Outdoor Recreation

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Whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, the natural beauty of the Susquehanna River Valley is sure to inspire you to take in the great outdoors. The Susquehanna River Valley is  home to the majestic Susquehanna River. We are also surrounded by state parks, scenic country roads, abundant fishing streams and year-round recreational opportunities.

The region also offers a number of land and water trails. Take some time to explore DCNR's  interactive website, which features more than 5,700 miles of trails throughout the Commonwealth. Want to kayak, camp, bike, or cross-country ski locally but don't know where to start? Go to Get Outdoors PA and learn more about what our area has to offer.

Did you know that PA's State Parks are the best in the country? They are! Our 117-state park system received the 2009 Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Watch a video created by PA DCNR highlighting our state parks.

There’s truly something here for everyone – whether you like to hike, bike, fish, canoe, golf, watch wildlife, or take a leisurely stroll through a park with friends and family – it’s all right here for you to enjoy!

The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area is an extensive, family-oriented off-road trail system located in Central Pennsylvania. Riders of ATV's, SxS, dirt bikes, and full-size vehicles enjoy the diversity of the trail system on 7,500 acres of wooded land that provide many experiences to keep riders coming back for more. The Event Center near the parking area gives riders shelter to eat, as well as portable bathroom facilities.

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Hot air balloon rides over the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Sunrise and sunset flights originate daily. Add a tethered or flyaway balloon ride to any event.

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A kayak/canoe rental business that provides transportation to designated drop-off locations on the Susquehanna so patrons can enjoy some relaxing time on the water. And when you return from your ride, relax on lounge chairs or hammocks located around on-site firepits. Watch for expansions coming soon!

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Blue Heron is the largest regional resource of fishing gear for the area's rivers, streams, and lakes. A growing screen printing and embroidery business has also served the region with custom apparel for more than 35 years.

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Brookside Bikes is family-owned and -operated, located just north of Mifflinburg. It's the perfect place to start a scenic bike tour of the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Brookside Bikes offers a wide selection of new and used bikes, parts and accessories, and prompt, high-quality service for the local area since 2009.

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18-hole semi-private golf course. Home of the Bucknell University Men's and Women's Golf Teams, the Bucknell Golf Club is a well- manicured and challenging course.

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Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA), owner of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail, offers events, classes, and activities for the whole family, also at the Lewisburg Community Pool, Recreation Park, Summer Camp, Gymnastics Center, and more.

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A family business focused on making cycling fun for the whole family. Offering sales, service, rentals, and U-Haul. The rental fleet includes over 30 bikes such as hybrids, electric, mountain, road tandem, childrens, etc.

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Forty beautiful hilltop acres are home to this full-care boarding facility that features horseback riding, training, clinics, trails, and riding lessons for all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. This equestrian center includes 42 12'x 12' stalls, a 14,000-sq. ft. indoor arena, a 20,000 sq. ft. outdoor arena, ample tack storage space, multiple grooming bays, and a warm water horse bathing suite. Elysian hosts several events throughout the year and can accommodate private events.

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Famous Reading Outdoors owns and operates approximately 20,000 acres located in Schuylkill and Northumberland counties in central-eastern Pennsylvania. Famous Reading Outdoors is actively managing a family-friendly, motorized, non-motorized, and hunting recreation facility.

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Fantasy Island Campground is a beautiful, friendly, & clean campground with 100 full hook-up sites located on the Susquehanna River near Sunbury, PA. Amenities include: cement patios & pads, laundry facilities, clean hot showers, TV, free WIFI, pool & so much more.

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This 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course is rated one of the finest courses in Northeastern PA with a pro shop that is fully-stocked with top brands. The onsite restaurant features a patio overlooking the #18 green and is open to the public, along with an Olympic-size swimming pool. Special events like a wedding, rehearsal dinner, party, tournament, or meeting can be hosted in the banquet room that offers breathtaking views of the Valley and accommodates 100 guests. Conveniently located between Danville and Bloomsburg near Geisinger Medical Center.

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Gilson is an American snowboard and ski company that designs bases in three dimensions for an enhanced feel on the mountain. The woodworking heritage of the region is merged with the precision of modern technology, building snowboards and skis that are of the highest quality in construction.

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Gray Squirrel Campsites is a peaceful vacation spot at the base of Jack's Mountain bordering Bald Eagle State Forest and within two miles of great fishing at Walker Lake. Visit the campground for a wonderful outdoor experience.

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Cruise aboard the Paddlewheel Riverboat and hear about boom rats, lumberjacks, and the characters on the river that once made Williamsport the home of the most millionaires per capita! Also enjoy family cruises, concert, karaoke, brunch, dinner and wing cruises! Refreshments available on board!

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Full hookups to primitive wooded tenting sites are available, located in scenic Buffalo Valley.

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Located in a beautiful farming valley of western Snyder County, Indian Run Golf Course is a great place for family fun. A beautiful post and beam clubhouse sits atop a hill overlooking the 18-hole public golf course. The views of this farming valley are spectacular from the clubhouse and high points on the course. Enjoy golf without being pushed or hurried.

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Kelly RV is a full-service repair center (some exclusions) and dealership for travel trailers, which carries a variety of camping supplies and RV repair parts and offers a PA Inspection Station and LP fill station. One of the only dealerships on the east coast for Northwood Manufacturing, Kelly RV stocks the 4-Season Nash, Arctic Fox, Fox Mountain, and Desert Fox line.

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Adjacent to Knoebels Amusement Park, 570 sites.

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Nestled at the base of a pine and hardwood-covered hillside, Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course boasts four sets of tees appealing to players of all abilities. The semi-private club is a regulation 18-hole, par 71 golf course rated 70.1 from the blue tees with a slope of 127. On location, the Nickle Plate Bar & Grill features a wide variety of assorted lunch and dinner specials, along with a selection of craft specialty beer, wine and cocktails. The clubhouse can accommodate group outings & tournaments for up to 125 people.

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Lake Augusta Outfitters (LAO) is Central PA's only jet ski and pontoon boat rental facility. Open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day, LAO is a full-service facility offering pontoon boat, Jet Ski, canoe, kayak and bike rentals; on-water ethanol-free gasoline sales and towing service to distressed watercrafts; and a retail store selling ice cream, snacks, drinks, bagged ice and boating and fishing supplies.

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Celebrating discovery and family-friendly fun since 1930! Where science and adventure are NATURALLY FUN! One-hour interpretive tours of two spectacular crystal caverns. Educational programs, Raystown Rocks Gift Ship, gem panning, primitive camping. Great family events...October Ghosts & Goblins Tours, December Santa in the Cave, February Batfest, April Easter Bunny Underground, and June Discovery Days. Closest Cavern to Raystown Lake.

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The Conservancy works with landowners primarily in Union, upper Northumberland, and Snyder counties to preserve the natural beauty and diversity of the region through partnerships with landowners and educational outreach.

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Environmental nonprofit organization improving, protecting and preserving the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna River Watershed for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.

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The Center in Millersburg, PA, was built to house the Center's collection of hundreds of original works. It also showcases works of contemporary artists from around the country. The Center's lands offer a tranquil outdoor experience on more than 500 contiguous acres of rustic beauty.

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Off Road Consulting has something for everyone! From training classes and guided trail rides that explore two of PA's premier off-road parks--AOAA and Rausch Creek--to self-guided tours of PA's state forests throughout the Keystone state. Off Road is constantly organizing new and intriguing ways to get out on safe, legal and fun trails! Off Road Consulting...see where the trails take you.

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Family-owned business for more than 40 years and the area's largest retailer of all sports products. Old Trail Tackle and Sports is a trusted source for premier fishing supplies, quality apparel, sporting goods and expert advice

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America's only all-water cavern and farm-nature-wildlife park. Only cave in Pennsylvania on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Features include a large visitors center, gift shop, gem-panning, maze, and cafe.

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R. B. Winter State Park covers 695 acres. The focal point of the park is Halfway Lake which is filled by spring-fed mountain streams and contained by a hand-laid, native sandstone dam. Open year-round, the park provides diverse opportunities for recreation. Seventeen miles west of Lewisburg on SR 192.

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Located on the clean, clear west branch of the Susquehanna River.

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First class camping resort on the Susquehanna River.

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A campground located in the foothills of Shade Mountain where you can enjoy the beauty, tranquility and quiet in a mature forest. Known as the campground with "Elbow Room" offering large sites with modern electric, modern restrooms & shower

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Located at the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River, Shikellamy State Park consists of 132 acres that include a marina at Lake Augusta and a scenic overlook. The park also includes Milton Park located along 82 acres on Rt. 15 in West Milton, PA, and Susquehanna Park, home of the Hiawatha Paddleboat, located on 20 acres at Reach Road in Williamsport, PA. Shikellamy State Park is housed on 132 acres that include a scenic overlook of the Susquehanna River and a marina at Lake Augusta - located at the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River. Also part of the complex are the Milton State Park and the Susquehanna State Park. The 82 acre Milton Park is located along Rt. 15 at West Milton, PA and the 20 acre Susquehanna Park, home of the Hiawatha paddleboat, is located at Reach Rd., Williamsport,PA.

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Sirphis was rebranded from Moon Shine Camo in 2018 offering four unique brands of apparel. Sirphis develops patterns that have mass visual appeal, increasing the public demand for any product branded by Sirphis.

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Splash Magic is a premier family campground and RV resort and features hundreds of full hook-up sites and full-service cabins. The facility has a waterpark, water slides, outstanding playgound and heated pools.

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Summer Breeze Stables provides a fun, safe, and friendly horse-riding environment. Owner and certified trainer Jan Phillips instructs hunter seat equitation for riders of all ages and experience levels, on her horses or yours, in spacious indoor and outdoor arenas. Jan also offers excellent boarding and riding facilities, sales assistance and consultation, and summer day camps and shows. Easy driving distance from Milton, Lewisburg, Williamsport, Selinsgrove, Danville, and Northumberland.

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The Valley's best kept secret for golf, dining & special events. The spacious ballroom features seating for 225 guests, two gorgeous fireplaces and beautiful bay windows overlooking the Susquehanna River Valley.

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Veterans Memorial Pool is one of the few filtered pools in the state operated without charge to swimmers through the generosity of the citizens in the area. Concession stand available. Diving board, sliding board, rain tree. Life guards present. Available for pool parties.

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A 45-hole golf complex with two 18-hole championship courses. The complex has a driving range, large practice putting green and sand bunker, a full restaurant and bar, and locker rooms.

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The Crosscutters are the short-season Class "A" affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cutters play their home games at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field which is the second-oldest minor league stadium in the U.S., built in 1926. Fun, affordable family entertainment.

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Where memorable adventures begin. Enjoy fire truck rides, swimming pools, jumping pillow, petting zoo, great theme weekends, and more. There is fun for all ages.

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One of the largest caverns in Pennsylvania, its nickname, ?The Big One,? reflects its five spacious rooms, one of which, ?The Hall of Statutes,? is 300 feet long. Experienced guides conduct a well-explained, easily-walked tour in large, well-lit passageways that offer 50 minutes of nature at its best.

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A family-owned and -operated 18-hole public golf course spanning 6,218 yards, with a pro shop, restaurant, and bar. Banquet facility on site as well, which is able to accommodate small luncheons to beautiful weddings with professional service. Or just enjoy a relaxing day on the links.

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A country retreat by the creek.

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