When the need to escape the hustle and bustle of suburban life and expressways hits, it might be time to strike out on an adventure into the Lumber Heritage Region, which is not so far from Williamsport, State College, and Punxsutawney but seems worlds away upon arrival. The Bucktail Trail, named for The Pennsylvania Bucktails Regiment of Civil War rangers, follows Route 120 between Ridgway and Lock Haven, loosely paralleling Interstate 80 to the south.
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Piper Aviation Museum is a 501(C)3 Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Piper Aircraft and General Aviation. Piper's J-3 Club, a single-engine, high-wing, two-seater, was the first inexpensive training aircraft produced in large numbers. Many former military examples were sold to civilian owners over the 1950-1995 period and seem certain to see many more years in recreational use.
Located in the center of the square in Driftwood on Route 555 is a memorial to the Bucktail Regiment who answered President Lincoln’s call for volunteers during the Civil War. This monument pays tribute to the soldiers of the 42nd Infantry who fought in the Civil War, known as the Bucktails.
The Cameron County Historical Society has served the County since 1921. Today they own and manage the Little Museum in Sterling Run, PA and the Cameron County History Center in Emporium. One of PA’s top 10 seasonal museums. More than 15,000 items including tools and photos from lumbering and dynamite industries, personal effects from Tom Mix and General Joseph McNarney. Museum Hours Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1-4
More than 65 artists sell their wares inside this artisan center found along the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. Schwinn bike rental now available for half day, full day or full weekend rides. An array of bike repair equipment and other bike accessories also available.