Pennsylvania's scenic byways are more than just breathtaking vistas. These meandering highways — now swathed in the rich colors of autumn — twist and turn and tell the story of the heart and soul of the Keystone State.
Start with the Laurel Highlands Scenic Byway and a whitewater rafting excursion down the Youghiogheny River before heading to the ultimate in waterfall architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater masterpiece.
Enjoy the Grand View Scenic Byway atop Pittsburgh's Mount Washington, or from the Monongahela or Duquesne inclines, and you'll have an unobstructed and undeniably beautiful view of Pittsburgh, voted by ForbesTraveler.com as having one of the world's most stunning skylines.
Catch the end of prime fall foliage viewing at the newly-opened Kinzua Sky Walk along the Kinzua Byway connecting to Route 6. Walk the tracks across the sky and look down through reinforced glass at the valley below. Don't miss the world-famous Zippo/Case Visitor Center in the nearby town of Bradford. The hardwood forests of the Allegheny National Forest, the waters of the Allegheny Reservoir and the blazing colors of autumn combine to make the Longhouse National Scenic Byway vast and awe-inspiring.
Wind southwest to Crawford County and journey across Route 6 and the Crawford Lakelands Scenic Byway for views of Pymatuning Lake, Pymatuning Spillway, "where the ducks walk on the fish," and Conneaut Lake Park, a 120-year-old lakefront amuseument park with a wooden roller coaster, lakefront hotel and nightclub.