Pennsylvania June 27, 2017
The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Pennsylvania Like Never Before
Stay within the cozy confines of Pennsylvania this summer without missing any of the sun or the adventure. Embark on this beaches road trip in Pennsylvania that will take you to some of the state’s hidden – and most beautiful – sandy beaches and shimmering lakes. Ready to hit the road?
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Road trip! Are there any sweeter words in the English language? Get ready for a delightful summer lying on the soft sand and frolicking in the cool water at Pennsylvania's picturesque beaches.
1. Conneaut Lake – Pennsylvania 16316
Start this epic journey at Conneaut Lake, not exactly a hidden beach but certainly one that is worthy of kicking off an epic road trip. Spend the day lounging on the soft sand at Midway Beach or by the New Conneaut Lake Park, the latter of which boasts plenty of do, including rides and games. Conneaut Lake also provides the perfect setting for boating, water skiing, and fishing.
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2. Poe Valley State Park –136 Poe Valley Road, Penn Township, PA 16832
Float and swim in the cool waters of Poe Lake at Poe Valley State Park before drying off on the sandy beach. The cozy state park boasts plenty to do, including paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. The beach also features a concession stand that sells snacks, drinks, and ice cream.
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3. Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach –130 Lakeview Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042
Stop #3 takes you to the delightful town of Mt. Gretna, home to the Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach. Wile away the day at the beach where you can sunbathe on the beach, swim in the cool water, soar on a swing over the lake, or go kayaking. Take a break for a snack at the concession stand.
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4. Laurel Hill State Park –1454 Laurel Hill Park Road, Somerset, PA 15501
Throw your favorite beach towel down on a quiet spot on the 1,200 foot sandy beach at Laurel Hill State Park. Jump into the 63-acre lake that, at its deepest, is five feet. Picnic with food from the concession stand or rent a boat, a paddleboat, a canoe, or a hydrobike to explore the cozy lake.
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5. Raccoon Creek State Park – 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050
Slip into the cool waters of Raccoon Lake at Raccoon Creek State Park or spend the day lounging on the 500 foot sandy beach. The cozy beach, which does not have lifeguards, features a concession stand and you'll find plenty of other things to do at the park, including hiking, fishing, and boating.
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6. Moraine State Park – 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA 16051
End your beach adventure at Moraine State Park in Western Pennsylvania. The masterpiece of the park is undoubtedly the shimmering 3,225 acre Lake Arthur that boasts two beaches: The South Shore's Pleasant Valley Beach and the North Shore's Lakeview Beach. Lounge on the warm sand or explore the expansive lake on a boat, a kayak, or on a sailboat.
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