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Nearby Attractions to Denton Hill State Park

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

Explore the Area

Ulysses Borough was originally named Lewisville but changed due to the name of the local post office and newspaper. The borough offers a few places to grab a bite to eat and shop, as do some of the other small towns around the park.

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

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Denton Hill State Park is close to several 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.

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.

Cherry Springs State Park

The 82-acre 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.

The park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehannock Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.

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

The park is located near State Game Lands 64 and 208, which provide additional recreation opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Denton Hill 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

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

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

In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly 2 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. What would become the Route 6 Heritage Corridor was born. By spanning the entire state, the road ties together a unique collection of special places and communities, capturing the spirit of the state’s diversity.