Pennsylvania’s 10 Most Incredible State Parks

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1. Ricketts Glen State Park (Nearby Hotels)

One of the most scenic places in the entire state of Pennsylvania is Ricketts Glen State Park. Extending through parts of Columbia, Sullivan, and Luzerne counties, this 13,050-acre park features the 94-foot Ganoga Falls, which is the tallest of 22 waterfalls here. The park is about 30 miles north of Bloomsburg. Hikers will love the Falls Trail System and cooling off with a swim in Lake Jean on hot summer days. There’s a campground and cabins, which are great for winter weekends when it’s too cold to sleep outside. Other winter activities that are popular here include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. This is also a popular place for hunting and seeing the mountain laurel bloom in mid-June.

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