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Old 03-30-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Hubby and I love state parks and when we move back to PA we want to visit every single state park there. We enjoy the outdoors and hiking with our dogs. So, what is your favorite state park and why?
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Presque Isle. No contest. Ain't nowhere like it in the state.

Pennsylvania State Parks - Presque Isle - PA DCNR
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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Mine is Price Gallitzin. A lot of this is due to memories of going there as a kid. It has a very nice lake for fishing and boating. It also has one of the nicer campgrounds for a Pennsylvania state park.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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The PA State Park system is probably my favorite thing about the commonwealth. Some are very modern but carry a lot of history and still hold on to the rustic feel of our ancestors, and some are not so developed and have that true outdoors feel to them.

I love Presque Isle because that's where I grew up. The park management there, however, needs to do something about the use of the multi use trail. It gets crowded beyond the point of being dangerous during the summer months, people disobey the one way markings on the trail, etc.

We also love Colton Point and Leonard Harrison parks, near Wellsboro.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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I like Cook's Forest. It's very rural and nice to canoe down the Clarion River.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I like Cook's Forest. It's very rural and nice to canoe down the Clarion River.
I second Cook's Forest. We used to rent a cabin there when I was kid. Good times.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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Pennsylvania State Parks - StateParks.com

Hickory Run State Park, a Pennsylvania State Park near Allentown, Hanover Township, Kingston, Mountain Top, Nanticoke


Boulder Field is pretty neat.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Central Pennsylvania
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My favorite would be Trough Creek State Park. I like it because it is close to Raystown Lake.
Pennsylvania State Parks - Trough Creek - PA DCNR
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Boardman, OH
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I second Cook's Forest. We used to rent a cabin there when I was kid. Good times.
My family has a place up there, been going up there since I was in the womb! Absolutely beautiful part of the state. Plenty of good trails to hike there as well and the views from Seneca Point and the Fire Tower are gorgeous.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Prince Gallitzin has an interesting trail system, seemingly uncrowded. Its topography is such that you and your dogs can get past others/others get past you on the trails better than elsewhere.

Raccoon Creek has many many trails. Keystone (near Latrobe) has many as well. Moraine, NW of Butler, especially so.

Ricketts Glen is great for scenery in the inner park, but crowds and dicey topography aren't really dog friendly
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