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The western portal of Rays Hill Tunnel along the Abandoned PA Turnpike

17 Abandoned Places in PA You Can Legally Explore

Pennsylvania is home to a wide array of awesomely abandoned places you can legally explore! Some of these sites were abandoned due to technological shifts that left them obsolete. Others were abandoned after natural disasters. Some of...
Hole in the wall of the abandoned Bayless Paper Mill in Austin, PA.

Exploring the Abandoned Bayless Paper Mill in Potter County

The abandoned Bayless Paper Mill in Potter County is part of a planned 329 acre park and interpretive center dedicated to telling the story of the paper mill, the dam built to sustain in,...
The abandoned Blair Limestone Company kilns at Canoe Creek State Park.

Exploring the Abandoned Lime Kilns at Canoe Creek State Park

The abandoned lime kilns at Canoe Creek State Park are remnants of a thriving limestone-processing facility that once operated around the clock in this now-tranquil corner of Blair County. Origins of the Blair Limestone Company...
View from above of the ore washer remains at Scotia.

Exploring the Ghost Town of Scotia Near State College

Driving along Scotia Range Road through State Game Lands 176 near State College now, you'd never guess that you are passing right by the location of a once-thriving iron mining boomtown. But in the late...
The 4 duplexes on the northern edge of Concrete City.

Exploring Concrete City in Luzerne County

Concrete City lies tucked away in an overgrown, wooded plot of land on the outskirts of Nanticoke, in Luzerne County. At the time of its construction Concrete City was considered to be a "community of...
Inside one of the abandoned Alvira bunkers.

Exploring the Abandoned Alvira Bunkers in Union County

The abandoned Alvira bunkers are remnants of the American WWII war effort, as well as reminders of what lengths the federal government will go to to seize private property for "the greater good". Brief History...
Kunes Camp in the spring of 2020.

Exploring the Ruins of Kunes Camp in the Quehanna Wild Area

The ruins of the abandoned Kunes Camp in the Quehanna Wild Area of Clearfield County are a testament to backwoods construction ingenuity. They're also a reminder of a controversial Cold War-era move by the State...
Abandoned nuclear jet engine testing bunker entrance.

Exploring the Abandoned Nuclear Jet Engine Bunkers in the Quehanna Wild Area

The abandoned nuclear jet engine testing bunkers in the Quehanna Wild Area are a fascinating Cold War-era remnant of Pennsylvania history, now slowly being reabsorbed by the surrounding forest of Cameron County. Constructed and used...
The Abandoned PA Turnpike Pike 2 Bike Trail

Exploring The Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike is THE MOST apocalyptic hiking / biking trail in the Keystone State! Thirteen miles of abandoned superhighway, last open to normal vehicle traffic in 1968. Two eerily dark tunnels along the route,...
Some of the more colorful graffiti towards the back of the property at the Windber Trolley Graveyard.

Peer Behind the Locked Gates of the Windber Trolley Graveyard

Visiting the Windber Trolley Graveyard had been on my bucket list for years. Having grown up in Somerset County, I'd heard of it even before the internet and urban explorers turned it into a...