Lace up and set off on a hiking journey that will take you to wetlands and waterfalls, old-growth forests and wildlife encounters. Pennsylvania hikes are offered at all levels. Stroll on trails through the woods and meadow of a wildflower preserve, rest atop scenic bluffs looking out over narrow ravines or down a little trail mix and take the ultimate hike: Hop on the Appalachian Trail – its mid-point rests in Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Gettysburg.
With hundreds of miles of trails and terrain, Pennsylvania also offers some of the best trails, single-track or old dirt roads for biking. Get a grip on the mountain ridge above Raystown Lake, and pedal the Allegrippis Trails, a 24-trail system across 32 miles. Cruise on two wheels – or two feet – to see trees, rustic bridges, small towns and wildlife along 141 completed miles of the Great Allegheny Passage, a biking and hiking path from Homestead, PA to Cumberland, Md.