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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
3.5 hour round trip excursions from Cumberland to Frostburg and back. (11:30a.m.-3p.m.) Steam engine runs Fri.-Sun. from May-Sept. & Thur.-Sun. in Oct. Diesel train runs on Thurs. from May-Aug. and Tues.-Wed., in Oct. Located 35 minutes south of Bedford. Take Rt. 220 S to I-68W, I-68W to Exit 43C (downtown). Left at stop sign at bottom of ramp. Go straight through the next light to Canal Place. $35 adults; $33 seniors; $18 kids (12-under).Reservations required. 1-800-TRAIN-50.

Altoona Railroaders Museum / Horseshoe Curve
The Railroaders Museum is interactive with hands-on displays highlighting the railroad worker and railroad operation. Located 40 minutes north of Bedford. Take I-99 N to Altoona's 17th St. Exit. Drive down 17th St. and turn left onto Ninth Ave. Travel Ninth Ave. two-tenths of a mile to museum. The Horseshoe Curve is a marvelous feat of engineering and a short drive from the museum. Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun 11-4. (April May 2), Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun 11-5. (May 3 Oct. 27), Fri.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-4. (Oct. 28-Dec. 22) Combo tickets $10 adults; $8 seniors; $7 kids. 814-946-0834.

Everett Train Museum
Take Rt.30 to Everett exit. Turn N onto Rt.26 at the traffic light by Sheetz. Go mile. Turn left onto 4th St. At top of hill turn right into parking lot. Open Sat. 11-4 (May-Oct.) & the 3rd Sun. of each month 1-4 (May-Oct.) only. Display includes a 1909 Baldwin 262 (Prairie Type) Steam Engine. For more information call 814-623-8850.

Allegheny Portage Railroad Historic Site
Operated by the National Park Service. This rail/canal system helped cut travel between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia from 13 days to 5 days. Engine House exhibit shelter. Lemon House Tavern. Take I-99 to Rt. 22 W. Take Gallitzin exit and turn right. 45 minutes NW of Bedford. Entrance fee $4 adults, children 15 and under are free. Open 9-5 daily except winter holidays. 814-886-6150.


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Coral Caverns
Open Sat. & Sun. only. Mid-May through Mid-Sept. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Take Rt. 30 West from Bedford. Drive 4 miles. Take Rt. 31 at the "Y" in the road by the Jean Bonnet Tavern. Drive 2.5 miles to Manns Choice, bear left at Sundaes Ice Cream and then go left on Cavern St. (6 minutes from Bedford) Call for info. 814-977-9570.

Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks
Where science and adventure are NATURALLY FUN! Family-friendly, one hour interpretive tours of two spectacular crystal caverns. Educational programs, gift shop, campground. Great family events...October Ghosts & Goblins Tours, February Batfest and June Discovery Days. Closest Cavern to Raystown Lake.

From Breezewood, take Rt. 30 W for 8 miles. Take Rt. 26 N exit. Rt.26 N to Huntingdon to Rt. 22. Take Rt. 22 west to the cavern. From Bedford, go N on I-99 to Rt. 22. Take Rt. 22 E to the caverns (just outside of Huntingdon). Approx 70 minutes away. Please call for rates & hours. 814-643-0268.


Indian Caverns
Open weekends April & May 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends Sept. & Oct. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rt. 220 N (I-99 N) to Rt. 22. Take Rt.22 W to Water St. Then, take Rt. 45 to Indian Caverns. About 70 minutes away. Please call for rates. 814-632-7578.

Penns Cave
Open daily March-Nov.,weekends Feb. & Dec. Rt. 26 N past State College and the Nittany Mall into Pleasant Gap. At the first red light turn right on Rt. 144 S. Take Rt. 144 to Centre Hall. At Centre Hall, turn left onto Rt. 192 E and follow the signs for 5 miles to Penn's Cave. Please call for rates and tour times. About 90 minutes away. 814-364-1664.


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Bedford Speedway
5/8 mile oval dirt track. Fri. nights and some Sat. nights at 7p.m. April- Sept. Located at the west end of Bedford along Rt. 30 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds. 240-382-0526.

Hagerstown Speedway
1/2 mile dirt track. Sat. nights at 7p.m. March-Sept. I-70 E from Breezewood to Clear Spring Exit #18. Located in Hagerstown, MD, 60 minutes SE of Breezewood. 301-582-0640.

 



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Guided Historic Walking
Live tour of historic Bedford offered every Fri. afternoon from June through Oct. Tours start at 3:30 and conclude at 5:00. Reservations aren't required and the tour is free.

Bedford Self-Guided Tours
The “Readers Digest” version of our live Friday tour is offered in the “Historic Bedford” brochure.
Call 1-800-765-3331 for your copy.

Learning Architecture
The Learning Architecture brochure uses the backdrop of Bedford buildings and is a light introduction to architecture. It isn't an exhaustive presentation, but in just 90 minutes you will learn basic style recognition and some fun facts. This is also offered as a Video Tour for your smartphone. Call for your copies 1-800-765-3331.



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Bedford County Players
Local theater company performing at various local restaurants in a dinner theater atmosphere and at the Gardner Memorial Theater at Old Bedford Village. Call for more info or for reservations 814-623-7555.

The Mountain Playhouse
Most shows run from Tues.-Sun. June-Oct. Call 814-629-9201 for times and reservations. 50 minutes W of Bedford. Rt. 30 W to Jennerstown. Turn N onto Rt. 985.

Cresson Lake Playhouse
Most shows scheduled from May-Sept. Show dates vary. Call the theater office for ticket and show info. 60 minutes from Bedford. Take I-99 N to Rt. 22 W Drive Rt. 22 to the Summit exit. Turn right off the exit. Go through Cresson. Turn right at Dollar Store. Go 2 miles. Look for signs. 814-472-4333.



