Pennsylvania February 26, 2018
Take This Epic Road Trip To Experience Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors
Nothing’s quite as sweet as a road trip. The feel of the wind in your hair, if you drive with the windows down. Discovering tiny towns and meeting new people along the journey. And, arriving at your destination, probably a bit tired but ready to explore. Up for spending some time outdoors among nature and wildlife? Then this epic road trip in Pennsylvania is right up your alley. Here we go!
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Get out there and explore the great outdoors on this epic road trip in Pennsylvania. The eight hour road trip will take you just over 400 miles. You'll get an up close view of some of Pennsylvania's most spectacular natural wonders - from Ricketts Glen State Park to Pine Creek Gorge. Follow this road trip to the T. Customize it to meet your needs. Or, just use it as inspiration to create your own road trip through PA. Off we go!
1. Ricketts Glen State Park – 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814
Drink in perhaps nature's most beautiful creation: the waterfall. Ricketts Glen State Park lays claim to 22 spectacular waterfalls, making it the perfect spot to start a road trip exploring the great outdoors. Get a close up view of 21 of the falls, including the 94 foot Ganoga Falls, along the Falls Trail. The seven mile trail is
closed during the winter months. Other popular activities at the state park include horseback riding, swimming, wildlife watching, and camping.
Elk roam free in the quaint town of Benezette. Drive carefully because you'll certainly pass plenty of elk as you arrive in town. Make one of your first stops the Elk Country Visitor Center. There, you can watch a 4D show and visit the Discovery and the Great Rooms to learn more about Elk Country. The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be watching the elk from various observation spots. You can also explore the town aboard a horse drawn wagon ride.
3. Allegheny National Forest – Marienville, PA 16239
Allegheny National Forest - at more than a half of a million acres - is huge. And, even that's an understatement. Plan where you want to go and what you want to see in the forest before you set out on your road trip. (Or else you might miss something you really wanted to see.) The national forest is home to such sites as Jakes Rock Overlook, the Allegheny Reservoir, and Hickory Creek Wilderness Area.
4. Tioga State Forest
Our next two stops go hand-in-hand. Tioga State Forest, home to Pine Creek Gorge (our next stop). spans more than 160,000 acres. Nestled in the Pennsylvania Wilds, Tioga State Forest beckons hikers, bike riders, horse riders, and cross country skiers. Visit an 1830's gristmill, Hesselgessel Mill Stone, on your way to one of the scenic vistas. Pine Creek Vista, for example, promises sweeping views of the state forest.
5. Pine Creek Gorge
Discover unparalleled views of Pine Creek Gorge - the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania - from either Leonard Harrison State Park or Colton Point State Park. Perhaps PA's most well-known natural wonder, Pine Creek Gorge spans nearly 50 miles and has a depth of more than 1,000 feet.
6. Worlds End State Park – 82 Cabin Bridge Road, Forksville, PA 18616
Hugged by Loyalsock State Forest, the cozy Worlds End State Park spans less than 800 acres. Spend the night, or a few, at the lush state park that offers both group tent camping and rustic cabins. Wile away the hours at the park, hiking, swimming, or whitewater rafting. Other popular activities include wildlife watching and fishing, the ideal way to end your road trip.
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