The Piper Museum Lock Haven Community

Located in rural central pennsylvania, Lock Haven began in 1833 as a timber town and a haven for loggers, boatmen, and other travelers on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the West Branch Canal. Resource extraction and efficient transportation financed much of the city's growth through the end of the 19th century. In the 20th century, Piper Aircraft Company, Lock Haven University, and Hammermill Paper Company, along with many smaller enterprises, drove the economy. Located in Clinton County, Lock Haven is 27 miles south West of Williamsport and 38 miles north east of State College, PA. The 2000 census lists the population at 9,149.

The city has three sites on the National Register of Historic Places —a significant pre-European archaeological find, a Victorian-era museum, and an historic district with a mix of 19th- and 20th-century architecture. A dike and levee, completed in 1995, protect the city from flooding. While industry remains important to the city, about a third of its workers are employed in education, health care, or social services.

Visitors to the Piper Aviation Museum will find a variety of interesting and exciting things to do and very nice places to dine and stay in the Lock Haven Williamsport area. Many of the establishments in Lock Haven provide a wireless internet link from our local Keystone Community Network. Visitors may also decide to travel to State College and explore The Pennsylvania State University and its local community. Below are menus with activities, dining and lodging to consider. Most of these items are linked to a web page for additional information. Community Information web sites are also included. Please contact webmaster if any links are broken.

Attractions In the Lock Haven Williamsport Area


Entertainment and Sightseeing

Labor Day Boat Regatta: One of the Largest in The East
Penns Cave Centre Hall, PA


Eagles Mere Air Museum Collection of rare 1920's and 1930's Aircraft and Engines
Heisey Museum Lock Haven.The museum is located in a restored two-story Victorian house, built about 1831. Period rooms are filled with furnishings and local memorabilia.
Sones Farm and Home Museum A history of the areas farming and logging industry
Thomas Taber Museum chronicles the history of Williamsport region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life. Exhibits include an American Indian gallery, a Fine and Decorative Arts gallery, 19th century period rooms, and the Shempp Model Train exhibit, featuring over 300 toy trains.

Outdoor Recreation and Camping

Bald Eagle State Park. Centre County, PA
Black Forest Trail Williamsport, PA
Grand Canyon of PA Wellsboro, PA
Hyner Run State Park Clinton County
Kettle Creek State Park Clinton County
Montour Preserve Turbotville, PA
Loyalsock Trail Mountoursville, PA
Pine Creek Trail. Bikes and Pedestrians. 60.5 miles Jersey Shore, PA
Ravensburg State Park Clinton County
Susquehanna State Park Williamsport, PA


Lycoming Mall Williamsport, PA




Aungst's Family Restaurant Mill Hall. Comfort Food and Lots of it. Relaxed Atmosphere
Bullfrog Brewery Williamsport Microbrewed beer and Relaxed Dinning Atmosphere
Di Salvo's Williamsport. Fine Italian Cusine
Dutch Haven Restaurant Lock Haven   A wide variety of fresh beef, fresh seafood, poultry, pasta dishes, sandwiches and homemade desserts
33 East Restaurant Williamsport Upscale Art Deco Atmosphere. Rated as one of the Top Ten Restaurants in Williamsport
Fast Food: A variety of choices including Burger King, Curt's Smokin Ribs, McDonalds, KFC, Wendy's, Original Italian Pizza, etc.
Gamble Farm Inn Jersey Shore PA The beautifully renovated Inn built in the 19th century boasts Victorian Decor, a Susquehanna River setting and the areas premiere fine dining restaurant. 
Gourmet Buffet Mill Hall Wide variety of Chinese and American Food
Hanger Nine Restaurant and Lounge Lock Haven Steaks, Seafood, and Pasta. Vintage Piper Memoribilla Adorns The Restaurant.
Haywood's On The Green at Clinton County Country Club Excellent Food. Near Millbrook Playhouse and Walmart
La Marina Williamsport Seafood, Steaks, and Italian Cusine
Le Jeune Chef Williamsport An Education in Fine Dining by The Pennsylvania College of Technology
Madison Restaurant McElhattan Very Fine but affordable Dining in a Remodeled 19th Century Mansion.
Peter Herdic House Williamsport Upscale Victorian Dining
Restless Oaks McElhattan Family Food in a Rustic Log Building Atmosphere
Texas Lunch Lock Haven. A Lock Haven Landmark & Newly Remodeled. . Famous for Chili Dogs, Omeletts and Steaks.
Uncle Albert's Restaurant and Tavern. Casual Bar and Grill Atmosphere
Village Tavern Lock Haven. Italian Cusine With Home Made Pasta



Comfort Inn Lamar, Between Lock Haven and State College PA

Hampton Inn Lamar, PA

Fairfield Inn Opening in Lock Haven Fall 2009


Lock Haven Area Community Information

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