The Nature Conservancy's Long Pond Preserve offers a nature center that provides guided walks through the 2,600-acre preserve by an on-site land steward. Long Pond's mesic till barrens are the only natural community of this kind in the world!
The Dick & Nancy Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain, with miles of scenic hiking and bicycling trails just northeast of Scranton, is the perfect location for getting out into nature.
For the birders: Woodbourne was named one of PA's top birding locations by the PA Game Commission, with over 160 species recorded within the Susquehanna County Preserve.
Situated within the Pennsylvania Wilds Region and in the heart of the High Allegheny Plateau, West Branch offers amazing views and ample opportunity for hiking, birding, photography and hunting. Learn more about hunting on Conservancy preserves in Pennsylvania.
The secluded French Creek river is part of Pennsylvania’s Water Trail and can be explored via canoe, kayak or small, motorized watercraft for 76 miles within the state.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in south-central Pennsylvania, South Mountain's streams and brooks are home to some of the best trout fishing on the East Coast.
Pennsylvania’s only National Forest protects 517,000-acres in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties. The Allegheny is rich in outdoor activities, and boasts 600 camp sites, 12 boat and canoe launches and many miles of hiking trails.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a 70,000-acre park along the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It's famous for its many recreational activities, including hiking, swimming, biking, camping - and of course boating!
For the hard-core hiker: The Appalachian National Scenic Trail follows more than 2,100 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridgelines between Maine and Georgia. It takes 5,000,000 adult footsteps to hike the entire trail!
The Pine Creek Rail Trail in Tioga County was voted one of the "10 great places to take a bike tour" by USA Today. This 57-mile long trail is a favorite among hikers and bikers. An added bonus: Equestrians can enjoy a section designed just for horses.