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Backroads & Byways of Pennsylvania: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

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Pack a lunch and take off on any of these 17 drives into all corners of PA. Visit the beaches of Lake Erie or the banks of the Delaware, the Endless Mountains of the northern tier or the Amish farms of Lancaster County. Explore old mining villages, lumber towns, battlefields, college campuses, and so much more. Each trip covers history and trivia, recreation, shopping, and what to see and do along the way.

About the series: Whether you need to get away for a weekend or longer, ...

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Overview

Pack a lunch and take off on any of these 17 drives into all corners of PA. Visit the beaches of Lake Erie or the banks of the Delaware, the Endless Mountains of the northern tier or the Amish farms of Lancaster County. Explore old mining villages, lumber towns, battlefields, college campuses, and so much more. Each trip covers history and trivia, recreation, shopping, and what to see and do along the way.

About the series: Whether you need to get away for a weekend or longer, want to explore your home state or make plans for free time in an area you don’t know well,
take to the road with a Backroads & Byways book.
You’ll discover the most interesting places to visit on and off the beaten path. Destinations will appeal to foodies, history buffs, families with kids, couples,
adventurers, hikers, bikers—in short, everyone.

With itineraries appropriate for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too, look to Backroads & Byways for the most interesting and diverse short trips available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881509038
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Series: Backroads & Byways Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 428,984
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Langlieb is a biking nut who has spent a great deal of his time cycling in and around the Delaware Valley. His work on travel has appeared in Fodor’s, Moon Travel Guides, and the Las Vegas Advisor. Though not native to the region, he lives in Philadelphia and plans on settling there for the rest of his life. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction 9

1 Scenic Bucks 15

2 A Taste of the Poconos 29

3 Anthracite Country 45

4 Ricketts Glen and the Endless Mountains 61

5 Lumbering Across the Northern Tier 73

6 Great Forests-Part 1 85

7 Great Forests-Part 2 97

8 The Erie Hook 107

9 Old Energy, New Energy 119

10 Laurel Highlands 133

11 Johnstown and the Old Allegheny Portage 145

12 Williamsport to State College 161

13 Altoona North 175

14 Chasing the Juniata 189

15 A House Divided 199

16 The Horse and Buggy Trail 215

17 Revolutionary Road 229

Bibliography 239

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