Sinnemahoning State Park In Spotlight Monday; Public Welcome

Potter County Today

Sinnemahoning State Park, which spans parts of both Potter and Cameron counties, will be in the spotlight Monday (Sept. 27) at 1 pm during a ceremony marking the Pennsylvania state park system as the nation’s best. The event will also unveil one of 25 panels to be installed across the state honoring the late conservationist and forester, Maurice K. Goddard.

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation will conduct the ceremony to draw attention to the park’s natural splendor and recreational opportunities while displaying the national Gold Medal award. The public is encouraged to attend. A tour of the new Wildlife Watching Center and a short hike on the park’s Rail to Trails path will be available to participants after the unveiling ceremony at the George B. Stevenson Dam overlook.

In announcing the program, the Bureau of State Parks issued a summary of Sinnemahoning State Park’s economic impact on the region. Visitors (both local and non-local) spent almost $1.63 million on their trips to the park in 2008, which rippled through the regional economy and supported employment. Surrounded by state forest land, Sinnemahoning Park is on the First Fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek and boasts picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and deep valleys. There is an abundance of wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, other birds, and elk.

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