Rainy Day Fun Things to Do

Rainy Day Fun Things to Do

Recently, I had friends visiting. We were excited to raft the river. Hike a challenging trail. Enjoy the sunshine. Then, all of our plans went out the window as the weekend had a different plan by providing vast amounts of…

The Hawley Silk Mill ... a community jewel

The Hawley Silk Mill … a community jewel

The Silk Mill, originally an industrial era building, was built as a throwing mill to create silk thread from cocoons.  Powered by hydro mechanical and hydroelectric systems, the mill, constructed of two-foot thick bluestone walls, heavy wood timbers, and solid…

Why People Be Pigs?

Why People Be Pigs?

The Road is NOT a Garbage Can! Ahhhhh, the loveliness of springtime! The flowers begin to grow, leaves are returning to the trees as the mounds of plowed snow melt away. And there it is, in between the flowers and…

Ludolph Hensel

Ludolph Hensel

My Life in America Before, During and After the Civil War I am writing a fictional history that revolves around the Shohola Train Wreck of 1864. (I will keep you informed on the progress.) The writers group PencilsNEPA has been…

Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson

I had the good fortune to meet the artist, Oliver Johnson, over the summer of 2021. AMSkier was hosting him in the bungalow that was the former offices of The Delaware Highlands Conservancy. The warmth and wisdom of this thoughtful,…

Winter – Inside and Out

Winter – Inside and Out

The heart of winter in the Pocono Mountains offers an abundance of opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature and the nature of creativity. We are surrounded by game lands and parks. Don your cross-country skis or snowshoes and get outside. It’s…

Van Scott Nature Preserve

Van Scott Nature Preserve

The 144-acre Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, Wayne County, PA is the new headquarters of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and a welcoming, accessible place for people of all ages to learn about, explore, and enjoy nature. It was…