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Briar Valley Winery
The tasting room is open Mon.-Fri. 12-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun 12-5 p.m.
On Pitt St. in downtown Bedford. 814-623-0900
In historic Bedford, Pennsylvania you will find the first winery in Bedford and the surrounding counties to produce all vinifera wines. We invite you to visit us and experience the pleasure of tasting our wines. Our Tasting Room has a great atmosphere; tables where you can enjoy a romantic glass of wine and tables where you can bring a group of friends and laugh the evening away!

Helixville Winery
Open Mon-Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 1-5.
Tucked away in the valley of Helixville located in Schellsburg, PA. The winery is the first in Bedford County. The Helixville Winery is owned and operated by Rodney and Janet Giesel. Our wines are a selection from grapes grown in Pennsylvania. We have picked our 5 favorites for our current wines that are available at this time.

From Bedford take Rt. 30 W about 10 miles to the light in Schellsburg. Turn right onto Rt. 96 N. Follow 96 N for 2 miles then turn left onto Hoover Rd. Go 1 mile and turn right onto Helixville Rd. Staying on Helixville Rd., drive 2 miles to Tomco Rd. and turn right. The winery is located 2/10 mile on your right. 814-733-4667

Ridgetop Orchards
2953 Valley Rd., Fishertown, PA 15539 814-839-4181. Ridgetop Orchards are purveyors of locally grown cherries, peaches & apples for over 35 years. We invite you to come taste the fruits of our labor! Porch store located in Fishertown, about 8 scenic miles from Bedford. Open seasonally, Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit us on our porch or order online today!

Glades Pike Winery
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week. From Bedford take Rt. 30 W for 3 miles. Bear left onto Rt. 31 W and drive for about 50 minutes. The winery is 5 miles past Somerset on the left. 65 minutes W of Bedford. 814-445-3753

Oak Spring Winery in Altoona and Bedford
Winery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week. From Bedford take I-99 N and drive 42 miles to the Pinecroft Exit (4 miles past Altoona). Follow the signs to the winery (located 1 mile from the exit). 45 minutes N of Bedford. 814-946-3799

Wine & Spirits
Pennsylvania State Liquor Store. Open Mon.-Tues. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 9 a.m -9 p.m. Closed Sun. Located in Bedford at 409 E Pitt St. 814-623-6612




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Flight 93 Memorial
This memorial was created to honor the men and women lost on September 11th, 2001 in a field just 30 mins west of Bedford. It was created by the visitors who wished to leave some form of tribute to loved ones lost that day.

6424 Lincoln Highway , Stoystown, PA 15563 From Bedford, follow US 30 west approximately 23 miles. The memorial entrance will be on your left. Approx. 30 minutes west of Bedford. More information is available at: WWW.NPS.GOV/FLNI Call 1-800-765-3331 for the free brochure.

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
1504 Stutzmantown Rd., Friedens, PA 15541
Upon leaving the Flight 93 Memorial turn left onto Rt. 30 West. Travel 1.5 miles and turn left onto Lambertsville Rd. Travel 4.3 miles and turn right onto Covered Bridge Rd. Drive 1 mile and turn right onto Gobblers Knob Rd. Drive 0.2 miles and take the first left onto Fiegtown Rd. Drive .5 miles and turn left onto Welsh Rd. Turn right in 466 feet onto Stutzman Rd. The Chapel is located 1 mile from Welsh Rd. on Stutzman Rd. The Chapel is located 2.5 miles from Shanksville on right.



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Gettysburg National Military Park
For the most direct route, take Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway) east. After arriving in Gettysburg, turn south on Baltimore St. (Rt. 97), and follow signs to the entrance of the visitor center, which will be on your right at the stoplight. There are many commercial activities dedicated to the Civil War in Gettysburg, but we recommend your visit begin with the National Park Visitor Center. Enclosed within this building is a museum gallery, film and cyclorama program. Open daily 8a.m. - 6p.m. Visitor info is free, exhibits are adults $12.50, seniors/military $11.50, kids $8.50 (admission fee includes all 3 exhibits). Located 90 minutes east of Breezewood. 717-334-1124

Antietam National Battlefield
The bloodiest day of the Civil War happened about 9 miles south of Hagerstown in Sharpsburg, MD. You should go to the visitor center first, open daily 8:30a.m. - 5p.m. It is located 1 mile north of Sharpsburg, along S.R.65. From there, visit the battlefield (an 8 mile driving tour can be obtained from the visitors center). Final stop might be the Antietam National Cemetery. From Breezewood, take I-70 E to Hagerstown. Take Exit #29 for Rt. 65. Drive 9 miles S to the visitors center on your left. $4 per person or $6 per family. 65 minutes from Breezewood. 301-432-5124

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Thirty minutes south of Antietam, this was key to the security of Washington, D.C. Also the site of John Brown's famous raid, attempting to ignite a slave insurrection. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $6 per car or $4 per person. From Antietam, take Rt. 34 W to Shepherdstown. Then, Rt. 230 S to Rt. 340 E. Take Rt. 340 E to Harpers Ferry. 304-535-6298.

Col. Higgins Defense
In central Bedford County, entrenchments were prepared to provide protection against an anticipated Confederate attack to take or destroy the Altoona Railroad. The Confederate defeat at Gettysburg removed this threat. The entrenchments are still visible. Take Rt. 30 to Pennwood. Take Upper Snake Spring Rd. north. Go to the left to stay on S.R.1005. The entrenchments will be on your left.



