And Now, for the hiking section of this blog... there is Hike somewhere in my blog name....
In 2004, my spoiled cousins from Chicago came to visit us, and they were in complete awe at the amount of trees all around us, it's was like they had never seen a tree in their lives, and I remember telling them, that one of my favorite things about PA is all the trees and greens.
Years later, I have reminded myself that one of the biggest benefits to living in Pennsylvania is easy access to many beautiful state parks. This year, we had the pleasure of visiting 4 new state parks. Here are some memories of them, and memories from other favorites.
Susquehannock State Park - This parks offers the best view of the Susquehanna River in Pa. The trails are small and some are steep, but it's a beautiful park.
We also visited an old favorite, Pine Grove Furnace State Park and rode our bikes around the trail.
Also, Did you know there is a natural mountain cold air room in Trough Creek State Park? It came in very handy in the middle of the summer heat.
There is also a rock balancing itself in a ledge, it's very impressive.
And last, we were sad that it took us so long to make it to Ohiopyle State Park, but we enjoyed the trip very much.
Sometimes I think PA State Park Systems should pay me to go visit their parks... I do visit enough of them a year!
We hope to return to Ohiopyle next spring and maybe even try out some out of state Parks!! Shenandoah National Park has been on our list to visit for a long time, maybe we'll sing up for it's half marathon and make it happen.
Did you visit any State Parks this year ?
Do you have a favorite state park?