Pine Creek Gorge the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon - Places to Visit in Tioga County PA
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
The "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania" begins just south of Ansonia, along Route US 6 and continues south for about 47 miles. At its deepest point, Pine Creek Gorge is 1,450 feet deep and nearly 1 mile wide. At Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, the depth of the canyon is about 800 feet and these parks have the most spectacular scenic overlooks. This area received national acclaim in 1968 when a 12 mile section of Pine Creek Gorge was designated as National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.
If you were to see a photo of the northeastern United States taken from a satellite at night, you would notice a large black area in north central Pennsylvania...few people, few lights, few signs of 20th century civilization. Most of this area is State Forest and State Gamelands. It is breathtaking to view the beauty of the vast wilderness as it winds down through the canyon. Plan your next outdoor experience in this area and you will find out for yourself why it is the Grand Canyon of Pa!!!
Nature Quest, inc
Your outlook can't be anything but gorgeous as you experience Pine Creek Gorge, aka Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. You can experience nature's wonders as a naturalist guides you along the rim of the canyon. Then you can take a horse drawn covered wagon ride along the bottom of the canyon, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
In the woods and in the Pine Creek Gorge you can saddle up for your sunset horseback ride with a cookout dinner. You an cook over an open fire while you watch the sun set over the mountains. You'll ride back at the end of the day to return at dark for an unforgettable experience.
Nature Quest's Elk Trek is the premiere wildlife watching excursion. You will travel deep into the most remote areas of the PA wilderness, an area filled with abundant wildlife. A knowledgeable guide can take you to remote places so you can truly experience elk in the PA wilds. You can travel "off the beaten path" to exclusive elk viewing locations to get a close look at these magnificent wild creatures in their natural habitat. You can also experiences the wild elk herd in an amazing setting with top notch guides and horses.
Horseback and wagon rides are provided by Mountain Trail Horse Center. You can explore miles of rugged trails with knowledgeable guides. You can enjoy the thrill of galloping along a forest trail with a well-trained horse. You can take a part day, full day, sunset, or overnight tour.
ANIMALAND ZOOLOGICAL PARK INC.
This is a 2 mile walk-thru zoo which is handicap accessible. It takes about an hour to walk through the winding outdoor exhibits. You can feed and pet many of the animals inside. Animals you will see include; peacocks and pheasants, tiger, cougar, leopard, bear, lynx, raccoon, emus, ducks, geese, buffalo, monkeys, mini horses, donkey, four-horn sheep, barbados sheep, black hawaiian sheep, white-tail deer, sika deer, fallow deer, silkie and cochin chicks, llamas, and many more.
Leonard Harrison State Park offers camping, playground, picnicking, hiking, overlooks, enviromental education, and a vistor center.
Colton Point State Park offers camping, organized group tenting, snowmobiling, playground, picnicking, hiking, overlooks, fishing, and hunting.
Mountain Trail Horse Center and Nature Quest, inc.
Animaland Zoological Park Inc.
Tioga Central Railroad - Experience Tioga County by train. Pennsylvania's most scenic excursion railroad!
- Tioga Central Railroad - Pennsylvania\'s Most Scenic Excursion Railroad - Wellsboro, PA
The Tioga Central Railroad of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania operates excursion and charter trains on a thirty-four mile railroad extending north from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania to a location about three miles south of Corning, New York.
- Animaland Zoological Park : We\'re Wild About You
Wild, exotic, and domestic animals near Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Tioga County
- Mountain Trail Horse Center, Inc - Mountain Trail Horse Center