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Fort Bedford Museum
Fort Bedford was built by the British as part of their fortified supply road, Forbes Trail. The road was the instrument that helped the British eradicate the French presence at Fort Duquesne. The fort was a protector of that road. The museum was constructed near the site of the 1758 fort. Fort Bedford Museum is located in downtown Bedford, 110 Fort Bedford Dr. 814-623-8891 or 814-623-8192. Admission charged. Group rates available. Open May-Oct. Wed.-Sun. 11a.m.-5 p.m.

Fort Ligonier
The fort was part of the British campaign against the French. It was built to support Forbes Trail and the effort to destroy the French at Fort Duquesne. There is now a museum that is open April 5-Nov. 8 Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 12-4:30 p.m. $10 adults; $6 youth. Located at the intersection of Rt. 30 and S.R. 711 in the town of Ligonier (about 60 minutes west of Bedford along Rt. 30). 724-238-9701.

Fort Necessity and Braddock’s Grave
The battle at the "Great Meadows" was the opening battle of the French and Indian War. The National Park Service Visitor Center is the best place to begin your visit. The ranger on duty will answer any questions you have and collect your entrance fee. Plan 2 1/2 hours. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Braddock's Grave In 1755, Major General Braddock led an expedition against Fort Duquesne, with a young aide named George Washington. Braddock was mortally wounded during the campaign and died after the British retreat. Washington officiated at Braddock's funeral and Braddock was buried in the road that his men built. The army then marched over the grave to obliterate traces of it. He was later reinterred onto a small knoll adjacent to the road 90 minutes W of Bedford in Farmington. 724-329-5512.



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OLD BEDFORD VILLAGE
A wonderful collection of historic homes, shops, craftsmen and characters. Characters from the past interact as they occupy the village. Allow about 2 hours. Also, check the calendar of events for the special events that are often held here. There are French &Indian War reenactments, Civil War reenactments and many more events of interest. Old Bedford Village is also a re-enactors dream. If you are a reenactor, be sure to ask about the reenactment schedule from the director. Also, see the Calendar of Events on p. 6-10 for a listing of special events. Located 1 mile N of Bedford, along Bus. Rt. 220. 1-800-238-4347. Admission charged.



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Fort Bedford Museum
Fort Bedford was built by the British as part of their fortified supply road, Forbes Trail. The road was the instrument that helped the British eradicate the French presence at Fort Duquesne. The fort was a protector of that road. The museum was constructed near the site of the 1758 fort. Fort Bedford Museum is located in downtown Bedford, 110 Fort Bedford Dr. 814-623-8891 or 814-623-8192. Admission charged. Group rates available. Open May-Oct. Wed.-Sun. 11a.m.-5 p.m.

The Fifties Place & Radio Display
Located along the Lincoln Highway 5 miles West of Bedford, The Fifties Place and Radio Display is a small museum open to the public. Displaying old signs, antique fuel pumps, automotive Americana, and antique radios and TVs. This museum is sure to take you back. Free Admission. 5719 Lincoln Highway Manns Choice, Pa. 15550. Phone 814-623-3887. Hours of operation: Monday- Saturday 8am-5pm. Sunday 1-5pm.

Heritage Discovery Center
This center contains several attractions: the "America: Through Immigrant Eyes" exhibit; the Johnstown Children's Museum; and the Iron & Steel Gallery. Take Rt. 56 to Johnstown. Rt. 56 will become Rt. 219. Take Rt. 56 Expressway exit off Rt. 219 N. After passing through downtown and the baseball stadium, watch to your left for 7th Ave. At 7th Ave., turn left into parking lot. 50 minutes from Bedford. Adults $8, seniors $7, kids $6 (This is a 3-for-one-ticket that includes admission to the Heritage Discovery Center, Johnstown Children's Museum and the Johnstown Flood Museum). 814-539-1889.

Johnstown Children’s Museum
This museum is located in the Heritage Discovery Center. Children can learn through play about Johnstown's geography, history, culture, industry & more. See Heritage Discovery Center above for admission fee.

Johnstown Flood Museum
Preserving the story of the 1889 flood in which 2,209 people lost their lives & tens of thousands were left homeless. June-Aug open daily 10-5; 10-7 Fri and Sat.; Sep-May open daily 10-5. Take Rt. 56 to Johnstown. Rt. 56 will become Rt. 219. Take Rt. 56 Expressway exit off of Rt. 219 North. Go to first stop light. Turn right onto Walnut Street. Go straight through 4 lights Museum is on the right. 50 mins from Bedford. (For admission fee, see “Heritage Discovery Center, above) 814-539-1889

Swigart’s Auto Museum
Antique and unusual vehicles on display, including Pierce-Arrow, Packard, Marmon, Duesenberg, Cord, many pre-1914 cars and even two Tuckers. Herbie the Love Bug still lives here. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Oct. Take Rt. 26 N toward Huntingdon, then take Rt. 22E. The museum is on the left. 60 minutes from Breezewood. Adults $7 Seniors $6.50 Kids $3. 814-643-0885.

The National Museum of the American Coverlet
The first institution devoted solely to American woven coverlets, both figured and geometric. Open year round, Mon. - Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. from noon - 4 p.m. Allow 45 minutes. Museum shop also on the premises offers reproduction textiles, reference materials and gifts. The museum is located in downtown Bedford on Juliana St. From the courthouse, go south on Juliana St. for 2 blocks. The museum is in the old Common School building on the right. Admission $10. Group rates available. 814-623-1588.

Jimmy Stewart Museum
If you are a fan of Jimmy Stewart, this museum is for you. Stewart movies always playing and a great gift shop, especially "Wonderful Life" items. Open everyday except major holidays: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 12-4 p.m. Adults $7, seniors & students $6, kids $5. Take Rt. 220 N toward Altoona, then take Rt. 22 W to Ebensburg. Then take Rt. 422 W to Indiana. Take the Oakland Ave./Rt. 286 exit. Follow Rt. 286 straight into Indiana. At Philadelphia St., museum building will be straight ahead (845 Philadelphia St.) 90 minutes from Bedford. 724-349-6112.

