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  ALL ABOUT WILLIAMSPORT
 
 
   

















 
The Williamsport area is blessed with some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in Pennsylvania, and recreational & outdoor sporting opportunities are abound. From hiking & camping to fishing & hunting, and from cycling & skiing to golf & water sports, you've found a perfect destination in Williamsport for recreation and sport. U.S. Presidents and Hollywood celebrities have enjoyed the great fishing in our region. You'll thrill to our crystal-clear streams, beautiful lakes, and our scenic Susquehanna River ... ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the best river trail adventure destinations in the world. Lush forests and gamelands provide exceptional hunting opportunities, but also great nature-watching opportunities ... and chances are good that you'll spot a bald eagle in your travels, too. Campgrounds and camping areas are plentiful, as are numerous close-by state parks offering hiking, ATV trails, biking, snowmobiling, hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, picknicking, and cross-country skiing. You'll easily discover why Outdoor Life Magazine ranked Williamsport as the #1 destination city in Pennsylvania for outdoor sport enthusiasts!
 
This is also where you'll find indoor recreation listings such as billiards, bowling, racquetball, and family fun, as well as a handy listing of local sporting goods stores.
Because the outdoor sporting and recreational opportunities in Northcentral Pennsylvania are so vast and varied, along with so many other great attractions and destinations in store, we highly encourage you to visit the following direct links for the most current and accurate information about what to see and do here in our great outdoors. Trust us ... breathtaking sights and fulfilling experiences await you! You'll also find handy links on the right to other regional tourism and visitors bureaus.
         
Backpacking & Hiking
Breathtaking views, lush forests, and exceptional trails await you! You'll also find even more great hiking opportunities in our state parks and state forests, which are listed just a bit further down.
 
  Black Forest Trail  This is a true wilderness hike deep within the Tioga and Tiadaghton
    State Forests.
  Golden Eagle Trail  This trail provides some stunning views of the Pine Creek valley within
    the Tiadaghton State Forest. Enjoy the view from the Raven's Horn.
  Loyalsock Trail  Walk among some of the most picturesque settings you'll find anywhere on
    this trail that lies within its namesake, the Loyalsock State Forest.
  Mid-State Trail  This famous trail will take the adventerous spirit through portions of five
    different state forests.
  Old Loggers Path  This premier trail covers 27 miles within the heart of the Loyalsock
    State Forest.
  Pine Creek Rail Trail  A beautiful 60-mile trail for biking, hiking, or horseback riding.
  West Rim Trail  This trail provides some truly breathtaking views of the famed Pennsylvania
    Grand Canyon within the Tioga State Forest.
Biking
  Loyalsock Bikeway │ Loyalsock Township
  Lycoming Creek Bikeway │ Williamsport
  Montoursville Bikeway │ Montrousville
  Pine Creek Rail Trail │ Jersey Shore
  Rider Park │ Williamsport
  Susquehanna River Walk │ Williamsport
 
 
We welcome you to explore Williamsport by bicycle, and we also know you'll completely
    enjoy our beautiful Susquehanna River Walk for biking, walking, or running. Want to borrow
    a bike for the day to explore our city? Make use of our free Bike Share program!
Boating, Sailing, Watercrafting, and Scuba Diving
The Williamsport area, and all of Northcentral Pennsylvania, is home to countless, navigable, crystal-clear streams, lakes, and of course, our scenic Susquehanna River (considered by National Geographic Magazine as one of the best waterway destinations in the world). Jet-ski or boat on the river! Go sailing, paddling, or rowing on closeby Rose Valley Lake, Hunters Lake, Little Pine Lake, Eagles Mere Lake, or Deer Lake in Hillsgrove.
 
  A Water Odyssey Scuba │ 940 Market Street, Williamsport │ (570) 326-2091
  Camping
You'll thrill to the beauty of the great outdoors in our area, and camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the serenity of our pristine woodlands. These wonderful parks are all within approximately 45 minutes of Williamsport.
 
