Pennsylvania April 07, 2022
The Scenic Road Trip That Will Make You Fall In Love With The Beauty of Pennsylvania All Over Again
No matter how long we’ve lived in Pennsylvania, we’ve probably come to just take its natural beauty for granted. We don’t do it on purpose, but we’re so used to it that sometimes we forget to stop and appreciate just how beautiful the place in which we live is. Fall in love with our beautiful state all over again when you follow this scenic road trip. It will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in the state.
Here are the
Google Map directions for this scenic road trip. You can easily customize the road trip to your timeframe and interests.
1. Ricketts Glen State Park – Benton
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, USA
Let's kick off our road trip at Ricketts Glen State Park, a natural wonder that's brimming with beauty
waterfalls. That's right. If you're up for a challenge, follow the Falls Trail, which measures just over seven miles and gives you an up-close view of 21 waterfalls. Pretty impressive, right? The park also features a sandy beach, boating, and camping. View the official website of
Ricketts Glen State Park
for more information.
2. Chanticleer Garden – Wayne
Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, USA
Feel as though you've stepped into a fairy tale setting at Chanticleer Garden, our next stop. The seasonal gardens offer the perfect opportunity to stop and smell the flowers and to enjoy the fresh air. Explore such pretty gardens as the pond garden, Bell's Woodland, and the Asian Woods. Find days, hours, and more information on the official website of
3. White Cliffs of Conoy – Marietta
White Cliffs of Conoy, Marietta, PA 17547, USA
Our next stop takes us to a rare hidden gem. The White Cliffs of Conoy were formed from waste from nearby quarries over many years. Today, it's accessible (wait until you see the views!) via a picturesque hiking trail. If the name sounds familiar, that's because it's named after the White Cliffs of Dover in England. Read more about the
White Cliffs of Conoy
and the trail that will take you there.
4. Penn’s Cave – Centre Hall
Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, 222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828, USA
Did you know that Pennsylvania is home to America's only all-water cave? Yep, and it's the next stop on our road trip. Join a guided boat tour of the all-water cave for a one-of-a-kind adventure. When you're back above ground, do a little gemstone mining, find your way out of a maze, and join a Farm-Nature-Wildlife Tour. Stop by the official website of
for days, hours, and more information.
If you love seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, you will absolutely love the charming town of Benezette. You'll see elk just about everywhere you go. Start your visit at the Elk Country Visitor Center, where you can learn a bit about the elk and watch them from viewing areas. Even if you just want to drive through town, you're sure to see a whole lot of elk as you pass through. Plan your visit on the official website of
Elk Country Visitor Center
6. Hammersley Wild Area – Austin
Hammersley Wild Area, Austin, PA 16720, USA
Our next stop takes us to the most remote spot in Pennsylvania, Hammersley Wild Area. The area is so remote you won't have cell service, and motorized vehicles are not allowed in the area. However, you can explore on one of the hiking trails, like the Twin Sisters Trail. Read more about
Hammersley Wild Area
7. Susquehannock State Forest – Coudersport
Susquehannock State Forest, 3150 E 2nd St, Coudersport, PA 16915, USA
Are you falling in love with Pennsylvania all over again? If you haven't yet, you surely will at our next stop. Susquehannock State Forest spans a quarter of a million acres. It's brimming with pure natural beauty and a ton to do for the whole family. Plan to spend at least a night - maybe even camp overnight - at this natural wonder that offers hiking, biking, ATV riding, picnicking, and horseback riding. Visit the official website of
Susquehannock State Forest
for more information.
What other destinations would you add to this scenic road trip in Pennsylvania? Let us know in the comments! Up for another road trip? This
family-friendly road trip in Pennsylvania will take you to whimsical attractions, themed restaurants, and more. Address: Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, USA Address: Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, USA Address: White Cliffs of Conoy, Marietta, PA 17547, USA Address: Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, 222 Penns Cave Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828, USA Address: Benezette, PA 15821, USA Address: Hammersley Wild Area, Austin, PA 16720, USA Address: Susquehannock State Forest, 3150 E 2nd St, Coudersport, PA 16915, USA