If you’re looking for the best things to see and do in Lycoming County, you’re in the right place!
The county was formed in 1795 and is named for Lycoming Creek.
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.
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!
Simply click on the blue text links to read more in-depth information about each destination.
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!
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.
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!
2. Lebo Vista
Lebo Vista is a fantastic roadside scenic overlook at the southern end of the PA Grand Canyon.
Lebo Vista is located in the Lycoming County portion of the Tiadaghton State Forest.
3. Jacoby Falls
Jacoby Falls is a popular hiking destination in the Lycoming County portion of the Loyalsock State Forest.
The 1.5 mile hike (one-way) is especially beautiful in the winter, when towering ice formations form around the 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.
Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 in Williamsport by Carl Stotz.
The first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport in 1947.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most impressive of these waterfalls are described in THIS GUIDE I put together, complete with maps and hiking directions to each waterfall.
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.
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.
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.
Operating on the Susquehanna River since 1991, this simulated paddlewheel riverboat is the perfect way to leisurely explore the scenery along the river.
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.
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.
So there you have it – 9 of the best things to see and do in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania!
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