From the Great Allegheny Passage to the Appalachian Trail and everything in between, Pennsylvania is home to 1,700 miles of rail trails, 2,036 miles of water trails, and 6,753 miles of hiking and biking trails including Pennsylvania’s 2019 Trail of the Year – the 327-mile Mid-State Trail.
This northeastern U.S. state (and the middle one of the 13 original colonies) has a diverse terrain, which includes wide stretches of farmland, national forests, and mountains. Pennsylvania holds a “key” position in the economic, social, and political development of the United States. Three of our most treasured documents were written in Pennsylvania: the US Constitution, the Declaration of independence, and the Gettysburg address.
Philadelphia, the Keystone State’s largest city, displays its rich history in Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and the Liberty Bell, an enduring symbol of American freedom, once hung in the steeple.
Pittsburgh is home to many beautiful green spaces for every outdoor enthusiast. Surrounded by three rivers, visitors can enjoy taking a stroll through Point State Park or Shenley Park. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail provides 24 miles to view the beautiful city by renting bicycles or walking alongside the river. >MORE