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State Parks


World's end state park

HIKING: 26 Miles

Worlds End State Park is situated in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek, just south of Forksville, Sullivan County.

Surrounded by the Loyalsock State Forest, the 780-acre park offers visitors diverse recreational opportunities within a pristine environment. The rugged natural beauty coursing through the heart of the Endless Mountains landscape provides many photographic possibilities.

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

RIckett's glen state park

HIKING: 28 Miles

Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,193 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan, and Columbia counties.

Ricketts Glen harbors the Glens Natural Area -- a National Natural Landmark. Hike the Falls Trail System to explore the glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside.

The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the beauty.

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

loyalsock state forest

HIKING: 200 Miles

Loyalsock State Forest is named for Loyalsock Creek, a scenic freestone stream that winds through the heart of its 114,552 acres.

Loyalsock State Forest includes portions of:

  • Sullivan County

  • Lycoming County

  • Bradford County


The forest spans the northern tier’s “Endless Mountains” region and primarily consists of northern hardwoods forest type.

The Loyalsock Trail, or LT for short, is a rugged wilderness footpath that was originally laid out in 1951 by Explorer Scouts of Post 110, Boy Scouts of America and led by Howard Ulman, Jr. The Alpine Club of Williamsport was organized in 1953 to maintain the original 30.4 mile trail. In the early 1960’s, the trail was expanded to its current length of 59.2 miles. The Alpine Club continues to be the primary maintainer of the trail and produces a detailed Guide to the Loyalsock Trail and Side Trails which is available through the club, at several DCNR offices and at retail locations in the area.

Eagles mere conservancy

HIKING: 13 Miles

The Conservancy is a community organization which actively supports  environmental, forest management, reforestation and in-town forest activities in and around Eagles Mere.  All aspects of our stewardship are managed by volunteer board of trustees guided by three core values – Awareness, Respect and Responsibility.

Walking and hiking around Eagles Mere is a wonderful experience. In the early 1900’s, Horace McFarland and C. Aubrey DeLong pioneered the Red, White, and Green Arrow paths. The Yellow Arrow Trail was laid out 20 years later. The Rail Trail follows part of the Eagles Mere Railroad which operated from 1892 to 1926. Then in the 1990’s the Eagles Mere Conservancy created four new paths. This map also includes some of the trails in the Loyalsock State Forest. Long and short hikes can be planned through the unspoiled forests of the area.

MOkoma Conservancy

HIKING: 13 Miles

Established in 2001 by a group of forward thinking and concerned residents of Sullivan County, the Mokoma Conservancy set as its first goal the preservation of key watershed areas of the Lake Mokoma and Laporte areas. With the formation of a non-profit organization having a 501c3 designation, the conservancy was then able to solicit tax exempt donations.

Our initial project was the acquisition of a 243 acre wooded area, key to conservation of the watershed of the lake and also the preservation of the rustic nature of the area. There are a number of rare and endangered plants growing there. The land was named the Conklin Run Wilderness Area, located off Lake Road, one mile in from the intersection of route 220 and route 154. After completing that purchase, a group of Conservancy members and friends held a dedication in August of 2004. 

The conservancy is open 365 days of the year from dawn to dusk.


snowmobile trails

Snowmobiling is a favorite winter activity on the Loyalsock State Forest. Nearly 130 miles of joint-use state forest roads and 16 miles of trails are open to snowmobiles when conditions permit. The district staff keeps the snowmobile trails groomed and packed to give riders an enjoyable experience. Parking is somewhat limited but several lots have recently been developed or improved. The trailhead along World’s End Road provides ample parking and direct access to many points of interest including High Knob Overlook and Loyalsock Canyon Vista.


The Loyalsock State Forest features a designated bridle trail for horseback riding and a trailhead for camping with horses and trailers.  The 52-mile designated trail features 2 loops that originate and terminate at the trailhead along World’s End Road, making it convenient for equine enthusiasts. In addition to the designated trail, horseback riding is permitted on nearly 130 miles of state forest roads and well over 200 miles of trails.

baumunk's general store

9922 Route 154, Shunk PA 17768

An original Old-Fashioned General Store, Post Office & Restaurant conveniently located in the middle of nowhere. Originally built in 1905 by Ambrose Campbell. 

