Visit Montour County

Montour Preserve, Danville PA

If you are searching for the perfect vacation spot this year, look no further than Montour County, in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. The county is known for its rural beauty and outstanding adventure opportunities. The local landscape is comprised of idyllic river valleys, rolling hills and green farmlands, as well as charming communities, forests, parks, and State Gamelands. One must-see attraction is the Montour Preserve, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with a 165-acre lake perfect for fishing and boating, a bird sanctuary, maple sugaring in the early spring, and plenty of great hiking trails. The Susquehanna River also weaves directly though the county and is a perfect location for a leisurely kayak, canoe, or tubing excursion. Located on the banks of the river, the historic town of Danville is a great place to call your “home-base” for the trip. While exploring the downtown, you’ll learn about its rich iron-making history. And don’t forget to try some of the state’s best craft beer and local wine while you’re there! In the northern end of the counties, take some time to traverse the beautiful back roads and find some of the off-the-beaten-trail covered bridges that are nestled along quiet dirt roads.
The Columbia-Montour counties are also home to twenty-five covered bridges. Picturesque and historic, they recall a time when life was simpler and closer to the land. On a yearly basis, visitors from all over the world come to admire the antique craftsmanship of the bridges and relax in the quiet countryside. Symbols of small-town America, these covered bridges coax travelers off the beaten path to explore little streams and forgotten dirt roads. The area is also full of challenging mountain biking trails, and the counties' country roads are great for road cyclists as well. For those looking to quench their thirst after a long day of adventures, the recently unveiled River Rat Brew Trail encompasses fourteen local enterprising breweries with countless specialty drafts. From earliest blossoms of spring to the last leaves of autumn, the area has no shortage of fairs, festivals, carnivals, and parades. Local towns regularly play host to weekend street fairs with local artisans, performers and authentic cultural foods.

Places to Visit/Attractions

Knoebels Amusement Resort
Ricketts Glen State Park
Historic Covered Bridges
Montour Preserve
Bill’s Old Bike Barn
Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm
Pioneer Tunnel
Rohrbach’s Farm Market
Jackson Mansion
Bloomsburg Children’s Museum

Outdoor Recreation

Ricketts Glen State Park
Montour Preserve
Susquehanna River
Weiser State Forest – Roaring Creek Tract
Hopewell Park
Hess Recreation Area
Susquehanna Riverlands
Briar Creek Lake Park
Fishing Creek
Lake Jean








West Hemlock

Things to Do

Event From Jul 13, 2024 to Jul 14, 2024
Giant's Despair Hillclimb
Location: Laurel Run, Pennsylvania

Experience one of the oldest continuous racing events in the world with over 100 race cars and the challenging track...

Experience From Jan 01, 2024 to Dec 31, 2024
Ricketts Glen State Park
Location: Benton, Pennsylvania

A 13,000+ acre State Park is known for Falls Trail Loop featuring 20+ waterfalls, including Ganoga Falls. The park also...