Region: Pennsylvania Wilds
This historic village of Smethport is located along scenic Route 6, named by National Geographic as "one of America's most scenic drives" for its 400 miles of history and heritage, small towns, and the beauty of McKean Forest. Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour through the Smethport Mansion District, a village of 30 opulent properties boasting history and architecture and showcasing the luxurious life of Smethport's past. Other key sites include the McKean County Courthouse, the Route 6 Diner, an old-fashioned mercantile-Lindgren's, and the Old Jail Museum, Pennsylvania's sixth most haunted place. For outdoorsmen, Hamlin Lake provides incredible fishing and outdoor recreation facilities.