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First-time RVers camping in Pennsylvania will discover a world of other firsts in the state. In addition to being the site of the first capital of the United States, there are other notable firsts near Pennsylvania campgrounds. These include the nation's first library, zoo, newspaper, volunteer fire company, botanical garden and banana split. But for the camper discovering Pennsylvania, there will be many firsts while visiting RV parks in Pennsylvania.
Organizations have given Pennsylvania top ratings on a number of destinations. National Geographic named Route 6 one of the top scenic drives in the country. This route takes you through 400-plus miles of history and heritage. While camping in
Organizations have given Pennsylvania top ratings on a number of destinations. National Geographic named Route 6 one of the top scenic drives in the country. This route takes you through 400-plus miles of history and heritage. While camping in Pennsylvania, drive to the top of Mount Washington after dark and see what USA Weekend Magazine has rated second on its list of the 10 most beautiful places in America. And, if you're an angler, make sure to pack your rod and reel while staying at Pennsylvania campgrounds, because Field and Stream magazine recognized Raystown Lake as one of the top 25 hottest American fishing destinations. RV parks in Pennsylvania get you close to all this and more.
With more than 17 million acres of forest, outdoor enthusiasts won't be disappointed while visiting Pennsylvania. Take your camera with you when you visit Elk County where you'll see hundreds of roaming elk. When in the state, you can visit where the wild things are in the Pennsylvania wilds, which covers more than 2 million acres of public land. While camping in Pennsylvania, bring your bicycle along because there are many trails throughout, including the new multi-purpose Allegrippis Trail and the Great Allegheny Passage, a 335-mile link between the nation's capital and the Pittsburg area. The trails are also great for a short family hike or day-long trek.
Speaking of family, Pennsylvania campgrounds provide vacations full of family fun, but if you want to leave the confines of the campground, there's plenty to see and do. In Lancaster, visit Hands-on House, Children's Museum. In 1926, Knoebel's Amusement Park was established and still provides hours of child-like fun. A big surprise—Knoebel's admission is always free. And, if anyone in your family loves chocolate, a visit to The Hershey Story is a must. This museum allows visitors to take a journey through the legacy of Milton S. Hershey.
Pennsylvania is home to some of the best places to see wildlife from all over the globe while staying comfortably in one of the many RV parks in Pennsylvania. The World Sanctuary of Pennsylvania currently provides food, shelter, and veterinary care for more than 40 wolves. People come from all over the world to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to see as many as 18,000 raptors fly past each autumn. The world's first refuge for birds of prey, a total of 235 species of birds have been sighted at or near this 75-year-old bird-watching Mecca. You don't have to be in the Midwest to see buffalo. Stop by the Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm, which is home to more than 50 wild buffalo.