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Enjoy Pennsylvania's Great Outdoors

PA is home to more than 54,000 miles of rivers and streams, 116 state parks, 20 state forests, and the Allegheny National Forest. More than 100 greenways and rail trails are available for non-motorized recreation, including some of the longest bicycle rail trails in the country. Pennsylvania recreational corridors total more than 2000 miles.

Because of these protected natural resources, the state is well known for hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, whitewater sports, and bicycling. These special places can be found throughout the state, always a short distance away from the cities and towns of every region.

And sometimes, getting there is half the fun. There are 19 scenic drives, including the Route 6 scenic drive and State Heritage Corridor that spans 400 miles along the state’s northern regions.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of places to roam. You’re never too far from the countryside in Pennsylvania.

Outdoor & Recreation Blog

Ski PA with Mid-Week Discount Coupon

12/28/2015 - 3:40pm

It's time to plan your Ski getaway in Pennsylvania!  There are 21 members of the PA Ski Areas Association and every one of them has their snow guns ready to add powder to the slopes!

In the northern part of PA, enjoy some great family run Ski resorts such as Ski Sawmill and Ski Denton.  ...

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An Amazing Corn Maze

06/17/2015 - 6:53pm

A unique travel gem and must see attraction is the mega corn maze at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in Ronks, Lancaster County, PA celebrating 20 years of growing FUN! You’ll need at least an hour in the world’s most dynamic and interactive 5-acre corn maze with over 2.5 miles of paths. Walking at your own pace, you will be entertained as you happe...

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Ziplining at a PA Ski Resort

07/28/2017 - 10:56am

As summer approaches, many PA Ski Resorts transform their ski slopes into ziplines. Roundtop Mountain Resort near Lewisberry offers 18 zip lines for all ability and thrill levels. For the adventurous, try out...

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Fly Like A Bird!

06/03/2015 - 6:00pm

Some of the best zip lining Pennsylvania has to offer can be found in the Laurel Highlands. You’ll soar more than 100 feet above ground and marvel at the beautiful and picturesque landscapes of the Ohiopyle Region and the Allegheny Mountains.

Experience the gravity-defying thrill of flying through the trees.  Some zip lines reach speeds o...

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Opening Day of Trout Fishing in Southeast Pennsylvania

11/13/2016 - 10:39am

It is finally here - spring! In less than a few weeks anglers will be able to cast their lines into the streams and lakes of southeast Pennsylvania. Opening day of trout season for this region is April 4. The PA Fish and Boat Commission stocks approximately 3.2 million adult trout  (2 million rainbow trout, 641,000 brown trout,...

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Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade

02/18/2017 - 10:27pm

The 2nd largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world. Pittsburgh's very large and active Irish community comes together each year to host this annual event. The parade in Pittsburgh dates back to as early as 1869. The purpose of the parade is to celebrate the freedom to be Irish and to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. A number of fundraising p...

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Allegheny Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show

02/18/2017 - 10:20pm

One of Pittsburgh's great sports traditions, the annual Allegheny Sport Travel Outdoor Show showcases everything outdoor.  This is your one-stop shopping destination for fishing, hunting, camping, boats, canoes, kayaks, live animals, free seminars, demonstrations and more. You can even find information about exotic travel/vacation destinations f...

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Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month at Shawnee Mountain

01/02/2018 - 1:27pm

Get started on a lifetime of winter fun by learning to ski or snowboard this winter at Shawnee Mountain located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Special learn to ski or snowboard packages are available for just $65 per person and includes a lift ticket, rental equipment and a first time group lesson. You must present a printed coupon from the...

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Ski Season is Open in the Pocono's

11/20/2014 - 5:56pm

The Pocono Mountain ski areas gave skiers and snowboarders an early treat with the opening of trails at Big Boulder Park located in Lake Harmony on November 20 and Blue Mountain located in Palmerton opens November 22. With the arrival of winter temperatures, many ski resorts were able to coat trails and slopes with freshly made powder (snow). Op...

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PA State Flaming Foliage Festival

10/04/2015 - 6:16pm

Since 1949, the beautiful colors and views of Fall are celebrated at the PA State Flaming Foliage Festival.  Great food, crafts, parade and a queen's coronation area all part of the festivities. Join the celebration on October 9-11, 2015 in downtown Renovo.  For more information about this year's festivities, call 570-923-2411....

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