Pennsylvania March 19, 2015
These 20 Jaw Dropping Places in Pennsylvania Will Absolutely Blow You Away
Sometimes a sight is so beautiful that you can’t describe it in words– whether it be a waterfall, a canyon, or dinner after a long day. Perhaps nothing is so breathtaking as a vista from your own home state. Here in Pennsylvania, we’re lucky to call some of the most gorgeous countryside and landmarks in the country our own.
Bake Oven Knob, a lookout along the Kittatiny Ridge in Lehigh County, offers a divine view of the surrounding countryside.
Everyone knows of the Great Lakes but few get to admire them in person. Lake Erie is the tenth largest lake in the world and the only Great Lake to border Pennsylvania.
Anyone driving into Philadelphia along the Schulykill River will notice Boathouse Row, especially at night when the mansions are illuminated by strings of white lights. The Boathouses, fifteen in number, are historic landmarks and national meeting places for rowers.
The American Continental Army spent a brutal winter at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War, but today it is host to historic landmarks and many acres of pristine fields.
From Mount Washington, Pittsburgh looks more like a painting than a real city. This view is at the top of the incline which is a famous landmark in Pennsylvania's second largest city.
Lehigh Gorge State Park is home to Glen Onoko Falls, the magnificent waterfall system located about an hour and a half outside of Philly.
Pine Creek Gorge is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, and I bet you can guess why.
The Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park is a national nature landmark that was created during the last ice age. The field consists of huge boulders as far as the eye can see-- not your typical hiking experience.
Ohiopyle State Park, near Pittsburgh, offers visitors miles of rapids for kayaking or rafting. The hard part is deciding whether to partake in the adventure, or to watch from the bridge that rises high above the water.
Kinzua Bridge used to be a railway trestle. Now abandoned, it has collapsed, and no one has bothered to fix it. It rests starkly against the surrounding landscape.
How can you admire Pennsylvania without taking a moment to appreciate the quaint beauty of a covered bridge?
Cherry Springs State Park offers the darkest skies on this side of the Mississippi-- some even argue that there is less light pollution here than anywhere else in the country. Either way, it makes for excellent stargazing.
Here we have the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, captured at night, when it is illuminated by city life.
Pennsylvania boasts some of the most expansive and bucolic countryside in the entire country. Between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, you will find miles upon miles of rolling green fields, cows, and farmland.
Gettysburg National Military Park honors the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. The expanse of candles lit in memory will send chills down your spine.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was once home to Bethlehem Steel, which produced much of the steel used throughout the country. The company has since shut down, but the abandoned steel stacks remain a landmark of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Jacobsburg State Park, near Allentown, holds the mysteries of the forest. Dense foliage, babbling brooks, and wildlife that rustles through the leaves wait for you here.
The Poconos attract more tourists than perhaps any other outdoors destination in Pennsylvania, for their extensive hiking trails and their ski slopes.
Beltzville Lake is a popular fishing and boating destination, as well as a beautiful place to go camping.
Bushkill Falls, also known as the Niagra of Pennsylvania, is a series of eight waterfalls in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has it all– skylines, waterfalls, fields, forests. Even if you can’t visit all these places in person, at least you can admire them in photographs. Which Pennsylvanian places took your breath away?