Top Ten Natural Features in Stony Valley & Surrounds
No. 7 - Inscription Tree

Since the Great Depression, the old birch “Inscription Tree” sat along the crystal clear waters of the Evening Branch of Fishing Creek, not far from the Stony Valley Rail-Trail. The tree, and now its surrounding “children,” got its name from the passersby who carved their names into its bark.

The tree was made famous four decades later, in a couple of newspaper articles talking about the Stony Creek Valley Coalition’s effort in saving this pristine landscape from the construction of a hydroelectric dam.

DIRECTIONS: Park at the Eastern Rail-Trail Parking Lot on Gold Mine Road. From there walk east through the gate approximately 1.3 miles on the Rail-Trail until you reach the Mount Eagle Trail on your right (blazed by tin can lids). The inscription tree sits next to the trail, right before you cross the Evening Branch of Fishing Creek.

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