Pittsburgh December 22, 2017
7 Enchanting Towns Around Pittsburgh That Feel Like You’ve Fallen Into A Snow Globe
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could, for just a few moments, fall into a snow globe? Everything’s so pristine. Everyone’s smiling. And, the snow creates a magical scene. Well, we can’t technically fall into a snow globe. But, several towns around Pittsburgh certainly look as though they belong
in a snow globe during the winter months. Here are seven enchanting winter towns around Pittsburgh.
Step into a winter wonderland when you visit Ohiopyle, home to Ohiopyle State Park. Start your day at the snow-covered state park. Go hiking on one of the 79 miles of trails. Cross country skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling are also popular winter activities. Afterward, grab a delicious meal at Ohiopyle Bakery & Sandwich Shoppe or Paddlers Pizza.
The Christmas Tree Capital of the World, Indiana's an enchanting town all year around. But, during the winter, it conjures memories of the fictional town of Bedford Falls in "It's A Wonderful Life." Stroll down Philadelphia Street to browse the shops and try one of the charming restaurants. Don't forget to stop at The Jimmy Stewart Museum for a tour and to watch the featured movie of the day.
Enjoy a picturesque drive to the sprawling town of Somerset. Admire the tranquil beauty of nature after a snowfall with a visit to Laurel Hill State Park or Kooser State Park. Or, drink in spectacular panoramic views of the area from atop Mount Davis.
Bedford exudes charm. Add some glistening snow and you'll certainly feel as though you've fallen into a snow globe. Meander along the quaint streets of Historic Downtown Bedford. You'll find eclectic shops, restaurants, and the Pitt Theatre, the state's oldest continuously operating movie theater.
Ligonier looks as though it's stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, especially during the winter. Explore the assortment of shops, the Ligonier Valley Historical Society, and the Diamond Theatre of Ligonier in downtown Ligonier. Don't forget to carve out time for a visit to Fort Ligonier.
Soak up the pure beauty of winter in Foxburg along one of the tiny's towns trails, perfect for hiking or biking any time of the year. The Foxburg Grille promises the perfect view of a frozen Allegheny River. Warm up with a stop at Foxburg Wine Cellars or Divani Chocolatier.
Less than 165 people call the tiny town of Volant home. But, it's an idyllic destination in the middle of winter. Browse the town's collection of shops, including Volant Mills, Purple Paisley, and Teena's Quilt Shop. Cap off your day with a scrumptious meal at Neshannock Creek Restaurant.
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