From more challenging uphill sloping trails to gentle and short paths bringing you close to nature, there's plenty to choose from at Pymatuning.
This quick trek, only a quarter of a mile long, is a great little hiking intro for anyone in the family before embarking on longer hikes.
Splitting off the Tamarack Trail, this half-mile route is a treat for bird watchers. Appreciate birds in their natural habitat at the Waterfowl Observation Deck, and watch for basking turtles.
Only a mile long, this route is one of the park's more challenging hikes due to its elevation among sandstone rocks. There's plenty to admire on the way, from geological formations to the adjacent rapids.
Two and a half miles from beginning to end, this trail used to be a railroad bed, and the long path also suits cycling.
Come rain or shine, winter or summer, there's plenty to come back to in Pymatuning State Park, with cabins giving you a comfortable base to return to after an active day of woodland adventuring.
There are three public beaches at this huge park: the Main Beach, Beach Two, and Linesville. Cool off in the summer with a swim or sunbathe on the shore.
This fun sport can be played on the 18-hole course at the Jamestown Day Use Area. It's easier on beginners than traditional golf, as you throw a disc rather than putting a ball. Pick up some score cards from the office and challenge your buddies and family to a few games.
Go sledding on the slopes at the dam or zoom through the open areas of the park with cross-country skiing. These exciting activities among the beautiful surroundings of Pymatuning make a visit in winter well worth it.
There are grilling stations and picnic tables available at Jamestown and Linesville in the park. If you're bringing a large group or looking to come to the park for a reunion or other special event, rent a picnic pavilion and make a day of it.