11 Must-Visit Outdoor Destinations In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is full of beautiful outdoor places to explore, and today we’re sharing some of our favorites. But don’t just take our word for it: definitely check out these beautiful attractions for yourself! Here are 11 must-visit outdoor destinations in Pennsylvania that are perfect for checking out when the weather turns warm.

Please note: we recommend to always check each attraction’s website before you head out, in order to confirm current hours.

Did you know about all of these beautiful Pennsylvania gems? Are any of these 11 must-visit outdoor destinations in Pennsylvania already on your calendar? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re feeling all wanderlusty, you’ll definitely want to consider a weekend waterfall getaway in Pennsylvania.

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Address: Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, USA
Address: 47 Rabbit Run Ln, Bear Creek Village, PA 18702, USA
Address: Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078, USA
Address: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, 799 Pinkerton Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15071, USA
Address: 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
Address: Wolf Sanctuary of PA, 465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, USA
Address: Tree Tops Restaurant, 187 Evergreen Ln, Acme, PA 15610, USA
Address: Bilger's Rocks, 1921 Bilgers Rocks Rd, Grampian, PA 16838, USA
Address: 301 Linden St, Columbia, PA 17512, USA
Address: Eagles Mere, PA, USA
Address: Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Rd, Montrose, PA 18801, USA
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Must-Visit Outdoor Destinations in Pennsylvania

January 25, 2021

What is weather like in the spring in Pennsylvania?

Wouldn’t it be nice if spring were predictable, with balmy temperatures and sunny skies each day? That might be spring in some places, but spring in Pennsylvania is anything but predictable. So many of us will break out the shorts when the temperatures start hovering in the 50s, but that doesn’t mean we’ll have warm temperatures all season long. We’ll still have to deal with the finicky weather – dressing for winter in the morning, getting so hot we want to turn on the air conditioning by afternoon, and waiting for the inevitable temperature drop in the evening.

What are the best hiking trails in Pennsylvania during spring?

Hiking and spring just go together, like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re looking for some unique places to visit in Pennsylvania this spring, hit one of the many trails that dot the state. Since it’s been so long since we’ve seen blossoming flowers, we can’t go wrong with a stroll on the Alpine Trail at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Dingman Falls Trail leads straight to the 130-foot Dingman Falls, picture-perfect, especially in the spring. The Lakeside Loop Trail at Keystone State Park meanders along Keystone Lake, popular in the summer with swimmers and boaters.

What are some other must-visit outdoor attractions in Pennsylvania?

During warmer months, you'll find outdoor attractions aplenty in Pennsylvania. We have so many of them that we could easily spend the whole year exploring! For a one-of-a-kind adventure in the U.S., head to Penn’s Cave where you can climb on a boat to tour the only all-water cave in the country. Cherry Springs State Park provides the perfect skies for an evening of stargazing, and Ohiopyle State Park is an outdoor lover’s dream come true. It features three waterfalls, dozens of hiking trails, camping, a natural waterslide, and fun for the whole family.