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How to find the scenic overlook tower at Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Scenic Overlook Tower at Laurel Hill State Park

The scenic overlook tower at Laurel Hill State Park offers visitors stunning 360-degree views of the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands! This overlook and a 184 acre parcel of land around it was previously known as Penn...
Hiking to Barbour Rock Overlook in the PA Grand Canyon.

Exploring Barbour Rock Overlook in the PA Grand Canyon

Barbour Rock Overlook in Tioga County offers visitors an exceptional view of the natural wonder which is the PA Grand Canyon! Accessed via the mostly-flat, 0.7 mile-long Barbour Rock Trail, this relatively easy hike is...
How to find County Line Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest.

Exploring County Line Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest

County Line Vista is located right along the Somerset-Bedford county line in the Gallitzin State Forest. This 1/2 mile hike (one-way) starts in Somerset County and ends up in Bedford County, where you have a...
How to find the roadside Skyline Drive Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest.

Exploring Skyline Drive Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest

Skyline Drive Vista is a picturesque roadside overlook in the Gallitzin State Forest, on the eastern edge of the PA Laurel Highlands. Skyline Drive Vista is located in close proximity to County Line Vista, making...
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...

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