Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania
Paddle the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Search for traces of logging ghost towns. Watch an osprey plunge into the Allegheny River and emerge with a fish. Follow the route of a logging railroad as you bike the trail into the Pine Creek Gorge. In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly two million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Step into Adventure. Listen to the spine-tingling bugle of a wild bull elk. Fish for native brook trout. Hike through an old-growth forest amid centuries-old white pines and hemlocks. Leave the beaten path, and follow a scenic byway past sparking waterways and spectacular vistas. Immerse yourself in the region's rich heritage as you tour a museum, shop for locally made artisan products, or join a lumber festival. Appreciate the value of sustainable forestry and the wood products the forest provides today. Beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure - you'll find it here in the Lumber Heritage Region.