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Exploring Robinson Falls in Fayette County

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Robinson Falls in Fayette County Pennsylvania
Robinson Falls, on the outskirts of Connellsville in Fayette County, bears an uncanny resemblance to its much more famous nearby neighbor Cucumber Falls. But unlike Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park, Robinson Falls sees much less traffic and is less well-known in general. So here are some facts and figures to help you find and enjoy Robinson Falls in Fayette...

Exploring Hawn’s Overlook at Raystown Lake

Exploring Hawn's Overlook at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for directions to Hawn's Overlook at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County, you're in the right place! Hawn's Overlook is arguably the best-known and most scenic of the overlooks perched high on the hills above Raystown Lake. This article will show you how to find Hawn's Overlook, as well as several other spectacular scenic views in the nearby vicinity. A...

Exploring New Baltimore Covered Bridge in Somerset County

New Baltimore Covered Bridge surrounded by fall foliage.
New Baltimore Covered Bridge is one of ten remaining covered bridges in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. New Baltimore Covered Bridge FAQs When was New Baltimore Covered Bridge built? It was originally constructed in 1879 by an unknown builder, then rebuilt in 1998 after the original was destroyed by flood waters on January 19, 1996. Do any photos of the original New...

Exploring McConnell’s Mill State Park in Lawrence County

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The best things to see and do at McConnell's Mill State Park in Lawrence County Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for the best things to see and do at McConnell's Mill State Park, you're in the right place! McConnell's Mill State Park, roughly 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, is home to a slew of outstanding hikes, overlooks, waterfalls, and historic structures. Here are seven of my favorite things to do on a day trip to McConnell's Mill State...

Exploring the Ruins of Kunes Camp in the Quehanna Wild Area

Kunes Camp in the spring of 2020.
The ruins of the abandoned Kunes Camp in the Quehanna Wild Area of Clearfield County are a testament to backwoods construction ingenuity. They're also a reminder of a controversial Cold War-era move by the State of Pennsylvania that evicted hundreds of camp owners from this remote area to allow a private company to turn it into a hub of secretive...

Exploring Lick Creek Falls in Tioga County

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Lick Creek Falls in Tioga County PA
Lick Creek Falls is a small roadside waterfall near the village of Arnot in Tioga County, PA. While not a "destination waterfalls" by any means, it does make for a picturesque stop on your way to Sand Run Falls a bit further down Landrus Road. How to Find Lick Creek Falls in Tioga County From the intersection of Arnot Road and Landrus...

Exploring the Abandoned Nuclear Jet Engine Bunkers in the Quehanna Wild Area

Abandoned nuclear jet engine testing bunker entrance.
The abandoned nuclear jet engine testing bunkers in the Quehanna Wild Area are a fascinating Cold War-era remnant of Pennsylvania history, now slowly being reabsorbed by the surrounding forest of Cameron County. Constructed and used between 1955-1960, these bunkers continue to fascinate visitors to this day, as well as serving as cautionary reminders of how quickly public lands can be...

Exploring Glessner Covered Bridge in Somerset County

Front view of the Glessner Covered Bridge in Somerset County, surrounded by fall foliage.
Glessner Covered Bridge near Shanksville is one of ten remaining historic covered bridges in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Glessner Covered Bridge FAQs When was Glessner Covered Bridge built? It was buit in 1881 by Tobias Glessner, and extensively rebuilt in 1998. How long is Glessner Covered Bridge? 90 feet long. What body of water does the bridge span? The Stonycreek...

Exploring Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Somerset County

Autumn at Lower Humbert Covered Bridge
Lower Humbert Covered Bridge is one of ten remaining historic covered bridges in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Lower Humbert Covered Bridge FAQs When was Lower Humbert Covered Bridge built? It was built in 1891, and extensively remodeled in 1991. Can I navigate to Lower Humbert Covered Bridge by GPS? Yes - use GPS coordinates 39.84013, -79.32318. What body of water...

Exploring Sand Run Falls in Tioga County

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Rusty Glessner at Sand Run Falls along the Mid State Trail
If you're looking for directions to Sand Run Falls near the PA Grand Canyon, you're in the right place! Sand Run Falls is a magnificent 25 foot tall waterfall located along the Mid State Trail in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. And while most books, websites, and hiking apps (think All Trails) advise you to to get to Sand Run Falls via a...