9 Must-See Attractions in Lycoming County

The Best Things to See and Do in Lycoming County Pennsylvania

If you’re looking for the best things to see and do in Lycoming County, you’re in the right place!

A map showing the location of Lycoming County in Pennsylvania.
A map showing the location of Lycoming County in Pennsylvania.

The county was formed in 1795 and is named for Lycoming Creek.

Lycoming County historical marker in Williamsport.
Lycoming County historical marker in Williamsport.

Its county seat is Williamsport, which at the height of the 1800s lumber boom had more millionaires per person than any other city in the United States.

An exhibit about Williamsport's "Millionaires' Row" at the Taber Museum in Williamsport.
An exhibit about Williamsport’s “Millionaires’ Row”.

From museums and scenic overlooks to waterfalls and historic sites, here are 9 of the best things to see and do in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania!

Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport is one of two stadiums at the Little League World Series complex.
Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport is one of two stadiums at the Little League World Series complex.

Simply click on the blue text links to read more in-depth information about each destination.

Exploring Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook in Lycoming County
Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook in Lycoming County.

1. The Taber Museum

The Taber Museum tells the story of how people have lived and worked in Lycoming County from prehistoric times to the present day!

Exploring the Taber Museum in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
Scenes from the Taber Museum.

Using a combination of dioramas and local historical artifacts, the Taber Museum does a beautiful job of entertaining and educating at the same time, a tribute to the hard work and passion of the Lycoming County Historical Society.

Lumberjack statue outside the Taber Museum in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
Lumberjack statue outside the Taber Museum

It’s worth pointing out that The Shempp Model Train exhibit at the Taber Museum is said to be the finest collection of model trains in the United States!

The Shempp Model Train exhibit is said to be the finest collection of model trains in the United States.
The Shempp Model Train exhibit is said to be the finest collection of model trains in the United States.

2. Lebo Vista

Lebo Vista is a fantastic roadside scenic overlook at the southern end of the PA Grand Canyon.

Exploring Lebo Vista in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.
Scenes from Lebo Vista in Lycoming County.

Lebo Vista is located in the Lycoming County portion of the Tiadaghton State Forest.

Looking south towards the village of Bluestone from Lebo Vista in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.
Looking south from Lebo Vista.

3. Jacoby Falls

Jacoby Falls is a popular hiking destination in the Lycoming County portion of the Loyalsock State Forest.

Jacoby Falls after torrential summer rains.
Jacoby Falls after torrential summer rains.

The 1.5 mile hike (one-way) is especially beautiful in the winter, when towering ice formations form around the falls.

A winter afternoon at Jacoby Falls.
A winter afternoon at Jacoby Falls.

4. The Little League World Series

The Little League World Series takes place in South Williamsport in August, with teams from around the globe competing for championship.

The Little League World Series takes place in South Williamsport Pennsylvania.
The Little League World Series takes place in South Williamsport.

Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 in Williamsport by Carl Stotz.

Exhibit inside the Little League Museum in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Exhibit inside the Little League Museum in South Williamsport.

The first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport in 1947.

Little League Volunteer Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Little League Volunteer Stadium in South Williamsport.

In addition to a pair of stadiums where the games are played, the Little League International Complex is home to the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store.

The Little League Museum in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The Little League Museum and Store in South Williamsport.

5. Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook

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.

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

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.

The view to the west from Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook near Williamsport PA.
The view to the west, with the West Branch of the Susquehanna River below.

6. The Waterfalls of the McIntyre Wild Area

The McIntyre Wild Area in Lycoming County is home to more than a dozen incredible waterfalls, scattered amongst a handful of magnificent mountain streams.

Some of the best waterfalls in the McIntyre Wild Area in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.
Some of the many waterfalls in the McIntyre Wild Area in Lycoming County.

The most impressive of these waterfalls are described in THIS GUIDE I put together, complete with maps and hiking directions to each waterfall.

A downstream view of the first waterfall on Miners Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Miners Run in the McIntyre Wild Area.

7. Band Rock Vista

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 day.

This scenic overlook is steeped in history, located on the edge of the ghost town of McIntyre, once a mountaintop coal mining town and home to nearly 300 structures including houses, a school, a church, and a cemetery.

"Gone Home" epitaph on a tombstone near the ghost town of McIntyre near Band Rock Vista.
“Gone Home” epitaph on a tombstone near the ghost town of McIntyre near Band Rock Vista.

8. The Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise

The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat cruise departs from Williamsport and is a relaxing, hour-long sightseeing excursion up and down the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

Taking the Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
Scenes from the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat cruise.

Operating on the Susquehanna River since 1991, this simulated paddlewheel riverboat is the perfect way to leisurely explore the scenery along the river.

View of the Susquehanna River from the bow of the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
View of the Susquehanna River from the bow of the riverboat.

9. The Bob Webber Trail

The Bob Webber Trail is a 3.4 mile out-and-back hike that climbs roughly 1200 feet from a parking area along Route 414 to a spectacular panoramic vista overlooking both the Wolf Run and Pine Creek gorges in Lycoming County.

A person in a red sweatshirt and bright orange beanie lies prone on a rustic wooden bench at the Wolf Run Bald Vista along the Bob Webber Trail, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. They are facing the expansive view of the forested valley and distant mountains. Patches of snow on the ground indicate the cold season, while the bare trees suggest late fall or winter. The overcast sky casts a soft light over the serene landscape.
The author at Wolf Run Bald Vista along the Bob Webber Trail.

Named in honor of a beloved local hiking legend and retired forest ranger, this trail celebrates the legacy of a man who dedicated his life to building numerous trails in the region.

An informational sign about The Bob Webber Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest, displayed within a wooden shelter. The sign features a photograph of Bob Webber pointing towards a scenic view, a map of the trail, and several smaller images, including hikers and a black bear. Text on the sign provides background on Bob Webber and trail advice like "Be Prepared" and "Leave No Trace." The sign emphasizes the natural beauty of the area, the enjoyment of hiking, and the importance of conservation.
Kiosk near the trailhead.

So there you have it – 9 of the best things to see and do in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania!

A recreated cabin from the 1700s inside the Taber Museum in Williamsport Pennsylvania.
A recreated cabin from the 1700s inside the Taber Museum.

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