  Susquehanna State Park │ Williamsport │ (570) 326-2500 │ No Camping
  Bald Eagle State Park │ Howard
  Hyner Run State Park │ Renovo Area
  Hyner View State Park │ Renovo Area
  Little Pine State Park │ Waterville
  McCall's Dam State Park │ Mifflinburg Area
  Milton State Park │ Milton
  Poe Paddy State Park │ Woodward

  Ravensburg State Park │ Jersey Shore
  RB Winter State Park │ Mifflinburg Area
  Ricketts Glen State Park │ Benton
  Sand Bridge State Park │ Mifflinburg Area
  Shikellamy State Park │ Winfield
  Upper Pine Bottom State Park │ Waterville
  World's End State Park │ Forksville
 
  Camping is also permitted in our beautiful state forests. For a handy PDF guide to camping
    guidelines on state forest land, click here. You'll also find our state forests listed just below.
  Get more information about our state parks on the PA DCNR website here.
  You'll also find a handy listing of other public campgrounds below for RVs, trailers, or tents.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Paddle your way to happiness! Canoe or kayak the scenic Susquehanna River or the Loyalsock and Lycoming creeks that bookend our city. There's also nearby Pine Creek (Jersey Shore) and Little Pine Creek (Waterville), as well as Penns Creek (west of Lewisburg) that is one of the most highly regarded streams for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Enjoy a leisurely day at closeby Rose Valley Lake, Hunters Lake, Little Pine Lake, Eagles Mere Lake, or Deer Lake in Hillsgrove. Or, for experienced kayakers, you'll thrill to whitewater action at nearby World's End State Park!
  Canoe Susquehanna │ Local, guided tours by canoe or kayak!
Fishing
The Williamsport area is one of the best fishing destinations in the state ... the #1 destination, in fact, according to Outdoor Life Magazine! Former U.S. Presidents and Hollywood celebrities have returned here often to enjoy our exceptional fishing opportunities. You'll find trout (rainbow, brook, and brown), bass (largemouth, smallmouth, and rock), muskellunge, pike, crappie (black and white), perch, pickerel, walleye, catfish (bullhead and channel), sunfish, carp, and more in our beautiful streams and lakes. As for lake fishing, try your luck at closeby Rose Valley Lake, Hunters Lake, Little Pine Lake, Eagles Mere Lake, or Deer Lake in Hillsgrove. When it comes to stream fishing (primarily for trout), your options are limitless ... but we'll highly recommend Loyalsock and Lycoming Creeks, Rock Run, Wallis Run, Slate Run, Little Bear Creek, Pine Creek, Little Pine Creek, Pleasant Stream, and Penns Creek. For more information about these streams, fishing regulations, creel limits & seasons, visit the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission website HERE. Feeling adventurous? Pick up a copy of the renowned Higbee Stream Map at Yoas Services (509 West Fourth Street) in Williamsport ... which notes every, single stream there is (even the tiniest of pristine mountain streams).
  Golf
Hit the links!
 

  White Deer Golf Course │ Route 15, Montgomery │ (570) 547-2186
  Williamsport Country Club │ 800 Country Club Drive, Williamsport │ (570) 323-3707
  Wynding Brook Golf Club │ Route 405, Milton │ (570) 742-7455

  Clinton Country Club │ Country Club Lane, Mill Hall │ (570) 748-2310
  Susquehanna Valley Country Club │ Route 15, Shamokin Dam │ (570) 743-1714
  The Links at Hemlock Creek │ 55 Williamsburg Boulevard, Bloomsburg │ (570) 387-8338
 
Hunting
Northcentral Pennsylvania (and especially our area) is a hunter's paradise, boasting phenomenal hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, black bear, turkey, grouse, pheasant, elk, and small game. For more information about state game lands and approved hunting areas, hunting regulations, and seasons, visit the PA Game Commission website HERE.
  Off-Roading & ATV Trails
  Find PA State Forest ATV Trails
  Skateboarding
Lifland Skate Park │ Elm Park, 1700 West Fourth Street, Williamsport │ (570) 777-2655

