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Practice sites are listed in alphabetical order.

Clicking on the links will bring you to a driving map, topographic map, or a satellite image. Each of these sites allow you to zoom in or out and look in different directions on the image.

 

Bishop's (Fred's Brother's place)

From I-180 take the Turbotville Exit onto Rt. 54 East.  Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Warrior Run Blvd.  Turn left and drive about 3 more miles, all the way to the top of the hill.  At the top of the hill, at the 4-way intersection, continue straight onto a dirt road that goes down hill.  Continue for approx. 3/4 of a mile until you see a house with yellow siding on your left.  Just past the house another road merges in from the left.  Turn left onto that road (Dim road) and go approx. 100 yards to the driveway on your left.  Pull in and park there.


Breslin Farm

 
From I-180 take the Turbotville Exit onto Rt. 54 East.
Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Warrior Run Blvd.
Go .6 miles to the Stop Sign then go straight for .7-1/2 miles.
Parking is on the left.  Park very close to each other in order
to fit as many vehicles into the parking area as possible.

 
Brown Park, Milton
 
From Rt. 147, take the Mahoning St. exit (Rt. 642) west into Milton.  Go about .6 mile and turn right onto Brown Ave.  (If you get to the Weis Market, you've gone about one block too far.  Turn around and go back to turn left onto Brown Ave.)  Drive up the big hill and at the bottom of the other side you'll see Brown Park on your right.  Look for us way in the back beyond the pavillions.
 
From Rt. 15, take the Milton exit (Rt. 642) east into Milton.  Drive about 1.4 miles, going over the Susquehanna River Bridge, continuing across Rt. 405, over the railroad tracks, and up a slight hill.  You'll see the Weis Market on your left, and just a short distance beyond is Brown Ave.  Turn left onto Brown Ave. Drive up the big hill and at the bottom of the other side you'll see Brown Park on your right.  Look for us way in the back beyond the pavillions.

 
Brown's Tree Farm  Road (Moreland Twp., North of Clarkstown)
 
Take I-80 to the Rt. 405 exit at Muncy.  Go North on Rt. 405 to the intersection at the Hull's Landing Restaurant.  Go straight through the red light, onto Rt. 442 for 6.6 miles.  You’ll know you’re on the right road as you go through Clarkstown, past a shopping center on your left and past the Clarkstown Fire House also on your left.  At the 6.6 mile mark from the intersection at Hull’s Landing, turn LEFT on Moreland Baptist Road, which will go up a hill.  At the T, stay right.  Follow the road all the way to the tree farm which is about 8.4 miles from the Hull’s Landing red light.  There are signs posted “do not trespass,” and in little letters it says Brown’s Tree Farm.  We will be on the left side of the road.  There is a parking area.

 
Gray's Run
 
South --
From Williamsport take 180 West to 15 North.
15 North approx 13 miles to Trout Run exit (Route 14)
Route 14 (straight off exit)
Go approx. 3.3 miles to Lower Grays Run Road ( left turn past Paradise Truss Co.)
Travel 2.2 miles to crossroads just over small bridge.
Turn LEFT onto South Grays Run Road (dirt road)
Drive straight .2 miles ignoring the STOP DEAD sign
Turn left on to grass road and bear left several yards to camp area.

STRIKE signs will be posted at Lower Grays Run Road, South Grays Run Road and the camp site turn.
 
Huntersville - Tiadaghton State Gamelands
 

Dunwoody Road --

Take Rt. 405 North through Hughesville.

Continue on Rt. 405/220 to Picture Rocks.

In Picture Rocks watch for the hardware store on the right, turn left onto Rt. 864.

Go 4 miles to Huntersville.

At the top of the hill there is a stop sign. 

Turn right onto Dutchtown Rd.

Pass through a small development, pass Burns Rd. on the left,

pass Bible Baptist Church on the left.

Turn left on next road, Dunwoody Road.

Go .9 miles to small Tiadaghton State Gamelands sign on right.

Go .3 miles to small parking area on right.

 

Jerseytown State Gamelands (Chuck's)

The location is State Game Lands 226 near Chuck's Archery. You take 180 to 54 South to 44 East. Go through Exchange and White Hall and take a left on on School House Road, which is a dirt road. In about a half mile or so, you will come to an intersection, with a road coming in from the right, a road dropping steeply to the left and a road in front of you. Go straight, in less than a half mile, when the road branches, stay left of the farm. Head for the signs that indicate State Game Lands and/or Chuck's Archery. The parking area is about a quarter mile down the road.