Jolly trolley

101 Main Street, Dushore PA 18614

The store is a true variety store as it displays gift items, health and beauty aids, greeting cards, candy, film, batteries, snacks, paper goods, gift wrapping, toys, canles, stationary, silk flowers, kitchen and bath accessories, fabrics, crafts, tees and sweatshirts, plus much, much more. Did we miss anything?

The store's old-fashioned soda fountain and small dining area are a perfect backdrop for a wide assortment of home-baked pies, cakes and muffins presented in generous portions. The delicious ice cream treats include a variety of sundaes, floats and shakes. The Jolly Trolley serves both breakfast and lunch. Originally the home of Representative and Senator George D. Jackson (1827-1879).

eagle's mere village

288 Eagles Mere Ave, Eagles Mere PA 17731

Shop for fine art at, find the perfect book at the Eagles Mere Bookstore, discover new items from reclaimed wood at Ataraxia, step into Merely the Best to see the wide selection of unique goods or visit the Eagles Mere Museum Shop to grab the perfect memorabilia from your trip. 

Second hand rose

11026 US-220, Dushore PA 18614

Second Hand Rose has an eclectic collection of ever-changing items, things come and go every day, so stop in often, you never know what treasure awaits!

kelly's koop

11436 Route 87 South, Dushore PA 18614

1 mile out side of Dushore on 87 past the Ford Dealership at the Koop We will have Rustic Merchandise, Crafts, Antiques and Gently used Goodies !! Great things to come at the "KOOP" !!



eagles mere air & Auto museum

14013 PA-42, Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Eagles Mere Air Museum is an aviation museum located on Merritt Field on the outskirts of Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania in North Central Pennsylvania. The museum has 35 vintage aircraft from 1917 to 1944, as well as hundreds of other aviation related items pertaining to that era, including photos, engines and aircraft components.

eagles mere museum

​288 Eagles Mere Avenue, Eagles Mere PA 17731

Once you have arrived in our historic town center, enter the museum via the front porch of the original general store, now operating as the museum’s gift shop. Begin your journey in the museum by learning about the formation of the lake, then travel though time experiencing its unique history of glass-making, farming, hotels, cottages, and even a narrow gauge railroad. View a video telling the story of Eagles Mere both past and present. Enjoy our interactive displays and then “travel” to our upstairs gallery to view our model train room.

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endless mountains war museum

103 Main Street, Sonestown, PA 17758

Walk our aisles of historic military memorabilia to the sounds of the Big Bands of the 1940s. See firsthand in one of the largest collections of military memorabilia in the state, a tremendous gathering of military artifacts. These artifacts range from a Civil war cannon ball to a Bavarian parade helmet, to a spoon from Hitler's personal dinnerware., to a Nash-Kelvinator staff car. 

Sullivan county historical society

458 Meylert St  Laporte PA 18626  

The main building includes the original 34' square portion built in the 1880's, which was used until 1894 to house the Courthouse records while a new Courthouse (the County's second, and nucleus of the present building)  was being built. The Society acquired the use of half of this nucleus in 1956 to be used as the beginning of a 'home' for the Society's acquisitions. The Pauline Holcombe Wing was added to the original section in 1988 to further expand the facility.The Baldwin property, across the street from the main building, was acquired in 1995, depicts artifacts from the 1850-80's.  In 2004 the Barn was built and one year later the Shed.  Both of these later additions house outside artifacts such as farming, lumbering, railroads, kitchen and many more.

covered bridges


The Sonestown Covered Bridge is a covered bridge over Muncy Creek in Davidson Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania built around 1850. It is 110 ft long and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is named for the nearby unincorporated village of Sonestown in Davidson Township, and is also known as the Davidson Covered Bridge. It was built to provide access to a grist mill which operated until the early 20th century.



