LAPORTE — Just a short hike from the trailhead at the northern terminus of the Loyalsock Trail, a sequence of falls that spill into the Loyalsock Creek are stunning year round — Dutchman Falls.

While the hike to the falls is short, it’s tricky. Even during warmer months, the trek is rocky, steep and narrow in spots. During the winter months, the icy reward is stunning, but the trek to the falls is made even tougher through Mother Nature’s winter splendor and often requires microspikes.

Chris Brady is managing editor at The Standard-Journal and can be reached at

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