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Old 03-04-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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I am planning a trip to a friend's house this summer and am looking for any interesting things to see on my drive to Albrightsville near Allentown Pa. I will be driving on I-80 and am would like any information on attractions, especially natural ones (caves, scenic drives, historical sites, etc) that might be along that route. I don't mind a little side trip off the freeway as necessary as I would love to take in the sights on my trip.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Forgot to mention I will be starting my trip near Ann Arbor Michigan.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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The Elk Scenic Drive shows up on the giveaway state map as a loop off I-80 (through Benezette and Renovo) but summer isn't necessarily the best time actually to see elk. PA 144 between Renovo and Snow Shoe is a lonely road but less lonely now by gas drilling rigs tearing it up, it might be better to continue east on PA 120 and take the short side trip off the side trip to Pennsylvania State Parks - Hyner View - PA DCNR

Penns Cave (you take a boat through) and Woodward Cave are fairly close to I-80, east of Bellefonte. The best way might be to come down PA 144 from PA 26 at Bellefonte interchange, take it southeast to PA 192, and drive it east through Penns Valley and passing R.B. Winter State Park (a scenic gem) over to the cute small college town of Lewisburg.

Or you could take the highway loop up to Williamsport and see the Woolrich original outlet store and the Little League Museum.

I-80 was cut through the woods along much of the way so there aren't always close parallel roads.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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Still looking for a few more ideas as to what to see on my way from Michigan to Albrightsville Pennsylvania. Traveling along the I-80 but have no qualms about a detour for something cool. I am a science teacher so natural attractions are worth the time.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Crystal Cave isn't too far away from Albrightsville: crystal cave pa - Google Maps

You could also do the Trexler Game preserve: Trexler-Lehigh Game Preserve/Lehigh Valley Zoo - Are We There Yet? or even hit Hershey (a lttle farther out your way).
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Take a scenic drive up through the Allegheny National Forest. Stop in Cook Forest, have a picnic lunch, go down by the water, climb up the tower.

Here's their site, opened to the activities page:
http://www.cookforest.com/activities/
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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You'll be almost here by the time you get to Kempton, but Hawk Mountain is worth a special side trip! Welcome to Hawk Mountain
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Sparky799,

Here is one other location (also a little out the way): http://www.google.com/search?q=pa+grand+canyon&hl=en&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS277 US277&prmd=ivnsb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&e i=_rqtTbubPMLUgQe89sGODA&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1004&bih =603

Perhaps you are interested in elk: http://travel.nytimes.com/2005/10/07/travel/escapes/07elk.html

Hope you have a great trip; no mater where you go.
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