The Forksville Covered Bridge is a Burr arch truss covered bridge over Loyalsock Creek in the borough of ForksvilleSullivan County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was built in 1850 and is 152 feet 11 inches in length. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The Forksville bridge is named for the borough it is in, which in turn is named for its location at the confluence or "forks" of the Little Loyalsock and Loyalsock Creeks.



The Hillsgrove Covered Bridge is a Burr arch truss covered bridge over Loyalsock Creek in Hillsgrove TownshipSullivan County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was built c. 1850 and is 186 feet long. In 1973, it became the first covered bridge in the county to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge is named for the township and nearby village of Hillsgrove, and is also known as Rinkers Covered Bridge for an adjoining farm.

Sullivan county Library

206 Center Street, Dushore PA 18614

At the Sullivan County Library, there are a variety of materials available for check-out: books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines. We have computers available for public use, as well as wireless Internet throughout the library. The library also has programs and services available throughout the year for children, teens, and adults. FREE WIFI is also available! 

The library also has a great number of resources that can be accessed online! Interested in learning a new language or checking out eBooks from home? Visit our website at or contact the library to learn more!

To register for children’s programming, please call the Library at 570-928-9352. The building is owned by the county but was originally the carriage house for the Carrol Hotel, located at the corner of Center and Main Streets before its demise.

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Want a fun way to see the sights of Sullivan County and learn about the history along the way? Check out the 2022 History Quest presented by The Sullivan County Historical Society and The Sullivan County Conservation District. Want more history quests? Visit the Historical Society's Past History Quest here

 The History Questis funded by the Sullivan County Room Tax and Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.

scenic views

canyon vista
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high knob overlook
wright's view


eagles mere country club

One Country Club Road, Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Eagles Mere Country Club is a private club. We have a challenging 18 hole golf course in the picturesque Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. Our clubhouse offers gourmet dining with panoramic views. Enjoy cocktails and camaraderie at our beautiful walnut bar or a game of tennis on our court. he club is a special place with a rich tradition of over 100 years of history. It sits on one of the most beautiful mountain settings in Pennsylvania and has a true William Flynn designed golf course. The clubhouse is a beautiful compliment to a club with so much tradition. Members and guests come from all over the country to enjoy all Eagles Mere has to offer. Eagles Mere Golf Club was established on September 19, 1911. The clubs grounds and farmhouse were purchased from the Avery family which is still our existing clubhouse today. In 1913 the club finished the first six holes of the golf course and opened them for play. These six holes are now holes 1-5 and 18. 





  • Hoagland Branch

  • Elk Creek 

  • Mill Creek 

  • Loyalsock Creek 

  • Little Loyalsock Creek 

  • Muncy Creek

  • West Branch Fishing Creek 

  • North Branch Mehoopany Creek

Click the button above to view the PA Fish & Boat Commission Interactive Map to find more information on all the trout stream located in Sullivan County, PA!

  • Hunters Lake: 41°23'4.71"N  76°37'18.39"W

    • Stocked trout, boat launch, shore fishing​

  • Bearwallow Pond​: 41°30'38.48"N  76°44'41.70"W

    • Boat launch, shore fishing​

  • Sones Pond​: 41°28'23.36"N  76°30'54.80"W

    • Boat launch, shore fishing​

  • Shumans Lake : 41°27'4.18"N  76°16'23.72"W

    • No boat launch, kayaks allowed, shore fishing​

  • Lake Jean​: 41°20'24.84"N  76°16'56.65"W

    • Boat launch, shore fishing​



public swimming areas

Ricketts Glen State Park 

The 600-foot beach is open from late-May to mid-September, from 8:00 A.M. until sunset. A food and refreshment concession, boat rental, and picnic facilities are nearby. Swim at your own risk, please follow posted rules and regulations.

Swimming is permitted inside of the designated area only.


Worlds End State Park 

A small dam on Loyalsock Creek forms a swimming area that is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, sunrise to sunset. The mountain stream water is always cold and exhilarating. Swim at your own risk, please read and follow posted rules for swimming.

