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Pine Grove Furnace State Park


1100 Pine Grove Road

Gardners, PA 17324





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The 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is located at the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in an area known as South Mountain. Steeped in natural and historical features, many recreational opportunities are available, including:

  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • Biking the rail trail
  • Learning about the Ironmaster’s Mansion
  • Picnicking – picnic tables and charcoal grills available
  • Swimming at Fuller and Laurel Lakes
  • Boating on the 25-acre Laurel Lake (electric motors only)
  • Fishing at Laurel Lake and Fuller Lake
  • Hunting during established seasons
  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice skating at Laurel Lake
  • Wildlife watching
  • Visiting the Appalachian Trail Museum

Sitting near the midpoint of the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail, The Appalachian Trail Museum pays tribute to the pioneer trail-builders and hikers and their commitment to fitness and conservation. The museum is in the Old Mill Building at 1120 Pine Grove Road (along PA 233) between the Pine Grove Furnace State Park office and the Pine Grove General Store. The museum is open seasonally. Check the website for hours of operation. Admission is free of charge, although donations are welcomed. Parking for the museum is adjacent to the Furnace Stack Picnic Pavilion.

Note: Cell phone coverage is spotty, and often non-existent, in most areas of the park. Please plan accordingly.

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