Jerseytown State Game Lands - Driving Map

Jerseytown State Game Lands - Topo Map

Jerseytown State Game Lands - Satellite Image
 

Milton Island State Park

Take 180/147 south to 642 West
Go through Milton and onto the bridge across the Susquehanna
Halfway across the bridge, take a right into Milton Island State Park.
 

Milton Island State Park - Driving Map

Milton Island State Park - Topo Map

Milton Island State Park - Satellite Image
 

Montour Preserve - Group Camp Area (PP&L)
 
Take I-180 East or West and take the Turbotville Exit, Rt. 54. 
Follow Rt. 54 East for 4.6 miles. 
Turn Left onto Rt. 44 South and go 1.8 miles.
Make a Left where the bright yellow house is on the right.
Go .9 miles and make a right into the parking lot.
Open the gate -- drive through -- then CLOSE THE GATE.
Drive to the open field.

Montour Preserve - Driving Map

Montour Preserve - Topo Map

Montour Preserve - Satellite Image
 

Montour Preserve - Parking Area 3

Note: This is the hardest practice site to find. Roads in this area are often unmarked or worse, marked differently from the map to the road, from one end of the road to the other, and from one map to the next. Listen: PRINT OUT A MAP! Follow it as if you were in the woods and had to figure out a web of unmarked trails!

From Muncy: Take the Muncy-Exchange road southeast along the ridgetop (see North Mountain 20 miles to your north - we searched there in November 2000). At Fairview Church bear left at the fork onto Fairview Road. Follow this road downhill to the intersection with Walburn Road. Turn left, look for parking area on the left.

From Route 54: Take Route 44 South (or East) through the little village of Exchange. Go Left onto Fairview Road. Look for parking area on the right.

Montour Preserve Parking Area 3 - Driving Map

Montour Preserve Parking Area 3 - Topo Map

Montour Preserve Parking Area 3 - Satellite Image
 

Montoursville Park (near the Airport)
 
FROM WILLIAMSPORT:  Proceed down the Golden Strip towards Montoursville.  Just after crossing the Montoursville bridge and before the Sunoco station, turn Right.  Proceed to the end of the road.
 
FROM MONTOURSVILLE:  Proceed down Broad Street.  Just before the bridge and after the Sunoco station on the left, turn Left.  Proceed to the end of the road.
 

Mooresburg State Gamelands

From the North - take Rt. 180 to Route 642 East
Turn Right at Bald Top Road in Mooresburg (if roads are poorly marked, its the first right in the small village of Mooresburg - choose the road that goes towards the ridgetop).
Turn Left at the top of the ridge
Turn right onto the dirt road at the State Game Lands sign.

From the South - Take Route 11 North towards Danville.
Take a left onto Bald Top Road. If you drive past the American Legion (with the military gear on the lawn), you've gone too far.
Follow winding Bald Top Road to Left onto the dirt road at the State Game Lands sign.

Mooresburg State Game Lands - Driving Map

Mooresburg State Game Lands - Topo Map

Mooresburg State Game Lands - Satellite Image
 

Mountain Road, White Deer
 
From the South:
Take 15 North to the Watsontown / White Deer exit at S.S go left go to
next S.S make a left on White Deer Pike Rd.
          go 2.5 miles make a right onto Mountain Rd. go 1.7 miles PARK.

From the North:
Take Rt. 15 South and get off at the Watsontown / White Deer exit
at S.S make a right and follow direction from
          White Deer Pike Rd.

 
North Bend Road, Muncy
 
Tower:
Take Interstate 180 to the Rt. 54 exit and turn towards Turbotville.  Go about 1.1 miles to the intersection with Warrior Run Blvd.  Turn left and drive about 3 more miles, all the way to the top of the hill.  At the top of the hill, at the 4-way intersection, turn right onto North Bend Road.  Go about 1/4 mile and park near the 911 Communication Tower.

New Farm:
Same as above, but park on the left before going up the hill.

