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

Exploring Prince Gallitzin State Park in Cambia County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Prince Gallitzin State Park in Cambria County

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If you're looking for the best things to see and do at Prince Gallitzin State Park, you're in the right place! Prince Gallitzin State Park is a 6,249-acre recreational area in Cambria County. At the heart...
Exploring Ole Bull State Park in Potter County PA

Exploring Ole Bull State Park in Potter County

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Ole Bull State Park in Potter County is named in honor of Ole Bornemann Bull, a famous Norwegian violinist who toured the United States in the 1850s. In 1852, Ole Bull purchased 11,144 acres in...
Exploring Cook Forest State Park in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Exploring Cook Forest State Park in Northwestern PA

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Cook Forest State Park covers an 8,500-acre expanse across portions of Clarion, Jefferson, and Forest counties in northwestern PA. The park is named in honor of John Cook, the first permanent settler of European descent...
Taking the Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise in Williamsport Pennsylvania.

Taking the Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise in Williamsport

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The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat cruise in Williamsport is a relaxing, hour-long sightseeing excursion up and down the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Operating on the Susquehanna River since 1991, this simulated paddlewheel riverboat is...
The 20 Best things to do at Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County Pennsylvania

20 of the Best Things to Do at Ohiopyle State Park

If you're looking for the best things to see and do at Ohiopyle State Park, you're in the right place! I've visited Ohiopyle State Park more than any other state park in PA over the...
Exploring Keystone State Park in Westmoreland County PA

Exploring Keystone State Park in Westmoreland County

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park in Westmoreland County is a great place for day-trips and family vacations year round! Featuring a beautiful 78 acre lake as its centerpiece, Keystone State Park provides an ideal setting...
Pyramid-shaped monument marking the birthplace of President James Buchanan.

Exploring Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park in Franklin County

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park is home to a large pyramid that marks the birthplace of the James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States. Located near Cove Gap in Franklin County, this 18 acre park...
Exploring the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park.

Exploring the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park

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The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) serves as both a park office and educational center, dedicated to teaching visitors about the unique 3,200 acres of Presque Isle State Park and the many different forms...
Exploring Laurel Mountain State Park Ski Area in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

Exploring Laurel Mountain State Park in Westmoreland County

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Laurel Mountain State Park is a 493-acre ski resort in Westmoreland County, donated to the state in 1964 by Richard K. Mellon. Started in 1939 as a private facility by Mellon and other wealthy Pittsburgh...
View form the breast of the dam at Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County

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Canoe Creek State Park is a 911 acre recreational area 12 miles east of Altoona in Blair County. Canoe Lake, at 155 acres, is the focal point of recreation at the park and is open...

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