Pennsylvania November 12, 2016
10 Small Towns In Rural Pennsylvania That Are Downright Delightful
We all need to get away, even if only for a few hours, from the stress and busyness of every day life sometimes. Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of cozy towns all through Pennsylvania that will take you back to a simpler time. Here are just a few small towns in rural Pennsylvania that are downright delightful.
The small town of Tionesta boasts a tiny population of less than 500 but you'll find enough to keep you relaxed yet occupied during your visit. Hike or go kayaking at Tionesta Lake and Dam. Or, stop at Hallers General Store to browse or get a quick bite to eat.
Just a bit larger than Tionesta, Farmington has a population of a little less than 800. But, you'll find just as much teo do, from dining at the Stone House Restaurant and Inn to enjoying nature at Cook Forest State Park.
Escape to Strasburg in Lancaster County. With a population of under 3,000, Strasburg offers a full menu of places to go and things to do, including the Amish Village, Ed's Buggy Rides, and the Strasburg Railroad.
4. New Hope
New Hope bills itself as a "small town with a big city feel." You'll quickly discover all there is to do in the small town of around 2,500. Take in a performance at the Bucks County Playhouse or climb aboard an old-fashioned train for a scenic tour aboard the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad.
Snuggled in Somerset County in Western Pennsylvania, Berlin is a throwback to yesteryear. The small town of just a little over 2,000 features such attractions as the Berlin Area Historical Society and the Burkholder Covered Bridge.
Discover the snow that refuses to melt in the summer when you visit Coudersport Ice Mine. Then explore the charming town of Coudersport, with a population of just over 2,500, or head to nearby Cherry Springs State Park, which promises a flawless view of the nighttime sky.
7. Glen Rock
With a population of just over 2,000, Glen Rock is the quintessential small Pennsylvania town. Shop at the Markets at Shrewsbury then enjoy a leisurely meal at the Rail Trail Tavern before spending an evening at Glen Rock Mill Inn.
8. Honey Brook
Honey Brook sports an enchanting downtown and lush farmland. The town of a little over 1,700 features numerous shops and restaurants, including Just Mom's and Wimpy & Dee's Diner.
Stroll through the charming downtown in Ligonier, home to a little over 1,500 residents, where you'll find an eclectic array of shops and restaurants. Be sure to spend a few minutes in the tranquility of the Diamond, arguably the masterpiece of downtown Ligonier.
10. New Wilmington
A quaint town that dates back a century and a half, New Wilmington is home to nearly 2,400 residents. A visit to New Wilmington provides the perfect backdrop for a drive through the Amish countryside and to eat at one of the town's restaurants, including The Tavern on the Square.
These small towns in rural Pennsylvania are really only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. You’ll find plenty more cozy spots,
like Foxburg, in rural Pennsylvania.