As one of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania offers up its fair share of national landmarks for history buffs while providing nature-lovers with a wide range of outdoor activities. Whether you’ve always wanted to see Gettysburg National Battlefield, the site of a major turning point in the Civil War, or hike in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, one of these Keystone State RV pit stops is sure to suit your interests.
Located in Southern Chester County, the Brandywine Valley is known for its beautiful scenery, top-notch restaurants, winery tours, and a country casual way of life. Stop into the Brandywine River Museum of Art, which is housed in a converted 19th-century grist mill on the banks of the Brandywine in Chadds Ford, or visit the nearby Penn’s Woods Winery to sip a crisp Grüner Veltliner while gazing out at the forest.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Pay homage to the men who fought and lost their lives in the Civil War battle at Gettysburg by making a stop at Gettysburg National Military Park. At The National Park Service Museum, you’ll have the opportunity to view relics of the Battle of Gettysburg and from the personalities who served in the Civil War. Out on the fields, you can witness a living history demonstration to gain a better understanding of the tools, tactics, and firepower that were used during this famous battle between North and South.
As the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is a must-visit for anyone in the country who hasn’t already experienced it. From historical landmarks like The Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center to America’s oldest farmer’s market, the Reading Terminal Market, there is plenty to see. Find an RV parking spot close to a railway station and you’ll have the chance to enjoy all this “walkable” city has to offer.
Pine Creek Gorge
If you want to go on a hike or two, consider making an overnight pit stop at Pine Creek Gorge, also referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Pine Creek Gorge is a 47-mile long gorge that has been carved into the landscape by Pine Creek. Full RV hookup sites can be reserved through Canyon Country Campground, located along the east rim of the gorge. There is a hiking trail that runs directly from the campground to the overlook at Leonard Harrison State Park.
Recently named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2016” by Travel + Leisure, rated the nation’s “No. 1 Food City” by Zagat and named among the “Top Destinations on the Rise” by TripAdvisor, Pittsburgh has a lot more going for it than just steel. Stroll through the art galleries, theaters, and museums or savor a meal cooked by one of the city’s award-winning chefs.
Promised Land State Park
Spanning nearly 3,000 acres, Promised Land State Park is surrounded by Pennsylvania’s Delaware State Forest while being situated on the Pocono Plateau. The park includes six camping areas (with both rustic and full hookup sites) which provide opportunities for fishing, exploring approximately 50 miles of hiking trails, or taking a leisurely walk through the forest.
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