Area Recreational Opportunities
Everett Area is teaming with outdoor opportunities from fishing,
hunting, skiing, golfing, boating, hiking and biking. The town even
boasts its own park with a nature trail. This secluded park is easily
accessible and provides a great place for a day hike with the family
or a place to picnic while touring the other local attractions.
Raystown Branch of the Juniata River is a wealth of opportunity
for those interested in getting a little wet. Or you can walk its
splendid banks to enjoy the beauty of the area. The river is a state
designated water trail and is designated as a Gateway to the Chesapeake
Bay. Fishing on the river is a great way to pass the day or just
experience a canoe trip to enjoy the tranquility and beauty that
this river offers those who choose to explore it. For further information
on fishing and boating visit: www.fish.state.pa.us/.
To explore the vast number
of public hiking trails and the natural beauty of Buchanan State
Forest, named after the 15th President James Buchanan, visit: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/buchanan.aspx.
The Everett Area is at one
of the many intersections of the Mid-state Trail: www.kta-hike.org/mid.htm.
Additional hiking information is available at www.bedford.net/canoe/hiking.htm.
A developing showcase for recreation
in the area is the conversion of an abandoned stretch of PA Turnpike
property into a recreational trail. This trail, purchased by the
Southern Alleghenies Conservancy is currently being developed and
is open to visitors.
other recreational opportunities are available in the Everett and
surrounding areas. Championship golf courses are readily available
for those wishing to pursue some relaxation on the links.
are opportunities to visit game preserves and elk raising farms
and a buffalo ranch. For the skier, there is Blue Knob State Park,
and the serious boater can travel to Raystown lake.
The Everett area is a place
to come with your family to enjoy those outings that create lifetime
memories for all the members of your family. Come enjoy life in
the Hometown of the Alleghenies.