We visited someplace new to us today.
There are three water supply reservoirs totaling over one billion gallons in upland reserves that serve the Bradford, PA water system:
1 – Gilbert Reservoir – 206 Million Gallons – Constructed 1888
2 – Marilla Reservoir – 120 Million Gallons – Constructed 1898
3 – Heffner Reservoir – 760 Million Gallons – Constructed 1956
Two of the reservoirs, Marilla and Gilbert, are open for free public access. Both the Marilla and Gilbert Reservoirs are located along Pennsylvania Route 346, approximately five miles west of Bradford. Both reservoirs offer awesome scenery and a wide variety of shared recreational opportunities. Visitors are encouraged and welcomed to enjoy miles of hiking trails, in addition to canoeing, kayaking and fishing at these two reservoirs.
We have visited Marilla Reservoir a few times. I have shared several photographs of Marilla Reservoir on Flickr that you may view by clicking here.
Across from Marilla Reservoir is a gravel road that leads to Gilbert Reservoir. Today we followed the gravel road for 4 miles UP, OVER and DOWN a hill.
The reservoir grounds have been upgraded recently. A new trail leads to a new fishing pier.
The trail and pier are handicap accessible.
Bob asked me to join him in the woods.
Don’t even go there! 🙂
Bob wanted to show me something that he had found in the woods.
On our way UP, OVER and DOWN the hill from Gilbert Reservoir, as we approached Pennsylvania Route 346, we were treated to a magnificent view of Marilla Reservoir.
The scenery at both Marilla and Gilbert Reservoirs is absolutely beautiful. I am sure that we will make return trips to both reservoirs many more times.