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A few years ago my wife and I managed to get out for a night with our, at the time one year old son.  He is now almost four and way more mobile than he was then.  Although that is a wonderful thing is also brings some trouble as he cannot (will not) hike for miles without getting bored.  We also have an almost two year old who loves to walk but would more than likely ride in the carrier until we got to our destination.

What I'm trying to find is where would be a good spot to get out for the night with them?  I'm hoping to have a few others along with us to act as a support crew since I cannot carry a big load and the kiddo.  I was thinking about hiking into Sone's Pond on the Loyalsock Trail.  You know, park somewhere close and hike in.  The camping area is pretty big so there's room for them to move around.  We could even fish if we so chose.  More likely than not it will be an over night trip only and not a full on weekend outing.

I also thought about the Old Loggers path since there's an abundance of waterfalls and swimming holes, etc.  But I haven't yet looked to see if it was feasible to do a short hike in.

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Are you interested only in PA?

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Sones Pond is beautiful.  Very short hike in.  2-3 great campsites.

Haystacks is an ideal choice.  Easy hike, several campsites, no fires allowed.

Short hike on OLP from Yellow Dog Rd down to Rock Run.  Again, very nice.
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Are you interested only in PA?

No, not particularly.  I would consider parts of NY as well.  It's funny, any time I think of camping or going on a trip outside of PA it's north, as if the south doesn't exist.  But there are plenty of very nice spots down there, they just wouldn't work out for this trip I don't think.

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Thanks Jmitch, I was thinking the same places.  I got to break out the maps.

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Huh. For some reason i thought you lived in MD.

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Nope, I'm a PA guy.  I've backpacked down in WV in the Otter Creek area and it is awesome, but I think it's just too much for my kids to sit through the car ride, 6 hours, then hoofin' it for camping.  Not yet anyway.

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http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs....941.pdf

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The Hertlein Campsite along the A.T. has some rougher less boring trail  to get into it, we did a more or less successful overnight with our daughter and another her age.

I have seen others head in to Sand Run Falls along MST in Tioga County but distance long enough from reasonable parking might be tough with a 4 yo.
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