Weiser State Forest

Roaring Creek Tract

weiser state forestThe Roaring Creek Tract is located within the Weiser State Forest, off of Route 54, outside of Elysburg and Bear Gap.  A large valley extends eastwardly from Shamokin Creek for a distance of 16 miles, and is bounded on either side by continuous mountain chains, Big Mountain being on the south and Little Mountain on the north. Through this valley flows the water of the South Branch of Roaring Creek. The South Branch of Roaring Creek begins at the head of this valley and flows westward about 10 miles before it breaks through Little Mountain at a point known as Bear Gap.

Hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, electric powered boating, biking, wildlife watching, nature study, and cross-country skiing are all encouraged. Fishing is catch-and-release only at this time.

Bald Eagle State Forest

Bald Eagle State Forest includes 193,424 acres spread across the high, sharp ridges of Central Pennsylvania and features numerous tracts of old growth forest and miles of pristine mountain streams.

Milton State Park

Milton State Park is a convenient location for walks and picnics along the Susquehanna River. It features wildlife habitat, picnic facilities, walking and biking trails, a children's playground, soccer fields, etc.

Shikellamy State Park

Shikellamy State Park is a 132-acre park that includes a scenic overlook of the Susquehanna River and a marina at Lake Augusta.

Keithan's Bluebird Gardens

In the 1920's, Sunbury resident Charles Keithan started a hobby garden that grew, unexpectedly, into a part of the community landscape. The gardens are a gorgeous setting for weddings or other special events.