Juniata River Region

The past is always present along the trails, roadways and waterways that wind through the rolling countryside of this historic region. These are the lands where the Juniatas once hunted and trapped, a revolution was fought, lumbering was king and iron furnaces roared as settlers came to build their homes and farms and make this scenic valley home. The waters of the Juniata River provided transportation and abundant fishing, while the woods teamed with deer, grouse, turkey, bear and a variety of small game. Today, these lands have become a favorite destination of those who love the great outdoors and the many fishing, hiking, boating, cycling and backpacking opportunities the region offers.

Lodging, dining, attractions and events

Things To Do in Juniata River Region

Cycling On Road

1. Canal in the Mountains Tour
This easy tour explores rural roads and quiet Pennsylvania towns as you pedal past rolling farmlands set against the scenic backdrop of the mountain ridges and valleys of The Alleghenies.

2. Fallen Heroes Tour
Pedal along the banks of Honey Creek, wind through deep valleys, climb past picturesque Amish farms, and share the roadway with horse and buggy as you travel through time on this moderate-rated ride.

3. Jack's Creek Tour
Pedal along the water’s of Jack’s Creek as you wind through picturesque lowlands, farmlands and quiet suburban settings on this easy 11.6 loop.

4. Monument Square Tour
This challenging loop winds from picturesque orchards and pastures to the summit of Jack’s Mountain, where a welcome break offers long views along the valleys and ridges of The Alleghenies.

5. Swings & Things Tour
Ride along the quiet roadways of Pennsylvania as you wind past small towns and rural farmlands on this 35.2-mile tour.


1. 1000 Steps Challenging
Mount Union

2. 1000 Steps Easy
Mount Union

3. Honey Creek Trail Loop
Reeds Gap State Park

4. Honey Creek Trail Loop and Blue Jay Trail Loop
Reeds Gap State Park

5. Honey Creek Trail Loop, Blue Jay Trail Loop and Flicker Path Loop
Reeds Gap State Park

6. Karl B. Guss Picnic Area Challenging Hike
Tuscarora State Forest

7. PA Rt. 333 Parking Area Easy Hike
Tuscarora State Forest

8. PA Rt. 333 Parking Area Moderate Hike
Tuscarora State Forest

Motor Touring

1. Big Valley Tour