The Montour Preserve offers a wide range of year-round opportunities for free, family-friendly, outdoor activities. With a variety of fields, forests, and streams and features like the sugar shack, fossil pit, boat launch, fishing pier, wildlife observation blinds, visitors’ center / environmental education center, pavilions, children’s play areas, more than seven miles of trails, and more, all centered around the Preserve’s signature feature – the 165-acre Lake Chillisquaque – the Montour Preserve offers something for everyone. Enjoy ice fishing, cross-country skiing, maple sugaring, birding, nature study, photography, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking, trail running, fossil collecting, quiet reflection … the possibilities are nearly endless!



Temporary closures of portions of several trails and one pavilion at the Montour Preserve have been posted as of August 17, 2022.

These temporary closures are being made to protect visitor safety while Talen Energy and its subsidiaries continue the construction of a new natural gas pipeline to supply the Montour Steam Electric Station. Closures are expected to last until April 2023 and will be lifted when conditions are safe to again allow use.

These closures will affect the following locations:
• Goose Woods Trail (partial)
• Wildlife Management Trail (partial)
• Chilisuagi Trail (between the Goose Cove Picnic Area and the Ridgefield Point Loop Trail)
• Goose Cove #2 Pavilion

MARC asks that visitors respect trail and pavilion closures where posted to protect the safety of the public, MARC’s staff, and construction staff.