Coal Miner’s Museum
For over a century, immigrant miners toiled deep underground in the coal mines, fueling America's Industrial Revolution. A must-see if you're into coal history & railroading. Open Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun.1-5 p.m. Also open by appointment. Take Rt. 26 to Saxton and then Rt. 913 E to Robertsdale. Adults $5, children $3. See a PA map if you're coming from Breezewood, because a shorter route is available. The museum is located on Church St. in Robertsdale. 814-635-3807.

Everett Railroad Station Museum
Take Rt.30 to Everett exit. Turn N onto Rt.26 at the traffic light by Sheetz. Go ¼ mile. Turn left onto 4th St. At top of hill turn right into parking lot. Open Sat. 11-4 (May-Oct.) & the 3rd Sun. of each month 1-4 (May-Oct.) only. Display includes a 1909 Baldwin 262 (Prairie Type) Steam Engine. For more information call 814-623-8850.

Altoona Railroaders Museum & Horseshoe Curve
The Railroaders Museum is interactive with hands-on displays highlighting the railroad worker and railroad operation. Located 40 minutes north of Bedford. Take I-99 N to Altoona's 17th St. Exit. Drive down 17th St. and turn left onto Ninth Ave. Travel Ninth Ave. two-tenths of a mile to museum. The Horseshoe Curve is a marvelous feat of engineering and a short drive from the museum. Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun 11-4. (April May 2), Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun 11-5. (May 3 Oct. 27), Fri.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-4. (Oct. 28-Dec. 22) Combo tickets $10 adults; $8 seniors; $7 kids. 814-946-0834.

The Lincoln Hwy Experience Museum
Located about an hour west of Bedford along the Lincoln Highway in Latrobe, this museum is a must for anyone traveling America's first coast to coast road. Located at 3435 US Rt. 30 E, Latrobe. The Lincoln Highway Experience is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Scheduled in advance group tours can be accommodated on weekends. The $4 adult ticket includes a copy of the 60 page Lincoln Highway Driving Guide. 724-879-4241




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The 1857 Keystone Foundry
This Foundry has been preserved as it was left in 1935. 20 minutes north of Everett in Hopewell. Call 814-928-5322 for more information. Open Sat. & Sun. from 1-4 p.m. (June-Sept.) or by appointment.

The Windber Coal Heritage Center
Offers displays about coal mining in PA. Call 814-467-6680 for more information and hours or visit www.windbercoal.com. 35 minutes NW on Rt. 56 in Windber, PA.

Coal Miner’s Museum
For over a century, immigrant miners toiled deep underground in the coal mines, fueling America's Industrial Revolution. A must-see if you're into coal history & railroading. Open Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun.1-5 p.m. Also open by appointment. Take Rt. 26 to Saxton and then Rt. 913 E to Robertsdale. Adults $5, children $3. See a PA map if you're coming from Breezewood, because a shorter route is available. The museum is located on Church St. in Robertsdale. 814-635-3807.

C&O Canal National Historic Park
Featuring exhibits about the canal, boat building, coal, etc. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 301-722-8226 for more information. About 30 minutes S of Bedford in Cumberland, MD.



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The Anderson House
At one point this building housed the only bank between Pittsburgh and Chambersburg. The vault can still be seen inside. Located on Pitt St. in downtown Bedford.

The 1806 Old Log Church
This church sits on land donated by Schellsburg founder, John Schell.  The interior still contains the original wine-glass pulpit, pews, and galleries.  Open Memorial Day through Labor Day daily from dawn until dusk. Also open weekends in April, May, Sept. and Oct. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call
814-733-2984 for more information.

Fallingwater
Fallingwater is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous designs. Open from mid-March through Thanksgiving 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Wed. $23 for adults - $17 for youth. (Online ticket purchase discounts available.) Call 724-329-8501 for directions and info. Reservations required. 90 minutes W of Bedford.

Kentuck Knob
Another Frank Lloyd Wright home and garden located 7 miles from Fallingwater. Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed. 12-6 p.m. 90 minutes W of Bedford. Call 724-329-1901 for directions and rates.



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DelGrosso’s
Along old Rt. 220 in Tipton, this charming amusement park is tree lined and family friendly. The park facility features many rides and also a water park. You can enter the ride park and walk around for free. You only pay for attractions and food. Take I-99 N from Bedford. 866-684-3538. 45 minutes north of Bedford.

Caddie Shak
Fifty acres of action packed attractions. Park includes miniature golf, bumper boats, 3 go-kart tracks, batting cages, paintball shooting gallery, picnic grove, arcade, and more. Located 60 miles west of Bedford. From the Donegal Exit 91 on the PA Turnpike, take Rt. 31 E for 1.5 miles. 724-593-7400.

132 Caddie Shack Road Rd.
Donegal, PA 15628
724-593-7400

Lakemont Park
The park features 28 rides, a water park and an arcade area. Entrance to the park is free. There is a charge for the water park and ride tickets can be purchased individually or via an all day pass. Take I-99 N to Frankstown Rd. Exit. You can see the park from the exit. 35 minutes north of Bedford. 814-949-7275

Idlewild and SoakZone
Along Rt. 30 in Ligonier, it is the largest of the regional parks, but a longer ride to get there and higher cost. Rides and attractions, including the Mister Rogers Neighborhood section. Fred Rogers was from the nearby Latrobe area. Call for rates. 724-238-3666. It is 2 miles west of Ligonier. 70 minutes west of Bedford along Rt. 30.





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The Critter Tour
The Critter Tour is a great activity for a rain-free day. Deer, emu, bison and lots'a trout can keep the little ones interested for an hour or so. Two potential hazards to avoid: first, do not have a dog along with you. Notice the "dog-free" area at the deer farm. Second, watch the kids around the trout pools. In the history of the trout hatchery, only a few people have ever fallen into the pools. Don't make history.

The Tot Lot at the Green Dream Palace Playground
Located on Cameron Ave. in the borough of Bedford, the first stages of this custom park are complete. Children ages 4-10 can enjoy slides and swings as well as tunnels and a Bedford themed play area. This park is ideal for children and families alike to spend time together. Conveniently located beside tennis courts, a baseball field, and basketball court, this facility can make for an afternoon of fun with the little ones. Expansion plans are in the works to accommodate older children in the future.

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park encompasses 21 acres within the borough of Martinsburg. The Acorn Cove Play Park - maintained and financially supported by the community, The Huntsman Bowling Center and snack bar - a computerized ten lane bowling center, A multipurpose gymnasium - the only skating rink in Blair County. It can be rented for skating parties, basketball, volleyball or soccer, and includes a batting cage, The Hershberger Memorial Pool - a heated outdoor swimming pool with two waterslides and a wading pool. Day and season passes are available as well as swim lessons and a Monday evening Water Gym class, Various affiliates are also located within the Park complex such as the Community Library, Abby's Day Care and IU8 classrooms. 201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg PA 16662, Phone: (814) 793-2176 Fax: (814) 793-0187

Slinky Action Zone
Did you know that the slinky was invented nearby? This isn't a museum about it, but a large kids play area that will entertain the little one's for hours. Bring along a book to read because your kids will probably want to stay longer than you will. Open Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 12-9 p.m.. Admission $5 ages 4-14; $3 ages 1-3 for the soft play area balls, tunnels and tubes. There's also a laser tag area, $5 admission. Food available. Located 35 minutes north of Bedford. Call 814-695-1515 for directions.

Caddie Shak Family Fun Park
Located in Donegal, PA (About 1 hour west of Bedford). This family fun park host an assortment of amusement rides, three go-kart tracks, miniature golf and driving range, batting cages, arcades and snacks, and bumper boats with water cannons. Easily accessible from PA Turnpike Exit 91
Only 1.5 miles east on Rt.31 from Exit 91 (Donegal)

132 Caddie Shack Road Rd.
Donegal, PA 15628
724-593-7400

Fast Food Playgrounds
Yep, sometimes all you need is a playground at a Burger King or McDonalds. Just east of Bedford along Rt. 30, Burger King has a nice indoor playground. McDonalds, located along Rt. 30, four miles east of Bedford, has a playground that is semi-enclosed. It is comfortable on all but the coldest days.



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If you’d like to meet “under roof” to reminisce, The Gateway Travel Plaza in Breezewood offers extremely easy access from DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Just off of PA Turnpike exit 161, they have meeting rooms for small to medium groups and a full service restaurant.

In or near Bedford, Clara’s Place, Ed’s Steak House, The Carriage House, Jean Bonnet Tavern, Bedford Tavern and the Omni Bedford Springs Resort are all full service restaurants that offer beer, wine and mixed drinks. Each can coordinate a private area for groups.

Denny’s and Hoss’s Steak & Sea House have separate rooms that you can reserve and are full service restaurants, too.

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park encompasses 21 acres within the borough of Martinsburg. The Acorn Cove Play Park - maintained and financially supported by the community, The Huntsman Bowling Center and snack bar - a computerized ten lane bowling center, A multipurpose gymnasium - the only skating rink in Blair County. It can be rented for skating parties, basketball, volleyball or soccer, and includes a batting cage, The Hershberger Memorial Pool - a heated outdoor swimming pool with two waterslides and a wading pool. Day and season passes are available as well as swim lessons and a Monday evening Water Gym class, Various affiliates are also located within the Park complex such as the Community Library, Abby's Day Care and IU8 classrooms. 201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg PA 16662, Phone: (814) 793-2176 Fax: (814) 793-0187



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Meeting Places
Place Phone # Largest
Capacity
#
Mtng.
Rooms
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
25 minutes north of Bedford
(814) 239-5111 80 2
Briar Valley Winery
107 E Pitt St. Bedford, PA 15522
(814)-623-0900 75 1
Creekside Resort and Ranch
1461 Big Creek Road, Clearville, PA 15535
(814) 784-0062 100 1
(pavilion)
Denny's Restaurant
1/8 mile south of Bedford Turnpike exit #146
(814) 623-7079 80 1
Friendship Village
Friendship Center
(814) 623-1677 135 1
Friendship Village
Club Room
(814) 623-1677 80 1
Gateway Travel Plaza
1/8 mile west of Breezewood T-Pike exit #161
(814) 735-4011 50 2
Holiday Inn Express
1/4 mile W of Breezewood T-Pike exit #161
(814) 735-4011 50 3
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg PA 16662
(814) 793-2176 200 1
Old Bedford Village
1 Mile south of Bedford Turnpike exit #146
(866) 623-1156 200 1
Omni Bedford Springs Resort
3 miles south of Bedford Turnpike exit #146
(866) 623-8163 320 12
The Hall at Kinton's Knob - (Pioneer Library)
4.5 miles west of Bedford on Rt. 30
(814) 623-2011 200 1
Quality Inn - Bedford
1/8 mile north of Bedford Turnpike exit #146
(814) 623-5188 70 2
Travelodge Bedford
1/4 mile north of Bedford Turnpike exit #146
(814) 623-9006 180 4




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The Lincoln Highway (Route 30)
The first coast-to-coast road passes right through Bedford County. A tour is on page 47 of our Visitor's Guide. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor has exhibits, murals and vintage gas pumps along this historic roadway. Contact them for info at (724) 238-9030 or online at www.lhhc.org.

