Pipestem and Princeton


Pipestem Resort State Park is a great place to relax and enjoy nature at your own pace, during any season. It has a variety of activities and amenities that are sure to entertain the whole family. In addition, it is close to the town of Princeton, a bustling community rich in history. Along the way, you might even find a beautiful waterfall or two.

Stop 1 – Brush Creek

A local hangout that was recently acquired by the state park system, Brush Creek Falls is a day use park located a few miles from route 20 on a road full of curves and hills. Brush Creek Falls is a spectacular 25-foot waterfall that offers great photo opportunities.

Stop 2 – Pipestem

A beautiful resort offering everything from outdoor adventures to family fun to fine dining. Pipestem has cabins, tent and RV campgrounds, and two lodges. There is also an aerial tram, three restaurants and a snack bar, miniature golf, an 18-hole golf course, hiking, horseback riding, cross country ski trails, outdoor dramas, a nature center, and a lake. Oh, and some pretty spectacular views. Come for a day or stay for a week!


The park entrance is gated from 10pm-6am. Those staying on the premises are allowed to enter with a parking permit.


There is no cost to come enjoy the scenery, hiking, or nature center. There are fees for lodging, horseback riding, golf, and the aerial tram.

Stop 3 – Princeton

One of Mercer County’s two cities, Princeton has a rich railroad history and a growing art scene. If you would like to explore more of the natural beauty of the area, Camp Creek State Park is just over 10 miles north of Princeton.

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