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Nearby Attractions to Cherry Springs State Park

Information about Cherry Springs State Park’s nearby attractions is available from Visit Potter/Tioga.

Explore the Area

Coudersport Borough lies in a broad valley where the Allegheny River and Mill Creek meet. The town offers historical and cultural activities, as well as shops and places to eat.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests 

Cherry Springs State Park is close to three state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Patterson State Park

The remote Patterson State Park is located only five minutes from Cherry Springs State Park. Patterson is a trailhead for the Susquehannock Trail, a favorite of backpackers. The park features two rustic picnic pavilions for visitors to enjoy a quiet lunch.

Other recreational activities include hunting and camping.

Prouty Place State Park 

The five-acre Prouty Place State Park is five miles southwest of PA 44 along Long Toe Road. This remote park offers access to hunting, fishing, and hiking within the surrounding Susquehannock State Forest.

Lyman Run State Park

The 595-acre Lyman Run State Park is in scenic Potter County. Maples and cherries dominate a mixed northern hardwood forest that surrounds the 45-acre Lyman Run Lake, making a most scenic setting. Recreational activities include hiking, ATV riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, and camping.

Susquehannock State Forest

The 265,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest is located in Potter, Clinton, and McKean Counties. The forest grows some of the most productive strands of black cherry trees in the world, and is one of eight state forests located in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places 

A number of State Game Lands are located nearby (including 59, 64, 204) and offer additional recreational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Cherry Springs State Park is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds, which offers 2 million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Highlights of the area include

  • Elk watching at the Elk Country Visitor Center
  • Scenic PA Route 6 in Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon)
  • Hundreds of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths, and trout fishing streams

Pennsylvania Heritage Area

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly two million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Unsurpassed beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure can be found here.

In 1807, Pennsylvania State officials mandated a road be cut through the Moosic Mountains to enable easier travel to the western part of the state. Hence, what would become the Route 6 Heritage Corridor was born. By spanning the entire state, the road tie ties together a unique collection of special places and communities, capturing the spirit of the state’s diversity.