Native Lands County Park is a 187-acre preserve owned and managed by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation. The park features earth and grass trails that pass through woodlands and scenic meadows with numbered waystops and a map and guide providing historical information for visitors. The park’s primary trailhead is located at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, at Long Level south of Wrightsville, PA. Native Lands includes the historic site of the last known settlement of the Susquehannock Indians, dating to 1675.
The Columbia Crossing River Trails Center is managed by Susquehanna Heritage for the Borough of Columbia as a gateway visitor education center and trailhead for land and water trails in the Susquehanna Riverlands. Located in Columbia River Park on the eastern shore of the Susquehanna in the historic river town of Columbia, visitors will find maps, guides, and brochures related to river recreation, trails and nearby historic sites and family attractions, along with exhibits and restrooms.
Columbia Crossing’s educational offerings focus on the river’s historic, scenic, and recreational stories and experiences for residents and visitors, especially bringing river heritage to life for young people. Rotating exhibits featuring local and river history, art and the environment highlight the richness of the local culture through the centuries.
The Susquehanna Riverlands is the ribbon of scenic and historic landscape along both shores of the Susquehanna River as it flows through the heart of the Susquehanna Heritage Area in York and Lancaster Counties, including the historic and vibrant river towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville.
Visit historic sites, hike, bike and paddle the river, enjoy local restaurants, wineries and breweries, be inspired at art galleries, and immerse yourself in all the Susquehanna Riverlands has to offer.
Bilger’s rocks is a geological wonder, Surrounded by an enchanting forest of flora and fauna. It is open to the public on a year around basis and maintained by a non-profit group of volunteers. It is a unique and permanent attraction that affords a quality and inexpensive adventure in the great outdoors. If you and others are about natural discovery and mystery, self-designed to meet your exploration cares and needs across a variety of disciplines, geology, deep-time, earth science, history, wildlife, nature walks, environmental inquiry research, and a mosaic of recreation choices, then this might meet your, family, or group needs for the unusual.
Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park for its dark skies which are famous for great views of the Milky Way, planets, and hard-to-see astronomical objects and phenomena. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees originally found in the area, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehannock Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking. The park can be reached at (814) 435-1037.
The Lou and Helen Adams Civilian Conservation Corps Museum near the breast of the dam educates visitors about the life and times of the corps members. It is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the summer season when volunteers are available or upon request. To contact the museum call (814) 765-0630.
The Marion Brooks Natural Area is a 917 acre natural area in the Moshannon State Forest, Elk County. It is known for its large stand of white birch. Great place of photographers and outdoor enthusiasts.
ArtsQuest is a nonprofit organization providing access to art, culture and educational programs for the diverse residents of the Lehigh Valley and others who seek access to our community, located along the Hoover-Mason Trestle in Bethlehem, PA.
The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa., is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. It is located in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America. The Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.
Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment.