|Places we've been in Pennsylvania|
We are natives of Pennsylvania & when we get
back to visit our parents we try to take the kids somewhere special for a day. These are
some of the places we've been.
The Glens Natural Area is a Y-shaped gorge made by two branches of Kitchen Creek. The elevation drop is 1,000 feet in 2 1/4 miles. There are 22 named waterfalls along the 4.5-mile Y-shaped trail and dozens of smaller, anonymous cascades. The trail follows Ganoga Glen and Glen Leigh gorges. Waters Meet is where the two branches of the creek come together and there are three falls downstream. One of these falls is popular with teens on hot days. Glen Leigh is the steeper of the two gorges, but overall I rate the trail moderate.
Many of the steep steps along waterfalls are made
of cut logs and can be slippery with spray. Several of the bridges are made from felled
trees, which give them a natural look, but allow for passage by only one person at a time.
As whenever hiking, wear appropriate footwear - hiking boots are best.
End State Park, Forksville
The Forksville Area is home to at least two covered brdges.... these pictures are of one.
This is the sign that is posted on top the bridge...
My kids looking out the bridge
Pennsylvania State Flower, Mountain Laurel
Blooms in early June. It is illegal to pick the blooms. If you haven't already guessed, the background image on this page is mountain laurel.
And for the curious, our "hometown" regional newspaper: