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Montour Preserve – Situated just north of Washingtonville, the Preserve provides 15 miles of hiking trails, a fossil pit, picnicking, photography, and the 165-acre Lake Chillisquaque, open to fishing and boating. The Visitor’s Center, a restored farmhouse, also hosts educational programs and workshops and serves as a bird watching area where thousands of migrating ducks, geese and other waterfowl gather.
Susquehanna Riverlands – Susquehanna Riverlands’ 1,200 acres along the west and east banks of the Susquehanna River provide year-round outdoor enjoyment. Hike, boat, fish, play, observe wildlife or simply sightsee at the Riverlands. Council Cup, high atop a 700-foot bluff, gives a spectacular view of the entire valley.
Covered Bridges – Most over a century old, over 20 covered bridges are located throughout Columbia and Montour counties. The Columbia County Covered Bridge Association is dedicated to the preservation of these bridges and creating opportunities for people to appreciate them. The bridge to the right is the Rupert Covered Bridge connecting Bloomsburg and Rupert.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble – A professional theater company serving Northeast Pennsylvania, BTE supports one of the few resident ensembles in America. The Ensemble continues its commitment to provide the region with unique cultural opportunities.
Downtown Bloomsburg – Over a dozen restaurants and dozens of other shops welcome visitors and shoppers throughout the year. Seasonal activities, parades and events also invite people back to the beautiful Downtown. For a list of upcoming activities, visit Downtown Bloomsburg’s website.
Children’s Museum – Open all year and featuring up to regularly-changing exhibits, displays and interactive activities sure to bring out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor. Also, there are frequently scheduled special events, activities, and clubs and camps for toddlers through adults.
The Annual Bloomsburg Fair – The Fair is one of the largest east of the Mississippi, drawing hundreds of thousands of people each year for headline entertainment, food, rides, crafts, horse racing and agricultural exhibits. The Fair is held in late September every year. The Fairgrounds, consisting of 234 acres and 20 spacious buildings, draws an increasing number of trade shows and events throughout the year.
Covered Bridge & Arts Festival – The Annual Covered Bridge and Arts Festival is held the weekend after the Bloomsburg Fair concludes at the Fairgrounds. Enjoy live entertainment, food, and watch crafters demonstrating the making of their wares. For more information, contact the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau at 1-800-847-4810 or itourcolumbiamontour.com.
Renaissance Jamboree – Every year, thousands of people fill the streets of Downtown Bloomsburg for the annual Renaissance Jamboree held in late April. This fun street festival includes hundreds of arts and craft vendors as well as entertainment, food vendors and kiddie rides.