Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path by Christine O'Toole
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.
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.
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