Susquehannock State Forest.
Susquehannock State Forest derives its name from the Susquehannock tribe that once inhabited the region. It comprises 265,000 acres in Potter, Clinton and McKean counties. The forest grows some of the most productive stands of black cherry trees in the world and is one of eight state forests located in the PA Wilds region. (10 miles)
Cherry Springs Star Gazer Park.
Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking. Due to its exceptionally dark skies, Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best places on the eastern seaboard for stargazing and the science of astronomy. (13 miles)
Austin Dam Memorial Park.
Nestled in a narrow valley and along the winding stream of Freeman Run is the ruins of the Austin Dam. In 1911 the dam broke and water engulfed much of the town of Austin and claimed over 78 lives. In 1994 the Austin Dam Memorial Park Association was formed and they since have worked diligently to preserve the dam remains and to create a beautiful natural park. (15 miles)
Lyman Run State Park.
The 595-acre park is a mixed northern hardwood forest of mostly maples and cherries surrounding the 45-acre Lyman Run Lake. Call or go online for camping reservations. Rustic sites, some with electricity are available. The hiking trails link to many miles of trails in Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehannock Trail System is an 85-mile loop trail covering some of the most rugged, mountainous terrain in north central Pennsylvania. The park is an access point for 43 miles of ATV and snowmobile trails in Susquehannock State Forest. About 505 acres are open to hunting and trapping. Common game species are deer, turkey and bear. (15 miles)
PA Lumber Museum.
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is a recreated turn-of-the 20th-century lumber mill and camp with a visitors center and themed exhibitions, operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA). The Museum is in the midst of a major and long-anticipated renovation and expansion project for our visitor's center. This year-long project began in May of 2013 and should be completed in mid to late summer of 2014. The new facility will include expanded galleries, new interpretive exhibitions, community meeting space and commercial style kitchen space, among other improvements. (18 miles)
Eldred World War II Museum.
The Eldred WWII Museum intends to fulfill its mission pledge by giving people of all ages the opportunity to learn about the history of WWII and by presenting unique exhibits about the WWII era. (20 miles)
Zippo Company in Bradford.
Come explore the 15,000 square foot attraction that includes the world famous Zippo Repair Clinic and Zippo/Case Store. Fourteen custom-made Zippo street lighters line the drive leading up to the building. Over the entrance towers a 40-foot Zippo lighter with pulsating neon flame, and an enormous Case Canoe three bladed pocketknife. Enjoy a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of two American icons. (35 miles)
Kinzua Sky Walk offers a unique glimpse into the bridge’s history revealing the ingenuity, dedication and determination of its designers and builders. The Kinzua Viaduct, when first constructed in May 1882, was the highest and longest viaduct in the world, measuring 301 feet high and 2,053 feet long. Today the Viaduct, has been reinvented as the Kinzua Sky Walk — a spectacular walkway that once again allows the public to “Walk the Tracks Across the Sky.” A partial glass-bottomed observation deck enables visitors to look down at the remaining towers supporting the historic structure. (35 miles)
Flickerwood Wine Cellars.
Flickerwood is a family built and operated winery. The winery is open 7 days a week and welcomes tours from groups and organizations, including bus tours. Be sure to check the website for upcoming events! (35 miles)
PA Grand Canyon.
Saturated with natural beauty, the scenic wonders of the PA Canyon draw visitors from near and far, stepping away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreating to the serenity of the Pine Creek Gorge. From easy to aggressive terrain for hiking and biking, to boating on the mighty pine creek, The Grand Canyon of PA offers a host of outdoor adventures. Or perhaps it's sightseeing and some much needed rest and relaxation you are seeking. That is here too, in great abundance. (35 miles)