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whitehead Vista along Ridge Road in the Elk State Forest.

Exploring the Ridge Road Vistas in the Elk State Forest

Ridge Road in the Elk State Forest is the most scenic State Forest road in Pennsylvania! Featuring 6 world-class vistas along a 3 mile stretch of road, it's like a mini-version of the famous Skyline...
Hikers taking on the view at Hyner Run State Park.

50 of the Best Scenic Overlooks in PA

Pennsylvania is home to thousands of incredible scenic overlooks! From man-made urban vistas to remote wilderness perches, here are some of my favorite elevated views in all of Pennsylvania. This is not meant to be a...
October morning at Laurel Run Overlook in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Exploring Laurel Run Overlook in Fayette County

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Laurel Run Overlook is one of several exceptional scenic vistas along the Fayette County portion of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. This 70 mile-long hiking trail stretches along Laurel Mountain from the Youghiogheny River at...
An autumn afternoon at Big Mountain Overlook in the Buchanan State Forest

Exploring Big Mountain Overlook in Fulton County

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Big Mountain Overlook in Fulton County is an expansive, almost-roadside vista in southcentral Pennsylvania. Getting there is simple, and it makes for a excellent quick pit-stop when travelling along Route 30 (AKA the Old Lincoln...
The Ledges Trail Overlook in Huntingdon County at Trough Creek State Park.

The 12 Best Scenic Overlooks in Huntingdon County

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Perhaps best known for being the location of Pennsylvania's largest lake (Lake Raystown), Huntingdon County is also home to an impressive number of unforgettable scenic overlooks! Some are roadside, some require a vigorous hike to...
Rusty Glessner at Indian Wells Overlook in Centre County Pennsylvania

The 13 Best Scenic Overlooks in Centre County

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To most people Centre County is synonymous with one thing - Happy Valley! But the thing about valleys is you have to have mountains on either side, and the mountains of Centre County are home...
The view from the upper overlook at Chimney Rocks Park.

Exploring the Scenic Overlooks at Chimney Rocks Park in Blair County

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Chimney Rocks Park near Hollidaysburg in Blair County is home to 3 impressive scenic overlooks in a beautiful borough park setting. Chimney Rocks Park FAQs Where exactly is Chimney Rocks Park located? Chimney Rocks Park is...
An autumn afternoon at Big Mountain Overlook in the Buchanan State Forest

The 7 Best Scenic Overlooks in the Buchanan State Forest

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The Buchanan State Forest is home to many sensational scenic overlooks! Covering nearly 72,000 acres in Bedford, Fulton, and Franklin counties, the mountain ridges in the Buchanan State Forest are perfect for folks looking for...
Square Timber Vista along Ridge Road in Cameron County.

The 20 Best Scenic Overlooks in PA Elk Country

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Pennsylvania Elk Country is home to some spectacular scenic overlooks! And while most people flock to Elk, Cameron, Clinton, and northwestern Centre counties to catch a glimpse of the Pennsylvania elk herd, the mountainous terrain...
Fall foliage at New Lancaster Valley Vista in the Bald Eagle State Forest.

The 8 Best Scenic Overlooks in the Bald Eagle State Forest

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The Bald Eagle State Forest is home to some of the finest scenic overlooks Pennsylvania. And while many require some degree of hiking ability to reach them, I'm going to show you 8 fantastic ROADSIDE...