101 Things to do in Susquehanna county

Support Susquehanna County Businesses – “BUY LOCAL!”

Attend an educational program or walk at SALT SPRINGS STATE PARK- off RTE. 29, Franklin Forks. www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org

Ride your MOUNTAIN BIKE on the D&H RAIL TRAIL from Forest City to the NY State border. www.nepa-rail-trails.org

Catch your favorite movie this weekend at the MONTROSE THEATER – Public Ave.

Visit the STARRUCCA VIADUCT, a national civil engineering landmark made of local Bluestone, off Route 171 in Lanesboro. http://erierr.railfan.net/star2.html

Enjoy a local FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL or PICNIC – Lots of Rides, Games, Food & FUN!

Work out at one of the county’s fitness gyms.

Explore the county’s specialty shops and stores for crafts made of local products.

Attend DAIRY DAY activities the first friday in March or the FARM CITY FEAST on the Saturday before Thanksgiving sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension.

HUNT the many thousands of acres of PA STATE GAME LANDS throughout the County. www.pgc.state.pa.us

Catch village events at OLD MILL VILLAGE, New Milford. http://www.oldmillvillage.org

Pick up a new interest during HOBBY DAY at the Susquehanna County Library- Montrose Branch.

See an artist’s view of the Endless Mountains at the Art Exchange, Route 171 Union Dale.

Remember when “Coal was King” at the ANTHRACITE COAL MINERS’ Memorial – Main St, Forest City.

Visit the FIBER FESTIVAL at the Harford Fair Grounds, Harford. www.pafiberfestival.com

KAYAK through the whitewater of the Lackawanna River near the new Forest City river access area – RT 247, near the Vision 2000 Industrial Park.

Play 9 or 18 holes of GOLF at one of the well-groomed courses throughout the County.

Don’t ski a hill, “SKI A MOUNTAIN!” -ELK MOUNTAIN- I-81 Exit 206 or 211, to RTE. 374 East, Union Dale. www.elkskier.com

FISH for a prized catch in a river or pond, or ANGLE for trout in PA’s best coldwater streams.

Taste the best of the best at the COUNTY SEAT’S Annual CHILI COOKOFF –Maple Street, Montrose in March.

Roll a few games of BOWLING-the sport that everyone can afford and enjoy-South Montrose or Great Bend.

Take a guided or self-guided BIRD or WILDFLOWER WALK through the SHELLY PRESERVE, Thompson.

WATCH the START, or RUN in the Annual STEAMTOWN MARATHON in Forest City Borough. www.steamtownmarathon.com

Enjoy Emerald Isle foods, music and culture at the Irish Festival, St. Patrick’s Church, Friendsville, PA.

Spend Columbus Day Weekend enjoying the ARTIST TOUR, visit artists in their studios, Montrose. www.artiststour.com

Cheer on your local high school athletic teams. Soccer, football, baseball, softball, basketball, wrestling, track, field hockey, cheerleading and tennis.

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow at the County’s local SPORTSMAN’S CLUB.

Check out the great BOOK selection at one of the SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY FREE LIBRARY BRANCHES. www.susqcolibrary.org

Visit the MARTIN’S CREEK CONCRETE VIADUCT, which predates the historic Nicholson Bridge – RTE. 11, Kingsley.

Attend the Montrose Train and Toy Show in November, Montrose High School.

Choose the freshest, handpicked fruits and vegetables in the County at the FARMER’S MARKET – Montrose. www.agmap.psu.edu

Celebrate OLD HOME WEEK with parades, concerts and food stands in Forest City Borough. August 1st-8th.

Celebrate Autumn during the FALL FESTIVAL ANTIQUE TOUR and OPEN HOUSE. Columbus Day Weekend.

RACE to the finish of your heat at the DIRT BIKE RACES – RTE. 706, Rush.

See all the prize-winning animals and the Horse and Tractor Pulls at the HARFORD FAIR the 3rd week of August – Exit 217, I-81 to RT 547 South. www.harfordfair.com

Enjoy the SPRING CARNIVAL at ELK MOUNTAIN – Exit 206 or 211, I-81 to RTE. 374 East – Union Dale. www.elkskier.com

Tour a SAP HOUSE and learn about the County’s sweetest product – MAPLE SYRUP.

Watch all the Modified & Stock Car action at PENN CAN SPEEDWAY – Exit 230, I-81 to  RTE. 171, Oakland Twp.

Tour the UNITED FIRE COMPANY’S HISTORIC FIREFIGHTING MUSEUM by appointment – Monument Street, Montrose.

Come explore the woods as the longest day of the year fades to night with the SUMMER SOLSTICE NIGHT HIKE at Salt Springs State Park, off RTE. 29, Franklin Twp. www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org

Serve your friends and neighbors by JOINING the local FIRE DEPARTMENT or AMBULANCE SQUAD.

