With its picturesque countryside, historic towns, and stunning woods and waters, Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania offers endless wonders for outdoor adventures and small-town charm. Savor local flavors at homespun restaurants, find handmade goods at independent shops, and pull over at a family-owned farm for just-picked produce and fresh cheeses, bread, and jellies. And all the way, keep an eye out for iconic roadside attractions dotting the landscape. Every season reveals a whole new way to explore Susquehanna County.
Welcome to a snowy wonderland, where festive holiday décor illuminates main streets and trails beckon snow sports lovers.
At Elk Mountain Ski Resort, more than 27 ski and snowboard trails stretch across the property, offering everything from easy greens to challenging black diamond routes. Or test your mettle with boxes, bonks, and rails in the exciting terrain park.
For a hometown holiday, Christmas in Montrose brings good cheer with Santa sightings, horse-drawn carriage rides, kid-friendly activities, and a vendor market for picking up one-of-a-kind gifts.
Wildflowers and wildlife abound at Salt Springs State Park in Montrose. This park is open year-round, offering nearly 15 miles of hiking trails, but springtime offers excellent trout fishing — especially where Fall Brook flows into Silver Creek. Bring your binoculars to spot an array of wildlife in the old growth hemlock forest, meadows, and wetlands.
During the Montrose Wine Festival on May 18, 2024, stroll through downtown Montrose to hear live music and taste your way through the area’s best wineries.
Celebrate the apex of summer — and the birthday of the United States of America — at the Montrose 4th of July extravaganza, where a community parade makes its way through Montrose and dazzling fireworks fill the night sky.
In August, the Harford Fair in New Milford attracts all ages vying for a peek at endless entertainment: classic car cruises, livestock shows, farming demonstrations, chainsaw carving, and thrilling carnival rides of all kinds.
Or enjoy summer splendor exploring the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Rail Trail, a former railroad bed-turned-trail for biking, horseback riding, and walking.
The glorious days of fall foliage transform Susquehanna County into a brilliant display of color. Take in the showcase of leaves as you drive through the countryside on a self-guided driving tour during Artists' Open House Tour Weekend, featuring more than 20 art galleries, glass studios, photography exhibits, and special open houses for art demonstrations.
Or experience the bounty of harvest season with family-friendly fun on the farm. At Russell Farms in Brackney, pick a bushel of apples, sip freshly pressed cider, go on a hayride, and find your way through a corn maze. And no fall trip would be complete without picking out the perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch at DeHaven Family Farm in Union Dale. (Pro tip: Don’t miss the house-made apple cider doughnuts sparkling with sugar and cinnamon.)
Discover even more things to do in Susquehanna County, all year long.