Explore PA’s Outdoors: What to Do


Choose an Activity

From hiking to biking, fishing to hunting, hang gliding to snowmobiling, Pennsylvania has a wide diversity of recreational opportunities in our state parks and forests in all seasons. Find some fun!


Get Outdoors PA

If exploring Pa.’s lands and waters alone makes you a little nervous, let us guide you. Our Get Outdoors PA program offers hundreds of recreation programs led by our seasoned programmers. Discover hidden gems and learn about the natural surroundings.



Calendar of Events

Thousands of recreation and conservation events, programs, festivals workshops and more are offered each year in Pennsylvania. Our searchable calendar makes it easy for you to find your fun.


Recreation Tips

Getting outdoors is easy, but equipping yourself with good knowledge, training and tips will make your experience all the better. We have tips for snowmobilers, ATV riders, and information everyone can use. We ask that you be on the alert for invasive species as you recreate and do your part to help stop their spread.



Seasonal Fun

Pennsylvania's four seasons make outdoor recreation in this state that much more fun. Our winter activities report gives an up-to-date glance at ice depths and snow conditions in our state parks. Snowmobilers will want to check out the trail conditions before heading out to the far reaches of the state. Leafpeepers will be drawn to VisitPA.com to find the best routes to see the brilliance of fall. In the spring there are wildflowers glaore and maple sugaring with hikes and events listed on our calendar of events.


Make a Reservation

Reserve your piece of paradise in a Pennsylvania State Park. Thousands of campsites, cabins, cottages, pavilions and more can be reserved 11 months in advance through our online reservation system.