Best Road Trips in Pennsylvania
See the Keystone State Along These Famed Tours
Hit the road and see the Pennsylvania Wilds this fall, check out Civil War sites this summer, and just plain enjoy yourself any time in between.
This autumn, why not start with the Fall Foliage Tour? Fall travelers can set their sights on the Keystone State for some of the best autumn colors in the country. U.S. Route 6 spans nearly 400 miles of northern Pennsylvania, and fans of fall foliage may explore the many historic cities along the way, and anticipate heavy leaf peeping in the Susquehanna River Valley, the Pine Creek Gorge, and the Allegheny National Forest.
Now get ready for the most famous battlefield in America – the Gettysburg National Military Park. Set just north of the Pennsylvania border, Gettysburg covers 3,965 acres, and is surrounded by the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District.
For a unique experience, and on you'll not soon forget, head into Pennsylvania Dutch Country for an exciting and intimate look at an old school way of life. From the farms, to the eclectic antique shops and restaurants, Pennsylvania Dutch Country features a wide range of attractions and sites – pass through charming cities and boroughs like Allentown, and Bethlehem on your way into Lancaster.
One of the best ways to experience an authentic look at central Pennsylvania is with a tour of the Civil War sites. You'll meander through cities like Harrisburg – the state capital – and Shippensburg. Find a wealth of attractive and, sometimes, interactive sites. Don't miss out on the Chambersburg Heritage Center, or the National Civil War Museum in downtown Harrisburg.
Out in west-central PA, explore the Pennsylvania Wilds. Drive to and through cities like Bradford, St. Marys, and Clearfield – don't miss top attractions like the Zippo/Case Visitors Center, the Grove City Premium Outlets, or the Mercer Raceway Park. In DuBois you'll find a taste of locally made wines at the Laurel Mountain Vineyard, and enjoy a hike through the Parker Dam State Park.