Attractions July 02, 2017
10 Off-The-Grid Destinations In Pennsylvania That Will Take You Away From It All
Technology tends to grab hold of many of us – we use it when we work, to keep in touch with friends and family, and to document the special and mundane moments in our every day lives. But, sometimes, it’s refreshing to step away from technology and embrace the simplicity of life. Here are 10 off-the-grid destinations in Pennsylvania that will take you away from it all.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Hammersley Wild Area – Austin, PA 16720
Spend an enchanting day exploring the most remote area of Pennsylvania. Hammersley Wild Area spans more than 30,000 acres and boasts some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the state. Cross a quaint foot bridge. Dip your feet in the picturesque natural pool. And, watch the sun set behind the rolling hills dotted with mature trees.
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2. Blakeslee Natural Area – 20 PA-115, Blakeslee, PA 18610
Pull up your hiking boots and discover the natural beauty of the 130 acre Blakeslee Natural Area. The unspoiled, protected land features a fairy tale Hemlock forest, footbridges, waterfalls, and the breathtaking Tobyhanna Creek.
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3. Salt Springs State Park – 2305 Salt Springs Road, Montrose, PA 18801
Stroll past the lush fern floors and along a wooden boardwalk as you hike through the enchanting Salt Springs State Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife who call the park home: Turkey, woodpeckers, and deer. Camp in the sprawling park, which offers primitive and cottage camping.
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4. Susquehannock State Forest – 3150 East 2nd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915
Bring a basket and enjoy a delightful picnic at Susquehannock State Forest, which sprawls across McKean, Clinton, and Potter Counties. Spend the day exploring the forest by hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the trails. Arrive early for a day of trout fishing or extend your adventure by camping out at the primitive or motorized camp sites.
5. Sproul State Forest – 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764
Nestled near the small town of Renovo and within the PA Wilds region, Sproul State Forest promises plenty to do for adventurers of all interests and ages. Enjoy a leisurely day of fishing. Explore the forested area on foot, by bike, or on horseback. Picnic at one of the pavilions that also feature grills and bathrooms.
6. Tionesta Scenic Area – Kane, PA 16735
Uncover Pennsylvania's natural beauty as you hike through Tionesta Scenic Area in the Allegheny National Forest. Hike past streams and through valleys as you run across such native wildlife as owls, woodpeckers, black bears, and deer.
7. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary – 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529
View the hawks in their natural habitat at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, which welcomes guests all year around. Embark on one of the scenic hiking trails, including the Lookout Trail, the River of Rocks Trail, the Golden Eagle Trail, and the Skyline Trail.
8. Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area – 195 Miller Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Walk among spectacular fields of wildflowers at Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area. Stop and smell the Virginia bluebells, the violets, and the trout lilies. Wolf Creek Narrows Natural Area boasts plenty of hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
9. Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve – State Route 3017, Holtwood, PA 17532
Meander along Tucquan Creek where you'll be treated to nature's beautiful artwork. Hemlock will provide a protective canopy as you explore Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve, which is home to a variety of birds and animals, including warblers, owls, fox, and coyote.
10. Ohiopyle State Park – 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Find adventure at the nearly 20,000 acre Ohiopyle State Park. Slip down a natural water slide. Admire Cucumber Falls and Ohiopyle Falls. Go hiking or biking and spend a night camping in the sprawling state park.
simplicity of life at these 10 off-the-grid destinations in Pennsylvania. Address: 195 Miller Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 Address: 124 Main Street, Ohiopyle, PA 15470 Address: 3150 East 2nd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 Address: 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764 Address: 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529 Address: 2305 Salt Springs Road, Montrose, PA 18801 Address: 20 PA-115, Blakeslee, PA 18610