Best Birding in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular birding in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania birding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Lancaster Junction Recreation Trail


The trailhead for this hike is about 50 feet from the highway, but heading north it quickly quiets down, joins Chickies Creek, and follows the railroad grade for about 2.4 miles to Auction Road. Retur…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Lancaster, PA - Birding, Hiking - 4.8 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge: Impoundment Loop


Want a hike where you can take your children and your parents? This is it. Along this easy, flat hike, you’re surrounded by nature’s beauty and the excitement of spotting some of the 280 species of bi…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Philadelphia, PA - Birding, Hiking, Trail Running - 3.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Raccoon Creek State Park Wildflower Reserve


This hike, which begins and ends with hills but is relatively flat otherwise, winds through what is perhaps the most diverse habitat in Pennsylvania. Abundant wildflowers, rocky cliffs, and a pictures…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
Clinton, PA - Birding, Hiking - 2.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Todd Nature Reserve


Military battles can change history, as can earthquakes, plagues, and inventions. So, too, can the tiniest ripples, as the existence of Todd Nature Reserve attests. In the 1880s, a teenage W. E. Clyde…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
Silverville, PA - Birding, Hiking - 1.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides