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Montour Preserve

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Address: 700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821-7909
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

The Montour Preserve offers a wide range of year-round opportunities for...

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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One of my favorite places to go to photograph sunsets.

This is one of my favorite places to go to photograph sunsets. I used to fish from shore there, but it seems like the water level kept getting lower.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skip C
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to go to photograph sunsets. I used to fish from shore there, but it seems like the water level kept getting lower.

Thank Skip C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nature center is nice and there is a large loop around the lake which made for a good 4 mile walk. The terrain is easy if going with anyone who can't manage a more challenging terrain. Scenery was nice.

Thank Jennifer J
Danville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful lake with trails around it, picnic tables in pavilions, boat launch for fishing or kayaking, Nature Center/museum, fossil shale pit. A wonderful place year round.

Thank Seamus199
Danville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place for hiking or fishing! So many beautiful trails for walking, bird watching and great picnic areas. No motorized boats but we love to take our little pedal boat, so much fun. Gorgeous man made lake!

Thank 54PAgirl54
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I fished there this summer and was practically alone. This is a manmade reservoir, non-power only. I heard that ppl is selling the nearby powerplant to Talen and the preserves future is uncertain...there were a few articles about this in the local paper. Anyway, its a beautiful place and would be a shame for it to be closed.

1 Thank Chris M
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great place to get away and hike, picnic, or kayak. There is a trail that goes around the lake with beautiful views. They have covered pavilions and tables to have a family picnic. The place area is very clean.

1 Thank Patricia T
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We love this place. Nice pavillions, play area for children, peace and quiet, plenty of nature, beautiful lake

1 Thank Jas N
Danville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

If you've grown up around "The Lake," it's played an integral part of your life. From birthdays, graduations, hiking, fishing, weddings- You've been to The Lake at least once in your life. I grew up only a few miles from the Preserve, and I've visited it in every season. (Early-midautumn is really pretty with the leaves changing and the reflections... More 

1 Thank Rebecca H
Muncy, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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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 has a wonderful museum. There are many unusual things that children can handle. There is... More 

2 Thank bills2cents
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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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 grounds are always clean and available in season. It is a place more for a... More 

1 Thank Linda A

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