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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
PA State Flaming Foliage Festival10/04/2015 - 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....Read More
An Amazing Corn Maze06/17/2015 - 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...Read More
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...Read More
All Aboard the Princess!05/22/2014 - 12:13pm
Operated and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake, a man-made 8,300-acre lake offers picnic areas, beaches, boat launches, trails, and fishing.
The best ways to experience the beauty of the lake is by boat. The fun starts at the Seven Points Marina at Raystown Lake voted #1 in the nation by Marina Dock Age Magazin...Read More
Lions and Tigers, Oh My!05/13/2014 - 11:35am
Visitors to the Philadelphia Zoo we'll be able to spot lions and tigers strolling overhead. The new Big Cat Crossing is a mesh-enclosed passageway that runs above the zoo's main visitors' path. Lions, tigers, pumas and other large felines have access to the trail and gives zoo visitor...Read More
The Early Bird Gets the Mud04/30/2014 - 11:03am
Want to get your blood pumping and the mud flying? Grab your mountain bike and head to Rothrock State Forest near State College, Pennsylvania. This area offers trails that vary greatly in technical difficulty. The terrain is mainly hilly and there is a good mix of single track and double track trails. The 36-mile Rothrock TrailMix course provide...Read More
Snowmobiling in PA!03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
Marienville is the Snowmobile Capital of PA! It is the gateway to over 300 miles of groomed and non-groomed trails (interconnected loops) in the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania's only National Forest. The ANF trails are wide, well-groomed, well-marked and easy to drive. The trails are suitable for all skill levels and ages. Along the wa...Read More
The MUCK03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
Tioga County is home to one of Pennsylvania's largest intact wetland complexes affectionately known as "The Muck." The Bird Observation Blind offers a unique opportunity to view wildlife in a natural wetland setting. Visitors have a great chance to view rare bird species who live there or those who migrate through the area. Learn about some of t...Read More
Eighth Wonder of the World03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
Did you know that after its original construction in 1882, the Kinzua Viaduct was billed as the eighth wonder of the world? It was the highest and longest viaduct in the world, measuring 301 feet high and 2,053 feet long. The need to transport coal, oil and lumber across the Kinzua...Read More
The Stream of Swift and Slow Water03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
A man-made lake built in 1926, Lake Wallenpaupack covers 5,700 acres and 13 miles in length with 52-miles of uninterrupted shoreline. It is located near Hawley in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Lenape Indians named the area “Wallenpaupack” which means “The Stream of Swift and Slow Water.” The Wallenpaup...Read More