The 5 Most Beautiful Towns in PennsylvaniaFebruary 2, 2018
Located on the west bank of the Delaware River, New Hope, Pennsylvania is a tourist town with amazing restaurants, antique shopping, art galleries, unique stores and beautiful walks along the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal. New Hope also offers food tours, a wildflower preserve, the New Hope Winery, sightseeing tours and a children’s museum. Visit the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, which has passenger trips and functions as a heritage railroad, the Bucks County Playhouse, the State Theater of Pennsylvania or the Washington Crossing Historic Park.
Jim Thorpe is a borough in eastern Pennsylvania known as the ‘Switzerland of America’ because of its stunning mountains, its striking and quaint scenery and its architecture. The borough, originally established in 1818 as Mauch Chunk, gained its new name in 1953 after James Francis Thorpe, an Olympic medalist. Jim Thorpe has an array of exceptional outdoor activities, from hiking, skiing, biking and horseback riding to boating, fishing, swimming and camping. The Flagstaff Mountain and the Lehigh Valley offer a gorgeous environment for outdoor exploration. Historical attractions in Jim Thorpe include the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, the Old Mauch Chunk Train Station, the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum, and Eckley Miner’s Village.
Located in south-central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is one of the oldest inland towns in the USA and, with over 200 shops and boutiques, a plethora of outstanding restaurants and a beautiful countryside, it is no wonder why Lancaster is a well liked travel location. Originally settled by Pennsylvania Dutch, the Red Rose City offers an array of distinctive attractions, from the Kitchen Kettle Village to buggy rides throughout the Amish country, bakery tours and tours of Amish-inspired farms.
Located in northwest Pennsylvania, Erie is the fourth largest city in the state and is named after Lake Erie, as the city rests upon its southern shore. The incredibly beautiful Presque Isle State Park attracts millions of visitors each year, as well as the spectacular views of the lake and Presque Isle Bay, thus attributing the title Gem City to the area. Erie’s outdoor attractions include nature trails to be explored by foot or by horseback, cross-country skiing, camping and birding.
The borough of Gettysburg, at which the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address occurred, is rich in history, culture and beauty. Visitors can tour the beautiful location at which the battle took place at the Gettysburg National Battlefield, located in the Gettysburg National Military Park. This southern Pennsylvania borough allows visitors to relive history up close via tours on foot or by car, bicycle or horseback. Other Gettysburg attractions include Pennsylvania Civil War Trails, vineyard tours, scenic tours, train tours and festivals.