Pennsylvania April 25, 2017
10 Places In Pennsylvania You Thought Only Existed In Your Imagination
Some places in Pennsylvania are so breathtakingly beautiful that they look as though they belong on a movie screen or on the pages of a fairy tale. We Pennsylvanians are fortunate, however, that we can visit these jaw dropping spots whenever we’d like. Here are 10 places in Pennsylvania (among many) you thought only existed in your imagination.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Lock Ridge Park – 588 Thomas Street, Alburtis, PA 18011
Spring provides the perfect backdrop for a visit to the jaw dropping Lock Ridge Park,. Stroll through the remnants of an old furnace that bear a striking resemblance to a storybook castle. Explore the 59 acre park, which boasts hiking trails, when it's bursting with picturesque bluebells for a truly unique experience.
2. Hicks Run Dents Run – 783 Hicks Run Road, Driftwood, Pennsylvania, PA 15832
Escape to nature when you visit Hicks Run Dents Run, an unspoiled wildlife viewing area in Elk State Forest that's brimming with local wildlife, including elk. Explore the tranquil area via hiking trails, on horseback, or on mountain bike.
3. Jake’s Rock Overlook - Forest Road 492, Mead Township, PA 16365
Treat yourself to spellbinding views - from high atop Jake's Rock Overlook - of Kinzua Dam, the Allegheny Forest, and a seemingly endless view of the lush forest below. Jake's Rock Overlook is accessible during the day. Nearby amenities include picnic tables and restrooms.
4. Glen Onoko Falls – Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Lace up your hiking shoes and embark on a truly stunning nearly eight mile loop hike. Cross picturesque streams, stepping from one stone to the next - on your journey to Glen Onoko Falls. Drink in spectacular falls from the nearby rocks.
5. Pinnacle Overlook – Holtwood, PA 17532
Relax on a cozy wooden bench at Pinnacle Overlook. Sit back and enjoy the sweeping views, of the Susquehanna River from the 380 foot high scenic overlook, which are particularly stunning during the sunrise and the sunset.
6. Horseshoe Curve – 2400 Veterans Memorial Highway, Altoona, PA 16601
Marvel at the sheer engineering genius - and natural beauty surrounding that genius - of the Horseshoe Curve, a three train track curve that travels around the Allegheny Mountains. Discover unspoiled beauty by boarding the nearby funicular at the Horseshoe Curve Visitors Center.
7. Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area – 1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA 18324
Sweeping views of the Delaware Water Gap await in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. Gaze down at the jaw dropping scene below that stars the 1,000 foot deep gap surrounded by lush green trees.
Centralia, currently home to less than a dozen residents, is perhaps Pennsylvania's most famous "ghost town" and certainly a spot that will take your breath away. Imagine the smoke coming out of the ground from the underground fire that's predicted to burn for hundreds of years into the future.
9. Jacobsburg State Park – 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA 18064
Stroll through the enchanted forest when you visit Jacobsburg State Park or Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Pack a picnic lunch and sit among the lush trees or explore the area on foot, on mountain bike, or on horseback.
10. Quehanna Wild Area – Benezette Township, PA 15868
Nestled in Moshannon State Forest, Quehanna Wild Area boasts jaw dropping natural beauty. Spanning three counties - Elk, Clearfield, and Cameron - the sprawling wild area promises plenty to see, from waterfalls and roaming elk to native birds. Explore part of the area by hiking some of the more than 75 miles of trails.
These 10 places in Pennsylvania are among the many that you might have thought only existed in your imagination. For another enchanting experience,
visit this breathtaking garden. Address: 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA 18064 Address: 588 Thomas Street, Alburtis, PA 18011 Address: 783 Hicks Run Road, Driftwood, Pennsylvania, PA 15832 Address: 2400 Veterans Memorial Highway, Altoona, PA 16601 Address: 1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA 18324