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The Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc. • PO Box 541 • Montrose PA • 18801 • 570.967.7275 • info@saltspringspark.orgFacebook


Welcome

Salt Springs Park



"Stars A Waving," quilt to be raffled off July 3; tickets sold during the Quilt Show.

Eight hundred forty-two of the most beautiful acres in Susquehanna County make up Salt Springs Park. Just under half of this land is a state park the Friends of Salt Springs manage for the Commonwealth, and the rest is our own land we encourage the public to enjoy.

Salt Springs offers the peace and beauty of streams and woodlands combined with nearly 15 miles of trails, historic farm buildings, cottages, camping, picnic grounds, and a variety of programs and events.

Salt Springs is open to the public year-round, without charge, from sunrise to sunset. The park is 6 miles north of Montrose, the county seat of Susquehanna County, and is within easy driving distance of Scranton, PA, and Binghamton, NY.



About Us

We are a nonprofit organization, Friends of Salt Springs Park. We manage 842 acres of Pennsylvania paradise. Learn more about us and the park.






Programs & Events

We offer public programs throughout the year. Here's a current list.






Camping

We have 8 rustic tent sites and 3 rustic cottages. The tent sites are walk-in. The cabins have electricity but no heat or water. A composting facility is nearby. Details are here, and more pictures are here.





Hiking

Nearly 15 miles of trails will lead you through meadows and marshes, in and out of a gorge, into an old-growth hemlock forest, to a frog pond, and up and down the hills. Check out the trail map and trail descriptions.








Pavilions

The Barn Pavilion (pictured) is an 1820s threshing barn, and the Williams Pavilion is new and slightly larger. Both are perfect for weddings, receptions, family reunions, class reunions, graduation parties . . . celebrations of all kinds. Read more here.





Environment & History

We are dedicated to sharing the rich environmental and historical resources of Salt Springs. We will tailor a program to your interests and needs. We also research park and local history and share our findings in displays and on the history page.






Photo Album

Take a virtual hike through Salt Springs Park in the Photo Album. Enjoy the scenery, the flora and fauna, and highlights from past programs and events.












































































News & Notes
June 19th Activities
Full details here!

Archery for Beginners, 10 a.m.

AND

Yoga in the Park 1 p.m.














July 3 Holiday Happenings
Bring friends and family to the park for a hike, a walk, a picnic, a splash in the creek - and check out some of our offerings:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Quilts in the Barn - Quilt Show
1 p.m. till?   Homemade Pie Sale and 50/50 Raffle - till pies are gone
1 to 5 p.m.   White Elephant Sale
7 p.m.   All-American Music, free concert featuring Greg Neff


2021 Salt Springs Field, Forest & Falls Trail Race
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sign Up

Choose the 5K or the 10K. Both are technical courses with water crossings and spectacular scenery. About the 10K: We're not kidding when we say it's tough and technical. If you are not comfortable with steep climbs and loose descents, please consider racing the 5K. You can transfer your registration at any time with no penalty.

Prize money!! The overall male and female winners of the 10K take home $100. The overall winners of the 5K take home $50.

The 10K starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m.

What you need to know: Full details are available at RunSignUp.com - follow the logo link above or click here.

Race route maps:

5K-loop map

10K-loop map




Quick Links

2021 Budget

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Facebook Page

Upcoming Programs and Events

Printable Program Brochure—featuring April through June programs

Join Us!

May 2021 newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter, with our 2020 Annual Report

Salt Springs Park—Checklist of Birds




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Media Coverage
Videos

Bob Ide and Jeff Nelson featured Salt Springs Park on the July 16, 2017 episode of The Great Outdoors on FOX56 TV. Thank you!

Aerial excursion up and down the waterfalls along Fall Brook, spring 2013, by James Johnson

Highlights of the Field, Forest and Falls Trail Race, September 2, 2013, by Alexander Manzek


Articles

"Friends of Salt Springs Park —
Preserving a Piece of Pennsylvania Paradise" is an article in TheBackyardGnome.com, an online publication based in Orange County, CA.

Salt Springs Park: Historical perspective of the Friends and the park, by Jeff Fetzer, in the April 2015 issue of Penn Lines, Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative's monthly publication.