This sign always confuses me a bit.. we've never turned here. We pass the indian, and turn by the greenhouses to get down to the park.. but there very well may be an entrance from this side? Usually we are headed towards the softball fields.
From Wikipedia -
Indian Park is located on the north-western side of Montoursville and is parallel to Interstate 180/U.S. Route 220. It serves as a large recreational park with several miles of hiking and biking trails, numerous softball fields, picnic areas and pavilions and fishing ponds. Indian Park was a trolley park during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Visitors from Williamsport would board the trolley in downtown Williamsport and ride to Indian Park to spend a day of recreation along the banks of Loyalsock Creek. The park was home to one of the largest and longest roller coasters on the East Coast of the United States. The park also featured over 20 acres (81,000 m2) of ponds, a theatre, and a merry-go-round. The amusement park was ultimately closed in 1924 due in large part to the rising and continued cost of reconstructing the park following the nearly yearly floods on Loyalsock Creek."
There used to be many more photos of the old Amusement park online, but these are all I see on a google image search now... I know there is a picture of the rollercoaster, and the merrygoround, out there somewhere.
This is one of the signs along the blind trail here.
Today the park has two small ponds, popular for fishing but too small for kayaking. There are a couple of nature trails here, three seperate playground areas, one quite large, a few of pavillions, a gazebo, softball fields, baseball fields, and at least one soccer field. The bike path that I am so found of starts here too. It's not as elegant as arriving by trolley with a picnic basket, but it's still one of the nicest spots to spend an afternoon. :-)
the ducks here are so used to people that they don't move when we bike right beside them.
There are lots of little bridges over the creek here, and benches, and even a table set up for a chess match - bring your own playing pieces.
Indian Park on FourSquare
Bike Path length - ( 1.85 miles ) Green Bridge at Broad Street to Wendy's on Rt # 87.
Montoursville Bike Path Map
(We start at Indian Park instead of at wendys, go under the green bridge, then over the green bridge, picking up the path that takes you past Riverview Park. From there we pick up the Reighard trail. If going to Brusters we turn right to go under the underpass, up to the red light, turn left, Brusters is one block down the sidewalk. To Pick up the River Walk Trail in Williamsport, turn left - do NOT go under the underpass, but rather over the footbridge to the left - turn left at the sidewalk, then left again onto the riverwalk trail)
Indian Park History
From the Montoursville Borough Website -