Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path

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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and discover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don’t offer. Off the Beaten Path® features the things you’d want to see—if only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you’ll say over and over again: “I didn’t know that!”
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Overview

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and discover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don’t offer. Off the Beaten Path® features the things you’d want to see—if only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you’ll say over and over again: “I didn’t know that!”
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path show you the Keystone State you never knew existed. Track migrating raptors at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary near Pottsville, climb the 700 stairs of the South Side Slopes for a panoramic view of Pittsburgh, or see and hear nickelodeons, band organs, and music boxes at the DeBence Antique Music World Museum in Franklin. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762735365
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Off the Beaten Path Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine O'Toole is a writer and editor who has written exclusively about Pennsylvania for the Washington Post, USA Today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and other publications. A native of Newtown Square, she has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. She is a contributing writer to Pittsburgh Magazine as well as Mt. Lebanon Magazine in the town where she now lives and works.

Susan Perloff is a Philadelphia writer and writing coach whose byline has appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal and Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     vii
Southeastern Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Its Countryside     1
South Central Pennsylvania: Valleys of the Susquehanna     43
Southwestern Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Region     59
Northwestern Pennsylvania: National Forest     95
North Central Pennsylvania: Allegheny National Forest     113
Northeastern Pennsylvania: Pocono Mountains and Endless Mountains     129
Uniquely Pennsylvania     157
Indexes
General     167
Pennsylvania Museums     173
About the Author     174
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