Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming County

It's really the best of both worlds.

Williamsport has the commerce, culture, shopping, dining and lodging, while Lycoming County has something for every type of outdoor enthusiast. Geographically it's the largest of all of Pennsylvania's counties and contains four state parks in addition to the Ski Sawmill Family Resort.

Just 20 minutes west of Lycoming’s campus is the spectacular 67-mile Pine Creek Rails to Trails bike path. USA Today ranked it among the best in the world. Just 15 minutes to the east of campus is the beginning of the 62-mile Loyalsock trail. Start at Little Bear and finish at a place called World's End. Just 45 minutes to the north is the Black Forest Trail, listed in Backpacker Magazine as one of the best hiking trails in the East.

For the cycling enthusiast, single track trails and scenic country roads are abundant in Lycoming County. If you'd rather be paddling, take a leisurely canoe trip down the Susquehanna River or kayak the stage three white water of the upper 'Sock.

Presidents Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter have packed their fishing gear and made their way to our streams - Pine Creek, Slate Run, Black Hole and Loyalsock Creek, just to name a few. Lycoming County is known throughout the country for its fishing, particularly trout and bass. Pictured is Lyco student Ashley Forestal after a successful outing in Professor Williamson's fly fishing class.

You may have heard Willie Nelson singing about the White Deer Golf Complex, one of the finest in of Central PA. There are three courses at your fingertips - a nine hole executive course and two 18-hole championship courses.

After a busy day out on the trails, take a relaxing, scenic dinner cruise on the Hiawatha. If a night out is what you're looking for, concert and karaoke cruises are also available. Or take a romantic walk and watch the sun set behind the Bald Eagle Mountains along Williamsport's River Walk.