Pittsburgh once conjured images of "hell with the lid off." Today, the city at the forks of the Ohio is a shining, modern metropolis that leads the way in bioengineering, medicine, and high technology. And this year, the city is celebrating! Pittsburgh 250 is a year-long commemoration of the naming of the city by General John Forbes in 1758 — and it's a party like you've never seen before. Champion pro sports teams, a host of cultural amenities, and the first T. Rex fossils ever discovered mean that the Steel City has something to enchant everybody.
Route: 120, Clinton and Elk Counties
Travel through unspoiled forests and rugged vistas through the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Your voyage will take you from Lock Haven to historic Ridgway along the Old Sinnemahoning Trail, a Native American road tucked between the West Branch Susquehanna and Allegheny Rivers. Watch for elk herds in nearby Winslow Hill.
Save time for some of the charming, quintessential small towns that make Pennsylvania famous. Stop in Saint Marys for a cold Straub beer, or check out Kettle Creek State Park in Renovo. And with its magnificent Victorian architecture, Williamsport, home of the Little League World Series, is a worthy side trip.