Pennsylvania July 08, 2017
The 10 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Pennsylvania That Everyone Should Visit
Humans create spectacular attractions and man made wonders but nothing quite compares to the sheer beauty of nature’s handiwork. These 10 incredible natural attractions in Pennsylvania – from the world’s largest pothole to musical rocks – will provide you with a greater insight into and an appreciation for the power of nature.
1. Pine Creek Gorge – Watson Township, PA 17740
Plan a trip to the jaw dropping Pine Creek Gorge, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. You'll be treated to stunning views and plenty of hiking and biking opportunities. The breathtaking gorge spans more than 160 acres and is 1,450 feet at its deepest point.
Read more about Pine Creek Gorge here.
2. Blakeslee Natural Area – 20 PA-115, Blakeslee, PA 18610
Pull on your most comfortable shoes and hit the hiking trails at Blakeslee Natural Area, protected land covering 130 acres. Explore the lush land that features a hemlock forest, pools in Tobyhanna Creek, and gushing waterfalls.
Learn more here.
3. Coudersport Ice Mine – 176 Ice Mine Road, Coudersport, PA 16915
Uncover a spectacular natural phenomenon at Coudersport Ice Mine. Visitors flock to the mine every summer to see the large icicles that form in the mine then, as the days get colder and fall approaches, the ice begins to melt. Stop by the gift shop and enjoy a delicious treat after you visit the mine.
Plan your visit to Coudersport Ice Mine.
4. Bilger’s Rocks – 1921 Bilgers Rocks Road, Grampian, PA 16838
Experience living history at Bilger's Rocks, which date back more than 320 million years, and feature a variety of passageways, cliffs, arches, and caves. Explore the picturesque rocks then sit down for a picnic or watch the kids at the playground.
Click here to read more about Bilger's Rocks.
5. Meadow Run Natural Water Slide – PA-381, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Turn off the air conditioner and head into the water at Ohiopyle State Park. Zip and zoom down Meadow Run Natural Water Slide. Slide at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty. Head to the overhead observation deck if you'd prefer to watch others slip down the slide.
Spend a leisurely day at Meadow Run Natural Water Slide.
6. Erie Bluffs State Park – 11100 West Lake Road, Lake City, PA 16423
Travel to Erie Bluffs State Park just 12 miles from Erie. The park boasts 540 acres of pristine, undeveloped land that promises jaw dropping views from 90 foot bluffs. Erie Bluffs State Park's only developed area, Elk Creek, has a boat launch, picnic areas, and fishing spots.
Read more about Erie Bluffs State Park.
7. Archbald Pothole State Park – 960 Scranton Carbondale Hwy, Archbald, PA 18403
8. Boulder Field – 3613 State Route 534, White Haven, PA 18661
Journey to Hickory Run State Park, home to one of PA's most spectacular natural wonders. Boulder Field spans 1,800 feet and is 10 feet deep. Dating back 15,000 years, the field of boulders beckons visitors from all over the country. However, the natural landmark's future is at stake due to vandalism from visitors.
Map out your trip to Boulder Field.
9. Ringing Rocks Park – Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Climb the rocks at Boulder Field then make music on the rocks at Ringing Rocks Park. Bring your hammer to the field of rocks. Hit the rocks and listen to them chime.
Click here to learn more.
10. Bushkill Falls – 138 Bushkill Falls Trail, Bushkill, PA 18324
Feel the mist of waterfalls as you explore Bushkill Falls, the Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania. Hike through the scenic private park, which spans 300 acres, and snap photos of the eight spectacular waterfalls. Bushkill Falls' largest waterfall drops a stunning 100 feet.
Learn more here.
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