Hearts Content National Scenic Area - Allegheny National Forest

Hearts Content is a hemlock-white pine-northern hardwood forest type. The old-growth forest is over 122 acres in extent, but the scenic area is most famous for its 20 acres of tall white pine and eastern hemlock. Many of these trees have diameters of over 40 inches and heights of over 140 feet, and most of the white pine are between 300 and 400 years old. American beech is also plentiful in the forest, but is affected by Beech bark scale. Hay-scented fern covers much of the understory due to overbrowsing by deer. There is a gentle interpretive trail and a nearby picnic area.

 
 
 
 
 
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