Take This Amazing 2-Day Getaway In Pennsylvania If You Need A Break From It All

Pennsylvania has 121 state parks, and while they’re all exceptional, there’s one in particular that’s perfect for a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania. Cook Forest State Park is 8,500 acre of pure Pennsylvania adventure, with an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation for every interest and age. The park is a true Pennsylvania treasure, and a place that deserves more than just a simple afternoon visit. We’ve put together an ambitious weekend itinerary for exploring Cook Forest State Park, and it’s perfect for those really looking to get away from it all.

Have you ever been here in person — and do you have any other recommended activities, places to stay, or places to eat in Cooksburg? Share your thoughts on this weekend getaway in Pennsylvania in the comments below!

And for more exciting and memorable weekend getaways in Pennsylvania, be sure to check out these awesome ideas!

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Address: Cook Forest State Park Office, 100 PA-36, Cooksburg, PA 16217, USA
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April 22, 2021

What are some fun weekend trips in Pennsylvania?

Here in Pennsylvania, we're fortunate to be within a day's drive to some of the very best attractions in the country! And while day trips are great, it really is nice to stop and stay awhile to really soak up all these incredible destinations have to offer. Some of our favorite places for a weekend getaway in The Keystone State include Lancaster, the heart of Pennsylvania. Here you can really slow down -- tour the Amish countryside on a horse-drawn buggy, have dinner and a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Or, ride the coasters at Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park. It's such a hidden gem of a destination! Another weekend getaway favorite is Renovo, an underrated gem of a town that's actually considered to be the most remote town in Pennsylvania. If it's R&R you're looking for, Renovo offers tranquility -- and fun attractions, to boot! Lastly, Gettysburg is perhaps the most iconic PA destination, and is an absolute bucket-list must. Here you'll discover the role Gettysburg played in the Civil War as you visit the Gettysburg National Military Park & Museum, the Jennie Wade House, and the Gettysburg Heritage Center. And if you're hoping to spot an apparition, definitely check into the Farnsworth House Inn or the Gettysburg Hotel. Book a room, too, if you're feeling brave!

Is Pennsylvania a good place to go for adventure?

Absolutely. Between our haunted hovels, historic sites, stunning state parks, and world-class attractions, Pennsylvania and adventure really go hand-in-hand. If you're looking for a good place to start, these 10 adventures in Pennsylvania are all bucket list musts.

What are some outdoorsy places to visit in Pennsylvania?

From incredible state parks and gorgeous lakes, to epic campgrounds and adventure parks, Pennsylvania is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. Some of our favorite outdoorsy places in Pennsylvania include Bear Creek Preserve, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Bilger’s Rocks, and Eagles Mere.