U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:23 AM
 
28,192 posts, read 21,891,679 times
Reputation: 16622

Advertisements

We've been to:

Presque Isle - absolutely beautiful and a great weekend getaway. We are probably going back this summer.

Hickory Run - we live close to this park and go to the beach there quite a bit. Very pretty

World's End - To be honest, my husband and I weren't too impressed with this state park though the swimming area is very, very cool. We were expecting better views and were under the false impression this was the "PA Grand Canyon".

Ricketts Glen - Beautiful, beautiful park!



We want to check out Pymatuning, Leonard Harrison & Colton Point, Greenwood Furnace, Jennings and Kinzua Bridge.

We've been to others that are not on the list too. Beltzville State Park is very pretty too. A ride on a pontoon in mid summer with the breeze = perfect lazy day!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:55 AM
 
6,810 posts, read 5,848,530 times
Reputation: 9564
DH and I have driven past Cook Forest so many times yet have never been there. We will be sure to visit this summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:59 AM
 
6,810 posts, read 5,848,530 times
Reputation: 9564
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magritte25 View Post
We've been to:

Presque Isle - absolutely beautiful and a great weekend getaway. We are probably going back this summer.

Hickory Run - we live close to this park and go to the beach there quite a bit. Very pretty

World's End - To be honest, my husband and I weren't too impressed with this state park though the swimming area is very, very cool. We were expecting better views and were under the false impression this was the "PA Grand Canyon".

Ricketts Glen - Beautiful, beautiful park!



We want to check out Pymatuning, Leonard Harrison & Colton Point, Greenwood Furnace, Jennings and Kinzua Bridge.

We've been to others that are not on the list too. Beltzville State Park is very pretty too. A ride on a pontoon in mid summer with the breeze = perfect lazy day!
You'll love Pymatuning. We sail and swim there a lot in the summer - DH has family there. Beautiful sand beaches, surrounded by forests. Favorite time for DH and I to swim is in the evening, before sunset (after the crowd thins out), or early in the morning. Don't forget to visit the Spillway, to feed the carp!

Edit: If driving through Jamestown to get to Pymatuning, check out "Hunger Busters" - best ice cream in Jamestown.
We stay at family's place in Crawford County, when visiting Pymatuning, and if you have kids, there is Maui Mike's, a nice water slide park without discouragingly long lines.

Last edited by Mrs. Skeffington; 03-18-2011 at 04:18 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 04:22 AM
 
Location: SouthEastern PeeAye
888 posts, read 2,279,337 times
Reputation: 400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
Has anybody ever been to any of Pennsylvania's 20 "must-see" state parks? They are...

3. Cherry Springs State Park
5. Delaware Canal State Park
7. Hickory Run State Park
8. Hyner View State Park
11. Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks
18. Ricketts Glen State Park
20. Worlds End State Park

So if any of you have ever been to any of these places, let me know what you thought.
My list above.

Cherry Springs for star gazing on a night with no clouds is something you'll be telling everyone (who'll listen) about for weeks.

Hyner View on a weekend to watch the hang gliders launch off the top is something you do not see elsewhere.

11, 18 and 20: Multiple return visits and never bored or disappointed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2011, 04:01 AM
 
28,192 posts, read 21,891,679 times
Reputation: 16622
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs. Skeffington View Post
You'll love Pymatuning. We sail and swim there a lot in the summer - DH has family there. Beautiful sand beaches, surrounded by forests. Favorite time for DH and I to swim is in the evening, before sunset (after the crowd thins out), or early in the morning. Don't forget to visit the Spillway, to feed the carp!

Edit: If driving through Jamestown to get to Pymatuning, check out "Hunger Busters" - best ice cream in Jamestown.
We stay at family's place in Crawford County, when visiting Pymatuning, and if you have kids, there is Maui Mike's, a nice water slide park without discouragingly long lines.
Thanks for the recommendations! Pymatuning is on our list of parks to see this summer. Cannot wait!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Yeah
3,191 posts, read 6,008,035 times
Reputation: 902
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
Presque Isle has no equal.

I don't know about that. It is one of a kind and has a lot to offer, but it's also become over commercialized and over crowded in the spring, summer, and fall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Yeah
3,191 posts, read 6,008,035 times
Reputation: 902
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny C View Post
I have been to all of the top 20 listed except for World's End, Hickory Run, and Cherry Springs. I loved Ricketts Glen because I am a huge waterfall fan. Here are a few pics from Ricketts Glen SP:





















Thanks for the great memories! When I was 24 and living in Erie, I planned a week long hiking trip that started in Ricketts Glen and then ended in Wellsboro and the PA Grand Canyon. Time of my life!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
22,631 posts, read 12,972,086 times
Reputation: 15767
I'm surprised nobody mentioned Salt Springs State Park in the Endless Mountains Region of northeastern PA (Susquehanna County0. It has some fantastic waterfalls and the scenery is gorgeous.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-21-2011, 06:37 AM
 
28,192 posts, read 21,891,679 times
Reputation: 16622
I'll be honest Clark - I've never heard of i! . Off to Google...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-21-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
33,969 posts, read 62,933,771 times
Reputation: 56624
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottrpriester View Post
I don't know about that. It is one of a kind and has a lot to offer, but it's also become over commercialized
Overcommercialized?

Because you can rent bikes now?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top