Stories tagged: "Outdoors"


Whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River. (Photo: GO Laurel Highlands)
7 Great Pennsylvania Bodies of Water for Your Summer Adventures

Whether you’re looking for an action-packed river trip or a lazy weekend on the lake, Pennsylvania has a body of water for you.

Cyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage (Cleo Fogal/Creative Commons)
6 Scenic Bike Trails to Explore in Western Pennsylvania for the Best Views

Whether you want to ride out past the shores of Lake Erie or bike from Pittsburgh to Maryland, the western side of the state has trails that offer scenic views, good workouts, and history lessons for cyclists of any skill level.

The four-mile long Kelly Drive, home to the historic Boathouse Row and annual Dad Vail Regatta, attracts bikers, runners, joggers and walkers to its trail and park, which runs along the Schuylkill River. Visitors without a bike can stop at Wheel Fun Rentals, located at the start of Boathouse Row, for specialty bike and surrey rentals. (Photo: photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)
Rides With a View: 6 Great Bike Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania

Whether you’re looking for a challenging overnight ride, or something more leisurely and scenic, the eastern part of the state features great bike trails to suit all skill levels.

FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick, which is also known as a deer tick. Ticks will be more active than usual early in spring 2023, and that means Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections could spread earlier and in greater numbers than in a typical year. Ticks can transmit multiple diseases that sicken humans, and deer ticks, which spread Lyme, are a day-to-day fact of life in the warm months in New England and the Midwest. (CDC via AP, File)
Tick Season Has Arrived in Pennsylvania: Follow These Simple Steps to Stay Safe

After a mild winter, there will likely be an uptick in ticks this year. Safeguarding yourself, and your pets, from ticks requires protecting yourself before, during, and after spending time outdoors.

Delaware Water Gap (Photo: National Park Service/James Hicks)
How to Make the Most of a Weekend in the Delaware Water Gap

From waterfalls and kayaking, to charming nearby towns with history and great restaurants, you can do a whole lot in a short amount of time visiting the Delaware Water Gap.

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Here’s Where You Can Embark on a First Day Hike in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's state parks will host more than 40 guided hikes on January 1.