Pennsylvania Travel Guides

Pennsylvania is a Mid-Atlantic state known for its historic significance in the founding of America, regional food such as Philly Cheesesteaks, beautiful hike and bike trails, and more.

The big cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are certainly worth a visit. But personally, I loved exploring the more natural side of Pennsylvania.

You can hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail, go white water rafting, enjoy a scenic camping trip, and more. Read my guides to the Laurel Highlands and Happy Valley, PA to get a taste of what the state has to offer.

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The Best Time to Visit Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is beautiful year round and experiences all 4 seasons, so the answer depends on what you’re interested in doing. During the winter, you can participate in fun winter adventures such as snowmobiling and skiing.

Spring is a great time to spend time outside before things get too hot or crowded. You can bike the Great Allegheny Passage, visit the Mason-Dixie Wine Trail, explore the covered bridges of Lehigh Valley, and more.

In the summer months, cool off with water activities such as white water rafting in Ohiopyle or kayaking at Black Moshannon State Park.

The fall offers opportunities to enjoy fall foliage and some of the best places to chase leaves are Allegheny National Forest, Pine Creek Gorge and the Heritage Rail Trail.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with when to visit. But if you want to hike, I most recommend visiting in the summer or fall.

Pennsylvania Travel Resources

Heading to Pennsylvania soon? Here are some resources to help you plan!

Pennsylvania Travel Guides

Read my outdoorsy travel guides for Ohiopyle and State College to plan an epic Pennsylvania road trip!

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