The NCAOAAA public meeting scheduled for Monday

5/16/2022 has been moved to Tuesday 5/24/22. 

About the AOAA

The Northumberland County AOAA Authority leases approximately 8,500 acres of coal lands in lower Northumberland County for the purposes of actively managing a family-friendly motorized and non-motorized recreation facility. The AOAA officially opened in May of 2014 and remains open on weekends and extended holiday hours. In addition to recreation, the AOAA property contains very unique and attractive features for motorized and non-motorized recreation. The property also is leased to several active mining companies, has many unique environmental features, rich mining history, and varying soils.

We also offer a 3.1 mile walking/wellness trail around the welcome center which is open to the public free of charge. 


AOAa Property Conservation

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

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.


AOAA Merchandise

AOAA Merchandise

AOAA has your apparel and miscellaneous gear needs covered.  Helmets, gloves and other riding gear, as well as a wide assortment of AOAA clothing and hats are available for purchase at the Welcome Center.


AOAA Sponsors

Our Sponsors

AOAA riding and hiking trails are maintained in part through generous consideration of our local sponsors.  Please visit these fine area restaurants, accommodations, attractions and other local organizations.


AOAA location


The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, in the southeast part of Northumberland County in Coal Township, Pennsylvania. Northumberland County is located to the east of the Susquehanna River, strategically situated around 20 miles from both Interstate 80 and Interstate 81.



AOAA Event Facility

Facility Rental

AOAA offers rental space in its newly constructed event building located near the Trailhead. The event building can seat up to 100 guests.

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