What do beautiful hiking trails, towering trees, and stunning landscapes have in common? The Linn Run State Park that’s what! This breathtaking nature preserve hosts an array of outdoor activities that allow you to explore, unwind, and enjoy the peace and quiet. It’s the perfect place to disconnect from the modern world and your hectic daily routine. Whether you want to lounge in the lush meadows or take pictures of the beautiful flora, you’re sure to find your way to spend time in Rector, PA!
As you plan your trip to Pennsylvania, request a copy of our free Laurel Highlands Vacation Guide! You’ll discover the best nature preserves like the Linn Run State Park as well as our recommendations on area restaurants, historic sites, entertainment venues, and much more. The guide also showcases the rustic elegance of Oak Lodge and our stunning 800-acre paradise!
How to Spend the Day at Linn Run State Park
If you are looking for the perfect spot to delight in nature, we encourage you to spend the morning or afternoon at Linn Run State Park. Make the scenic 10-mile drive from Oak Lodge to the park and feel so much closer to the elements. Before you go, check out suggestions on the must-see features of the Linn Run State Park!
Natural Water Slide
If you searching for a unique way to spend time outdoors, enjoy the wild ride down the natural water slide. This well-kept secret of Linn Run State Park offers you the chance to experience the refreshing stream systems running through Western Pennsylvania. This thrill-seeking adventure is a great way to pass the day and try something new along the secluded Flat Rock Trail. Just remember, be careful while you are sliding!
You may be asking, where can you find the best views of the Linn Run State Park? Hike the short quarter-mile trek along Laurel Summit Road to the Beams Rock! Once you reach the overlook, you’ll see panoramic views of the East Laurel Ridge in Somerset County and the closeby town of Jennerstown. If you plan on visiting, we encourage you to get there early and beat the crowds at this popular spot!
Adams Falls Trail
Perhaps the most famous site at the Linn Run State Park is the Adams Falls Trail. It showcases the most incredible waterfalls in the Laurel Highlands. This stunning 1-mile loop path is lined with the rhododendron and hemlock and leads to a tucked-away, mountainside oasis. Also, you can see large boulders and a variety of rock types along the paths. The Adams Falls Trail is just one of the hiking and biking paths in the 3.3-mile trail system.
Other than hiking, biking, and sightseeing, the Linn Run State Park offers a variety of other activities. This nature preserve has something for you to enjoy year-round. During the warmer months, you can horseback ride, fish, or picnic in the stunning expanse. In the cooler months, hop on your winter ATV and snowmobile along the various trails. Whatever way plan to spend time, you’re sure to make incredible memories and have a camera full of photos!
Reflect on Your Day at Oak Lodge
After a day well spent at the Linn Run State Park, you’ll find luxurious comforts and relaxing atmosphere of Oak Lodge. We invite you to browse our beautiful accommodations and select the best one for your vacation. As the weather warms this June, the 800-acre paradise of Oak Lodge blooms with large flowers, bursts with bright colors, and provides the perfect escape from your daily life.
Plan your summer getaway with us today!