Maurice K Goddard State Park

Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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This hike covers 12.0 miles, but because it’s a joint biking and hiking trail, it’s paved along its entire length and the traveling is pretty easy. There’s a lot to see here, too, especially if you enjoy birds. The trail stays close enough to the lake that if you’re inclined to try fishing, you can tote a rod and get in a few casts without venturing too far off track. It comprises 2,856 acres, but most of that—1,860 acres—lies under the surface of Lake Wilhelm, a popular fishery for largemouth bass, muskies, walleyes, and panfish. As a result, the park is narrow; in places, anyone with a strong arm could stand on the lakeshore and toss a baseball to its outermost boundary. Yet two trails, connected by short walks along two roads, combine to encircle the lake and provide a pleasant 12.0-mile hike.
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by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

This hike covers 12.0 miles, but because it’s a joint biking and hiking trail, it’s paved along its entire length and the traveling is pretty easy. There’s a lot to see here, too, especially if you enjoy birds. The trail stays close enough to the lake that if you’re inclined to try fishing, you can tote a rod and get in a few casts without venturing too far off track.

It comprises 2,856 acres, but most of that—1,860 acres—lies under the surface of Lake Wilhelm, a popular fishery for largemouth bass, muskies, walleyes, and panfish. As a result, the park is narrow; in places, anyone with a strong arm could stand on the lakeshore and toss a baseball to its outermost boundary. Yet two trails, connected by short walks along two roads, combine to encircle the lake and provide a pleasant 12.0-mile hike.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking
Nearby City: Stoneboro
Distance: 12
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Season: All year
Additional Use: Snowmobiling
Local Maps: USGS Hadley and New Lebanon
Driving Directions: Directions to Maurice K. Goddard State Park

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