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​Nearby Attractions to Prouty Place State Park

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

Explore the Area

Austin Borough is the closest community to the park. Coudersport Borough, 15 miles north, 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 Area Chamber of Commerce and the Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Prouty Place State Park is close to three 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.

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.

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, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Ole Bull State Park

The 132-acre Ole Bull State Park is located along the Kettle Creek in Potter County. This area is called the Black Forest because of its once dense tree cover, mountainous terrain, and wilderness habitat.

Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

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

  • State Game Lands 59 and 204 are located nearby and offer additional recreational opportunities.
  • Off of Route 6 at Ansonia, 20 miles east of Galeton, the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is located in Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks.
  • The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is along Route 6, 10 miles west of Galeton.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Prouty Place 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.