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Montour Preserve

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Address: 700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821-7909
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

The Montour Preserve offers a wide range of year-round opportunities for...

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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Fantastic outdoor experience

My family goes here regularly for kayaking and fishing..has great picnic areas and playground for the kids. Plenty of walking trails too with lots of wildlife!

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Riverside, Pennsylvania
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Riverside, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

My family goes here regularly for kayaking and fishing..has great picnic areas and playground for the kids. Plenty of walking trails too with lots of wildlife!

1 Thank melonyrose
Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a place that stays in your heart - beautiful, tranquil, rejuvenating. Even if you do nothing but sit and enjoy the view, it's well worth the visit.

1 Thank Holly B
Danville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The PPL montour preserve is a very beautiful place all times of the year. It includes a lake, an island, and a large forest. Also, there is much wildlife there. I strongly recommend visiting the Preserve if you are in the area.

1 Thank RobikaUSA
Muncy, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

One of the nicest place to walk and relax in the area. Easy to get to, but a hidden gem. Picnic area available.

1 Thank Jerry F
Danville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We have been here multiple times as a family and we love coming here! There is so much to explore - multiple play areas with swing, sand/dirt pits with sit-on and use back-hoe-like toys to dig with, lakes, several long trails, a dam to look it over the lake, picnic areas and more!

Thank Matt N
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

PP&L Montour Preserve is a very quiet and beautiful retreat. The trails are well groomed and easy to walk on. The boat ramp is easily maneuvered.

Thank Scottyydog
Smithville, Tennessee, United States
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Very nice park for paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. It also offers walking trails around the lake for the adventurous. Charcoal grills are available for cooking and pavilions can be rented for family or group affairs. The rest areas are nice and clean port potty type but are housed in concrete building with running water for hand washing. The... More 

Thank Mary D
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Great lake and spot to take a hike. There is a 5 mile hiking loop around the lake. Relatively flat. The lake is open to non-motorized boats and kayaks, so it stays peaceful. Birdwatching is always good - several bald eagles at the late and one of the better regional spots for birds of all kings.

Thank 2367andy
Danville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Montour Preserve is a wonderful place to spend time and just relax. Sunrise , mid-day or sunset offer beautiful views of the landscape, lake and wild life. No time spent there is the wasted.

Thank rebhunts
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great park. Beautifully kept. Peaceful and serene. Wonderful flora and fauna. Picnicing, hiking, and great nature photo opportunities.

Thank Nancy T

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