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Maple: Tapping into PA - PA Wilds

Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Experience the maple tradition with the  Annual Maple Weekend in Potter and Tioga counties. The massive two-county festival takes place every March and includes 17 participating farms. Explore as many of the listed maple farms your sweet tooth can handle!


Farm Hopping

Start your day with farms tours, demonstrations, and pure maple products in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Learn about each farm’s history, hear about their maple processes, and discover recipes that have been passed down through generations. Peruse a varied selection of maple products, such as maple salad dressing, barbecue sauce, jellies, homemade cookies, milkshakes, and cotton candy.

Pop’s Culture Shoppe

Travel to Wellsboro, just off scenic Route 6 to discover Pop’s Culture Shoppe - a draw for both new and seasoned gamers and hobbyists. From classic board games, role playing games, and trading card games to comics, books, and puzzles. You can also test drive games in the shop’s demo-library, and purchase exclusive scenic puzzles features photos by regional photographers.

State Parks

Travel Time: 20 minutes

Just 20 minutes west is Leonard Harrison State Park and its scenic overlook. Stop by the 585-acre natural beauty to take in the most famous scenic views from the east rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Waiting for you on the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park which features a gift shop, visitor center, and food concession.  

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Travel Time: 35 minutes

Your PA Wilds journey continues with a visit to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. Explore Pennsylvania’s rich lumbering history and learn about the ongoing care, management, and recreational use of its forests. After your brief history lesson, visit the museum store, which is known as the Foreman's Room, to browse souvenir items, handmade wooden objects, and natural products unique to the area. Some of the most popular items in the store include Smokey the Bear patches and pins, wooden toys, clothing, and books.

Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse

Travel Time: 10 minutes

We hope you’ve worked up an appetite, because your next stop is at the Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse. Order the Black Angus charbroiled steaks — the house specialty— and enjoy live music, pool, and darts  in the lounge. Once you’ve had your fill, spend the night at the attached inn to rest up for day two.