17 Photos That Prove Pennsylvania Should Be Your Happy Place

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1. Find inner peace where sky meets water at Erie National Wildlife Refuge.

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2. Marvel at the impressive engineering of Horseshoe Curve, a three-track railroad curve at the base of the Allegheny Mountains.

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3. Make a point to find one of Pennsylvania’s beautiful, historic covered bridges.


4. Soar through the skies at Hyner View State Park.

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5. Wake up to sherbet skies in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


6. Trek through Mohawk Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park.


7. Unplug in America’s oldest Amish settlement: Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


8. Indulge your inner historian at Gettysburg National Military Park.


9. Explore Bushkill Falls, aka the “Niagara of Pennsylvania.”


10. Make your way to the top of Mt. Washington on the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


11. Take a deep breath in the fields of Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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12. Learn why Philadelphia is known as the “City of Murals.”

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13. Discover the remains of Kinzua Bridge, a massive wrought iron bridge once named the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”


14. Hike Pine Creek Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.”

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15. Climb through boulder fields at Hickory Run State Park.


16. Savor the view atop a mountain at the Delaware Water Gap.


17. Relax in Presque Isle State Park, home to Pennsylvania’s only surf beaches.


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