Poe Paddy Tunnel
Sun, Aug 15 | Tunnel Spur Road

Poe Paddy Tunnel

Take a scenic walk along the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail and through the 307-foot Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel at Poe Paddy State Park.
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Time & Location

Aug 15, 12:00 AM – Aug 21, 11:59 PM
Tunnel Spur Road, Tunnel Spur Rd, Haines Township, PA 16882, USA

About The Event

Take a scenic walk along the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail and through the 307-foot Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel at Poe Paddy State Park. The tunnel was recently rehabilitated by DCNR to provide easy access along Penns Creek and provide crucial habitat for bats. Guests can discover multitudes of plant species and birds along the forested path, the fascinating history of the area, and relaxing vistas along the stream.

Sunday, August 15 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (both hikes will be offered at both times)

  • Option 1: Take a family friendly, educational nature walk along Penns Creek that is suitable for all ages with Jim Flanagan, PVCA Environmental Educator.
  • Option 2: For a more challenging adventure, take an active, informative hike along the Mid-State Trail with Dan Trew, ClearWater Conservancy’s Adventure Coordinator.

Wednesday, August 18 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (one hike will be offered at a time)

  • Option 1: At 9 a.m., explore the trail with Erica Quinn to learn about and reflect on the connections between humans and transportation.
  • Option 2: At 11 a.m., take an active, informative hike along the trail with Dan Trew, ClearWater Conservancy's Adventure Coordinator.

Friday, August 20 at 6 p.m. (both hikes will be offered at 6 p.m.)

  • Option 1: Take a family friendly, educational nature walk along Penns Creek that is suitable for all ages with Jim Flanagan, PVCA Environmental Educator.
  • Option 2: For a more challenging adventure, take an active, informative hike along the Mid-State Trail with Dan Trew, ClearWater Conservancy’s Adventure Coordinator.

All days and times:

  • During all dates and times, fly fishing demonstrations by Penns Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be taking place. All participants are also welcome to explore this destination on their own during these times (participation in a guided hike is optional).

Difficulty Level: This adventure can be easily accommodated for all ages and fitness levels. Guided hikes will range from 1 to 2 miles in length on a wide and even trail, with very little elevation change. Email info@centredoutdoors.org with any questions about preparing for this adventure.

Driving Directions:

Please note that cell phone service is limited so you may want to print or screenshot your directions before leaving home. Centred Outdoors signs will also be placed along the route.

For GPS: Use this link or enter the following address into googlemaps.com: Ramsey Drive, Woodward, PA 16882

Turn by turn directions:

From Route 45 – This route will have directional signs on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday

  • Turn onto Paradise Rd. and follow until it intersects with Penns Creek Rd. (approximately 5 miles).
  • Turn left following signs to Poe Paddy State Park at Penns Creek Rd. and follow for .5 miles turning right onto Siglerville Millheim Pike.
  • Follow Siglerville Millheim Pike past the Bell’s Majestic Vista and turn left onto Pine Swamp Rd. (approximately 3 miles from Penns Creek Rd).
  • Continue on Pine Swamp Rd., passing the sign for Penn’s View (do not turn left to go to the view) and driving past the Chocolate Drop vista.
  • At the bottom of Pine Swamp Rd., make a sharp left turn onto Poe Paddy Dr.
  • Continue until reaching Poe Paddy State Park.
  • Take a left off of Poe Paddy Drive into the park and follow over the bridge past the restrooms and onto Tunnel Spur Rd.
  • Parking is available at the park or .5 miles further down Tunnel Spur Rd.

From 322 – this route is unmarked until the intersection with Pine Swamp Rd.

  • From the Sand Mountain Road exit either cross over 322 or continue onto Sand Mountain Road. Stay on Sand Mountain Road for 6 miles. Sand Mountain Rd. has numerous branching roads that often look more like the main road than the correct branch. These are as follows:
  • Left past Stillhouse Hollow Rd
  • Right past Main Rd
  • Right past Old Sand Mountain Rd
  • Left past Foust Valley Trail
  • At the end of Sand Mountain Rd., continue to the left on Millheim Siglerville Pike until it intersects with Siglerville Millheim Pike and Poe Valley Road.
  • Continue through the intersection onto Poe Valley Rd. passing Poe Valley State Park (approximately 3 miles).
  • Continue past the intersection with Pine Swamp Rd. where Poe Valley Road turns into Poe Paddy Drive until reaching Poe Paddy State Park.
  • Take a left off of Poe Paddy Drive into the park and follow over the bridge past the restrooms and onto Tunnel Spur Rd.
  • Parking is available at the park or .5 miles further down Tunnel Spur Rd.

Restrooms are available at the State Park before you reach the parking area.

Schedule


  • 2 hours

    Family Guided Hike

    Welcome Tent

  • 2 hours

    Guided Hike

    Welcome Tent
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