Welcome to the website of the Glacier Pools Preserve in Eastern Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. It is a 270-acre island of mature woods, wildflower meadows, and vernal (glacial) pools, open to people in the region for walking pets, hiking, photography, birdwatching, and other low-impact recreation.

Learn more about our preserve.


Recent Happenings at Glacier Pools Preserve

Foraging Workshop Next Weekend

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Guided hike

Location: Glacier Pools Preserve, 757 Pine Road, Hughesville, PA

Guest Hosts: Sara Street, Manager of Rider Park and Michael Gross, Property Owner

Enjoy seeking and finding native mushrooms and plant species with our experts while learning about amphibians, indicator species, geology and vernal pools on this guided hike. 

Registration is required.  Please register at  

Laurel in bloom!

Our acres of mountain laurel are quickly coming into peak bloom and should stay that way into the week absent a rain and wind storm. I’ve never seen it so lush. Photo is from Tuesday. There are also a few ladyslippers still in bloom. Enjoy.

I am busy practicing violin for the FREE Williamsport Symphony concert Sunday evening at 7:00 at the Hughesville Fairgrounds bandstand. Bring a lawn chair as seating is on the midway not the grandstand. It’s only an hour, and the program is music from movies including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Frozen, and Pirates.

Found dog

This handsome and friendly dog has been hanging around the parking area today (Thursday May 25.) He has a chain collar but no tag. If he’s yours, call 570-584-3324 or respond to this post.


Coming soon…