Hughesville, Pennsylvania, is a community near Williamsport in the north central part of the state. The Lycoming County town is home to approximately 2,000 individuals.
In 1816, Jeptha Hughes bought land and laid out a town which he called Hughesburg. The community grew after a grist mill was built. A general store served the needs of local residents commencing in 1828. In general, the town primarily served the needs of area farmers working the land in eastern Lycoming County. However, the settlement also attracted a chair factory, sawmill and a number of distilleries. Both running water and electricity arrived in 1891.
Parks and Recreation
Lycoming County offers a number of state parks and forests in which residents can hunt, fish and hike. One is Little Pine State Park
, which is in a beautiful mountainous portion of the large Tiadaghton State Forest. A sandy beach is available, and this Waterville-area park also includes a modern playground and a volleyball court. The changing seasons can be enjoyed by hikers traversing the trials that wind their way through the park.
There's also Ravensburg State Park, a 78-acre park. Dramatic scenery is a part of the experience because of the steep walls lining the gorge in which the Jersey Shore-area park is located. The scenery in both the spring and fall is especially stunning.
Attractions and Activities
The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Steamboat
offers memorable river cruises on the Susquehanna River. The steamboat evokes a sense of the rich heritage of the golden era of river traffic a century ago. The boat is also known as "The Queen of the Susquehanna."
Area residents enjoy easy access to one of the better theater venues in this part of the country. The Community Arts Center
in Williamsport can seat over 2,000 patrons. The theater is known for its acoustics and quality sight lines.
The Billtown Blues Festival
is a June event held at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. Music lovers can enjoy ten straight hours of music on two stages. The festival has been popular among owners of Hughesville PA homes for 25 years. Hughesville also hosts the Lycoming County Fair every year.
Hughesville PA real estate includes various split levels, colonials and ranches built in recent decades. The real estate in Hughesville PA also includes multi-acre parcels that offer great views. A potential Hughesville PA home buyer can work with a good Hughesville PA real estate agent to identify the best values among the Hughesville PA properties on the market. A knowledgeable Hughesville PA realtor can point out the Hughesville PA homes for sale that have the features and amenities that you're looking for. Any of the homes for sale in Hughesville PA offer easy access to the interstate and to Williamsport.