PA State Parks

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

A fisherman at Cowans Gap State Park.

Exploring Cowans Gap State Park in Fulton County

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.

20 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...
A collage of the best fall foliage destinations in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

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 6 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...
McConnells Mill Covered Bridge over Slippery Rock Creek in Lawrence County Pennsylvania.

Exploring McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County

McConnells Mill State Park, roughly 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, is home to a slew of outstanding hikes, overlooks, waterfalls, and historic structures. What follows are some of the best things to see and do...
A two-horse open sleigh takes passengers for a ride at Winterfest.

Winterfest at Ohiopyle State Park

Winterfest at Ohiopyle State Park is a celebration of outdoor winter activities in one of the most picturesque locations in the Laurel Highlands of Western PA. I've attended several times with my daughter, so I...
The snow covered Great Allegheny Passage as it passes over the High Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park

10 Amazing Winter Scenes at Ohiopyle State Park

Here are 10 amazing winter scenes from Ohiopyle State Park that prove the fun doesn't stop when the snowfall starts! 1. Cucumber Falls You may have splashed around at Cucumber Falls in the summer. As...

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