Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Jonathan Run Trail and Sugar Run Falls (Ohiopyle State Park, PA)

The Youghiogheny River Gorge in southwest Pennsylvania’s Ohiopyle State Park has many echoes of other, arguably grander canyons in the area, such as New River Gorge in southern West Virginia and Cheat River Gorge at Coopers Rock State Forest near … Continue reading

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Jumonville Glen Trail (Fort Necessity National Battlefield, PA)

What precisely happened on May 28, 1754 at Jumonville Glen in southwestern Pennsylvania remains unknown to this day. British forces led by a young Lieutenant Colonel George Washington claimed that, when they encountered a French contingent encamped at the base … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hikes in 2018

The start of the new year offers a time to reflect on the year that was: although other commitments slowed my rate of production in 2018, I still managed to add 37 new posts during the year to Live and … Continue reading

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Mount Tammany Loop (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ)

At the Delaware Water Gap, part of a broader National Recreation Area bearing its name, the Delaware River slices through a weakness in the mountains, forming a picturesque valley on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Two peaks, part … Continue reading

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Crater Lake Trail (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ)

The Crater Lake Trail (no, not that Crater Lake) is a pleasant—although not particularly inspiring—loop hike in a remote section of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the New Jersey side. Access to Crater Lake requires a lengthy drive … Continue reading

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Raymondskill Falls Trail (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA)

The 150-foot Raymondskill Falls, when at full strength, is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Mid-Atlantic and the tallest in the state of Pennsylvania. Nestled in a shaded valley in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the three-tiered … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, PA

– Revolutionary War Series – At just 0.02 acres in size, Thaddeus Kosciuscko National Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the smallest unit in the National Park Service system. A short walk from Independence National Historical Park, this rarely-visited site commemorates … Continue reading

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Independence National Historical Park, PA

– Revolutionary War Series – Independence National Historical Park comprises more than a dozen historical sites scattered across Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, tied together through the thread of the American Revolution. Frequented by the Founding Fathers, Philadelphia was the epicenter of revolutionary … Continue reading

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River Trail Loop (Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA)

– Revolutionary War Series – While the majority of the historical sites are across the river, the north side of Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge National Historical Park offers some quiet hiking along the gentle Schuylkill River. Those looking for a circuit … Continue reading

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Valley Forge National Historical Park, PA

– Revolutionary War Series – Valley Forge is by far the most famous of the Continental Army’s winter encampments during the Revolutionary War. Just a day’s march from British-occupied Philadelphia, Valley Forge hosted thousands of George Washington’s soldiers during the … Continue reading

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