these hikes, adding an educational element to the joy of walking in the woods, connecting us more closely to our natural environment.
Buck Hill and the surrounding Poconos have a wealth of cycling options, both on and off-road. Roadies can ride for hours in and around Buck Hill on paved roads and gravel trails ranging from gently rolling to epically challenging. Buck Hill alone has 45+ miles of paths and trails on 4,500+ acres.
Buck Hill’s offers an extraordinary location contiguous to other large tracts of Pennsylvania State Gamelands, Spruce Lake Retreat, Skytop Lodge, and others to create an abundance of hunting grounds. From deer to turkey and bear, Buck Hill is a pristine, hunter’s paradise.
Metzgar’s open meadows are surrounded by stands of mountain laurel, and forest, offering dramatic open views of Skytop, Promised Land, and rolling mountains reaching all the way to New York State. This area comprises some of the highest and most open land of Buck Hill Falls. Originally, a farm owned by the Metzgar family (from which the original Inn got its milk and pork), this spectacular property was bought by the community in 1956 and is the location of the annual 4th of July and Labor Day community picnics and used for picnics, hikes, and large community and family gatherings throughout the spring, summer, and falls seasons.
Fly-fishing at Buck Hill is a century-old tradition, and anglers love the challenge of honing their skills on Buck Hills 2+ miles of crystal-clear waterways. Buck Hill Creek has been designated a waterway of “exceptional value” by the State of Pennsylvania and these pristine streams are cherished by our fly-fishing group, many of whom cap off a day of golf or tennis with an hour’s quiet communion in the rushing waters, under a canopy of leaves. Public anglers and visitors can also enjoy the earthy aroma of a Pocono stream while fly-fishing for trout. Buck Hill Falls welcomes everyone to our streams who have a PA Fishing License, Buck Hill Falls Fishing Permit, and agree to our fishing regulations.