Bald Eagle State Park is perfect for families and those yearning to get away and enjoy the beauties of nature. The park is located in the north-central region of Pennsylvania. The five thousand, nine-hundred-acre park provides multiple hikes; some of the most popular include the Baker Trail, the Black Forest Trail, the Golden Eagle Trail, and the John P. Saylor Trail. Many of the trails and roads are perfect for casual biking, however, there are also mountain biking trails for those wanting more rigorous biking. But that's not all! Bald Eagle State Park supplies trails for horseback riding and ATV adventures. The exploration is endless!
Bald Eagle State Park has more than just hiking trails! In the grassy fields of the park, there are dozens of picnic benches and areas perfect for laying out a blanket and relaxing. Want to hit the water? That's easy with the park's designated swimming areas, perfect for the kids. For those wanting to be more adventurous, the lake is a splendid spot for kayaking and canoeing. If swimming is not what you're looking for no worries! The lake is also a perfect location for fishing. That's not all; there are specified areas for hunting! The hunts include rabbits, pheasant, bear, and waterfowls.
On top of swimming, hunting, and fishing, the park also provides disc golf, a popular new sport that's easy to learn and fun to play. The park also has geocaching for those looking for a challenge. Not here during the summer and spring months? No worries! For the winter months the park has downhill skiing, cross country skiing for those wanting a workout, and sledding - perfect for the kids. There are even snowmobiling options.
Home to an abundance of animals, common animals view within the park include cottontail rabbits, bobcats, green frogs, snapping turtles, black bears, and even porcupines. The park also houses many birds such as bald eagles, hairy woodpeckers, horned owls, wood ducks, and northern shrikes.
Come lose yourself in the nature that can only be found at Bald Eagle State Park!