June 9, 2014

The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon


We Americans are all familiar with Arizona's Grand Canyon.
But did you know that Pennsylvania has one of its own?

Referred to as one of the state's best-kept vacation secrets,
and listed as one of the Top 10 PA Attractions,
The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is a sight to behold!

Located in north-central Pennsylvania, it's near Wellsboro,
and part of the Tioga State Forest.
We made a point to stop by when we were recently in the area.


Also known as the Pine Creek Gorge, this picturesque canyon is
47 miles long, 4,000 feet rim to rim, and 1,500 feet at its deepest point.

Unlike the Grand Canyon out west, this one is covered with gorgeous vegetation.
It was beyond beautiful when we visited in the spring, 
and no doubt especially stunning when robed in autumn colors!


Adventure awaits!
The surrounding area features several campgrounds 
and the Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks.

The Pine Creek is a mecca for whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing.
It also draws fishermen from far and wide for small mouth bass and trout.

There are plenty of hiking and biking trails, including the
Pine Creek Rail Trail, which follows the creek at the base of the canyon. 


Visitors can take a wagon ride tour of the canyon!


Bald eagles, river otter, wild turkeys, white tail deer and black bear call this place home.
The scenery is breathtaking - just to take it in and stand in awe of God's magnificent creation!


We also visited nearby Corning, New York.
Check out my post on the Corning Museum of Glass!

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