Activities & Local Business

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Nestled in beautiful Pine Creek Gorge – Slate and Starlight Retreats

Pine Creek Gorge, also known as The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, is one of the state’s most beautiful natural wonders

with its amazing views, flowing waterfalls, abundant wildlife, beautiful trails, general stores, and charming small eateries. Nearby you will find the famous Pine Creek Rail Trail, a bike tour USA TODAY voted as one of the “10 great places to take a bike tour”

There are bike trails, hiking trails (check out Golden Eagle Trail), snowmobile trails (weather permitting), and 4 wheeler trails nearby for our guests to explore as well as pristine waterways and woodlands for outstanding Fishing and Hunting. Don’t forget to bring your camera to catch the natural beauty of Pine Creek Valley!

​Rentals

We provide bike and kayak rentals when available and not in use by other guests.

Safety

You will be responsible for your own safety gear, life jackets, helmets, and whatever else you may need, please understand that you are using them at your own risk.

Make sure your vehicles are properly registered and insured, please do not ride on private land- ask for the map.

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Pine Creek Rail Trail
USA Today- one of the “10 great places to take a bike tour”

Elk Country Visitor Center

Elk Country Visitor Center
950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821
814-787-5167
​Visit the Elk, entry is free.

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PA Grand Canyon
Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek Road, Waterville, PA 17776-9705
Phone: (570) 753-6000

Browse Quaint Shops- Eat Drink & Be Merry
Wolfe's General Store

Wolfe’s General Store &  Slate Run Tackle Shop 
Address: 14167 PA-414, Slate Run, PA 17769
Phone: (570) 753-8551

Wolfe’s serves ice cream and fresh sandwiches that you can watch them make right in front of you! The store sells camping & hunting supplies, groceries, and quality souvenirs. Step downstairs into the tackle shop where a kind gentleman will be more than happy to help you with all of your fishing needs, also ask about fishing guides.

Cedar Run General Store

Cedar Run General Store 
Address: 281 Beulah Land Rd, Cedar Run, PA 17727
Phone: (570) 353-6241

This hidden gem is not only a country store but a great place to stop for delicious sandwiches and ice cream along the Pine Creek Valley Trail. There is comfortable outdoor seating under the covered porch or in the sunny picnic area, a must-see on your journey!

McConnels Country Store and Fly Shop

McConnells Country Store and Fly Shop 
Address: 10853 N Route 44 Hwy, Waterville, Pennsylvania 17776
Phone: (570) 753-8241

In addition to offering a wide range of hunting, fishing and camping supplies and equipment for both the novice and the more experienced, they provide an array of convenience and food items including: fresh deli items and sandwiches, groceries, gasoline (and diesel), basic automotive supplies, clothing, shoes, gift items, toys, games and more.

Hotel Manor Bar

Hotel Manor+Bar 
Address: 392 Slate Run Rd, Slate Run, PA 17769
Phone: (570) 753-8414

This is a great place to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a nice selection on their menu.

Cedar Run Inn

Cedar Run Inn 
Address: 281 Beulah Land Rd, Cedar Run, PA 17727
Phone: (570) 353-6241

Country Inn surrounded by lush mountain forests, fine dining at its best! Reservations for dinner are encouraged.

Cedar Run General Store

Cedar Run General Store 
Address: 281 Beulah Land Rd, Cedar Run, PA 17727
Phone: (570) 353-6241

This hidden gem is not only a country store but a great place to stop for delicious sandwiches and ice cream along the Pine Creek Valley Trail. There is comfortable outdoor seating under the covered porch or in the sunny picnic area, a must-see on your journey!

Our Local Fire Companies Have Festivities Throughout The Year!
Waterville Fire Dept.

Waterville Fire department 
Address: ​​11009 PA-44, Waterville, PA 17776
Phone: (570) 753-8463
Some events they host are the Sawdust Festival and the Apple Butter Festival.

Morris Fire Department

Morris Fire Department 
Address: P.O. Box 95, 2001 route 287,Morris, PA 16938
Phone: (570) 353-2031

Some events they host are the Rattle Snake Round-Up and Old Home Days.

If you’d like to book over the phone by calling Slate and Starlight Retreats, you can call our Central Hub, 570-753-8949, or reach out to Cindy Senn, 570-927-0239, Alan, 610-721-4488, Kim 610-226-5318