Pennsylvania January 02, 2018
Why This One Tiny Town Is Secretly The Best Place In Pennsylvania
Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, the tiny town of Dushore promises visitors a chance to reconnect with nature and to embrace small town life. Next time you’re eyeing the map, looking for the perfect place to get away, keep Dushore in mind. Shall we take a quick virtual visit?
Snuggled in Sullivan County, the tiny town of Dushore spans a cozy 514 acres.
Less than 600 Pennsylvanians call the quaint town, which features a lone stoplight, home. It's that small town charm that makes Dushore the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway.
Explore the assortment of shops and restaurants that dot the small town. What treasures, for example, will you find at Second Hand Rose consignment store?
Add Jolly Trolley, a shop and luncheonette, to your list of places to visit. The shop sells an assortment of items ranging from greeting cards to souvenirs.
The old-fashioned luncheonette, on the other hand, comes complete with a soda fountain. Order from an array of breakfast and lunch dishes. Or, just treat yourself to an ice cream sundae or an ice cream float.
Dushore celebrates its heritage on Founders Day every August with thousands flocking to the small town for the big event. The highlight of the celebration is the Outhouse Races. Contestants design their own outhouse creations and race them in an epic event.
Nature and outdoor lovers will find plenty to do in and near Dushore. Bob Kast's Pond, for example, offers an idyllic setting for fishing, wildlife watching, and just kicking back and relaxing.
Journey 14 miles from Dushore to Worlds End State Park. The 780-acre park is jammed packed with year round activities, including hiking, swimming, wildlife watching, and boating. Cross country skiing and snowmobiling are popular park activities during the winter.
Surrounding Worlds End State Park, Loyalsock State Forest also makes the perfect day trip from Dushore. The sprawling 114,552 acre forest boasts a plethora of scenic overlooks and waterfalls. Camp out. Or, spend the day hiking, biking, horseback riding, or kayaking in the warmer months.
Settle in for a cozy stay at one of the hotels - like Cherry Mills Lodge Historic Hotel - for a restful overnight stay before continuing your adventure.
Have you ever been to Dushore? What do you like best about it?
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