Places to be Active

Pennsylvania offers a great landscape for outdoor physical activity. Find places throughout the state that you and your family can be active and have fun!


Explore Pennsylvania’s walking and hiking trails. Whether you are looking for a short trail or long, multi-day options, Pennsylvania has a large variety of trails to choose from. In addition to a Pennsylvania guide, there is a Walking Maps Guide for Adams County residents. 

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Explore Pennsylvania’s great outdoors by visiting one of many state parks. From hiking to kayaking, state parks offer a variety of outdoor recreation.

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WalkWorks is a walking program created by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice. This program encourages community-based walking routes and walking groups. Find a walking route near you!

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Biking is a great way to explore the outdoors. Pennsylvania offers many bike routes to safely ride your bike.

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Rock Climbing

There are few activities more challenging than rock climbing. 

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Calesthetic Stations

Strength training stations can be found at parks throughout the Commonwealth. These stations are free!


Sledding is a fun activity for all ages!

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Splashing around in water is a great way to cool off on a hot day, and swimming laps is great exercise. State park beaches are open and free to the public and are located near you!