Local State Parks, Trails, & Natural Areas

Our region has many state parks and natural areas to explore. Along with trail guides and maps of these areas, our Visitor Center has information on Montour Preserve, managed by the Montour Area Recreation Commission, special trails maintained by the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy, and local bicycling routes.

Hikers of all ages and skill levels will find a plethora of year-round opportunities to explore parks, forest and trails in the Susquehanna River Valley. Trails provide stunning views, peaceful scenery and meaningful connection to the great outdoors and with hiking buddies. Regardless of the season, there is a treasure to be found at every turn that will amaze and excite you. So, lace up your boots, hit the trails and rejoice in the beauty of every season in the River Valley. HIKING TRAILS

In addition to the listed state parks, here are a few other natural wonders you may want to visit.

You can also search for local trails at AllTrails,com/Pennsylvania or ExplorePATrails.com. Trails can be found by address, zip, or county. For more information on Pennsylvania State Parks call the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources toll-free at 888-727-2757, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Bald Eagle State Forest, named for the famous Native American, Chief Bald Eagle, includes 194,000 acres in Snyder, Union County, Centre, Mifflin and Clinton Counties. The forest spans across the high, sharp ridges of central Pennsylvania and features miles of pristine mountain streams and tracts of old growth forest. Bald Eagle offers unparalleled pleasing beauty and boundless recreational opportunities such as an extensive network of trails, awesome scenic vistas, flaming fall foliage and picturesque drives.

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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 State Route 192.

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Located at the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River, Shikellamy State Park encompasses 132 acres that feature a Marina at Lake Augusta and a scenic river overlook. The Shikellamy complex includes the 82-acre Milton State Park located along Rt. 15 at West Milton and the 20-acre Susquehanna State Park, home of the Hiawatha paddleboat, located at Reach Rd., Williamsport.

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