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About AOAA


Property Conservation

The majority of the property the AOAA now leases/owns was mined in the 1950s and was not reclaimed until recently. While the land sat vacant for decades, it was used by many as a dumping ground. Since securing lease/ownership rights to the property, we have partnered with a variety of organizations to make the property safe and clean.

AOAA Authority

The Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) Authority was formed in January of 2013 to address the issue of illegal riders on the 7,500 acres of county-owner forest and coal lands by providing a safe, regulated riding area – a better experience for everyone.



Keep up with the latest press on AOAA.  News sources include the newspapers Shamokin News-Item and the Sunbury Daily Item, along with TV stations WNEP 16, WBRE 28, and WYOU 22.  National outlets covering AOAA include ATV Rider and UTV Rider.

Facility Rental

AOAA offers rental space in its newly constructed event building. The structure is 100' x 40', with four stalls each measuring 15' x 20'. Each stall has hot and cold running water and are also lockable.

The event building can have seating for 100 guests.

For rental information, call the AOAA Trailhead at 570-648-2626.


Northumberland County Rail Trail

Please click the following link for any information on the NC Rail Trail

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