Little Buffalo State Park

Newport, Pennsylvania

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Bring your camera on this hike. It starts out on an 82-foot-long covered bridge—and not just any covered bridge.This is a Burr Truss, patented by Theodore Burr of Connecticut, architect and builder of the longest single-arch bridge in the world (also in Pennsylvania). How about a tour of a restored nineteenth-century gristmill, with one of the largest waterwheels east of the Mississippi? Take a self-guided nature tour; then walk the path of a peculiar narrow-gauge railroad on your way to an inlet, where you might see a little green heron, an egret, or a blue-winged teal. End your hike at the Blue Ball Tavern, built in 1811, now the local historical society headquarters.
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Hiking Pennsylvania

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

Bring your camera on this hike. It starts out on an 82-foot-long covered bridge—and not just any covered bridge.This is a Burr Truss, patented by Theodore Burr of Connecticut, architect and builder of the longest single-arch bridge in the world (also in Pennsylvania). How about a tour of a restored nineteenth-century gristmill, with one of the largest waterwheels east of the Mississippi?

Take a self-guided nature tour; then walk the path of a peculiar narrow-gauge railroad on your way to an inlet, where you might see a little green heron, an egret, or a blue-winged teal. End your hike at the Blue Ball Tavern, built in 1811, now the local historical society headquarters.

© 2015 John L. Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newport
Distance: 6.2
Elevation Gain: 998 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Little Buffalo State Park, 1579 State Park Rd., Newport 17074; (717) 567-9255; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/littlebuffalo/
Local Maps: USGS Newport, PA
Driving Directions: Directions to Little Buffalo State Park

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