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Old 03-30-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Rickets Glenn SP ranks as my number one favorite SP in Pennsylvania. I enjoy the mountaintop elevation, Lake Jean, numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, and its relative isolation.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Luzerne County
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All are great suggestions, Colton Point has a magnificent view of the canyon. I agree with Cosmic, though....Ricketts Glen is incredible. Do the hike or you've missed the park, 20 plus sets of falls in a picturesque forest. Wonderful in mid summer as the falls are very refreshing. Great blueberry bushes by the lake!!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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X3 on Rickets Glen SP - it's awesome and not far away. A waterfall lovers paradise:





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Old 03-30-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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I'll put another vote in for Hickory Run as my favorite.

There are many other PA parks I love though.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Wow, great pics of the Rickets Glen water falls! And wild blueberries, too? Thanks, that should be first on our list. Presque Isle looks beautiful, too. Growing up in Patton I remember many drives out to the then new Prince Gallitzen SP (it was called something else originally). When they first built the dam you could walk across the top as it filled to become the lovely lake it is now. I remember the trails as being very friendly and easy for casual walkers as well as hikers. Gosh, we are only one year away from retiring back to good ol PA. We can't wait to "take to the hills and trails".

Are there any state parks with historical significances (sp) ? Or any with covered bridges or old structures?
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Ricketts Glen is my favorite park as well. A close second is World's End SP and it's right down the road.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Are there any state parks with historical significances (sp) ? Or any with covered bridges or old structures?
McConnells Mills in Lawrence County has a covered bridge. And nice trails.

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Sunsets at Presque Isle are outstanding.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Time to bring this thread back after a long hiatus.


I have some time this summer that I might use to explore some of the state parks in the western part of the state. Can anyone give me some suggestions? OhioPyle looks good and is one of the largest ones in the entire system. Is anyone familiar with this park, how is the hiking? And can you give some other suggestions?
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:41 AM
 
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Like many parks in PA, Hickory run is a great one. Unfortunately, having lived just down the road from the park for decades, I can confirm that it's nowhere near any of the towns and cities listed. My favorites are not the big showy ones, but all the small remote ones in the Northern Tier counties. Bonus points if they have the old CCC improvements, especially cabins.
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