Nearby Attractions to Mount Pisgah State Park
Information about Mount Pisgah State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.
Explore the Area
Mount Pisgah State Park is located between the boroughs of Troy and Towanda. Towanda (the county seat) has a rich industrial heritage and boasts two sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Old Methodist Church and cemetery is along Steam Hollow Road two miles from the park. The church was built in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest churches in this area.
This area is rich in American Indian history, and excellent American Indian lore and exhibits can be found at the Bradford County Museum in Towanda, and the Tioga Point Museum in Athens. Both museums feature a wealth of local history.
The Bradford County Farm Museum is in Troy, on PA 14 north. The museum’s numerous and varied exhibits capture and keep alive the traditions of country life in grandfather’s day. More than a thousand artifacts will educate younger visitors and spark recollections for the older guests.
Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Troy Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce.
Nearby State Parks and Forests
Mount Pisgah State Park is close to one state park and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.
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.
Tioga State Forest
The 161,890-acre Tioga State Forest is host to the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania”. 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.
Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places
Mt. Pisgah County Park features picnicking, hiking, hunting, and scenic views.
There are several State Game Lands to the south of the park, as well as Sunfish Pond County Park.
The Pennsylvania Wilds
Mount Pisgah 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)
• The darkest skies in the east at Cherry Springs State Park
• Hundreds of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths, and trout fishing streams.
Pennsylvania Heritage Areas
Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.
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.
The Endless Mountains Heritage Region invites people to discover the legacy of river gateways, rolling hills, family farms, river towns, and unique natural resources and scenic corridors of this northeastern PA region.
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of the towns along the river.