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Upcoming and Recent Events:

MU Students Camp Out

Students from Mansfield University recently spent time at Mill Cove.. Click here for photo.

Earth Day 2014

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 26, 2014. Click here to see more information and view the Earth Day brochure.

2013 Mill Cove Annual Report

Click here to view a pdf of the annual report from 2013

Winter Outing

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, there will be cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Mill Cove Environmental Area. Meet at the Main Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. A short mini-clinic on skiing will be followed by a one-mile guided skiing tour on a set track, snow conditions permitting. A guided snowshoe hike will be offered at the same time if there is enough snow. Cross-country skis and snowshoes will be available and light refreshments will also be served. All events are free and open to the public.

Mill Cove sponsoring educational workshop on Alaska

Dr. David Flesch will speak on the 49th state's unique flora, fauna, and geography on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The program is free and open to the public and will take place at the Corps of Engineers Visitors Center at Ives Run. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Mansfield University and Mill Cove Formalize Relationship

MU and Mill Cove sign joint Memorandum of Understanding. Click to read full article and see photos.

Mill Cove's Latest Addition

Mansfield Girl Scout Troop 41408 creates a butterfly garden at Mill Cove. Click to see photos.

Governor Nominates Fox

Governor Tom Corbett has nominated Charles Fox to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Pending confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate, Fox will represent the Pennsylvania Game Commission's 5th District. Charlie has devoted a lifetime of service to conservation, hunting heritage, and youth mentorship.

Generous Support

Mill Cove received very generous support for the Environmental Center from three Tioga County Foundations: The Horace B. Packer Foundation-$25,000; The Albert S. & Mary G. Krieger Foundation-$21,000; and the Earl W. and Ina G. Tabor Foundation-$20,000.




fall landscape

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews
a weary spirit." -
Robert Lewis Stevenson

The 250-acre Mill Cove Environmental Area in Tioga County showcases North Central Pennsylvania’s beautiful landscape, with sweeping views, lush vegetation, a thriving trout stream, and abundant wildlife. Mill Cove borders two million acres of public land, including Pennsylvania WILDS, State Game Lands, and the Tioga Reservoir. It is a peaceful and inspiring location for those who treasure the outdoors.

Mill Cove welcomes group outdoor events such as target shooting competitions and Boy Scout and Girl Scout camping retreats. Environmental and biology classes at nearby Mansfield University use the site as an outdoor laboratory and learning center.



The Mill Cove Environmental Area is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and leased by Mill Cove, Inc., a nonprofit corporation formed to enhance the area for recreational and environmental education purposes.  Future plans call for the addition of an Environmental Education Center along with restrooms, campsites, improved driveway and parking facilities, trails, shooting ranges, and canoe and boating facilities.




"As an educator and outdoorsman, the promise and possibilities of the Mill Cove Environmental Area inspired me to join its Board of Directors. Now 10 years later, I am more passionate than ever about our project and its value to the environment and the future of the area."


Charlie Fox
Chairman, Mill Cove, Inc.