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Williamsport Travel Guide, Pennsylvania

The city of Williamsport lies in the Lycoming County, the United States of America. The population of the city was estimated to be around 30,706 in 2000. Williamsport was integrated as the principal city of Pennsylvania in 1886. Williamsport is the birthplace of “Little League team” of Baseball which was founded in 1939. During the 18th century Williamsport was known for its timber industry and was hence named “The Timber Capital of the World”. The oldest newspaper “Grit” in Pennsylvania was founded in1882 in Williamsport. A few years ago, Williamsport was famous worldwide for having the most millionaires in the world.

Williamsport shares its borders with the Susquehanna River to the south, Loyalsock Township to the north and eastern border and Woodward Township on the western side. Williamsport experiences a mild climate with an average precipitation level throughout the year. In Williamsport the mayor, Dr. Gabriel J. Campana has full administrative authority and political independence. The city is also famous for the “Lycoming Aircraft Engines”.

Williamsport Regional Airport is located east of the city in Montoursville. The city is also served by local bus service plying within Williamsport, various highways; interstate 180, U.S route 120 and train freight services in the Newberry region of Williamsport which connects southern and Canadian Pacific railroads.

In Williamsport, you can visit the Little League Museum, which is located near the “Little League World Series Ball Field”. The Little League Museum is a unique sports museum and is worth visiting. Apart from this, you can spend your day at the Hepburn Street where there is a lake for recreational boating and you can enjoy the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat from Susquehanna State Park. The best time to visit the city is during the Annual Little League World Series in the month of August each year.

Williamsport is a paradise for outdoor recreational activities especially during winters. You can go on biking on the Pine Creek Rail Trail or enjoy fishing at Loyalsock Creek. The city also offers a wide range of water sports; from canoeing to kayaking in the west branch of the Susquehanna River. In the Pennsylvania wild region tourists can go camping, hunting and boating.

Williamsport has a variety of accommodation from hotels, motels and resorts to bed and breakfasts. And if you are still getting bored, you can enjoy yourself by visiting Williamsport theatres, concerts halls, orchestra, opera and symphony.

Come and enjoy the magnificent city of Williamsport!

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