With a temperate climate showcasing every beautiful season across statewide mountains and valleys, and a variety of historical sites littering nearly every corner, the state of Pennsylvania provides ample reasons for visiting year-round. From spring to summer, fall to winter, avid traveler Kathy Petrino has explored parts of this northeastern U.S. state and shares a few reasons why checking it out is worth the time and effort.
Kathy Petrino, a travel writer as well as adventurer, recommends the Gettysburg battlefield first and foremost. A turning point site in the Civil War, Gettysburg, Pa. is where approximately 50,000 Americans lost their lives and it remains hallowed ground today. The cemetery provides a sense of history in addition to spaces where the battle was fought, which tour guides even reenact for guests. Also vital toward Pennsylvania’s history, the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton. Take a glimpse at a former working coal mine and descend 300-feet into the earth via mine car to explore how old-time mining occurred within the state.
For more fun, the Laurel Caverns near Pittsburgh also travel 46 stories deep into the earth for exploration of the largest cave system in the state. And Pennsylvania is big on amusement parks -- Hershey Park, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Kennywood, Knoebels and Waldameer are across the state, all ranging in size and scope for families to enjoy.
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