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​Nearby Attractions to Leonard Harrison State Park

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

Explore the Area

Nearby Wellsboro is known for its natural gas-lit streetlights as well as the town’s annual re-enactment of Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” The region is known for the scenic Pine Creek Gorge and associated rail trail, as well as large tracts of forested areas. The nearby community of Ansonia is marked by the confluence of Marsh Creek with Pine Creek.

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

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

Colton Point State Park

The 368-acre Colton Point State Park sits on the west rim of Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s.

The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. Popular recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and camping.

Tioga State Forest

The 161,890-acre Tioga State Forest is host to the Pine Creek Gorge. Tioga features awe-inspiring views and miles of clean, cool streams, like Cedar Run and Babbs Creek, and is one of eight state forests located in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Hills Creek State Park

The 407-acre Hills Creek State Park is located in scenic Tioga County. The 137-acre Hills Creek Lake has three boat mooring areas. Some popular recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, 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.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

Nearby State Game Lands 64 and 208 offer additional recreational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Leonard Harrison 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.