Entering Pennsylvania's Northern Tier, shaped by massive continental glaciers, Tioga Region continues the challenging backcountry hiking experience of MST through deeply wooded high plateau, and really rural low hills. The views continue and the terrain becomes ever more varied, offering pleasant natural and cultural discoveries around each bend and over every knob.
Tioga Region construction began in 2002 at Cowanesque Lake. It connects with Crystal Hills Trail, a branch of NY's Finger Lakes Trail, so the orange blazes continue across the NY border.Sections 17, 19, and 20 are fully open. Section 18 is nearly complete, however there is a temporary blazed roadwalk through Antrim, and also a temporary unblazed roadwalk on gravel roads over Maple Hill.
MST in Tioga Region links Tioga State Forest; State Game Lands No. 268 and No. 37; Hills Creek State Park; Tioga-Hammond Lakes; Cowanesque Lake, and over a dozen willing private landowners through Tioga County. This is an all volunteer effort sponsored by our private non-profit membership organization.
Pete Fleszar, Tioga Regional Manager, can be reached at
, 717 576-3112 (cell), or 570 835-5954 (camp). (1075 Greenhill Dr., Hummelstown, PA 17036).
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