10 Staggeringly Beautiful Places In Pennsylvania That Will Always Be Waiting For You
Life may be uncertain, but there are some things we can always count on. Like the beautiful places in Pennsylvania that will always be waiting for us to explore when life returns to normal. These 10 places in Pennsylvania, in fact, represent some of the best our beautiful state has to offer. Consider adding them to your must-visit list.
1. Erie Bluffs
Can you think of a better way to spend a day than looking out over Lake Erie as it shimmers in the sunlight? You can visit one of the beaches at Presque Isle State Park. However, if you're looking for a quiet spot, head over to Erie Bluffs State Park. While swimming isn't allowed at the park, you can enjoy a quiet picnic by the water, set off on one of the hiking trails, or go boating.
for the official website of Erie Bluffs State Park.
2. Cherry Springs State Park
Whether you're an amateur or a professional stargazer, you'll definitely want to plan a visit to Cherry Springs State Park. A cozy 82-acre park surrounded by Susquehannock State Forest, Cherry Springs State Park boasts the clearest views of the nighttime sky on the eastern seaboard. The Night Sky Public Viewing Area, in fact, promises sensational views of the dark sky.
for the official website of Cherry Springs State Park.
3. Ricketts Glen State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park may be best known for its waterfalls - 22 of them, in fact. For the best views of the waterfalls, you can set off on the 7.2-mile Falls Trail. (It's closed in the winter.) Be prepared, however, because it's a difficult trail, although you'll get to see all of the park's waterfalls, including the sensational 94-foot Ganoga Falls.
for the official website of Ricketts Glen State Park.
4. Allegheny National Forest
Spanning more than half a million acres, Allegheny National Forest is a natural wonder in Pennsylvania. Visit Kinzua Bridge Skywalk. Set off on one of the hiking, biking, or ATV trails. Or, spend a few nights camping.
for the official website of the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau.
5. Hammersley Wild Area
Natural beauty and solitude await at Hammersley Wild Area, the most remote area in Pennsylvania. Tucked in Susquehannock State Forest, the wild area allows only walkers and hikers (no vehicles). Embark on one of the scenic hiking trails that will take you through the lush forested wild area.
for the official website of Susquehannock State Forest.
6. Pine Creek Gorge
Known as the Grand Canyon of PA, Pine Creek Gorge is a spellbinding natural wonder. You can view it from either Colton Point State Park or Leonard Harrison State Park. Drink in spectacular views of the massive gorge from one of the scenic vistas, or set off on one of the hiking trails.
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7. Salt Springs State Park
Lace up your hiking boots for your visit to Salt Springs State Park. There, you'll discover more than 16 miles of trails, including the picturesque Fall Brook Trail. The scenic trail leads to such natural beauty as cascading waterfalls, 300-year-old hemlock trees, and a wooden boardwalk.
for the official website of Salt Springs State Park.
8. Kinzua Bridge State Park
Undoubtedly the highlight of Kinzua Bridge State Park, Kinzua Bridge Skywalk boasts sensational views of the park. Once the longest bridge in Pennsylvania, Kinzua Bridge was partially destroyed in a 2003 tornado. Today, the remaining 600 feet has been transformed into a skywalk with a glass floor that looks 301 feet below.
for the official website of Kinzua Bridge State Park.
9. Ringing Rocks County Park
If you've never been to Ringing Rocks County Park, you're in for a treat. Make sure you bring your hammer with you, too. At the park, you'll find a massive field of boulders. If you hit the hammer on a boulder, it will make music.
for the official website of Ringing Rocks County Park.
Ohiopyle State Park's brimming with fun things to do - from sliding down the natural waterslide during the summer to hiking on its trails. You'll also find several waterfalls, including Ohiopyle Falls and Cucumber Falls, at the park. If you want to know what it feels like to fly, consider going ziplining at the park, too.
for the official website of Ohiopyle State Park.
What beautiful places in Pennsylvania do you plan to visit in the future? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to add
Rider Park, in Trout Run, to your must-visit list.
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Erie Bluffs State Park, 11100 W Lake Rd, Lake City, PA 16423, USA
Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915, USA
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, USA
Allegheny National Forest, Marienville, PA 16239, USA
Hammersley Wild Area, Austin, PA 16720, USA
Pine Creek Gorge, Watson Township, PA 17740, USA
Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd, Montrose, PA 18801, USA
Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740, USA
Ringing Rocks County Park, Ringing Rocks Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972, USA
Ohiopyle State Park, 124 Main St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470, USA