The 10 Best Things to Do in Galeton, United States

March 26, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Galeton is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Bradford. Light industries such as knitting mills and a tannery have existed in Galeton. The population declined to 1,149 people in 2010.
Restaurants in Galeton

1. Cherry Springs State Park

4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915 +1 814-435-5010
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4.5 based on 192 reviews

Cherry Springs State Park

Reviewed By daflyer2017 - Butler, Pennsylvania

Best place to see stars in Pa. This is great for stargazing. Set up for stargazing with banks to help keep out light from cars etc. They had park rangers there to help with people not understanding why you need to keep lights off so you can enjoy the night sky. Thank to rangers. If you can go around the new moon.

2. Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

5660 US Route 6 West, Ulysses Township, PA 16948, Galeton, PA 16922 +1 814-435-2652
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, tells the story of PA’s rich lumbering history and promotes the ongoing care, management, and recreational use of its forests. Museum exhibits, all-new after a $5.6 million renovation conducted in 2015, feature thousands of objects ranging from prehistoric stone tools to early chain saws. Interactive exhibits simulate chopping and sawing a tree, piloting a log raft and racing locomotives. The historic logging camp on the 160-acre museum property includes a 70-ton Shay locomotive and a 1910 Barnhart log loader. Our rustic log cabin build by the CCC showcases the program’s iconic craftsmanship. Other exhibits include a steam-powered sawmill, birch still, Brookville engine, and Sustainable Forestry Trail. The museum is open year-round; Wednesday through Sunday, 9 to 5. Please join us on the first full-weekend in July for our annual Bark Peelers' Festival- our biggest event of the year!

Reviewed By enjoyingretirement65 - Denver, Pennsylvania

Very nice to experience, exhibits are great and very detail oriented. It is worth the time to visit, it was raining when we were here and we did not do the walk to see the outdoor exhibits, we will be returning to do that for sure.

3. Black Forest Trading Post & Deer Park

4246 U.s. 6, Ulysses, PA 16948 +1 814-435-6754
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Black Forest Trading Post & Deer Park

Reviewed By Mechelle P - Morrisdale, Pennsylvania

This has been on my oldest daughter's favorite places to visit list since she was little, and, being that it is close, we visit about every year. This year we spent Mother's Day here and were greatly surprised at it's growth and more obviously in the process!

I've always loved the little shop, but it has REALLY stepped up! It's not your typical tourist store. Has a great line of Native American items, though most are made in China at this point.

As someone with Irish heritage, I love the addition of the Irish line of goods and would love to see it grow with AUTHENTIC items (these appear to be). The jewelry line has grown as well. They've added a few tables and now serve coffee, as well as sell some Irish blends!

Outside: last year there were about 5 grown deer. This year they have MANY, fawns and the owners have informed me that there are more on the way!

There is a tree gone now, and a bench beside it. LOVE the huge Adirondack chair out front and it made for some fantastic pictures.

So the summary of my review is this: the Deer Park has always been a favorite because of the animals. It has the potential, due to it's rural location to be a peaceful place to dine, spend some quality family time and enjoy your day. It has always been this, and there have been many recent improvements. To those who live local or city alike, it's an experience you really should have!

4. Patterson Farms

119 Patterson Rd, Westfield, PA 16950-9681
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Patterson Farms

Reviewed By FTTN - Washington DC, District of Columbia

On a driving tour of PA and found this farm in a tourist booklet. WAY off the beaten path on unpaved (rock) roads. But we like these out of the way places. Great tour of making maple syrup products. Quite a variety of products to buy. Really enjoyed the visit.

5. Ole Bull State Park

31 Valhalla Lane, Cross Fork, PA 17729-9460 +1 814-435-5000
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5 based on 9 reviews

Ole Bull State Park

Reviewed By Todd G - Marietta, Pennsylvania

This park has lots of amenities to make camping enjoyable. There are primitive sites as well as sites with electric hookups. There full bathrooms with hot showers, a swimming area with sand beach, beach volleyball, horse shoe pitch, pavilions, fishing, firewood for sale. It is close to Cherry springs for better views of the sky. Cross fork is just down the road.

6. Leonard Harrison State Park

4797 Route 660, Wellsboro, PA 16901-7252 +1 570-724-3061
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4.5 based on 467 reviews

Leonard Harrison State Park

Reviewed By porkchops86 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I prefer Leonard Harrison SP to Colton Point SP due to Leonard Harrison has more vistas and user friendly with walkways, flush toilets, gift shop and food truck(try the Maple Cotton Candy). With that said, please do still visit Colton Point, as you do, obviously, have a different scenic view that can't be missed. One of the must see Pennsylvanian State Parks!

