Philadelphia, PA - For a scenic hike or bike ride in Montgomery County, PA, head to the Pennypack Trail. This 14-mile route follows an old roadbed and crosses Pennypack Creek. The trail winds through open meadows and young woodlands. In the center, it crosses a third-century bridge and encircles the headwaters of the cleanest stream in the preserve. In the end, it intersects State Road via bike lanes.
Philadelphia, PA - If you're looking for a great view of the area, explore the Bicentennial Tower in Erie, Pennsylvania. Bicentennial Tower was built to celebrate the city's bicentennial year in 1996. It is 187 feet tall and provides spectacular views of Lake Erie, downtown Erie, and Presque Isle State Park. Inside, you'll find two observation decks.
Philadelphia, PA - The most dramatic waterfall in western Pennsylvania is located just east of Pittsburgh in the nature area of Buttermilk Falls in Armstrong County. Despite its soaring 46-foot height, Buttermilk Falls is easy to reach and off the beaten path, with an accessible trail to the waterfall platform that does not venture into the gorge. Further along the trail, less-maintained trails lead across the creek for additional views. A walk to the waterfall is less than a quarter mile.
Philadelphia, PA - The Gallitzin State Forest is located in western Pennsylvania, just outside the city of Johnstown. There are two main divisions: wooded and rugged and reclaimed lands. In the past, the state forest was used by logging companies and the Bethlehem Steel Plant for quarrying and coal mining. Visitors can hike to the Wolf Rocks and see a natural bog nearby.