Lizard News

Lizard News:

Moshannon/Quehanna Lizard Map is Almost Here!

 It's going to press this week. Stay Tuned for Updates! 

Pine Creek is Beautiful this time of year:

Check out our latest Guest Blog: Pine Creek Trip Report and Start Planning your Pine Creek/PA Grand Canyon trip today!

Raystown Lake & Trail Lizard Map


 Attention adventure seekers: This summer, Purple Lizard Maps released a brand new Second Edition Raystown Lake & Trail Lizard Map. In addition to boasting one of the most action packed recreational lakes in the region, Raystown has one of the best mountain bike trail systems in North America.

This all new edition of the Raystown Lizard map includes lots of great new info: latest trail additions, updated lake and visitor information, and the Lizard’s latest graphic style making it the most comprehensive, easiest to read and most action packed map ever made of the Raystown region. 

"We love promoting this beautiful part of Pennsylvania to the world," explains Michale Hermann, Purple Lizard Maps Founder and Lead Cartographer. "The Raystown Lizard Map helps visitors get the big picture of this outstanding playground, offering a complete guide to the Allegrippis Trail system, (one of the most well designed machine-cut trail systems in the country), the lake, the hiking trails, public parks and surrounding communities."

Purple Lizard will celebrate the release of the Second Edition Raystown Lizard Map at Dirt Rag Magazine’s annual mountain bike festival, Dirt Fest, May 20-22st, which draws thousands of visitors to Raystown for a weekend celebration of mountain biking each spring.  Grab your Second Edition Raystown Lizard Map and c'mon out to Dirt Fest to celebrate with us!


Behind the scenes: Mapping Rincon, Puerto Rico.




El Coqui, Rincon's monthly tourism magazine goes behind the scenes on the making of the Rincon Lizard Map and Guide.

Lizard Holiday Reflections, by Michael Hermann.

"A Perfect Day in the Woods" by Heather Hoechst female winner 2015 Tussey Mountainback

Check out this fantastic race report from one of our favorite Ultramarathoners.  She takes you along for the ride as she conquers the Tussey Mountainback and winds her way through Rothrock State Forest, one of our favorite Lizard Map adventure spots. Lizard love to Ultra Heather and to all you Ultra adventurers! You inspire us all.

Press Release: Forthcoming Athens, Zaleski, Lake Hope Lizard Map, October 21, 2015

Mapmaker Interview (audio):  Michael Hermann Purple Lizard's founder, on combining adventure with cartography, exploring Central PA and more. 98.7 The Freq, August 26, 2015 

Plan your vacation! Purple Lizard Map & Guide, Rincon Puerto Rico  Our map of Rincon will help you as you plan you escape to the sun and surf in beautiful Rincon Puerto Rico!


Purple Lizard Completes Central PA Lizard Map Trilogy 


Bald Eagle State Forest Lizard Map Released


Mapping a Career with Purple Lizard's Michael Hermann -- Check us out in State College Magazine


Want a preview of some the outstanding trails in Central PA that you can explore with PA Lizard Maps? Purple Lizard Owner/Founder Mike Hermann appears in the "Ride Guide" video below riding some trails right in his own backyard playground, Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests.

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