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Nearby Attractions to Poe Valley State Park

Information about Poe Valley State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Poe Valley State Park is near several small communities, including Coburn, Spring Mills, and Millheim, which offer some places to eat, shop, and relax.

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

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

Poe Paddy State Park

Poe Paddy State Park is at the confluence of Big Poe Creek and Penns Creek, a trout angler’s paradise featuring the nationally recognized green drake mayfly hatch in June. Hikers enjoy the Mid State Trail.

Other recreational activities include picnicking, hunting, and camping.

Bald Eagle State Forest

The 193,424-acre Bald Eagle State Forest lies in the beautiful ridge and valley section of the state and is adjacent to Bald Eagle State Park. The forest district is dominated by a series of sandstone ridges, some of which reach heights of 2,300 feet above sea level.

Bald Eagle State Forest offers more than 200 miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, camping, and cross-country skiing.

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

The 41-acre Penn-Roosevelt State Park is in an isolated area of the Seven Mountains region known as the Stone Creek Kettle. While this Centre County park is small in size, it is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest. Penn-Roosevelt is a good base for those seeking low-density recreation on this vast expanse of public land.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The White Mountain Wild Area in the Bald Eagle State Forest is not far from the park, offering additional wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities.

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.