Alan Seeger Natural Area - Rothrock State Forest
This 390-acre area along Standing Stone Creek includes virgin white pine and hemlock. Towering above the trail as it winds through 20-foot-high rhododendrons is a hemlock forest bypassed by the loggers at the end of the 19th century. Here are magnificent trees, some over 4 feet DBH and reaching several hundred years old. Other tree species in the area include white oak, red maple, white pine, pignut hickory, black gum and black birch. A mature mixed-oak forest with many large specimens is located on the mountain slope to the southeast. A nature trail leads into the heart of the remnant old-growth forest while winding along Standing Stone Creek, and continuing through a younger forest of oaks, white pine and red maple.