Pennsylvania is a state with lush woodlands, plenty of wildlife, and pristine waters. It’s a great place for fans of the outdoors and anyone who wishes to go fishing, water rafting, or just cook a delicious meal shaded by the trees.
If you’re a hiker, then camping in Pennsylvania has everything you could want. With 121 state parks, 184 rail trails, and five national and historic trails that are part of the National Trail System, there is something to be found across every corner of this gorgeous green state. From perfectly flat hikes that appeal to families with small children to the challenging 21 mile Heritage Rail trail, every skill level can have a good time. For a special treat, check out the Falls Trail System, which passes 22 waterfalls including the 94 foot Ganoga Falls.
If your camping adventure means that you’re always on the lookout for wildlife to photograph, then Pennsylvania has you covered there, too. There are more than 60 species of mammals in the woods of Pennsylvania, including such variety as bats, skunks and even flying weasels! (Yes, those are real!) And birders can enjoy their camping experience with 400 species of birds to watch, including rare peregrine falcons, short-eared owl, and the greater prairie chicken.
Feeling adventurous? There are plenty of places to rock climb, geocache, or bike. There are 180 biking trails across this great state. And if you’re here in the winter, you can get the adrenaline pumping with snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Finally, for nighttime serenity, head to Potter County where you can get away from the light pollution and see a sky full of vibrant twinkling stars. Whether observing the stars from the campground, or from the stargazing field, you can wish upon millions of stars.