The small towns of Pennsylvania sometimes stand in the shadow of its bigger centers, such as Philly, Pittsburgh, and Hershey, but they hold even more charm. If you haven’t visited these places, you should definitely put them on the list. Here are some incredibly charming towns in Pennsylvania.
In the early 20th century, Emporium was a big industrial center that produced radio tubes, incandescent lamps, sole leather, iron, and more. Today, it is a small town with a population of about 2,000 people.
Phoenixville is located about 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia, The name Phoenixville came from what was once the first nail factory in the country.
Ephrata has a sister city in Germany called Eberbach. This is where the founders of Ephrata immigrated from.
Clarion was the home of Ernest M. Skinner, one of the most popular American pipe organ builders in the early 20th century.
Ligonier is especially known for its downtown, called the Diamond, in the middle of which stands a bandstand.
6. Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe is colloquially known as the Switzerland of America and also the Gateway to the Poconos. Its mountainous terrain and incredibly charming streets draw tons of tourists in throughout the entire year.
One of the towns on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, Narberth is located near various universities such as St. Joe's, Villanova, and Rosemont.
If you've never heard of Hollidaysburg, you've definitely heard of its most famous export: the Slinky!
Not only is Franklin an adorable town, but it is home to a variety of festivals, including Applefest, which is the largest craft festival in Western Pennsylvania.
The Gettysburg battlefield draws in tourists by the busload, but some people don't realize that the town itself is worth a visit, as well.
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