It has been a century since the Northcentral Highlands of Pennsylvania echoed with the sounds of timbering in its forests. This land is now, once more, a magnificent forest. In fact, almost half of Pennsylvania's state forests are in our region! Our area offers unparalleled scenery, clear and clean trout-filled waters, cathedral-like forests that teem with wildlife and more opportunities to escape the modern world and explore the natural world than you ever could imagine!
We have some of Pennsylvania's finest freestone trout streams - Pine Creek, Lyman Run, Cedar Run, Slate Run, Kettle Creek, Young Woman's Creek, Sinnemahoning Creek - as well as a number of lakes for warm-water species and for ice fishing in winter.
Rafting and Canoeing
In spring Pine Creek offers you the opportunity to raft or canoe through the scenic Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Guided trips and equipment rentals are available.
You will never run out of photo opportunities in the region. Whether it's the nearby Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania or one of over a dozen specially designated wild or natural areas, or a scenic overlook unique shots await only you and your camera!
Forestry roads offer you a number of shaded and uninhabited country lanes where traffic is never a problem and peaceful scenery abounds. Old railroad grades and innumerable old trails make the area an unpublicized heaven for those who ride mountain bikes.
Choose any month in Pennsylvania's Northwoods and we offer you something to celebrate - Winter Festival, State Laurel Festival, Woodsmen's Carnival, Barkpeelers Convention, Bluegrass Festivals, Bowhunters Convention, Christmas Festivals, County Fairs, to name just a few!
Hiking and Backpacking
A thousand miles of hiking trails in the region offer a variety of experiences for you to enjoy, including the Susquehannock Trail System (we helped write the trail guide), Black Forest Trail, the West Rim Trail atop the PA Grand Canyon and the new Pine Creek Rail Trail.
The Susquehannock Trail is a series of trails and old railroad grades that were linked together to form an 85 mile loop through the 264,000 acre Susquehannock State Forest in Potter County. The trail is maintained by the Susquehannock Trail Club
E-mail or call us to order the following guides:
1. Guide to the Susquehannock Trail with waterproof maps
2. Guide to the West Rim Trail with waterproof maps
3. Short Hikes in God's Country
4. Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon: A Natural & Human History
Cherry Springs Dark Sky Preserve
We are 14.5 miles (21 minutes) from the 82 acre Dark Sky Preserve at Cherry Springs State Park.
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, a mile from the Susquehannock Lodge, tells the story of what life was like in Pennsylvania's wilderness at the height of the Lumbering Era.
The Potter Co. Historical Society in Coudersport was formed in 1916 and continues as a thriving museum and genealogy research center. The Eliot Ness Museum in Coudersport celebrates the career of Eliot Ness. Antique cars, trucks and many other displays captures some of the historic allure surrounding Eliot Ness. “The museum features a 1925 Stutz Touring Car, representative of Al Capone’s car, a 1929 Chrysler Sedan, similar to Ness’ car, a 1928 Ford Model AA Bootleg Booze-Running Truck like Capone used, and a 1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible, reflective of what would have been driven during Ness’ time in Coudersport”.
Thousands of miles of forestry roads allow you to enjoy scenic overlooks and an ever-changing variety of forest environments for you to enjoy. Nearby state parks add to the opportunities available for you to experience.
The Susquehannock Lodge is in the heart of the Susquehannock State Forest, where deer, bear, wild turkey, grouse and small game abound.