Gravity Hill / Covered Bridge Tour
Our most popular driving tour. Covered 9 of our 14 covered bridges. Visit the covered bridge page, or request a visitors guide for step by step driving instructions.

The Critter Tour
The critter tour is a great activity for a rain-free day. Deer, emu, bison and lots’a trout can keep the little ones interested for an hour or so. Two potential hazards to avoid: First: Do not have a dog along with you (notice the “dog-free” area at the deer farm). Second: Watch the kids around the trout pools. In the history of the trout hatchery, only a few people have ever fallen into the pools. Don’t make history.

Morrison's Cove Tour
This is a nice tour through the farm country of northern Bedford County and into southern Blair County.



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Bedford Elks
Phone: (814) 623-9316
The Bedford Elks has open bowling. Located on Bus. Rt. 220 1 mile south of Bedford.
Hours vary daily. Please call 814-623-9316.
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park encompasses 21 acres within the borough of Martinsburg. Within the park you will find the Huntsman Bowling Center and snack bar - a computerized ten lane bowling center.201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg PA 16662, Phone: (814) 793-2176 Fax: (814) 793-0187



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Bedford - The Bedford Elks has open bowling. Located on Bus. Rt. 220 1 mile south of Bedford. Hours vary daily. Please call 814-623-9316.

Bedford - There are additional public courts by Cameron Ave. From corner of Pitt/Richard Streets, take Pitt St. west for 3 blocks. Turn left onto West St. Within 1/2 block, turn right onto Central Way. Go 100 yards and bear left onto Cameron Ave.

Fishertown - There are 4 USTA courts at the Chestnut Ridge High School. These are open to the public April-Oct. Located on Rt. 56 (Quaker Valley Rd.).
 



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Moon-Glo Skating
The Moon Glo skating rink offers open skating on Fri. 7-10 p.m.; Sat. 2-4:30 p.m. & 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Sun 2-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Skate rentals are $1. Located 1 mile N of Bedford on Bus. Rt. 220. 814-623-9597



Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park encompasses 21 acres within the borough of Martinsburg. within the park you will find a multipurpose gymnasium - the only skating rink in Blair County. It can be rented for skating parties, basketball, volleyball or soccer, and includes a batting cage.



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Summit Quest
Free weights, hammer strength machines, aerobic exercise machines.
Phone: (814) 623-6031 Admission: Walk-in visitors $5
Driving Directions: Located at the east end of Bedford behind Papa Johns Pizza. 14) 623-9597
Pro Care
Cybex strength machines and free weights. Sauna.
Phone: (814) 624-2497
Admission: Walk-in visitors $10
Driving Directions: Located 4 miles east of Bedford on Route 30 ... if you're driving east of Bedford on Route 30 and you reach McDonalds, you just passed it.


Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
Morrisons Cove Memorial Park encompasses 21 acres within the borough of Martinsburg. within the park you will find a multipurpose gymnasium - the only skating rink in Blair County. It can be rented for skating parties, basketball, volleyball or soccer, and includes a batting cage.



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Creekside Resort
6 horses available to ride with an instructor through 140-plus acres of picturesque terrain. Horse and buggy rides are also available with an experienced driver. Call 814-784-0062 for more information or visit. www.creekside-resort.com.

Monsour Sheep Farm
Monsour Sheep Farm offers horse boarding for guests to their vacation home and has areas that you can ride through their farm. Very peaceful and quiet. 814-623-8243

Miles of equestrian trails are open at Blue Knob State Park. You can get a park map from us at the Bedford County Visitors Bureau office or by calling them direct at (814) 276-3576.



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Our Golf Guide can help you plan a great golf outing to Bedford County. The guide features course maps, slope ratios, course ratings and hole distance and par. It also has a mini map of Bedford County that shows the locations of each course. Very handy if you want to plan a few days of golf here. Call us for your copy at 1-800-765-3331

Golf Course Holes/
Par
Comments
Down River
Rt 30 East of Everett
Everett, PA 15537
(814) 652-5193
18/72 Pro Shop - Driving Range
Lessons - Putting Green
Reservations Required
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Claysburg, PA 16625
(814) 239-5111
9/36 Reservations Recommended
Bedford Elks
Rt 220 South of Bedford
Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-9314
9/36 Lessons
Bedford Springs Resort
Rt 220 South of Bedford
Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-8700
18/72 Reservations Recommended
- Pro Shop - Practice Green
- Lodging / Dining on Premises
(Historic hotel to re-open in 2007)
King Valley
Located along Route 220, 15 minutes North of Bedford
Imler, PA 16655
(814) 239-0199
18/72 Pro Shop - Driving Range - Putting Green - Reservations Recommended
Great Cove
McConnelsburg, PA
(717) 485-4157
18/71 Located about 20 minutes from Breezewood
Reservations Required
Iron Masters
Roaring Springs, PA
(814) 224-2915
18/72 Located about 25 minutes north of Bedford
Reservations Required


Friendship Village Campground
Mini-Golf, Game Room, Concession Stand, Paddle Boats..
Phone: (814) 623-1677
Driving Directions: Located 2 miles west of Bedford (PA Turnpike Exit 146) off Route 30.



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Critters
By trekking through our game lands and state forests, you'll find a lot of "critters." However, the sites listed below have animals in more contained settings. Many of these sites are part of our "Bison, Fish, Fawn and Fowl" tour.
 