 
 
 
 
 
Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowmobiling
  Crystal Lake Ski Center │ 1716 Crystal Lake Road, Hughesville │ (570) 584-5607
  Ski Sawmill Resort │ Morris, PA
 
  Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing in our State Parks
  We're surrounded by mountains and rolling hills with lots of space to enjoy your wintertime fun!
  Snowmobiling on our State Forest lands
State Forests
  Bald Eagle State Forest  Fish the fabled Penn's Creek. See old growth at Joyce Kilmer.
    Snowmobile on 300 miles of trails.
  Loyalsock State Forest  Experience the "big woods" along the Loyalsock Trail. Experience
    the waterfalls of the McIntyre Wild Area.
  Sproul State Forest  Backpack the remote Fish Dam Wild Area. ATV the Bloody Skillet.
    Trout fish on Young Woman's Creek.
  Tiadaghton State Forest  Paddle Pine Creek. Get lost in the Algerine Wild Area. Bike, hike,
    horseback, or cross-country ski the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
  Tioga State Forest  Ride Owasee's white water. Survey the "Grand Canyon" from the West
    Rim. Watch otters on Pine Creek.
State Parks
Great places to relax, picnic, hike, boat, fish, camp, swim, and have some outdoor fun!
 
  Susquehanna State Park │ Williamsport │ (570) 326-2500 │ No camping
  Bald Eagle State Park │ Howard
  Hyner Run State Park │ Renovo Area
  Hyner View State Park │ Renovo Area
  Little Pine State Park │ Waterville
  McCall's Dam State Park │ Mifflinburg Area
  Milton State Park │ Milton
  Poe Paddy State Park │ Woodward

  Ravensburg State Park │ Jersey Shore
  RB Winter State Park │ Mifflinburg Area
  Ricketts Glen State Park │ Benton
  Sand Bridge State Park │ Mifflinburg Area
  Shikellamy State Park │ Winfield
  Upper Pine Bottom State Park │ Waterville
  World's End State Park │ Forksville
 
Swimming
  Loyalsock Community Pool │ 2131 Northway Road, Williamsport / Loyalsock Township
  Memorial Park │ 1700 West Fourth Street, Williamsport
  River Valley YMCA │ 641 Walnut Street, Williamsport │ (570) 323-7134
  Shaw Place (East End) Park │ Sherman Street, Williamsport
  South Williamsport Community Park │ 545 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport
 
  Plus, enjoy great outdoor swimming in the clean, cool waters of Loyalsock Creek, Lycoming
    Creek, the Susquehanna River, or any number of the small streams surrounding Williamsport!
Tennis
  Brandon Park │ Brandon Place, Williamsport
  Bruce E. Henry Park │ Ritchey Street & Miller Avenue, Williamsport / Loyalsock Township
  Heshbon Park │ Loyalsock Township
  James Short Park │ Loyalsock Township
  Memorial Park │ 1700 West Fourth Street, Williamsport
  Shaw Place (East End) Park │ Sherman Street, Williamsport
  South Williamsport Community Park │ 545 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport
  West Branch Tennis Club│ 840 Route 15, South Williamsport │ (570) 326-28288
 
Arcades & Family Fun 
  Fly World Trampoline Park │ 320 Elmira Street, Williamsport │ (570) 505-1105
  Hoopla's │ 1277 Lycoming Mall Circle, Muncy │ (570) 935-0006
  Reptiland │ 18628 Route 15, Allenwood │ (800) 737-8452
  Treasure Castle Playground │ 1414 West Southern Ave, South Williamsport │ (570) 326-5000
 
  Spend some time outdoors in our city's beautiful parks! You'll discover walking paths, pools,
   
 tennis courts, playgrounds, pavilions, ball fields & basketball courts, picnic tables, play areas,
    and lots of grass to lie down on to enjoy a sunny day. CLICK HERE for city park information.
Billiards 
In the mood to shoot some pool? Visit our directory of local taverns and just look for the 9-ball icon next to a listing. Click here!
Bowling 
  ABC Bowling Lanes │ 1245 Park Avenue, Williamsport │ (570) 567-7852
  Faxon Bowling Lanes │ 1225 River Avenue, Williamsport │ (570) 323-0273
  Harvest Moon Lanes │ 7458 Route 220 / 180, Linden │ (570) 398-1976
Racquetball 
  River Valley YMCA │ 641 Walnut Street, Williamsport │ (570) 323-7134

