Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania is an escape from everyday life, where relaxation meets adventure. In Huntingdon County, a visit to Raystown Lake will keep you active either on the water or with the many trials and activities in the heart of nature. Bring your family for the ideal getaway, with beautiful forests, a friendly atmosphere and a small-town feel.
There are miles of trails for you to explore for hiking. However, the trails are also good for horseback riding or biking. In the summer the experience is rejuvenating, while in the winter the trails can even be used for cross country skiing. On the water, try your hand at paddling a canoe or kayak, or just relaxing in the sun. Try jet skiing, fishing for trout, or even power boating on the lake, with lots of boat rentals nearby. There are also underground caves in this region, with the largest concentration in the state right here in Raystown. Check out the Indian Caves, Lincoln Caverns, or Penn’s Cave. Huntingdon is also named (funnily enough) for hunting, which brings all kinds of visitors to try their luck at the sport. For a little local culture, check out the Swigart antique automobile museum — the oldest of its kind in the country. There are also historic trolley rides that will bring you back in time!
Hershey Park, the pride of Pennsylvania, is two hours away from Raystown Lake. This might make a fun day trip with your family, so bring the kids and get your adrenaline running at the amusement park. There are different rides for every age, and even waterslides. Don’t forget to try some Hershey’s chocolate! For a little more education and a little less dizziness, visit the National Civil War Museum. Two hours away from Raystown Lake, the museum in Harrisburg is perfect for history enthusiasts, and educational for your family. The museum is open all week, with all kinds of exhibits and presentations to learn from.
There are a number of idyllic rentals in Raystown Lake that will get you close to the lake. Find a lake house with a view of the water and an alpine cabin feel. The cabins have the perfect amount of isolation, and lots of space for your whole family. There are also hotels further out in Huntingdon that will keep things simple and relaxed.
What better opportunity to take a road trip than driving up to your rental at Raystown Lake? Drive up, as there isn’t much public transportation, and a car will come in handy on your trip. Amtrak also goes into Huntingdon Station if you want to take the train. While you’re on the lake, getting around on your boat or on foot along the trails is a magical way to not rely on your car.
Looking for a vacation rental in Raystown Lake? Tripping.com has 68 vacation rental homes available in Raystown Lake. You'll find 0 studios, 6 1-bedroom, 11 2-bedroom and 51 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $89 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Raystown Lake is $236 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Raystown Lake home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 24 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Raystown Lake. In addition to accommodating pets, Raystown Lake rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 51 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 64 have TV and/or cable and 1 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 4 vacation rental sites in Raystown Lake where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 61 HomeAway rentals, 4 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 2 Expedia vacation rentals.