Peaceful, quiet and still – the winter landscape invites the explorer in each of us to come, see and listen. Park visitation is lightest during the winter months and the slower pace invites you to simply relax and unwind. For those looking to get outdoors, the Park's 14.5-mile trail system winds through varying terrain and the Inn offers complimentary snowshoes and cross-country skis to aid in your explorations. And just up the ridge from the Inn, there is an intermediate level sledding and tobogganing hill that is sure to thrill enthusiasts of all ages. Back at the Inn, a cup of cocoa and a warm fire awaits guests in the great room.
The park comes back to life from its winter sleep by late March. Buds begin to sprout, the first shoots of green appear and the promise of spring is real. The local wildlife also becomes active with migrating birds brightening each morning with their varied songs. Early spring offers an excellent opportunity to visit the park before the campground fills with summer vacationers. And, April and May offer some of the year's best fishing, both on the lake and surrounding creeks. By Memorial Day, park visitation is in full swing, thanks to longer days and warmer temperatures that encourage outdoor activities well into the evening. A typical day ends with cookouts on the patio and conversations around the fire ring as guests take the time to get to know their fellow travelers.
Summer at Bald Eagle is all about the lake and water-based recreation. Boating, tubing sunbathing and swimming at the beach are memorable ways to fill your days.
Early morning fishing trips on the lake or trophy chasing excursions for small mouth bass on local rivers will tempt even the novice angler. And, paddlers from all over enjoy the relaxing stretch of Bald Eagle Creek running from Milesburg to the Park. Afternoons spent relaxing on your private porch or balcony will give you renewed energy for an evening stroll to cap off another great vacation day at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle.
The fall foliage turning within the Park is breathtaking. The colors, surreal. The experience, invigorating. And it’s all on display directly across the lake from the Nature Inn on the ridge of Bald Eagle Mountain. As Park visitation slows, peaceful afternoon walks become a mainstay activity here at the Inn. Plan to take along those binoculars from the room as fall migration will be in full swing. As warmer days give way to cooler nights, it’s yet another great season to gather around the fire and relive stories of adventures past or to plot out new ones yet to come.