5 Beautiful State Parks In Western PA
Ohiopyle State Park is home to gorgeous views, several hikes, and fun activities!
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And a river with rapids great for whitewater rafting. You can even hike to see the falls up close.
A short walk will take you to Cucumber Falls, where you can go rock-hopping.
Laurel Hill State Park is home to many hikes of various difficulties! This hike along the river is quite rocky.
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You can hike to a dam at the park. And where there's a dam, there's also a lake, great for swimming, boating, and fishing!
Also, the whole park is simply gorgeous! You'll find humongous trees, history, and even a butterfly meadow.
Keystone State Park is home to a lake with an area you can search for water creatures.
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In addition to aquatic wildlife, you may find a variety of birds, snakes, and other common animals in the region!
There are many hikes to choose from if you hope to find some animals, like this one that goes by a beaver dam.
Presque Isle State Park is on Lake Erie and has a ton to offer families and outdoor enthusiasts!
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There are beaches for swimming, designated areas for fishing, and launching zones if you want to go boating.
A path for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles runs along the peninsula. You can rent tandem bicycles, surreys, kayaks, and more!
Shawnee State Park is home to Shawnee Lake, which is gorgeous at all times of the day!
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The lake is massive so you could rent a boat for the entire day without running out of places to explore.
The fishing is great here! But if you're not a lake person, you can visit several local attractions nearby.
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