Poe Paddy State Park

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Description: Take a scenic walk along the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail and through the 250-foot Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel at Poe Paddy State Park. Visitors may explore and play independently as they learn basic plant and bird identification, history of the area, and discover new ways to exercise in a natural setting.
Address: Poe Paddy Paddy State Park
Directions: From Centre Hall and West:
Note: Once you turn onto Sand Mountain Road, all roads will be unpaved.

Take 322 E to Sand Mountain Road. There is construction on 322, so follow the detour to Sand Mountain Road. Continue on Sand Mountain Road for approximately 6 miles. The road will dead-end at Millheim-Siglerville Pike. Turn left. After 1 mile, the road will turn right into a set of camps and become Poe Paddy Road. Follow this road another 6 miles. Turn left into Poe Paddy State Park and continue for 0.75 miles until you reach the parking area. Restrooms are available at the State Park before you reach the parking area, so please stop if you need to use them.

From Spring Mills and East:
Note: Once you cross Penns Creek Road, all roads will be unpaved.

From Route 45, turn South on Paradise Road. Once you cross Penns Creek Road, the road turns into Millheim-Siglerville Pike. Continue approximately 3 miles until you reach the top of the mountain. Continue an additional mile until you reach the intersection of Poe Valley Road. Turn Left. Follow this road another 6 miles. Turn left into Poe Paddy State Park and continue for 0.75 miles until you reach the parking area. Restrooms are available at the State Park before you reach the parking area, so please stop if you need to use them.
Hours: 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset
Parking: Turn left into the state park on Poe Paddy Drive. Continue on Poe Paddy Drive for approximately ½ mile until the road dead ends at the parking area. There are restrooms at the park that are available for use so please stop on your way in if you need to use them.
Accessible: Not recommended
Policy: Friendly dog on leashes are permitted, and owners must clean up after their pets.
Gear: There are some muddy, wet spots so wear appropriate shoes.
Trail: Penns Creek Trail (3 miles long, minimal elevation change, 2 hour(s) to complete)
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