Fish Hatchery
There is a small museum at the Fish Hatchery, including wildlife species from Pennsylvania. Various fish species, birds, reptiles and mammals are on display. This is a working fish hatchery (this station raises over 350,000 trout for release per year) and the trout tanks also hold live trout in various stages of development. Kids love it ... and rarely do they ever fall into the trout pools. (The pools aren't treacherous or anything, but it is possible to do). So, if you have a young little daredevil who likes to show off his/her "balancing" skills, do hold onto their hand when walking through the trout pools. Organized tours for large groups can be arranged by calling.
Phone: (814) 839-2211
Hours: Open 9am-3:30pm every day.
Driving Directions: Located 15 minutes northwest of Bedford. From Bedford take I-99 / Route 220 north for about 5 miles and exit onto Rt. 56 west. Drive 6 miles on Rt. 56 and turn right onto Reynoldsdale Road and then immediately left onto Fish Hatchery Road. The Fish Hatchery is on your right.
Admission: Free

Bison Farm
Visit the bison at the Bison Corral ... working farm. Organized tours can be arranged for large groups ... call for details.
Phone: (814) 733-4908
Admission:
Free
Hours: Open April-December, Monday-Saturday10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Winter hours: Thursday-Sunday. Other hours by chance.
Driving Directions: Located 12 miles west of Bedford. From Bedford take Route 30 west. Staying on Route 30, at the traffic light in Schellsburg drive 2 miles further to the Bison Corral. The shop is to your left ... the bison roam in the fields on both sides of the road.

Acorn Acres Deer Farm
If you take a walk through the countryside of Buchanan State Forest, you'll encounter wildlife (probably deer) if you're paying attention. For a sure-fire deer encounter, check out Acorn Acres Deer Farm. Acorn Acres Deer Farm has deer, emu and pygmy goats. Do not bring a dog along in this area.
Admission: Free
Driving Directions: Located northwest of Bedford. From Bedford take I-99 / Route 220 north for about 5 miles and exit onto Rt. 56 west. Drive 2.3 miles and turn left onto Dogwood Road. Go 1 mile and turn right up into the steep driveway.



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A collection of on-road countryside loops are available on our website, www.visitbedfordcounty.com/bikeloops. The loops range from easy to moderately difficult. For bike rentals, contact Fat Jimmy's in Bedford. Bike sales, rentals and accessories. Over 5,000 square feet of them. Call Fat Jimy's at 814-624-3415.

For off-roaders, we have Shawnee and Blue Knob State Park trail maps.
Take a ride on an abandoned section of the PA Turnpike. The Pike to Bike trail is located in Breezewood. It consists of over 10 miles of abandoned Turnpike road complete with two tunnels. One tunnel is over a mile long. Headlights are a must.

Phase 1 of the Huntington and Broad Top Rail Trail has been completed and is open to hikers and bikers. The H&BT Rail Trail reuses an abandoned railroad right-of-way and railroad bridge to provide public recreational access along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. The trail connects Hopewell Borough and Tatesville, intersecting with two public parks, Riddlesburg Park at the north and Cooper Park at the trail center.



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The Raytown Branch of the Juniata River is a gentle river that can provide a very pleasant day of paddling. The river can be a long river trip experience. One area of the river that you might find quite desirable is at Warrior's Path State Park.

Shawnee Lake also offers a pleasant day of paddling. Motor boats are prohibited on Shawnee's 451 acres of water. If you want to rent a canoe or kayak, try Fat Jimmy's Outfitters at 814-624-3415. The boat docks at Shawnee State Park are also open Memorial Day through Labor Day. They offer rentals of paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, row boats and more. See p. 27 for more paddler info.



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There are excellent hiking trails for you to enjoy in Bedford County. Click HERE to be taken to our HIKING page where you will find several printable hiking PDF's.

A very pleasant, very simple hike is the Lake Shore Trail, which is a 3.5 mile loop around Shawnee Lake. there are no obstacles like fallen trees and creeks to cross. This loop is also used by bikes. Pea gravel covers most of the trail, in a wooded / country lake setting. The loop is at Shawnee State Park. There are other, longer and more challenging loops at Shawnee as well. 15 miles total of good hiking trails, ranking from easy to moderately difficult. For mountain hiking, Blue Knob State Park is your spot. 17 miles of trails through changing timber types, crossing streams, etc... Trails are moderate to difficult. Maps of each park are available from the Visitors Bureau by calling 1-800-765-3331.

For long hikes ...
The Mid State Trail goes through Bedford County and runs over 160 miles, from the Maryland border, all the way to Pine Creek Gorge. For info, contact Mid State Trail Association, PO Box 167, Boalsburg, PA 16827.



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Blue Knob State Park
Blue Knob State Park is our "Big Mountain Park." 5,600 acres of woodland wilderness. Usually a few degrees cooler than the surrounding areas, due to the elevation ... 3146 at the peak. 17 miles of hiking trails, many also open for horseback riding. Swimming is open (weather permitting) at the swimming pool from 11am-7pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Some trails open for mountain biking. Chappel's Field Trail is a good challenge for beginners. More experienced riders find the Three Springs Trail a good intermediate ride. Expert riders find challenge in the Rock N' Ridge Trail and Mountain View Trail. They, of course, offer picnicking (pavilions can be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee). Unreserved pavilions also available on first come / first served basis. Also, 200 picnic tables are available throughout the park. Camping is available at the 42-tent and trailer sites open from the 2nd Friday in April through the 3rd Sunday in October. Snowmobile trails are open after hunting season is over, with 8 miles of trail / road. Expert Cross Country Skiing trails.
Phone: (814) 276-3576
Driving Directions: From Bedford take I-99 / Route 220 north to Route 869 west (Osterburg exit). Take Route 869 west to Pavia. Follow signs from Pavia to the park.

