The Most Beautiful Canyon In America Is Right Here In Pennsylvania... And It Isn't The Grand Canyon
Pennsylvania, it’s probably fair to say, is synonymous with natural wonders – from the waterfalls at Bushkill Falls (dubbed the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania) to the dark sky over Cherry Springs State Park. It’s also home to what might be the most beautiful canyon in America – Pine Creek Gorge. If you’ve never been, you’ll probably want to add it to your bucket list. After all, this is one natural wonder that all Pennsylvanians should experience at least once.
Do you agree that Pine Creek Gorge might be the most beautiful canyon in America? Let us know in the comments! After visiting the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, how about another adventure? You can’t go wrong with a visit to the smallest state park in Pennsylvania.
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What are some of the best natural wonders in Pennsylvania?
With gorgeous state parks, forests, and scenic canyons in Pennsylvania you'll never run out of outdoor adventures. Here are some of the best natural wonders in Pennsylvania to add to your bucket list:
- Crystal Cave, Kutztown, PA: There is nothing more alien on Earth than an underground cave. Crystal Cave is a fascinating natural wonder that has been a source of amazement since it was discovered in 1871. Today, we can take a guided tour to see and learn about the interesting rock formations that have been created over millions of years. You'll journey 125 feet underground as you imagine what it would have been like to be one of the first explorers of this underworld landscape.
- Wyalusing Rocks Scenic Overlook, Wyalusing, PA: This little-known overlook along Route 6, about a mile west of Wyalusing, may not seem like much as you pull into the parking lot, but its rich history dates back thousands of years. As you look out at the horseshoe bend of the Susquehanna River you can imagine what this area would have looked like when this land (called Warriors Path) was used as a Native American highway traveling from what is now New York to the Carolinas. This particular spot was a signaling point for the Iroquois Indians. The views, especially as the sun sets, can be breathtaking.
- Seven Tubs Nature Area, Wilkes-Barre, PA: In the 500 acres of this unique nature area you'll find a series of naturally-formed tubs, or pools, carved out of the rocks after centuries of glacial activity. A stream rushes through the ravine leading to the tubs creating interesting waterfalls, rapids, and perfect pools of water that seem like they would make for a refreshing place to soak. Unfortunately, swimming is prohibited in all of the pools but it is still a fascinating place to explore.