Duration: Two days and two nights
This unique road trip allows shoppers and wilderness lovers to combine their passions as the Pennsylvania Wilds is home to some of the best artisan finds (and views!) in Pennsylvania. We’ll start in historic Ridgway, with its quilts, handmade glass and jewelry, and leave a little time to go snowmobiling in the Allegheny National Forest before we head northwest to Erie. Home to Pennsylvania’s only “seashore,” it’s an unusual backdrop for a winter adventure.
Located just outside Ridgway, the Royal Inn offers traditional Italian dining in LaValle’s Italian Garden. Enjoy a glass of local wine or beer in the lounge before or after your meal!Read More >
Located in the heart of the historic district, the Inn is a welcoming Italianate mansion built by lumber baron Jerome Powell in 1865. Each room is decorated in period wallpapers and antiques for a truly luxurious stay. Enjoy a fresh, homemade breakfast each morning.Read More >
This well-known pub provides handcrafted ales and a unique menu with the perfect historic atmosphere, a cozy retreat after a long day of bargain hunting.Read More >
This well-known shop has been selling its famous chocolates since 1889 including their famous sponge taffy. Known for making candies from the freshest ingredients, this is a must-stop destination on your road trip.Read More >
With beautiful scenery and quaint, small-town charm, Boothby Inn provides the perfect setting for a lakeside escape. The elegant 1888 Victorian home still has the original wood stairway and stained glass windows. Visitors can go out for an intimate dinner at one of the many restaurants nearby and take in the breathtaking views on or near the Presque Isle State Park.Read More >
Holiday Cheer Tour
Get in the holiday spirit by touring downtown Ridgway as part of this special tour. Downtown retailers promise unique artisan finds and antiques while shoppers enjoy festive holiday spirits and hors d’oeuvres.
Presque Isle State Park
Take a detour to Pennsylvania’s only “seashore.” This 3,200-acre sandy peninsula arches into Lake Erie and provides the perfect backdrop for a winter adventure. The park offers recreational activities during the winter season including snowshoeing, wind skating or ice skating on the frozen lake.