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Montour Preserve

#1 of 16 things to do in Danville Features Animals
700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821-7909
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Hiking the many trails at Montour Preserve provides a wonderful escape to the outdoors. Trails... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol W
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
We thank PP&L for preserving this bit of nature for all to enjoy.

The Montour Preserve includes a 165 acre lake and a few miles of trails that follow along or near... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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The Montour Preserve offers a wide range of year-round opportunities for free, family-friendly outdoor activities. With a variety of fields, forests and streams and features like the sugar shack, fossil pit, boat launch, fishing pier, wildlife observation blinds, visitors’ center / environmental education center, pavilions, children’s play areas, more than ten miles of trails and much more, all centered around the Preserve’s signature feature – the 165-acre Lake Chillisquaque – the Montour Preserve offers something for everyone. Enjoy ice fishing, cross-country skiing, maple sugaring, birding, nature study, photography, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking, trail running, fossil collecting, quiet reflection ………. the possibilities are nearly endless!
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700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821-7909
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hiking the many trails at Montour Preserve provides a wonderful escape to the outdoors. Trails vary in distance and difficulty and are accessible to everyone. I especially enjoy walking on the Braille Trail. If one enjoys nature photography opportunities for exceptional shots abound -from land...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Montour Preserve includes a 165 acre lake and a few miles of trails that follow along or near the shore.. We spent four hours enjoying nature. We had a beautiful blue sky day and with few people the quiet was relaxing. There is a...More

Thank 786Richard
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Stopped by there to take a view of lake and me and my wife used their bathroom facility and both got unpleasantly sprayed in the face by bathroom faucets when washing hands. The lake looked like it would be a beautiful place to boat and...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The lake has a two-mile trail around it and it is perfectly flat. I've even seen parents with baby carriages that had no problem walking the path. There are plenty of picnic tables and some charcoal grills that can be used free of charge. Access...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go to photograph sunsets. I used to fish from shore there, but it seems like the water level kept getting lower.

Thank Skip C
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The nature center is nice and there is a large loop around the lake which made for a good 4 mile walk. The terrain is easy if going with anyone who can't manage a more challenging terrain. Scenery was nice.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful lake with trails around it, picnic tables in pavilions, boat launch for fishing or kayaking, Nature Center/museum, fossil shale pit. A wonderful place year round.

Thank Seamus199
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place for hiking or fishing! So many beautiful trails for walking, bird watching and great picnic areas. No motorized boats but we love to take our little pedal boat, so much fun. Gorgeous man made lake!

Thank 54PAgirl54
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I fished there this summer and was practically alone. This is a manmade reservoir, non-power only. I heard that ppl is selling the nearby powerplant to Talen and the preserves future is uncertain...there were a few articles about this in the local paper. Anyway, its...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great place to get away and hike, picnic, or kayak. There is a trail that goes around the lake with beautiful views. They have covered pavilions and tables to have a family picnic. The place area is very clean.

1  Thank Patricia T
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Debbie E
20 September 2016|
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Response from Bob_Stoudt | Property representative |
Debbie - thank you for checking. Though permits had at one time been required to use watercraft at Lake Chillisquaque, that is no longer the case. Instead, we now encourage boaters to get a voluntary launch tag that they... More
Stephen F
23 August 2016|
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Response from Bob_Stoudt | Property representative |
Stephen, thanks for checking. As other reviewers have noted, you can find the map and other details about the Montour Preserve's Fossil Pit on our website under the 'fossil pit' menu item. To make a tax-deductible... More
22 August 2016|
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Response from Bob_Stoudt | Property representative |
Thank you for checking. As other reviewers have noted, watercraft rentals are not yet available at the Montour Preserve. However, several local outfitters will be glad to assist you. Please consider contacting Canoe... More