Beartown Rocks

Visit Beartown Rocks in Clear Creek State Forest for an amazing scenic overlook and amazing large boulders! Looking for a family friendly landmark to visit near Cook Forest State Park? Visit Beartown Rocks! Beartown Rocks is a collection of boulders created during the last Ice Age. According to Uncovering PA, “the constant freezing and thawing … Read more

A Weekend in The Pennsylvania Wilds

Looking to plan a three day weekend in the Pennsylvania Wilds? Keep reading for an itinerary to hit up three state parks, five waterfalls, and miles of awesome trails! Pennsylvania Wilds Itinerary How to Use this Itinerary This itinerary is for those who have never been to the Cook Forest/Clear Creek Area of the Pennsylvania … Read more

Guide to Laurel Ridge State Park

Looking to visit the beautiful Laurel Ridge State Park in Western Pennsylvania? Check out my guide below! About Laurel Ridge State Park Laurel Ridge is 14,704-acres and spans from the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. The park touches four PA counties: Cambria, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland. Laurel Ridge is named … Read more

Hiker’s Guide to the Rachel Carson Trail

If you’re looking for a challenging day hike that can be tackled in sections, the Rachel Carson Trail is for you! About the Rachel Carson Trail The Rachel Carson Trail (RCT) is a hiking trail north and east of Pittsburgh that covers over 45 miles between Harrison Hills Park and North Park. Because the trail passes … Read more

Visiting Buttermilk Falls (Pennsylvania)

If you’ve always wanted to walk behind a waterfall, Buttermilk Falls in Indiana County, PA is for you! Visiting Buttermilk Falls Buttermilk Falls is one of my favorite waterfalls in Pennsylvania. It’s so unique! It’s 45 feet tall, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western PA. New construction allows visitors to walk behind … Read more

Churchill Valley Greenway Trails

Looking for trail close to Pittsburgh? Churchill Valley, a former golf course, is fifteen minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Read for more tips about hiking this unique space! Hiking at Churchill Valley Note: Allegheny Land Trust recently acquired this greenspace. There is a lot of restoration and maintenance that needs to be done. Be careful of … Read more

Rockland Tunnel

Want to do something totally different in Western Pennsylvania? Visiting Rockland Tunnel in Venango County is for you. This relic of the age of railroads has transformed into an admittedly creepy must-visit attraction. Read on for more! History of the Rockland Tunnel The Rockland Tunnel was formerly called the Woodhill Tunnel. The tunnel was created … Read more