The Connecting Channel Overlook at Tioga-Hammond Lakes Recreation Area in Tioga, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.1-mile out-and-back paved path that leads to an overlook high above the Tioga Lake water channel with views of both Tioga Lake and Hammond Lake.
These two lakes, technically reservoirs, are connected by this channel to keep clean water flowing into Tioga Lake from Hammond Lake. Since Tioga Lakes receives its water from various upstream acid drains from old mines, Hammond Lakes' channel provides a way to mix in cleaner water to help promote better aquatic life in both the reservoir and downstream rivers.
Visitors can find parking at the coordinates provided.
Restrooms can be found at the parking lot.
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.