7. Lyman Run State Park

454 Lyman Run Rd, Galeton, PA 16922-9301 +1 814-435-5010
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5 based on 3 reviews

Lyman Run State Park

Reviewed By Catherine M - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After the dam was rebuilt some years back, the lake was just like it was when we were kids. A nice sunny day surrounded by the mountains is enjoyable with a picnic lunch. BYOF since there are no nearby restaurants. The lake is refreshing with its usual warm and cold spots.

8. Northwoods Gift Shop

8 Shin Hollow Rd, Gaines, PA 16921-9606 +1 814-435-8280
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3 based on 2 reviews

The gift shop is filled with items to surprise and delight. Nice selection of T-Shirt, Jewelry, Knives, Rocks/Minerals, Fantasy, and much more. 18 Hole Mini Golf with whimsical obstacles open 10am to 6pm. 4 and under FREE. Group Rates Can be done INDOORS or OUTDOORS. Semi-Precious Stones such as Amethyst, Quartz, Jaspers and Agates could be found in your bag and you will find Fools Gold, Geode

Reviewed By CCM837 - Rochester, New York

We were passing by and decided to stop. When I opened the door, I was greeted by a friendly white poodle/mix. Kadee came right up to me and sat in front of me to be petted. She was so sweet. The gift shop has a variety of kid's toys,adult and kid's t-shirts, jewelry, stuffed animals, local food items. My husband was thrilled to find a t-shirt with bears on it from the company called The Mountain, a quality brand. The store is only open seasonally, from May through Labor Day. They have a Facebook page with photos and more info.

9. Denton Hill State Park

Thompson Hollow Road, Ulysses, PA 16948 +1 814-435-2115
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5 based on 1 reviews

Denton Hill State Park

Reviewed By John M - Commack, New York

This is a great trail system for anyone who enjoys a smooth, gentle ride on scenic trails. There are no challenging or highly technical spots. Nothing that would discourage someone that has ridden a few times before. There area few descents that require reasonable care as the drop next to you could be hazardous if are not paying attention and driving at a safe speed.

My son is 14 and a very experienced rider. He made it through on a 2wd without any challenges. We have ridden many trails all over PA (AOAA, NWORC, Lost Trails...), so far, this is one of our favorites. We will return.

Its a good trail for an experienced rider that is looking for a change, or a beginner looking for a nice environment to develop skills and enjoy the sport. The trail is well maintained and has ample parking at the Denton Hill Trailhead. Other parks have trails that join this trail making it a 40 mile plus system.

Aside from my advice regarding traveling at a safe speed, I would highly recommend taking a map (available at the various trailheads) with you.  You can also download it from the  DCNR website.  A compass wouldn't hurt either.  There are a few places along the trail with a "you are here" marking on a map that can be useful if you loose your bearings. I wouldn't say that the trail is well marked.  I would say that it is occasionally marked.  Make sure you have a full tank of fuel before you hit the trail in addition to snacks and drinks .   I would also recommend traveling with at least one other, experienced rider.  Cell phone service is spotty at best. Plan on being back to your trailer well before dark.  Then be prepared to see a beautiful night sky.  Potter County is listed as one of the top ten places in the WORLD to view the night sky.  You will be amazed.  Google " Coudersport night sky" and you will see what I am talking about. The place to see the night sky is along the trail, but not accessible from the trail, at night, as they don't want artificial light to disturb the people viewing it.  Cherry Hill State Park is where you want to be before dark.

This is a must do for any ATV enthusiast .

10. Keener's Kountry Store

4477 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915-9413 +1 814-435-2176
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5 based on 5 reviews

Keener's Kountry Store

Reviewed By BFAW2 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I was headed through Cherry Springs State Park and came upon this country store. Wow...in this area it is a godsend. Everything you could possibly want with a distinct upstate flavor. Heavy on camping, hunting, tee shirts and caps with the Potter County & Pa Wilds logos. I spent a lot of time going through this store at least twice (good rainy day visit) and now that I am home I want to go back and buy a couple of caps and tee shirts. The people working there were very friendly. The store is jam packed but clean and I couldn't leave without buying some beef jerky. Try this place out you won't be disappointed.

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