What is a Nature Discovery Area? A Nature Discovery Area is a designated outdoor area designed to allow children of all ages to have a safe, fun and natural area to explore. There are several elements to the area including a canoe, tunnel, xylophone, talking tubes and much more. Our Nature Discovery Area will be the first of its kind in Monroe County and will be open to everyone year-round to discover nature.
Who is Lilliana? The Nature Discovery Area at Kettle Creek is dedicated in memory of Lilliana Denniston whose family have been members of Kettle Creek since 2010. In the spring of 2015, Lilliana passed away. Lilliana was passionate about nature and attended many of our day camps. Not only did she love being outside but she also had a very kind, gentle spirit. She loved the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. A plan was set forth to honor her memory by designing a Nature Discovery Area.
Contributors With the help of the Denniston family, donations made in Lilliana’s memory, the students of Dr. Elaine Roger’s Facility Design Class at East Stroudsburg University, the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund, and Fasano Enterprises, this Nature Discovery Area has become a reality.
The Nature Discovery Area is open year round, dawn to dusk. Look for the butterfly symbol on our trail map to find the Nature Discovery Area!