Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The unspoiled,untamed Pennsylvania wild

Pennsylvania as we all know is not all about declaration of independence, The liberty bell, Hershey's park,The Amish country side or Gettysburg , there is a wilder and mysterious side to it which is yet unspoiled, untamed and untouched to a large extent by us!

The Allegheny mountains with charming quaint villages, lush forest with abundance of scenic roads , natural trails , breathtaking mountain views is all quite hypnotizing.
Hidden deep inside the Pennsylvanian mountain is Potter county(In north central Pa).Thousands of acres of pristine deep densely packed woods.Even stars shine extra bright in potter county---Cherry spring state park is the first dark sky preserve in Pennsylvania.The park is 0% light pollution.This place is an astronomer's paradise

Lyman run state park , Susquehannock state  park are just a few we touched on our short trip!

Pine creek Gorge---commonly refered as Grand Canyon Of Pennsylvania is a visual feast.There are smaller and less challenging trails to take or some steep ones which takes us down to the river .
Visit here http://www.visittiogapa.com/canyon.html to learn more.

                                                              Tioga- Hammond Lake Pa.

Frosty Hollow our night stay ...

The picturesque historic town of Coudersport is where we stayed.
Driving through and spending a couple of nights in this wildeness was definitely worth a visit over the weekend.Every turn through the winding paths wowed us more than the previous.An unforgettable journey for sure.