Pine Grove Furnace State Park is a boon for travel enthusiasts, housing a cave system, a stretch of the Appalachian Trail, recently remodeled cabins, and several different species of wildlife to observe. With the myriad watersports that happen on this park's two lakes, the area does a great job of providing a bit of fun and sun to just about anyone.
Two bodies of water provide guests with ample opportunities to swim. Both Fuller Lake and Laurel Lake provide public swimming areas that have staffed lifeguard stations throughout the year. Hours for these areas are posted regularly, so make sure to visit the Pennsylvania State Parks' website for more details. No canines are allowed on the beaches or water belonging to either swimming area.
Hikers visiting Pine Grove Furnace State Park will be in paradise, due to the excellent opportunities contained here. The Pole Steeple Trail offers very difficult uphill struggles that should only be attempted by fit individuals with proper gear. The effort made to complete this trails is rewarded with pristine bird's eye views via the Pole Steeple Overlook.
For visitors who require something a little more sedate, they can try the Swamp Trail, a short quarter-mile tour that takes guests in a loop around a forested swamp. Pine Grove Furnace State Park also houses part of the nationally famous Appalachian Trail.
The total length of this trail is well over 2000 miles and follows the Appalachian Mountains as an unbroken footpath which starts in the northern part of Georgia, and ends in central Maine. This particular trail is blazed in white and can be entered close to the Pine Grove General Store and Appalachian Trail Museum.
Canines are welcome on all trails within Pine Grove Furnace State Park, provided they're on a sturdy leash and are polite to other guests. Visitors with pets should always come prepared for their visit with items like fresh water, treats, and baggies to pick up any litter left behind by their animals.