  Bald Eagle State Park │ Howard
  Creekside Manor Campground │ Barbours │ (570) 478-4132
  Fantasy Island Campground │ Sunbury │ (866) 882-1307
  Happy Acres Resort │ Waterville │ (570) 753-8000
  Hidden Valley Camping Resort │ Mifflinburg │ (570) 966-1330
  Holiday Pines Campground │ Loganton │ (570) 725-2267
  Hyner Run State Park │ Renovo Area
  Hyner View State Park │ Renovo Area

  Knoebel's Camping Resort │ Elysburg │ (800) 487-4386
  Little Mexico Campground │ Winfield / New Berlin │ (570) 374-9742
  Little Pine State Park │ Waterville
  Pine Creek Valley Cottage Rentals │ Waterville
  Ravensburg State Park │ Jersey Shore │ (570) 966-1455
  RB Winter State Park │ Mifflinburg / Lewisburg │ (570) 966-1455
  River Edge RV Camp & Marina │ Winfield │ (570) 524-0453
  Riverside Campground │ Montgomery │ (570) 547-6289
  Sheshequin Campground │ Trout Run │ (570) 995-9230
  Splash Magic Campground │ Northumberland │ (570) 473-8021
  Sunsational Family Campground │ Millmont │ (570) 922-2267
  Susquehanna Campground │ Jersey Shore │ (570) 398-0462 │ Right on the scenic Susquehanna River
  Williamsport South / Nittany Mountain KOA │ New Columbia │ (570) 568-5541
  Woodward Cave Campground │ Woodward │ (814) 349-9800
  Yogi at Shangri-La │ Milton │ (800) 445-6660
  A Water Odyssey Scuba │ 940 Market Street, Williamsport │ (570) 326-2091
  Bass Pro Shop │ 1699 Dewey Avenue, Williamsport │ (570) 322-2277
  The Bicycle Center │ 909 Main Street, South Williamsport │ (570) 323-1153
  Country Ski & Sport │ 836 Broad Street, Montoursville │ (570) 368-1718
  Dick's Sporting Goods │ Lycoming Mall, Routes 180 / 220, Muncy │ (570) 546-2625
  East End Gun & Hardware │ 534 Washington Boulevard, Williamsport │ (570) 326-6405
  Equinox Ltd. │ 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport │ (570) 322-5900
  Gander Mountain │ Lycoming Mall, Routes 180 / 220, Muncy │ (570) 546-1040
  Hall's Marine │ 60 Logan Drive, Muncy │ (570) 935-1359
  Hannan's Sporting Goods │ 5875 Warrensville Road, Williamsport │ (570) 435-3146
  Harder Sporting Goods │ 2098 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport │ (570) 326-1591
  Kmart │ 1915 East Third Street (Loyal Plaza), Williamsport │ (570) 326-3717
  Long's Gunsmithing │ 2641 Northway Road, Williamsport │ (570) 323-0615
  Monoski's Gameroom Supplies │ 360 Broad Street, Montoursville │ (570) 368-1492
  Olympia Sports │ 1911 East Third Street (Loyal Plaza), Williamsport │ (570) 323-1436
  Robbins Marine │ 4336 Route 405, Milton │ (570) 524-2415
  Sauers Trading │ 1100 West Southern Avenue, South Williamsport │ (570) 322-4810
  Tripoli's Triggers │ 531 Washington Boulevard, Williamsport │ (570) 326-4181
  Troxell's Sporting Goods │ 2715 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport │ (570) 494-1562
  Walmart │ 1015 North Loyalsock Avenue, Montoursville │ (570) 368-5450
 

 
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