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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. The group has planned a lot of restoration and maintenance that is not complete. Be careful …

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North Park Trails

Looking to get outside the bustle of Pittsburgh, but not drive too far? Check out the awesome trails in North Park! North Park Trails North Park offers 43 miles of trails for walking, hiking, bike riding, and mountain biking. Additionally, the Rachel Carson Trail runs through North Park. North Park Lake Shore Loop This is …

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