Artisan alpacas

37 Vorpagel Lane, Dushore PA 18614

Nestled on a wooded hill outside of Dushore, PA is a fiber farm owned by Deb and Ray DiBono called Artisan Alpacas. Visitors to their farm are announced by barking from their Livestock Guardian Dogs and greeted by the humming of curious Alpacas hoping for a treat . A small, family run farm raising alpacas for their elite fiber. That welcomes farm visitors and provide treats to feed the alpacas. The farm store has a wide variety of items made from alpaca fiber and unique gifts.

Mill View Mountain Alpacas

221 Meadowood Lane, Forksville PA 18616

Our alpaca farm is home to a most beautiful animal whose extraordinary fiber has enchanted civilization for over 6,000 years. We are located in the beautiful endless mountains, where mountains and valleys, forests, and farmlands comprise the area considered to be one of only three places in all of the northeastern US known to be "entirely rural"

warburton farm

249 Warburton Hill Road, New Albany PA 18833

The passion and drive behind the building of our Creamery and the love for A2 milk here on Sunset Ridge Creamery is for this little guy right here. Marshal is 5 and when he was 7 days old we found out that he was allergic to dairy. When he was 2 we started researching dairy allergies and found out about a genetic test we could do on our cows to find A2 girls and then we found it was Marshal friendly Milk aka Marshal Milk. Our herd is made up of mostly Jerseys, which means that you will get that beautiful cream rising to the top. Give it a shake and you'll enjoy a rich, wonderful tasting milk. 

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Trostle's dairy & poultry farm

10054 Ellenton Mountain Road, Shunk PA 17768

We sell farm fresh brown eggs, seasonal produce and baked goods. We also have pork and beef available. Seasonal flowers and Christmas trees.


47 Mattichak Road, Lopez PA 18628

We grow and sell a variety of produce and everything we grow is certified organic. Our cows are out on pasture year round. Of course in snowy winters, they munch on hay, non-GMO grain, and they always have access to free choice minerals. Our pigs are fed a non-GMO grain. Try some of our delicious nitrate free bacon and sausage! Broilers (meat chickens) are supplemented with non-GMO grain and they are moved daily on pasture. Laying hens enjoy being outside on grass enjoying the grass and bugs as nature intended.


With Sullivan County being a first-time host to the 2022 Grinduro (one of just two locations in the US), the development of the Endless Mountains gravel loop trail and establishment of bikepacking loops, the County is on the cusp of being known as a regional cycling hotbed. 

Endless Mountains Gravel Loop

This is a bikepacking gravel loop, planned by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region with support and input from Sullivan County, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau and the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency, that  launched in Spring 2022. It is approximately 405 miles long with approximately 34,000 feet in elevation changes throughout the route. In Sullivan County, the loop runs through State Game Land 66, Ricketts Glen State Park, State Game Land 13, the Loyalsock State Forest and Worlds End State Park. Cyclists have the option to camp overnight at sites the parks and forest along the loop. The route also passes a number of restaurants, cafes, general stores, bars, lodging and other retail establishments in Dushore, Laporte, Eagles Mere, Forksville, Shunk and other destinations.


COMING SOON - Loyalsock State Forest Mountain Biking Loop

A planned mountain biking loop in the Loyalsock State Forest within the constraints of Coal Mine Road. The trail is approximately 15 miles in length and the trail head will be the existing trail head along Worlds End Road across from the Bridle Trail facility. The trail will cross the Loyalsock Creek at one location

 and will not traverse the Loyalsock Trail as mountain bikes are forbidden on it. Loyalsock Trail signage will be clearly marked, and trail use will be closely monitored and strictly enforced. Trail etiquette signage will also be important. The location will be easily accessible and is within an area with a low number of environmental concerns, however, the entire trail length will need to undergo a thorough environmental review for sensitive species and habitats in the spring of 2022. A volunteer group is largely responsible for the design and will be an important partner in the trail’s construction, maintenance and monitoring. It is possible for construction to commence in summer 2022.

ATV Trails



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