Hiking to History

Interested in getting out to see what remains of some real locations associated with Pennsylvania’s lumbering past? The museum has created two self-guided lumber history hiking brochures to encourage folks to lace up their hiking boots and explore the surrounding forests. Find beautiful vistas, lumber ghost towns, ruins, and remains of former Civilian Conservation Corps sites.

Select from Susquehannock State Forest or Tioga & Tiadaghton State Forests brochures. Below provides more information on each location highlighted in the brochures. Brochure directions are all based on the PA Lumber Museum as the starting point of the trip.

Susquehannock State Forest Brochure Includes:

Tioga & Tiadaghton State Forests Brochure Includes:

Remember- Safety First!

  • Some destinations will require you to drive on stretches of forest roads.  These roads are narrow, unpaved, and not maintained during the winter. Proceed with caution in an appropriate vehicle. 
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear such as  hiking boots or athletic sneakers to protect your feet from rocks and roots along trails.
  • Take an adequate supply of water and food.
  • Take a map and know how to follow trail blazes.
  • Check the weather before you go.
  • Take a friend in case you need help.  Cell service is very limited in the forest.
  • Watch your step and listen carefully—wild animals and rattlesnakes make their home in the forest.
  • Leave no trace, take nothing but pictures.
  • Removing historic artifacts is strictly forbidden.