Williamsport and Lycoming County give people the choice of many lifestyles, encompassing these common denominators: reasonable costs, manageable pace, great physical beauty and cultural opportunities. Residents and visitors alike will find something to assist in leading a happy life.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the county seat, lies along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and is at the base of the Bald Eagle Mountains, at the foothills of the Alleghenies and sits at 528 feet above sea level in the heart of the Marcellus Shale Natural gas fields. Williamsport, once known as the “Lumber Capital of the World” is known worldwide as the home to Little League Baseball. Each August, thousands come to Williamsport to watch the Little League World Series and see which team will be crowned the champions.
Lycoming County is located in the heart of North Central Pennsylvania and offers a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities. The climate in Lycoming County changes seasonally, with summer highs in the 90’s and winter lows in the 30’s. Lycoming County averages 40 inches of precipitation and 30 inches of snow annually. Williamsport and Lycoming County is an outdoor recreation paradise, from hiking and biking on our internationally recognized Pine Creek Rail Trail to fly-fishing on Loyalsock Creek. Water enthusiasts can enjoy canoeing or kayaking along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River which flows through the county. There is plenty to see and do outdoors in Lycoming County from boating and golfing to camping and hunting. Experience all the natural beauty of Lycoming County. For more information on outdoor recreation, please visit the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau website at www.vacationpa.com.
There are plenty of events throughout the year to entertain residents and visitors to Lycoming County. Including the following: