Outdoor Activities



Bring your own mountain or street bikes or borrow ours
Tour past Eagles Mere’s 100+-year-old Victorian Cottages on barely traveled streets or take to the approved forest paths. Tours from relaxed to “thigh busting”. We also lend our bikes.


Eagles Mere Conservancy
Our natural and pristine setting is a perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Add to your lifetime list. The Conservancy also sponsors hikes, rambles and lectures about the wildlife in our area.


Eagles Mere Lake Association
A private, pristine lake surrounded by pine, mountain laurel and giant rhododendron. Our guests have access to this private lake and Laurel Path. In the Summer there is a fee to rent canoes, sailboats, paddle boats, use the beach facilities and ride around the lake in the “Hardly Able” a canvas covered motor launch, the only power boat allowed on the lake. Sailing races and length of the mile long lake swims are planned. During the summer there are also children’s programs at the Beach and ball field.

pic_ao_1Endless Mountain Outfitters
Approximately 35 miles from the Inn. Canoe and kayak rentals for your vacation. 570-746-9140


Fishing in Eagles Mere Lake
This private lake is available to Inn guests with a valid fishing license.

L.D. Guide Service
Fishing guide service Rt. 87N Dushore 570-928-9522 or fax: 570-928-7786

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
This site has lots of information about fishing licenses and boating safety


Pennsylvania Game Commission
Wildlife and hunting information. www.pgc.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Excellent guide to outdoor adventures. www.dcnr.state.pa.us


This nationally growing phenomenon has gained quite a foot-hold in the hikes and wilds of the Endless Mountains. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. There are more than 150 caches within 20 miles of the Inn! To learn more about geocaching, check out www.geocaching.com. To find geocache adventures near the inn, enter the zip code 17731.


Eagles Mere Country Club
1/2 mile from the Inn. A great private seasonal club and course. Guests staying at the Inn have privileges for Golf, Tennis, Lunch and use of the Bar. Excellent 18 hole course, driving range, two new Tennis courts or lunch overlooking the mountains. Greens fees $70 to $90 per round, including cart. Availability of tee times may be limited. The Club only takes Cash and personal checks.
Eagles Mere Country Club Website

Mill Race Golf Course
35 minutes away in Benton PA. 570-925-2040. Greens fees $22 to $32, including cart. Ask about our weekday golf packages

Hiking and Scenic areas

Map of Eagles Mere Hiking Trails

Eagles Mere Lake & Laurel Path
Just 400 paces from the Inn lies a crystal clear lake enveloped by a forest of Pine, Mountain Laurel and giant Rhododendron. Two mile Laurel Path encircles the lake past streams, boulders and caves to the Old Fashioned Beach & Boat Club. In Summer Swimmers, Sailboats & Kayaks ply the lake. In the winter the lake is the scene of the famous Toboggan Slide and Ice Skating.

Eagles Mere Nature Conservancy
Much of the land & forest around Eagles Mere is protected by the Conservancy. They maintain miles of trails for hiking and a nature center. cross country skiing is available too.

World’s End state park & Wyoming State Forest
Six miles from the Inn, World’s End is virtually in a class by itself. This wild and rustic area seems untamed. The scenery is spectacular, especially the June mountain laurel and fall foliage. High Knob and Canyon vista provide outstanding views and vistas. A great place for hiking, sight seeing, fishing, swimming, picnicking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting.
Visit their site athttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/worldsend.asp

Keystone Mountain Park Trust
3 miles south of Eagles Mere. Offers quiet areas for picnicking, walking , canoeing swimming and fishing. Winter activities include cross country skiing ice skating and sledding. Fee required (Around –$5.00 a person). Non smoking and drinking environment. 570-482-2909.

Rickett’s Glen State Park and Waterfall Trail
30 minutes from the Inn, Rickett’s Glen has 22 waterfalls from 11 to 94 feet high. A 4-mile natural gorge trail boasts 17 wild, free flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient precipice. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the scenic area. Ice forms on the falls and trails during winter. In addition to the spectacular waterfall trail there is swimming, fishing, picnicking, cross country skiing and environmental education programs.
Visit their site at Rickett’s Glen State Park

The Loyalsock Trail
Eagles Mere’s Conservancy trails link with this 59-mile trail, which follows mountain ridges and streams through the Loyalsock Creek watershed. It passes through parts of the Tiadaghton and Wyoming State Forests. The extremes of elevation are 65″ to 2140’.

High Knob Vista
A short drive on paved roads through the forest to view miles & miles of mountains, soaring birds, banks of Mountain Laurel and spectacular sunsets.
Canyon Vista
A short drive up a gravel road through the forest to a view of the Loyalsock Creek in the canyon below. The best spot for fall color.

The Haystacks
11-mile drive to a trail leading to an unusual formation of rocks in the Loyalsock Creek which form mini whirlpool “spas”.
Fern Rock Nature Trail, Angel Falls, Bear Wallow & Kettle Creek Gorge
Relatively close by to explore in this pristine forested area

Penn’s Cave
America’s only all water cavern and wildlife park 85 miles from Inn. www.pennscave.com

Covered Bridges

Our area has many old wooden covered bridges. There are 3 close to the Inn and a variety of others sprinkled around the counties of our region. Take a couple of hours or a day visiting these 100 year-old structures spanning creeks and rivers.

    • Forksville Covered Bridge
      Travel along the Loyalsock Creek through World’s End Park to this 1850’s Bridge. Drive across to the tiny town of Forksville.
    • Hillsgrove Covered Bridge
      Travel through Wyoming Forest past streams and waterfalls to and over this remote bridge, just a few miles from the Forksville Bridge.
    • Sonestown Covered Bridge
      Located just off Route #220 near the turn off to Eagles Mere.
    • Columbia, Montour & Luzerne County Covered Bridges
      26 covered bridges in nearby counties.
    • Pennsylvania Covered Bridge Tour
      73 covered bridges in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Sullivan County Covered Bridges
      Visit their website.


Brace’s Stables

        22 miles from the Inn near Rickett’s Glen. Great rides through creeks and the woods to a picnic by a waterfall. Call or fax 570-925-5253 for times available & confirmations.

Visit their website here.


World’s End State Park
In summer they dam up a portion of the Loyalsock Creek to form a pool of fresh water in which to swim. About 7 miles from the Inn.
Rickett’s Glen/Lake Jean
In summer swim in Lake Jean and rent canoes and rowboats. 30 minutes from the Inn


Eagles Mere Community Tennis Court
A refurbished tennis court a few houses away from the Inn. Rarely used and free.
Eagles Mere Country Club
½ mile from the Inn. A great private seasonal club and course. Guests staying at the Inn have privileges for Golf, Tennis, Lunch and use of the Bar. Excellent 18 hole course, driving range, two new Tennis courts or lunch overlooking the mountains. Greens fees $70 to $90 per round, including cart. Availability of tee times may be limited. The Club only takes Cash and personal checks.

Eagles Mere Athletic Association
The EMAA keeps the tradition of tennis on the mountain alive at the EMAA Tennis Center. They are excited to have players of all ages and abilities out on the courts. EMAA programs introduce children to tennis in order to prepare the next generation of players.