Slip away for an idyllic summer trip to these charming tiny towns in Pennsylvania. Whether you prefer lounging on the beach or sailing on a shimmering lake, you’ll quickly discover that some of Pennsylvania’s smallest towns are also the most lively during the summertime.
1. Mt. Gretna
Spend a leisurely day at the Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach, an enchanting spot that's perfect for picnicking, swimming, kayaking, water tubing, and playing beach volleyball. The tiny town of Mt. Gretna, with a population of less than 200, hosts a variety of events throughout the summer, including the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show and the Summer Craft Market.
2. Eagles Mere
Discover what the 150 year-round residents of Eagles Mere already know: The tiny town is perfect no matter when you visit. Summer in Eagles Mere means a variety of events, including the Summer Antiques Market and the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. Spend a day sailing on the lake or exploring World's End State Park.
Head to the fairy tale town of Renovo, brimming with fun outdoor activities during the summertime. Lounge on the beach at Alvin Bush Dam; hike the Chuck Keiper Trail that winds through Sproul State Forest; and bike, walk, or hike the scenic Donut Hole Trail.
Soak up the summer sun on the 5,700 acre Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley. Camp out under the stars. Go hiking or enjoy afternoons on the water. Or, spend a day at Costa's Family Fun Park where you can play laser tag, miniature golf, zip down water slides, and climb aboard the bumper boats.
Journey to the quaint town of Milford where you'll find plenty to do all summer long. Attend the popular Milford Music Festival from June 23-25, 2017 and the Milford Farmers Market every Sunday through October 15. Lounge on Milford Beach. Explore Grey Towers. Or, bike the McDade Recreational Trail.
Put on your sunscreen because you'll want to spend plenty of time outdoors in Parker this summer. The smallest city in the United States boasts a plethora of outdoor activities, including canoeing and kayaking on the Allegheny River and biking and hiking. Parker also hosts its annual Community Day June 25 and a community yard sale on June 24 and 25, 2017.
Explore the tiny Pennsylvania town of Foxburg on foot or by bike. Hugging the Allegheny River, Foxburg promises plenty to do during the summer, including hiking, biking, golfing at the Foxburg Country Club, and wine tasting at Foxburg Wine Cellars.
Add some adventure to your summer with a stop in the one stoplight town of Dushore that features a picturesque pond and quaint shops. But, the highlight of the summer in Dushore is Founder's Day every August when the town leaps alive for its annual outhouse races.
Find hidden treasures at the Leeper Flea Market in the tiny town of Leeper this summer. The home to a little more than 150 residents, Leeper also boasts Cook Forest Fun Park with go-karting, bumper boats, miniature golf, and a thrilling waterslide. Leeper is also within easy driving distance of Cook Forest State Park.
Stroll through the cozy town of Ligonier, stopping in tiny shops and quaint restaurants before heading to Idlewild Park & SoakZone, an old-fashioned amusement and water park that offers plenty to do for the whole family. Or, uncover history at Fort Ligonier.
Add these tiny towns in Pennsylvania to your places to visit this summer. And, if you still have room on your summer itinerary, plan a visit to these
shimmering Pennsylvania lakes.