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Pennsylvania is home to 121 State Parks. Here are some of the most awe-inspiring.

Jones Mill Run Dam at Laurel Hill State Park.

Exploring Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County

Laurel Hill State Park is comprised of 4,062 acres of mountainous, wooded terrain in central Somerset County. At the heart of the park is the 63 acre Laurel Hill Lake, a fantastic spot for swimming,...
Fishermen on a crisp October morning at Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Exploring Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County

Greenwood Furnace State Park is a 423 acre recreational paradise in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. It includes a six-acre lake, remnants of a ghost town and iron furnaces, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre...
Sunset at Black Moshannon State Park as viewed from a kayak.

Exploring Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County

Black Moshannon State Park is comprised of 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands in Centre County, and is further surrounded by 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest. At the heart of the park is...
Black Moshannon Lake in Centre County.

12 Must-See PA State Parks for Winter Weather Lovers

Some people hibernate during the winter. Other folks celebrate winter! If you fall into the latter group, here are 12 Pennsylvania state parks perfect for the winter weather lover in you! Simply click on the blue text...
Viewing area at Kinzua Bridge State Park.

Exploring Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County

Kinzua Bridge State Park is home to what was once the longest and tallest railway bridge in the entire world - The Kinzua Viaduct. Kinzua Bridge State Park is located at 1721 Lindholm Drive in...
Trough Creek in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Trough Creek State Park in Huntingdon County

Trough Creek State Park is a spectacular 541-acre gorge formed by Great Trough Creek as it slices through Terrace Mountain on its way towards Raystown Lake. Constructed between 1933 and 1936 by the Civilian Conservation...
A fisherman at Cowans Gap State Park.

The 7 Best Things to Do at Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park is a fantastic 1,085 acre park located in Fulton County (with a small portion extending into neighboring Franklin County as well). The park is situated in Allens Valley, between Cove Mountain...
Boating at Greenwood Furnace State Park in October.

15 PA State Parks Perfect for Fall Foliage Lovers

Pennsylvania State Parks are home to some of the most magnificent fall foliage displays anywhere in the United States! And while visiting any of the 121 PA State Parks is bound to be a wonderful...
Fall foliage as viewed from Hyner View State Park near Renovo PA

Exploring Hyner View State Park in Clinton County

Hyner View State Park offers visitors one of the finest scenic overlooks in all of Pennsylvania! This 6 acre mountaintop park is easy to access and a "must-see" when visiting the PA Wilds region of...
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Fall Foliage

Where to Find Incredible Foliage Views in the PA Grand Canyon

The PA Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular places to view fall foliage in all of Pennsylvania! Officially known as the Pine Creek Gorge, this 47 mile-long canyon cuts through the heart of...