Boasting a rich tradition of history, Lock Haven has three sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Memorial Park Site, Heisey House, a Victorian-era museum, and the Water Street District. Visit the Clinton County Historical Society to learn all about the history of the area. As one of the 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Lock Haven University offers a variety of degrees for undergraduates. Lock Haven is also a wonderful gateway to outdoor opportunities in the region and has plenty of options for dining, shopping, and exploring the downtown between adventures.
Lock Haven Levee Trail
Also known as the William Clinger Riverwalk, this trail is accessible at a number of locations along East and West Water streets in Lock Haven. Along a 2.25 mile stretch of the levee is a walkway fully supplied with benches, trash receptacles, and lighting. A recreational pavilion with bath house and beach are located near the end of Vesper Street. A canoe portage service is located near the dam so boaters may traverse to the river below the dam.
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Once of Lock Haven’s most popular activities is the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series hosted on Lock Haven’s Floating Stage. Located right on the river’s West Branch, the concerts can be enjoyed onshore from the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater, or guests may anchor and watch ‘front row,’ right from the Susquehanna River. (Photo Credit: Phillip Mapstone)Details
Bald Eagle Valley Trail
3.4 of the projected 11.5 miles of the trail have been constructed. Eventually the trail will connect Lock Haven, Castanea, McElhattan, Avis, and points in-between to the Lycoming County border and the Jersey Shore trailhead of the Pine Creek Rail Trail.Details
Bald Eagle Mountain Trail
Bald Eagle Mountain is the westernmost ridge in its section of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians, and lies south of the West Branch Susquehanna River. The mountain can be explored via numerous trails, and is a great location to view migrating birds, including the golden eagle. This area is also a popular spot for glider pilots, so be on the lookout for any that may soar over. The views of the boulder field and nearby Lock Haven from the top of the ridge summit trail make this difficult hike worth it.Details