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Montour Preserve

#1 of 16 things to do in Danville Features Animals
700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821-7909
Review Highlights
The 165 acer lake is great for fishing and boating. The Visitors Center is amazing! Many hiking trails.

This is a great place to take the family. Hiking, fishing, picnicking, watching wildlife... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Muncy, Pennsylvania
A Nice place to visit

The preserve is a nice little place to visit. Many like to kayak or canoe on the lake. There is a... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Linda A
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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The Montour Preserve offers a wide range of year-round opportunities for free, family-friendly outdoor activities. With a variety of fields, forests and streams and features like the sugar shack, fossil pit, boat launch, fishing pier, wildlife observation blinds, visitors’ center / environmental education center, pavilions, children’s play areas, more than ten miles of trails and much more, all centered around the Preserve’s signature feature – the 165-acre Lake Chillisquaque – the Montour Preserve offers something for everyone. Enjoy ice fishing, cross-country skiing, maple sugaring, birding, nature study, photography, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking, trail running, fossil collecting, quiet reflection ………. the possibilities are nearly endless!
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700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821-7909
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a great place to take the family. Hiking, fishing, picnicking, watching wildlife, photography, and nature study are just a few of the things to do here. The nesting bald eagles and there young are often seen flying over the Lake. The Visitors Center...More

2  Thank bills2cents
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The preserve is a nice little place to visit. Many like to kayak or canoe on the lake. There is a playground for children, public restrooms, and a visitor center. There is plenty of parking. Hiking trails are available There are public restrooms and the...More

1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My family goes here regularly for kayaking and fishing..has great picnic areas and playground for the kids. Plenty of walking trails too with lots of wildlife!

1  Thank melonyrose
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a place that stays in your heart - beautiful, tranquil, rejuvenating. Even if you do nothing but sit and enjoy the view, it's well worth the visit.

1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The PPL montour preserve is a very beautiful place all times of the year. It includes a lake, an island, and a large forest. Also, there is much wildlife there. I strongly recommend visiting the Preserve if you are in the area.

1  Thank RobikaUSA
Reviewed 20 March 2016

One of the nicest place to walk and relax in the area. Easy to get to, but a hidden gem. Picnic area available.

1  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We have been here multiple times as a family and we love coming here! There is so much to explore - multiple play areas with swing, sand/dirt pits with sit-on and use back-hoe-like toys to dig with, lakes, several long trails, a dam to look...More

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 1 September 2015

PP&L Montour Preserve is a very quiet and beautiful retreat. The trails are well groomed and easy to walk on. The boat ramp is easily maneuvered.

Thank Scottyydog
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Very nice park for paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. It also offers walking trails around the lake for the adventurous. Charcoal grills are available for cooking and pavilions can be rented for family or group affairs. The rest areas are nice and clean port...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great lake and spot to take a hike. There is a 5 mile hiking loop around the lake. Relatively flat. The lake is open to non-motorized boats and kayaks, so it stays peaceful. Birdwatching is always good - several bald eagles at the late and...More

Thank 2367andy
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Debbie E
Do you need any kind of permit for kayaking ? Is this open year round ?
19 September 2016|
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Response from Bob_Stoudt | Property representative |
Debbie - thank you for checking. Though permits had at one time been required to use watercraft at Lake Chillisquaque, that is no longer the case. Instead, we now encourage boaters to get a voluntary launch tag that they... More
Stephen F
Are there maps available showing the location of the fossil hunting area(s)? Since the funding has been severely limited, where do we contribute?
22 August 2016|
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Response from Bob_Stoudt | Property representative |
Stephen, thanks for checking. As other reviewers have noted, you can find the map and other details about the Montour Preserve's Fossil Pit on our website under the 'fossil pit' menu item. To make a tax-deductible... More
Is it possible to rent canoes or kayaks at the Preserve? Thanks.
22 August 2016|
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Response from Bob_Stoudt | Property representative |
Thank you for checking. As other reviewers have noted, watercraft rentals are not yet available at the Montour Preserve. However, several local outfitters will be glad to assist you. Please consider contacting Canoe... More