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

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...
Fall foliage around the High Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands.

The 12 Best Places to View Fall Foliage at Ohiopyle State Park

The fall foliage at Ohiopyle State Park is famously beautiful! So famous in fact the USA Today recently ranked the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania (of which Ohiopyle State Park is a part of) the #3...
Sunset over Black Moshannon Lake

The 5 Best State Parks Near State College

State College, for better or for worse, is one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania. More high rises, more traffic, and more suburban sprawl each and every year, with no end in sight. Fortunately, there...
View of Worlds End State Park office from High Rock Overlook

The 20 Best Things to Do at Worlds End State Park

Worlds End State Park is a 780 acre oasis in the heart of Sullivan County, making it an ideal home base for exploring and enjoying this ruggedly beautiful part of Pennsylvania. And there is a...
Side view of McConnells Mill Covered Bridge over Slippery Rock Creek

6 Must-See Attractions at McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park, roughly 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, is home to a slew of outstanding hikes, overlooks, waterfalls, and other points of interest. Here are six of my favorite sites to visit...