Pennsylvania’s smaller towns are charming, with their pristine architecture and Amish-influenced countryside culture. We did a list of
the most beautiful small towns in Pennsylvania last summer, and now we’re rolling out a sequel list. See if your town made the list!
Located 13 miles west of Philadelphia, Media certainly runs at a slower pace, with the nickname "everybody's hometown." The entire town encompasses less than one square mile, and enjoys ample green space in parks.
2. Slippery Rock
Slippery Rock is a small borough in Butler County best known for Slippery Rock University. The town itself is an attractive place, as well, with just over 3,000 residents. Slippery Rock Creek runs through the valley two miles south of the town.
Not far from Pittsburgh, Ligonier is a fun summer stop. It is home to Idlewilde Park, one of the country's oldest amusement parks. You can also come here to enjoy Ligonier Days, a festival that takes place during the summer.
Bloomsburg is larger than many of the towns on this list, but still has a small town feel. Its residents enjoy tons of cultural with the annual Bloomsburg Fair, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and not to mention Bloomsburg University.
Tunkhannock is a small, peaceful community in the mountains near Wilkes-Barre. It used to be primarily a lumber town. Numerous notable people are from Tunkhannock, including three U.S. Congressmen, Mike Hudock (a football player), and Mike Papi (a baseball player).
Wellsville is a remarkably well-preserved small town, with much of its architecture still in a 19th century Gothic Revival and Greek Revival style. The town is tiny, with a population of under 300 residents.
Wellsboro has a population of just over 3,000 people and is home to one of the most striking natural wonders in the state: the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Or, as it is more formally known, Pine Creek Gorge. It is a great place to visit if you love the outdoors, and don't leave without checking out Highland Chocolates.
Hawley has a rich industrial history, as it was home to a silk mill and a glass factory. Today, its numerous recreational attractions make it a popular spot for tourists, who like to visit Lake Wallenpaupak, The Ritz Theatre, Costa's Family Fun Park, and more.
Located just over an hour northeast of Pittsburgh, Clarion is a lovely small town. It holds the Autumn Leaf Festival each year, and also is home to Clarion University of Pennsylvania. It is also adjacent to Cook Forest State Park, one of the most gorgeous state parks in Pennsylvania which is famous for its old growth forest.
As you might guess, Hamburg is named after Hamburg, Germany. There are various fun events throughout the year, including the The King Frost Parade and the Taste of Hamburg-er Festival.
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