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August 26th, 2020

This is an excerpt from an article that was originally written by Julekha Dash and published on


Dubbed the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the 47-mile Pine Creek Gorge in Wellsboro slices 165,000 acres of the Tioga State Forest in North Central Pennsylvania where foliage peaks early October. Hike one of the overlook trails at Leonard Harrison State Park or Colton Point State Park, which take visitors from the panoramic vistas on top to the canyon floor. The more adventurous can bike the 62-mile Pine Creek Rail Trail, which runs along the canyon and connects small towns. Stay overnight in a rustic lodge or historic B&B in downtown Wellsboro. 
Pennsylvania's Lake Erie might be known for boating and other summer activities, but in the fall, the destination turns into an ideal spot to enjoy autumn colors reflected in the waters. Located on a peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park offers a 13.4-mile recreational trail that loops around the park that can be experienced by foot, bike or at a more leisurely pace in your car. Stop in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (mask required) to explore the interactive exhibits on the area's conservation efforts and climb the 75-foot tower for a bird's eye view of the park. Note that the center is limiting visitors to 25 at one time. If you're heading up within the next month, take a boat sightseeing tour aboard the 65-foot Lady Kate.

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