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Spring is a lovely time to visit Potter County, as trees and flowers begin to bloom. The world seems to awaken after the cold of winter, and nature begins to color our world. Here are the top 5 spring activities in “God’s Country”:

  1. Fishing - Prime locations for wild brook trout, Lyman Lake and its tributaries are the perfect places to experience the pristine mountain waters Potter County is known for. Sinnemahoning State Park hosts a 142-acre reservoir where you’ll find trout, bass, bluegill, sunfish, pickerel, perch, crappie, catfish and tiger muskellunge. In addition, Cowley Run and the Portage and Driftwood branches of Sinnemahoning Creek are also stocked each spring with trout and bass and represent mountain freestone stream fishing at its best.  No license?  No problem!  Visit Rainbow Paradise Trout Farm - it's a sure catch and a great spot to take someone new to fishing!
  2. Visit Our Local Maple Producers - Maple syrup has been called the “nectar of the gods” and there’s no place better to enjoy it than “God’s Country.” Potter County produces some of the best pure, all natural maple syrup in the state. For many of our maple producers, family tradition brought them into the industry, handed down from generation to generation. Each has a unique history, method and story to tell, and they are always happy to share it with you. Call to schedule a time to visit them or sample their products at the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival
  3. Wildlife Viewing - The forests of Potter County support a remarkable diversity of wildlife and create a wildlife observation and photography paradise. You’ll see deer, turkey, coyote, black bear, bobcats, and a diverse population of fish and birds, including the majestic bald eagles. The southern parts of the county are also home to a growing elk herd. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, wildlife viewing is still enjoyable at Sinnemahoning State Park’s new Wildlife Center. Gather around the fireplace in the cozy lodge and gaze out the windows to catch a glimpse of the many creatures that make their homes here.
  4. Visit the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum - The museum has just undergone renovations, so whether you've visited before or not, this spring is a great time to go!  Come check out the new building and exhibits.
  5. Spring is great time to plan a wedding!  And Potter County is beautiful when in bloom.  We have unique venues for parties, ceremonies or receptions.  Give us a call we can help!




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