Hiking Pennsylvania

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Explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on foot! Whether you're looking for a short and simple hike or a longer, more challenging trek, Hiking Pennsylvania will lead you to the right trail.

Author Mike Bleech draws on his experience as an outdoor freelance writer and photographer to show how easy it is to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in scenic areas in the eastern, central, and western sections of the state. With easy-to-follow park and trail maps, you'll find trails in such ...

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Overview

Explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on foot! Whether you're looking for a short and simple hike or a longer, more challenging trek, Hiking Pennsylvania will lead you to the right trail.

Author Mike Bleech draws on his experience as an outdoor freelance writer and photographer to show how easy it is to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in scenic areas in the eastern, central, and western sections of the state. With easy-to-follow park and trail maps, you'll find trails in such scenic spots as Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, French Creek State Park, Allegheny National Forest, Gettysburg, and Erie National Wildlife Refuge. For each park and nature area featured in the book, you'll find

- detailed information on featured trails, including the length and difficulty of each hike;
- easy-to-follow maps of the park and of each featured trail;
- practical information on how to get to the park, park hours, available facilities, permits and rules, and a contact address and phone number;
- a brief description of the park's history and terrain; and
- details on nearby parks and recreational opportunities, including contact phone numbers.

The book guides you through every turn in the trail, pointing out plants, wildlife, and special features you'll see along the way. The convenient trail finder summarizes essential information about each featured trail so you can select an ideal hike.

Whether you're a Pennsylvania resident, live in the surrounding states, or just planning a visit, you'll find there's no better way to discover the state's natural beauty than with Hiking Pennsylvania. So find a trail you like, lace up your hiking boots, and go!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736001663
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/8/2000
  • Series: America's Best Day Hiking Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,418,884
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

As an outdoor writer for the past 20 years, Mike Bleech has published more than 1,000 articles in more than 70 magazines and newspapers. He is a columnist for the Warren Times Observer, field editor for Pennsylvania Outdoor Times, and a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Angler and Boater magazine.

An award-winning photographer, Bleech is also an active conservationist as a member of the board of directors for Northern Allegheny Conservation Association and a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Bleech is also a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and of the Pennsylvania and the New York Outdoor Writers Association's. He has hiked extensively throughout the world including 45 states in the U.S., four Canadian provinces, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. He lives with his wife in Warren, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Eastern
Chapter 1. Salt Spring State Park
Chapter 2. Mt. Pisgah State Park
Chapter 3. Lackawanna State Park
Chapter 4. Worlds End State Park
Chapter 5. Ricketts Glen State Park
Chapter 6. Promised Land State Park
Chapter 7. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Chapter 8. Hickory Run State Park
Chapter 9. Shikellamy State Park
Chapter 10. Tuscarora State Park
Chapter 11. Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
Chapter 12. Tyler State Park
Chapter 13. French Creek State Park
Chapter 14. Neshaminy State Park
Chapter 15. Susquehannock State Park

Part II: Central
Chapter 16. Allegheny National Forest/McKean County
Chapter 17. Kinzua Bridge State Park
Chapter 18. Leonard Harrison & Colton Point State Parks
Chapter 19. Sizerville State Park
Chapter 20. Ole Bull State Park
Chapter 21. Allegheny National Forest/Elk County
Chapter 22. Little Pine State Park
Chapter 23. Parker Dam State Park
Chapter 24. Black Moshannon State Park
Chapter 25. Reeds Gap State Park
Chapter 26. Greenwood Furnace State Park
Chapter 27. Canoe Creek State Park
Chapter 28. Little Buffalo State Park
Chapter 29. Trough Creek State Park
Chapter 30. Colonel Denning State Park
Chapter 31. Blue Knob State Park
Chapter 32. Warriors Path State Park
Chapter 33. Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center
Chapter 34. Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Chapter 35. Cowans Gap State Park
Chapter 36. Caledonia State Park
Chapter 37. Gettysburg

Part III: Western
Chapter 38. Presque Isle State Park
Chapter 39. Warren
Chapter 40. Chapman State Park
Chapter 41. Allegheny National Forest—Warren County
Chapter 42. Erie National Wildlife Refuge
Chapter 43. Beaver Meadows Recreation Area—Allegheny National Forest
Chapter 44. Buzzard Swamp
Chapter 45. Cook Forest State Park
Chapter 46. Clear Creek State Park
Chapter 47. Jennings Environmental Education Center
Chapter 48. Moraine State Park
Chapter 49. McConnell's Mill State Park
Chapter 50. Yellow Creek State Park
Chapter 51. Raccoon Creek State Park
Chapter 52. Wildflower Reserve, Raccoon Creek State Park
Chapter 53. Point State Park
Chapter 54. Ryerson Station State Park
Chapter 55. Ohiopyle State Park

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