Potter County

Night Sky in Cherry Springs

View planets and nebulae right in your own back yard.

Star-gazers have some of the best dark skies in the mid-Atlantic region here in Potter County, at the Cherry Spring State Park.

Most of the country is affected by light pollution that blocks view of the night sky. But the skies above us can display 10,000 or more stars with no glow.

The county is also home to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.

The bountiful forests of magnificent white pine, hemlock and hardwoods serve as this county’s main attraction and economic lifeblood.

In addition to farming and lumbering, other components of the county's economic foundation are: manufacturing facilities, small businesses, tourism and recreation.


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Top employers in Potter County

UPMC ColeHealth Care and Social Assistance
Morris Compressors IncAdvanced Manufacturing
Cole Care IncHealth Care and Social Assistance
Zito MediaCommunications
State Government
Coudersport Area School DistrictEducation
Level 3 Communications LLCCommunications
Sweden Valley ManorHealth Care and Social Assistance
Northern Potter School DistrictEducation
Gas Field Specialists IncAdvanced Manufacturing
UPMC Cole, Potter County
UPMC Cole, Potter County
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Hardwood debarker
(image courtesy of AHUG)

County Services



Post Secondary Education

Triangle TechFalls Creek


UPMC ColeCoudersport

Chambers of Commerce

Roulette Chamber of CommerceRoulette

Explore Potter County

Milky Way Red Pine
Cherry Springs astrodomes
Cherry Springs Star Party
Winter Canyon Colton Point
Grand Canyon Colton Vista
Lumber Museum