Secrets of Appalachia: A Hidden Wealth of Culture

Nature shaped a beautiful spot in Northern and North Central Appalachia and the folks in Pennsylvania take serious their stewardship of culture and heritage. Whether it's the food ways, folk ways, fairs and festivals or ritual days, you'll find an evergreen culture just right for your getaway. Experience our preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse villages, attend re-enactments, visit landmarks or stand on hallowed ground.

Discover Northern Appalachia below by region.

PA WILDS

Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mount Jewett Dark Sky Preserve at Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton Pine Creek Gorge, Wellsboro Penn-Brad Oil Museum, Bradford Allegheny National Forest, Warren Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Galeton Woolrich Original Company Store, Woolrich Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cooksburg Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney

PA GREAT LAKES REGION

Riverside Inn, Cambridge Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, Titusville Drake Well Museum, Titusville Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Guys Mills Wendell August Forge, Grove City

UPSTATE PA

Wyalusing Rocks, Wyalusing Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall, Scranton Eckley Miners Village, Weatherly Delaware Water Gap, Delaware Water Gap No. 9 Mine & Museum, Lansford

PITTSBURGH AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE

Manchester Craftsmen Guild, Pittsburgh Old Economy Village, Ambridge Meadowcroft Museum & Rural Life, Avella Bradford House, Washington Sarris Candies, Canonsburg Great Allegheny Passage, Pittsburgh Laurel Caverns, Hopwood

THE ALLEGHENIES

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, Huntingdon Inn at Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, Hollidaysburg Old Bedford Village, Bedford

Other Resources: PA Heritage Areas

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