Enjoy food, games, music and fun for all ages at the LITERACY APPLEFEST in September on the Montrose Green.

VOLUNTEER with a service organization like the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary, or the Lions Club.

RENT A COTTAGE on one of the County’s pristine lakes or spend the WEEKEND in a cozy BED & BREAKFAST, or convenient hotel or CAMPGROUND. For complete listing visit our lodgings page.

Celebrate the Annual BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL on the Montrose Village Green – 1st Friday and Saturday in August.

Visit the Susquehanna County HISTORICAL SOCIETY to research family history and view local artifacts – 2nd floor of the County Library, Montrose.www.susqcohistsoc.org

See where it all started: NINE PARTNERS MONUMENT, commemorating early County settlers – off RT 5 47, Harford.

Visit the Mormon Monument, the site where Joseph Smith was baptized, after translating the Book of Mormon- Exit 230, I-81 to RT 171, Oakland Twp.


See and capture on film some of the best FALL FOLIAGE on the planet.

Sing KARAOKE or listen to your favorite local BAND at establishments throughout the county.

SNOWMOBILE over 150 miles of the NEPA SNOW TRAILS network
throughout the County. www.pasnow.org

Find a great bargain at Forest City’s SIDEWALK SALES or Montrose’s

Celebrate an old fashioned 4th of July with FIREWORKS in Montrose and Thompson.

Be a team player: support your local Little League Baseball team.

Learn about the County’s role in the Underground Railroad at the

VOLUNTEER! Support the Special Olympics at ELK MOUNTAIN, and throughout the county.

Learn to shoot like a “pro” at the local SPORTSMAN CLUB’S.

Learn about logging safety by participating in the GAME OF LOGGING.

Paddle, canoe or kayak down the beautiful & historic Susquehanna

Join 4-H as a VOLUNTEER LEADER to make the difference in the lives of Susquehanna County youth.

Participate in TAI CHI, YOGA, or LABYRINTH WALKS at the SELF DISCOVERY WELLNESS CENTER. www.wellnessarts.com

Support local youth by attending a PLAY or CONCERT at one of the County’s six public High Schools.

Visit the STARRUCCA HOUSE, listed on the National Register of Historic Places – Susquehanna Borough.

Frolic on a HALLOWEEN HAYRIDE through the spooky fall countryside.

Enjoy ICE SKATING and ICE FISHING on one of the many lakes throughout the County.

Visit the SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, listed on the National Register of Historic Place, at the top of Public Ave., Montrose.

Celebrate OKTOBERFEST with great food, drinks, and live entertainment at ELK MOUNTAIN – Exit 206/211 to RTE. 374.

Take COLLEGE COURSES through Distance Learning at local high schools.

WALK for a CURE of juvenile diabetes during the VALERIE (HOLMES) SHOOK MEMORIAL WALK – Montrose, sponsored by the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. www.susqcohistsoc.org

Savor DINNER at one of the many inns, restaurants and eateries in the country.

Enjoy all that nature has to offer by CAMPING at one of our many campsites.

Shop for that hard-to-find or classic item that will complete your collection at a local ANTIQUE or GIFT shop.

Attend an educational program presented at the WOODBOURNE FOREST & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – Rt. 29, Dimock Twp.

PICK YOUR OWN Blueberries, Strawberries, and Apples at one of the County’s abundant fields and orchards.

Display your prized works or shop for someone else’s at the American Red Cross Annual CRAFT BAZAAR.

Test your luck at a game of B-I-N-G-O held at community centers and fire company halls around the County.

Spend the day SWIMMING, WALKING or playing TENNIS at KENNEDY PARK – Rt. 247, Forest City.

Run or walk around the track of Montrose High School during the American Cancer Society RELAY FOR LIFE Campaign.

Enjoy music & religious programs at the DIMOCK CAMP MEETING.

SWIM all summer at the Blue Ridge Park, Church Street, New Milford Borough.


Attend the PA STOCK DOG TRIALS at SHEEPY HOLLOW, Lathrop Township on Father’s Day Weekend. www.northeastpennsylvania.com/SheepyHollow.html

Stop by AUCTION NIGHT and bid on an eclectic grouping of local donations, benefiting the County Library – Montrose.

Visit the HARFORD SOLDIER’S’ ORPHANS SCHOOL, which provided education to children of Civil War veterans.

Fill your PICNIC basket with delicious treats and DINE AL FRESCO in the County’s beautiful countryside.

Witness the 4-H LIVESTOCK ROUND-UP sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office.

Watch a live drama or comedy performance at the MONTROSE THEATRE- Public Ave, Montrose.

Go to the Montrose Bible Conference and become involved with many different events and activities. www.montrosebible.org

Venture out on the INNKEEPER’S TOUR during the peak of the Fall Foliage Season.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS with the help of the Susquehanna County Economic Development, Progress Authority, 888-263-0937 http://www.cbprogress.org.