Shawnee State Park
Shawnee State Park is our "Small Lake Park" with 3900 acres surrounding a beautiful 451 acre lake. 15 miles of hiking trails, including the very pleasant "Lake Shore Trail." This 3.5 mile is a very easy walk through outdoor splendor. This trail is also a pleasant bike trail. Swimming along the sand and turf beach, with modern bathhouses, flush toilets & showers. Beach is open late May through mid September (8am-sunset). Lake fishing ... stocked with warm water game fish, including smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, etc... ADA accessible fishing pier available. Non powered (and electric motor powered) boats can be launched from the 3 launching areas. 183 mooring spaces available (Must have State Park launching permit.) Boat rentals available during summer. Very easy cycling on the 3.5 mile Lake Shore Trail. Mountain Biking on the other park trails is of moderate difficulty. Camping available at 293 sites with picnic table and fire rings. 50 of these sites have electric hookups. Camping from April through late December. Picnicking pavilions that may be reserved for a fee. Also, unreserved pavilions for first come / first served. Snowmobile trails are open to registered snowmobiles on an 11 mile trail network. Sled riding near Picnic Area #2 is great. Ice fishing popular here. Be sure ice is at least 4 inches thick.
Phone: (814) 733-4218
Driving Directions: From Bedford, take Route 30 west toward Schellsburg. 1 mile east of Schellsburg, is the main entrance to the park (on your left). There is also another entrance area off of route 96. Take Route 30 into Schellsburg. At the red light, turn south onto Route 96. The main office for the park is a mile south, on your left. Park.

Warriors Path State Park
Warriors Path State Park is a small park at the Northeastern corner of the county. 334 acres, good for picnicking and short hikes. Pavilions available. Day us only.
Phone: (814) 658-3847
Driving Directions: Located about 40 minutes Northwest of Breezewood. From Breezewood take Route 30 west to Route 26 north. Take Route 26 north to Route 913 (Saxton). From Saxton take Warriors Path Park Road.

Buchanan State Forest
Buchanan State Forest and Game Lands cover much of Bedford County. Trails and picnic pavilions Call the Bedford County Visitors Bureau for a map of this huge land area at 1-800-765-3331.




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Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
The highest skiable mountain in PA is right here in Bedford County. Blue Knob All Seasons Resort has 34 trails available and 3 lifts, a tubing park and snowboarding area. Blue Knob is located at the NW corner of Bedford County. From Bedford, take I-99 N (Rt. 220) to the Claysburg/King exit. Follow Bus. Rt. 220 N to Claysburg. Turn left at the traffic light onto Ski Gap Rd. and follow the signs. Call 814-239-5111 for more info. Located 25 minutes NW of Bedford.

Whitetail Mountain Resort
Located about 50 minutes east of Breezewood, just south of Mercersburg. Take I-70 E into Maryland. Take MD Exit 18, then turn left off exit ramp. Go through the traffic light in Clear Spring, MD. Follow the snowflake and Whitetail signs 7 miles to the slopes.717-328-9400

Seven Springs
Located an hour west of Bedford. Take Rt. 31 W toward Somerset. Approximately 7 miles after Somerset turn left at Pioneer Park. Follow that road approximately 4 miles. At the first stop sign turn right. Seven Springs will be 5 miles ahead on the left. 800-452-2223

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING...
If cross country skiing is your thing, the golf course at Blue Knob Resort is a good spot for obstacle free cross country skiing in a mountain surrounding. For intermediate to expert cross county skiers try Blue Knob State Park. Challenging trails. 814-276-3576 For a nice 3.5 mile loop, try the Lake Shore Trail at Shawnee State Park. (10 ft wide path, also used for bikes, is kept free of obstacles.) Excellent scenery on an easy to ski trail. 814-733-4218



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Bedford County Court House
Built during 1828-1829 and still operating, the simple, elegant architecture is paired with curved staircases that lead to the courtroom. Wills and deeds are located in the Register & Recorders office. The court house is located at the corner of Juliana and Penn Streets in Bedford. 814-623-4833

The Pioneer Historic Library
The county's most extensive collection of historical and genealogical materials. Providing resources and facilities for a broad spectrum of historical and genealogical research. Numerous programs, activities, exhibits and seminars throughout the year to highlight Bedford County history. Located 3 miles west of Bedford on Rt. 30 at 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. 814-623-2011. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and the third Sat. of every month 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5/first hr; $2/hr after.

Historic Memorial Park
Final resting place of the country's earliest settlers, including Revolutionary War Veterans.
Driving Directions: Located at the corner of Juliana and John Streets in downtown Bedford, PA

Bedford LDS Family History Center
Open to the public at no cost. The FHC is a computer based center with programs to help organize your family history work. Onsite computer access and available WiFi for personal laptops during research. Hours: Wed. 1-5 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. and Thurs. 6-9 p.m. (Sat. hours by appointment only) 160 Donahue Manor Rd., Bedford. 814-623-1007.



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Shawnee Lake
This lake is part of Shawnee State Park and if you're looking to do some swimming or paddling, this will be the place you'll want to go. See Shawnee State Park on the opposite page. If you're looking to do some speed boating or lake cruising, you'll want to visit Raystown Lake.


Raystown Lake
This is the largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania and it's at the northeastern edge of Bedford County and Huntingdon County. It has 110 miles of shoreline and 8,300 acres of water. The area surrounding the lake is undeveloped, offering beautiful scenery. The lake is created from the waters of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Call 1-888-RAYSTOWN for more info when visiting this area.

Koon Lake and Lake Gordon
These are two small sister lakes located in Cumberland Valley Township in Bedford County. With a combined 388 acres, they are owned by the Evitts Creek Water Company and supply water to the city of Cumberland, MD. Koon Lake (268 acres) and Lake Gordon (120 acres) is open to non-powered boats and electric motor powered boats, as well as shore fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Cumberland Maryland officials and local anglers, both Pennsylvania and Maryland, work together to provide this increased angling opportunity on Koon Lake and Gordon Lake.