Williamsport, Pennsylvania is one of those towns. It's not exactly completely under the radar—millions of people descend on Williamsport each August for the Little League World Series and hotels are booked for miles—but it's one of those simply delightful locales that more people would visit if only they knew about it.
Williamsport and Lycoming County offers so many recreational and outdoor activities that it is difficult to fit them into one visit. If you enjoy hiking then discover our internationally recognized Pine Creek Rail Trail or other notable trails like Old Loggers Path.
Canoeist and river enthusiasts love the 14 mile stretch of navigable water found on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Fly-Fishermen come from around the the world to fish Slate Run and the Loyalsock Creek.
Lycoming County has it all from golfing, skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, hunting, and mountain biking! Come discover all this rich beautiful area has to offer!
Williamsport attractions are listed by distance from The Genetti Hotel:
White Deer Golf Course 8.7 miles (13 minutes)
352 Allenwood Camp Ln, Montgomery, PA 17752, 570-547-2186
White Deer Golf Course is a 45-hole golf complex with two 18-hole championship courses. There is also a 9 hole executive course that will make learning easier and less intimidating for the beginner and high handicap golfer. If you need to brush up on your swing, teaching professionals are available any day of the week for all levels of golfers.
Turbot Hills Golf Course 16.0 miles
Route 405, Milton, PA 17847, 570-742-7455
This hilly course has small greens that are fast and sloped. Some of the greens are elevated, and over half the holes are well-bunkered. The ladies' par is actually 74. Alec Ternyei designed the back nine, which opened in 1957.
Bucknell Golf Club 21.2 miles
Smoketown Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, 570-523-8193
This course was built on the property of Bucknell University and is a typical Pennsylvania course with rolling terrain. The fairways vary in width, and water hazards come into play on three holes. The low hanging pine trees are a definite problem to avoid.
Pine Marsh Golf Course 36.9 miles (59 minutes)
840 Oregon Hill Road, Morris, PA 16938, 570-353-2711
Play links style Pasture Golf in Pennsylvania at the Pine Marsh Golf Course. This 9-hole course offers a true walk in the woods where birds and wildlife abound. If Henry Thoreau was a golfer, he would have loved this course. This course's terrain varies between flat and hilly. Water hazards come into play on at least four separate occasions. The fairways are tree-lined, and the small greens are undulating.
Susquehanna State Park 1.9 miles (4 minutes)
1500 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-326-2500
This 20-acre riverfront recreational area is in the city of Williamsport. The Williamsport Chamber of Commerce operates this park in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks.
Riverfront Park - Montoursville 5.0 miles
Greevy Road, Montoursville, PA 17754
The site was formerly the Native American Village of Ostonwakin.
Ravensburg State Park 15.2 miles
State Route 880 (8 miles north of I-80), Mifflinburg, PA 17740, 570-966-1455
78 acres in a steep-walled rocky gorge offers tent camping, fishing and hiking on the Mid-State Trail.
The Pine Creek Rail Trail 0.2 miles
100 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Williamsport and Lycoming County offers one of the ten best biking trails in the world. The Pine Creek Rail Trail is a 64 mile trail that extends from Ansonia in Tioga County down to Jersey Shore in Lycoming County. Once the railroad industry disappeared from Central PA, the rails were no longer needed. Thus the old rail lines have been turned into usable trails for everyone from experienced bikers to family fun. The trail is made of crushed limestone and features beautiful natural scenery. The Pine Creek Rail Trail is perfect for all experience levels from the avid biker to a fun afternoon family outing.
Lycoming Creek Bikeway 0.2 miles
48 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
The bikeway follows Lycoming Creek and much of the former Penn Central Railroad corridor in Old Lycoming and Loyalsock Townships. It connects several parks and communities north of Williamsport with the 11-mile bikeway system in the Williamsport Urbanized area.
Loyalsock Trail 0.4 miles
Route 87, Montoursville, PA 17701
The Loyalsock Trail is a 60-mile trail that winds through beautiful streams and mountain ridges. Points of interest along the trail include Allegheny Ridge, Kettle Creek Vista, World's End State Park, and Beaver Dam. Also, refer to the Alpine Club of Williamsport (below) for additional information, including shuttles to starting points on the hike, and photos featuring many of the popular views along the trail.
The Alpine Club maintains the Loyalsock trail through a series of work hikes in the spring, but also has monthly hikes in Northeastern Pennsylvania throughout the rest of the year. Persons taking their monthly hikes leave from Sovereign Bank in South Williamsport, PA at 8AM, and we carpool to the area of the hike. The hikes that we schedule are day hikes usually 5 to 10 miles in length. In addition to hikes, we also cross-country ski, snow shoe, bicycle, and canoe.
Golden Eagle Trailhead 40 miles
The Golden Eagle Trail is an 8.9 mile circuit trail, located 2.9 miles north of Cammal on Route 414. LOCATION: Northwestern corner of Lycoming County in north central Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Williamsport. The trail can be reached by traveling north on PA Route 44 from the vicinity of Jersey Shore on US 220 between Lock Haven and Williamsport, then following PA Route 414 past Jersey Mills and Cammal to the trailhead.
Old Loggers Path 45 miles
2 miles Southwest of Ellenton, PA
The Old Loggers Path runs 27 miles through the Tiadaghton State Forest. Hile through acres of state forest land, most of which is in Lycoming County.
Black Forest Trail 50 miles
423 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA 17701
The Black Forest Trail is located in the northwestern corner of Lycoming County in north central Pennsylvania, about 50 miles northwest of Williamsport. Spring in Pennsylvania's "Endless Mountains" is a special time, but you can savor the Black Forest Trail's sweeping views during any season. Averaging one vista for each of its 42 miles, the trail could be considered the Keystone State's most panoramic pathway. Virgin stands of hemlock and white pine trees once grew so tall and thick that sunlight couldn't reach the forest floor, hence the "black" forest.
383 Oregon Hill Rd, Morris, PA, 570-353-7731
Sawmill Family Resort in Morris, PA offering 12 different slopes with four trails and four black diamond runs. New to Ski Sawmill is the Tube Slide, experience a 70 foot drop and a ride almost two football fields in length on this new lighted thrill-ride. Ski Sawmill offers group or individual lessons and variety of rental equipment including snowboards and brand new skis and boots.