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Nearby Attractions to Little Pine State Park

Information about Little Pine State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Lycoming County Visitor’s Bureau.

Explore the Area

There are several small communities around the park including Waterville, Jersey Mills, and English Center. There you can find unique shops and eateries.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Clinton County Economic Partnership and the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Little Pine State Park is close to three state parks and two state forests, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom State Park provides visitors with a welcome rest area. Visitors often use the parking area of this small roadside picnic site for access to recreation in Tiadaghton State Forest.

Tiadaghton State Forest

Tiadaghton State Forest offers areas for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, and accessing the Pine Creek Rail Trail, which extends 62 miles from Jersey Shore to the Tiadaghton State Forest. The trail is used primarily for bicycling, cross country skiing, and walking.

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run State Park carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for outdoor adventures.
Recreational activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Camping

Hyner View State Park

Hyner View State Park features a scenic vista and is a favorite spot for hang gliding. Visitors can see vast distances both upstream and downstream over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains.

Sproul State Forest

The 305,450-acre Sproul State Forest features steep and rugged hillsides cut by the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries.

It offers:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • ATV riding
  • Picnicking
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Camping

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are several other nearby outdoor spaces and natural places near Little Pine State Park:

  • Wolf Run Wilderness Area is to the north of the park.
  • State Game Lands 68, 75, 89, and 114 are also within a short drive of the park and offer additional recreational opportunities.
  • Pine Creek is nearby, offering paddling opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Little Pine 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.

Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of the towns along the river.