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Leonard Harrison State Park

This beautiful park is located on the eastern rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon (Pine Creek Gorge) at the western terminus of Pennsylvania Route 660.

The primary attraction, which draws thousands annually is the spectacular canyon vista. Elevation at the canyon rim is approximately 1,883 feet, the vertical drop to Pine Creek is about 800 feet. Pine Creek Gorge is included in the National Park Service's Registry of Natural Landmarks.

The Turkey Path descends to the bottom of Pine Creek Gorge, a distance of one mile. There is a small waterfall along the path on Little Four-Mile Run about 3/4 mile down the trail.

Colton Point State Park

This park is located on the western rim of the Canyon directly across from Leonard Harrison State Park. The area is entirely wooded and many prefer this quiet primitive setting. Twenty-five tent and trailer family camping sites, and organized group tent camping area, hiking trails, picnicking, and spectacular vistas have been developed for the public to use and enjoy. Fishing is available to those visitors who wish to make the long, steep hike to Pine Creek at the bottom of the canyon by way of Turkey Path. Nearby trout streams include Marsh Creek, Asaph Run, and Four-Mile Run.

Hills Creek State Park

This park covering 396 acres is located in Tioga County, just north of U.S. Route 6, midway between Wellsboro and Mansfield. The park area was originally known as Kelly's Swamp. Within this swamp, a small mine existed from which pigment for the paint industry was extracted. The site of the present lake was first impounded by beavers. This interesting animal is still active in the lake.

A beach with nearby refreshments and boat rental concession is located on the eastern shore of the park's 137-acre lake. Several picnic areas are available. Family camping and cabin rental are also provided on a year-round basis. State Game Lands #37, which comprised 13,000 acres of rough mountainous terrain, is within walking distance of the camping area. Public boat access is established along the western shoreline. Anglers enjoy fishing for warm water game fish and panfish. Ice fishing is exceptionally good. Ice skating is also a popular winter sport.

Mount Pisgah State Park

This park is located in Bradford County, with 1,302 acres offering picnicking, hunting, and hiking on 10 miles of trails. Swimming is available in the pool, while the 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake provides opportunities for fishing and boating, as well as boat rental, mooring, and launching. Winter activities include ice boating, skating, fishing, sledding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling on eight miles of trails.