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November 21, 2012

Little Rocky Glen

Little Rocky Glen

Here in Luzerne County, “Rocky Glen” is known as one of many defunct amusement parks. There is an historical marker where it used to be, but not much else. But I recently discovered this “Little Rocky Glen” up in Wyoming County, thanks to Aaron Campbell, a great freelance photographer, who heard about it from… well, you get the idea.

It is reminiscent of the Seven Tubs Natural Area, but much more compact.  The rushing water has carved out the rocks over time, and there is a small area where people have “left their mark” on the rocks in carving – the earliest legible date being 1928.  The stream follows the edge of a vast corn field and then takes a sharp turn as it enters the glen. Photographically, it is a treasure trove, and a challenge, because there is little direct sunlight due to the glen’s orientation.

There is a rudimentary trail system, one part of which is hampered by a large tree which has recently fallen on the trail, but you can still get down to the water on the opposite side. It takes a bit of effort, but it’s worth it!

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