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Nearby Attractions to Patterson State Park

Information about Patterson 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. Both towns offer 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 and the Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

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.

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.

Denton Hill State Park

Denton Hill State Park is located in the upper reaches of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Situated on the northern slope of Denton Hill, the park’s elevation ranges from 1800 to 2400 feet above sea-level. The steep grade of the park facilitated the establishment of a downhill ski area and lodge when then site was developed in the 1950s and 1960s.

Throughout the remainder of the year, Denton Hill State Park serves as a unique setting for a variety of recreational events. Additionally, hikers can find year-round access to the Susquehannock State Forest.

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

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

  • Off of US 6 at Ansonia, 20 miles east of Galeton, the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is located in Leonard Harrison State Park and Colton Point State Park.
  • The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is located along US 6, ten miles west of Galeton.
  • State Game Lands 59 and 204 are located nearby and offer additional recreational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Patterson 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.