Old Farm:
Same as above, but turn right at the mailbox and go down the driveway.  Drive past the house, park down the hill at the wood line.

North Bend Road - Topo Map
 

Riverfront Park, Montoursville
 

FROM the East (Milton, Turbotville, Muncy, Pennsdale):  Take I-180 West to the Montoursville, PA 87 exit, which is also the exit to the regional airport.  Turn south towards Montoursville, following signs to the airport.  Follow this road, Loyalsock Ave., about 1.3 miles past Wal-Mart, past Lowe’s, past Indian Park to the traffic light at Broad Street in Montoursville.  Turn RIGHT.  Go past the Sunoco station on the left, over the bridge and through the traffic light at Warrensville Rd.  Continue straight to the next traffic light at the Super 8 Motel.  Turn LEFT onto Old Montoursville Road.  Follow this curvy road about .8 mile and look for the yellow gates on the left.  Turn LEFT into Riverfront Park.

 

From Williamsport (West):  Take I-180 East and take Exit 23B, the Montoursville/ Warrensville Rd. Exit.  At the first traffic light just past the Super 8 Motel, turn RIGHT onto Old Montoursville Road.  Follow this curvy road about .8 miles and look for the yellow gates on the left.  Turn LEFT into Riverfront Park.

 

Setzer's House
 
The address is 266 Route 118 Highway.  It's just outside of Hughesville.

Shepherds Place

From I180 take exit 13 for PA 405 toward Muncy/​Hughesville. Turn onto PA-405N.  Continue on PA-405N for approximately 6.6 miles.  Turn left onto Moreland Township Rd. Continue for approximately  0.4 miles and turn right onto Moreland Baptist Rd.  Continue for approximately 0.3 miles and turn left onto Wallis Bottom Rd.  Drive to end of road and park on right.

From Millville.  PA 442W for approximately 7.2 miles.  Turn right onto Walters Rd. Continue for approximately 0.5 and turn left onto Moreland Baptist Rd.  Continue for approximately 0.3 miles and take a sharp right onto Wallis Bottom Rd. Drive to end of road and park on right.

Shikellamy Lookout State Park

Take 180/147 south to Right on Route 11 South in Northumberland. Cross the bridge across the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Take a right at County Line Road, the first hard road on the right. Follow the signs for Shikellamy State Park; climb hill to parking area at the top.

Shikellamy Lookout State Park - Driving Map

Shikellamy Lookout State Park - Topo Map

Shikellamy Lookout State Park - Satellite Image

Skyline Drive
 
From Williamsport
Go South on Rt. 15 across the Market Bridge heading into South Williamsport.  Continue straight onto Rt. 554 instead of making the major curve to the left on Rt. 15.  (If you get to McDonald's on the Right, you've gone too far.)  Go up to the top of the mountain, about 2.4 miles.  Pull off on the left where there is a gate.  Vikki will meet us there, she will have a key to the gate.
 
From the South
Follow Rt. 15 going North into South Williamsport.  You'll go past Beiter's and then McDonald's on the left, and you'll come to a major curve to the right.  After the curve, take one of the left turns across to Rt. 15 North.  Then follow the directions above going straight onto Rt. 554 up the mountain.

 
Spruce Run (Near West Milton)
 
Lower --
Rt.15 South to West Milton exit at S.S make a left on to Rt. 642 West. Go 4
miles cross a little bridge, turn right onto Sunrise Rd. Go 3.1 miles, At
S.S go straight You will still be on Sunrise Rd. Go 1&1/10 mile you will see
a sign on right Bald Eagle State Park. Pull off on the left.

Rt.15 North to West Milton exit at Red Light make a left follow the
directions above.
 
Upper --
Follow the directions to the "Lower" practice site above, but continue up the road about 400 yards.  Parking is on the left.

Spruce Run - Topo Map(About 6 miles west of West Milton
 

Trout Run Park
 
Go RT 15 North to the Trout Run exit.... after exiting take the first
"Right" turn (approximately 100yards from the exit ramp); travel less
than 20 feet and take the next "Right" turn. Travel approximately 1 mile
(past the trailer park on the left). On the left is an elevated sign "Trout Run Park"
turn left. Bear right at the "Y".

 

 

We'll add more directions as new sites are scheduled.
 

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Revised: 02/29/16 21:22:22 -0500.