One of the best parts of living in Pennsylvania (PA) is the amount of things there is to do. Whether you want to take in museums, go see old battlegrounds, or get lost in the country, PA has you covered. This state is rich in culture and history and it is an amazing place to get lost in. Here are few of the best day drives in Pennsylvania that you can take right now.
Best Day Drive in Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap is where the Delaware River cuts through the Appalachian Mountains and separates PA from New Jersey. There are an abundance of things to do in this area from fishing, hiking back to waterfalls, sitting by the riverbank and watching blue cranes fly gracefully, or even canoeing down the river. It is amazing to realize how massive this river is and that you can spot deer, black bear, raccoons, and even a gray fox by the banks. This area is also known for its stellar rock climbing. Up on Mount Minsi on Route 611 there is a strenuous trail up to the cliffs that is overgrown and back to its natural state – a perfect place to tackle the elements.
Tour the Battlefields
Taking a drive through the battlefields of Gettysburg is like no other drive. You can feel the history and the respect around every turn. There are monuments for both the North and the South and each one tells the story of what happened there. It is hollowed ground so you should only walk on the designated paths, not on the grass. There is a great road tour that you can take and drive around the entire area. It easily can take an entire day to view the area. Touring Gettysburg is one of the highlights of a drive through Pennsylvania.
Take a tour through Lancaster County and see how the Amish live. There are street stands filled with homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, pies, plus handmade blankets and hand-carved furniture. In between your stops for goodies, check out all the covered bridges in the area. Most are single-lane and each tell a story of a time in history. Lancaster county is filled with beautiful wildflowers, livestock grazing happily in the fields, and a way of life that is off the grid and incredibly amazing.
Enjoy your drive through Pennsylvania, no matter which direction you decide to go.