Located on the western edge of the Seven Mountains just to the north of Huntingdon County, Greenwood Furnace State Park is home to a dazzling array of wildlife and sights. For those guests looking to get into the water, the 6-acre Greenwood Lake offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming throughout the warmer months.
Swimming is done at a 300-foot sandy beach during the warm summer months. The swimming area here includes a shower house, modern dressing area, and a fully stocked concession stand. No lifeguards are posted here, so swimming is done at your own risk.
If you'd like to bring your canine along, they're welcome in the swimming area provided guests keep them on a leash 6 feet in length or shorter. For boaters, canoes and kayaks are both available for rental at the park's central offices. These vehicles require a short, 30-minute safety class to operate before getting out on the water.
These safety classes are offered throughout the summer months and are first-come, first served. If fishing is more your speed, Greenwood Lake welcomes the sport year-round as long as you come with the proper licenses. Pole rental is available through the park's central offices, so make sure to call ahead and reserve your equipment before your stay.
Ice fishing is done here as well, although rental facilities are closed during the colder months. Hiking is popular in Greenwood Furnace State Park throughout the year, with over 10 miles of total trails available to explore. These trails explore several famous and historic sites throughout the park, as well as connecting to trails in the adjacent Rothrock State Forest.
These trails are very clearly marked with different colored blazes to denote levels of difficulty. Canines are welcome on these trails, provided they stay restrained throughout their stay. No doggie refuse stations exist, so make sure you bring everything needed to clean up after your canine companion.