The Pennsylvania landscape is well suited to hiking, hunting and fishing. Rural landowners sometimes permit others to enjoy these activities upon their properties. A Pennsylvania law limits liability for landowners, who provide access to their properties for these recreational pleasures.
Under the Pennsylvania Recreation Use of Land and Water Act, most property owners cannot be held responsible for injuries to recreationists, as long as the use of land is fee-free. As with most laws, there are exceptions. Landowners may be accountable for harm caused by failing to warn land users about dangerous conditions, whether the property owner's action was willful or careless.