The largest lake (entirely) in PA, Raystown Lake offers you more than 27 miles snaking through the mountains to explore.
Besides boating -- one of the primary activities associated with Raystown Lake, for sure -- there's a water park, kayaking or paddle-boarding, swimming, fishing (although the brown carp are reported to taste like mud), hiking along the trails, mountain biking...
You can camp in your own RV, rent a yurt, rent an Appalachian log cabin or cottage, or stay in the resort itself (which is where I got to enjoy two very pleasant days). But the resort also offers cottages, rustic cabins, and beachside bungalows which can sleep up to eight. There are a variety of options, with or without heat, with or without linens, and so forth.
There's also camping -- tent, camper or RV -- or yurt! available at the resort.
One way you can enjoy the lake is by enjoying a cruise on the Proud Mary, a simulated river paddle boat. At the marina, you can get tickets to ride the Proud Mary Showboat for a your choice of public sightseeing, breakfast and dinner cruises.
If you're looking to treat yourself after a hard day of living large on Raystown Lake, then head straight into Huntingdon to check out one of the delightful restaurants.
Look for upcoming articles about the Lake Rayston area:
- East Broad Top Railroad
- Rock Hill Trolley Museum
- Swigert Automobile Museum
- Seven Points Marina