|Subject: Re: Pennyslvania|
Pennsylvania is one of our favourite destinations with so many
scenic areas to explore. Others will fill in big city delights, I'm
sure -- we're still savouring the small towns, back roads and
country areas. Mind you, even most of the thruways in PA are
scenic, and well signed with serendipitous adventures
beckoning as you travel along. I found this tourism website very
user friendly as it's broken into units depending on your interest.
If you key any of the capitalized words in the search function you
should find lots of info regarding the potpourri of ideas to follow.
On a recent trip through the Poconos/Endless Mtns. region we enjoyed travelling along Route 6 (incredibly scenic) stopping for lunch at the historic Wyalusing Hotel in Wyalusing. Wellsboro, near the Grand Canyon of the east is also a quaint little town, with gaslit streets, many good restaurants and interesting shops. We had an excellent dinner at the Penn Wells Hotel, although we stayed at the lodge associated with the hotel. Unfortunately we were only able to view the canyon from above as electricity was knocked out and trees were down on the roads leading into the canyon due to a horrific storm the previous evening so no tours of the canyon floor were planned for a couple of days. Further to the southeast we also enjoyed walking the trails at Bushkill Falls -- worth the climb. Definitely worth exploring is Penn Dutch country, (Lancaster County) and perhaps a pilgrimage to Hershey -- a must for chocoholics! In close proximity, Reading is the mecca of factory outlets for any shopaholics in your group . If you head into the northwest area an excursion on the historic Titusville Railroad would be lovely in early fall.
Apologies for being all over the map so to speak, but if you use the experience PA site you can check these spots and see if any pique your interest. Safe travels!
Anne Burlington ON