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Site MNR08: Hearthstone Lake

Description

Elevation: 1805 ft. Hearthstone Lake is surrounded by woodland providing a relaxing setting to search for wildlife. The lake itself supports a variety of wetland-associated species. Keep a look out for great blue heron, wood duck, belted kingfisher and the occasional bald eagle. The nearby woodland supports anticipated songbirds with eastern wood-pewee and red-eyed vireo calling throughout the summer. Check the open areas around the lake for breeding field sparrows in summer. The lake is also worth checking for dragonflies. Widow skimmer, eastern pondhawk, eastern amberwing and common green darner all occur. Site MNR09 Todd Lake

Directions

From Reddish Knob, return north 2.0 miles to FR 924. Turn right, heading east on FR 924 for 6.9 miles to the intersection of Rt. 924 and Tilghman Road/FR 101. From the intersection of Rt. 924 and Tilghman Road/FR 101 near Briery Lake, go south on Tilghman Road/FR 101 for 4.4 miles. Turn right and continue 0.7 miles to the lake.

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