Don't miss the waterfalls, overlooks, or ancient trees of Penn's Woods
A visit to the Keystone State would be incomplete without a glimpse at some of the stunning natural attractions within our state forestland. From the reconstructed bog in Black Moshannon State Park to the Wildflower Reserve at Raccoon Creek State Park, we've got panoramic vistas, unique geologic formations, and even scenic swampland worth writing home about:
A banker donated "the Lookout" to Pennsylvania State Parks. Now, this spot is called Leonard Harrison State Park and features modern facilities, a visitor center and the most famous scenic views of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the gorge sprawling 40 miles over Pine Creek. Few places are as excellent for kite flying as Samuel S. Lewis State Park. The sloping hill of the park provides perfect winds and a scenic view of the Susquehanna River. Bender and Black Bear Swamps at Tobyhanna State Park contain acidic shrub swamps like spagnum moss as well as other rare plants and animals. Take in the view from High Knob Overlook southwest of Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County in June when the mountain laurel is in bloom or in October when fall color is at its peak. Scamper across the 16-acre Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park, a vast, flat National Natural Landmark created during the last ice age. The Box Huckleberry Natural Area is home to what could possibly be one of the world’s oldest living plants. This plant colony is actually one single, interconnected organism that may be close to 1,300 years old!