Exploring Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook in Lycoming County

Exploring Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook in Lycoming County

Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook is a gorgeous roadside overlook and picnic spot located approximately 3.5 miles south of Williamsport along Route 15 in Lycoming County.

Map to Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook along Route 15 North in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.
Map to Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook along Route 15 North in Lycoming County.

Another way of saying it is that it’s 7 miles north of Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, on the northbound side of Route 15 (Route 15 is a divided highway near the overlook).

Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook sign along Route 15 North near Williamsport Pennsylvania.
Scenic Overlook sign along Route 15 North near Williamsport.

The overlooks sits high atop Bald Eagle Mountain, 1083 feet above sea level and some 300 feet above the West Branch of the Susquehanna River below.

Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook sits atop Bald Eagle Mountain just south of Williamsport in Lycoming County Pennsylvania..
Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook sits atop Bald Eagle Mountain, just south of Williamsport.

A weathered sign near the picnic area indicates this overlook was donated by the citizens of Mountoursville, one of the towns you can see below.

This Scenic Overlook Donated By The Citizens of Mountoursville PA
“This Scenic Overlook Donated By The Citizens Of Mountoursville, PA”

Views from the Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook

The Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook faces north, with views to the east and west as well, for nearly 180 degrees of visibility.

View to the northeast from Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook in Lycoming County.
View to the northeast.

The Williamsport Regional Airport and Mountoursville are to the north.

Looking out over the Williamsport Regional Airport and Mountoursville from the Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook in Lycoming County PA.
Looking out over the Williamsport Regional Airport and Mountoursville.

While to the west the confluence of Loyalsock Creek and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River are visible, as well as Williamsport.

Looking out over the confluence of Loyalsock Creek and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook.
Looking out over the confluence of Loyalsock Creek and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

For a roadside vista along a busy highway, the Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook is a picturesque pitstop when visiting other attractions in the Williamsport area, certainly worth a few minutes of your time if you’re passing by!

The view to the west from Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook near Williamsport PA.
The view to the west.

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Union County is just 7 miles south of Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook.

Sign along Route 15 in front of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Union County Pennsylvania.
Sign along Route 15 in front of Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland.

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is a zoo that specializes in exotic reptiles and amphibians from around the world!

A collage of photos from Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood Pennsylvania.
Some of the attractions at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland.

The 5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Lycoming County will introduce you to some magnificently scenic hikes leading to gorgeous waterfalls in the region.

An autumn scene from the fourth waterfall on Miners Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.
An autumn scene from Miners Run in the Lycoming County.

Band Rock Vista in Lycoming County offers a stunning 180-degree view of the Lycoming Creek Valley and the town of Ralston more than 900 feet below.

Hiking to Band Rock Vista in Lycoming County.
Band Rock Vista on a winter afternoon in Lycoming County.

The 36 Best Roadside Scenic Overlooks in PA is your guide to some of the most beautiful vistas in Pennsylvania that require no hiking whatsoever to enjoy!

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The roadside Norcross Vista in Cameron County.

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