Family Fun in PA  Things to see and Do In Pennsylvania

Canoe Creek State Park Hollidaysburg

Canoe Creek State Park   Hollidaysburg, Blair County

This is a beautiful park surrounding a 155-acre lake, 12 miles east of Altoona. A great spot for fishing, swimming, hiking, biking and boating. There are also dcabins available for renting, nature programs, winter sports, and hunting.

Delaware Canal State Park in Bucks County

Delaware Canal State Park                    Easton to New Hope to Bristol, Bucks County

It amazes me that not many people know about this park. This place is a Registered National Historic Landmark! Get on bikes, pack a lunch ride along the towpath. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but there is so much history associated with the canal.

Tyler State Park Newtown, Bucks County

Tyler State Park                                                                    Newtown, Bucks County

Tyler Park is 1700 acres of family fun in Newtown, Bucks County. Hiking, Bike Riding, Kite Flying, Canoeing, Fishing, Playgrounds, Nature Programs and more.  Tyler Park has everything.

Kinzua Bridge State Park Johnsonburg

Kinzua Bridge State Park    Johnsonburg, McKean County

The 329-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors a chance to walk the Tracks Across the Sky. Located in McKean County, this park is the home of the newly reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The Viaduct, once known as the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,054 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003. In 2011, the engineering masterpiece was reinvented as a new pedestrian walkway, the Kinzua Sky Walk, where visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge as well as peer down into the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway.

Parker Dam State Park Pennfield

Parker Dam State Park Pennfield, Clearfield County

We have been going to Parker Dam State Park for more than 30 years. Rent a Cabin or campsite and enjoy the hiking, organized activities, swimming, bbqs and more. Maybe even see some bears!

Archbald Pothole State Park Dalton

Archbald Pothole State Park  Dalton, Lackawanna County

Ok, this is pretty cool and I really want to go see it.  The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. And get this, it would take 35 fire truck tankers to fill the pothole. WOW!

Pine Grove Furnace State Park Cumberland County

Pine Grove Furnace State Park   Gardners, Cumberland County

This park is fabulous! There is a cool Children’s Discovery Area that provides fun, hands-on learning experiences.   Plus, you can check out the Appalachain Train Museum!  Honestly, there is so much to do, that the park actually made a TOP 10 List!

Salt Springs State Park Montrose

Salt Springs State Park Montrose, Susquehanna County

Salt Springs is the treasure of the Endless Mountains. Taking its name from a historic artesian well of naturally salty water, this unpretentious destination offers the peace and beauty of streams and woodlands combined with the convenience of trails, historic farm buildings, cottages, camping, picnic grounds and plenty of open spaces. Salt Springs is open to the public year-round, without charge, from sunrise to sunset.

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park Phillipsburg, Centre County

The Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. Heading to Black Moshanon during the summer? Get a campsite, swim at sandy beach, hike, bike. . oh and don't forget your boat!