Roaring Creek At Weiser State Forest
With more than 40 miles of trails, the Roaring Creek area of Weiser State Forest is a popular outdoor destination. Photo by Ingrid Podgurski.
In 2003, The Conservation Fund teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to protect nearly 9,000 acres of prime Pennsylvania hardwood forest, known as the Roaring Creek Tract. Purchased from a private water company, the land was added to the larger Weiser State Forest, which now covers 30,000 acres across 16 tracts.
Ten Years Later…
In the ten years since the land was conserved and opened to the public, the Roaring Creek property has become a popular outdoor destination. There are more than 40 miles of trails for jogging, mountain biking and hiking. Blueberry picking and nature tours also have become popular activities along with catch-and-release fishing at three large water reservoirs tucked along the Roaring Creek Trail. Whether you seek a fast-paced 5K race along the tree-lined trail or a peaceful day by the water, Roaring Creek provides invaluable opportunities to explore Pennsylvania’s beautiful outdoors.