If you’re looking for the best things to see and do in Clinton County, you’re in the right place!
The county was formed in 1839 and is named “probably” for the seventh Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton.
Its county seat is Lock Haven, located near the confluence of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Creek.
From state parks and scenic overlooks to museums and waterfalls, here are 13 of the best things to see and do in Clinton County, Pennsylvania!
Simply click on the blue text links to read more in-depth information about each destination.
1. Hyner View State Park
Hyner View State Park is a 6-acre mountaintop recreational area, famed for its magnificent views of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
Watching the morning valley fog burn off from Hyner View is an amazing experience that draws spectators from around the state.
2. Fish Dam Overlook
Located along Route 144 in Clinton County, Fish Dam Overlook offers visitors a view of a pair of Wild Areas in the Sproul State Forest.
This is another great spot to watch valley fog burn off, with no hiking required.
3. Rosecrans Falls
Rosecrans Falls is an exquisite 20-foot tall waterfall located just off of Interstate 80 near Loganton, Clinton County.
This spot is equally beautiful in all seasons, making Rosecrans Falls one of my favorite waterfalls in central Pennsylvania.
4. Boggs Run Vista
Boggs Run Vista is an off-trail scenic overlook in Clinton County, and has been called one of the finest vistas in the PA Wilds.
The hike to Boggs Run Vista starts from a trailhead along Grugan Hollow Road in the Sproul State Forest.
5. The Piper Aviation Museum
The Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven honors the legacy of the Piper Aircraft Corporation, which designed and manufactured aircraft in Clinton County, PA between 1937 and 1984.
The Piper Aviation Museum, opened in 1996, is located inside the company’s former engineering research building.
6. Kettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek State Park is a remarkable 1,793 acre oasis situated in the Kettle Creek Valley and surrounded by the Sproul State Forest in Clinton County.
At the heart of the park lies Kettle Creek Reservoir, a 167 acre / 2.2 mile-long lake formed by the construction of the Alvin Bush Dam in 1962.
7. Kettle Creek Vista
Kettle Creek Vista is located off of Crowley Road in the Sproul State Forest, overlooking Kettle Creek State Park.
8. Round Island Run Falls
Round Island Run Falls is located in western Clinton County, and offers hikers the chance to see a fantastic waterfall in the heart of PA elk country.
One of the great features of Round Island Run Falls is the cavernous area behind its upper tier!
9. Logan Mills Covered Bridge
Logan Mills Covered Bridge is the last remaining historic covered bridge in Clinton County.
The bridge was constructed around 1874, is 64 feet long, and is still open to vehicular traffic.
10. Sinnemahoning Vista
Sinnemahoning Vista offers a superb view of the Sinnemahoning Creek valley from a roadside vantage point along Keating Mountain Road in western Clinton County.
11. Keating Mountain Road Vista
Keating Mountain Road Vista is a roadside overlook in western Clinton County providing a wonderful elevated view of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
12. The Tiadaghton Elm
The Pine Creek Declaration of Independence, as it has come to be known, was signed on July 4, 1776 beneath an elm tree on the west bank of present-day Pine Creek in Clinton County.
The signers were a group of frontier settlers known as the Fair Play Men, and they signed their own declaration of independence from Great Britain at about the same time as the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was being approved by the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.
13. The Choke and Puke Diner
The Choke and Puke Diner in Clinton County is an authentic, old-school American diner with an unusual name!
The term “choke and puke” was popularized in the 1977 American road action comedy film Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, and Jerry Reed.
The term “choke and puke” is trucker/CB radio slang for a no-frills truck stop diner, and the Choke and Puke Diner in Loganton certainly lives up to the name!
So there you have it – 13 of the best things to see and do in Clinton County, Pennsylvania!
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