What to See When You RV - Pennsylvania Edition

Posted on November 1, 2018


It makes no difference what you are looking for when you hit the road in your RV, Pennsylvania can accommodate you. Load up your motorhome with your hiking boots, skis, bikes, or whatever suits your fancy and take to the road.

The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is the symbol of American independence. In the Liberty Bell Center, see the exhibits and watch the film giving the historical highlights surrounding the bell. In Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, have an educational moment. Sample food from around the world at the Reading Terminal Market. Let the kids enjoy the interactive displays at the Franklin Institute or learn about space exploration at Fels Planetarium. See a large collection of Benjamin Franklin’s belongings at the Franklin National Memorial, join Segway and walking tours, or share a hot air balloon ride.

After you have learned all about our great history in Philadelphia, take an Amish country tour in Lancaster. Drive or bike back-country roads and experience a way of life from the 18th century. See farmers milking cows, skilled craftsmen, a one-room schoolhouse, and various cottage industries run by the Amish. Parks in Lancaster have plenty of hiking trails and camping. See wildflowers and wooded ravines, nesting birds, dirt roads and secluded paths. Nature is all around you. Slow down and breathe it in.

Motorhomes allow you to travel on your own terms and at your own pace. Embrace your wandering spirit traveling highways and byways on well-traveled routes or back- roads. Do not rush. Stop and enjoy leisurely lunches, pull out your bike and set out to explore bike trails, or pull into city parks for a respite from the road while treating the kids to some playtime.

Outside Bedford, see the famed Coral Caverns with fossilized remains of sea creatures from millions of years ago, or drift through the limestone cavern of Penn’s Cave by boat. Before you leave the area, by all means, pay your respects to the 40 passengers of Flight 93, who thwarted the attack on the Capitol on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. The memorial was established to honor victims of that flight.

Finally, in Luzerne County, in Northeast Pennsylvania, you can hike, kayak, bike, go whitewater rafting or attend the various bazaars and festivals held throughout the summer. Enjoy beverages at one of the 11 breweries and wineries. If you happen to choose fall as your travel time, marvel at the fiery foliage, find the biggest pumpkin at the local pumpkin patch, or pick apples and sip fresh apple cider. Visit the Psychic Theatre at the Houdini Museum for a séance or walk through the woods to a creepy, haunted house in Fear Hollow at Mountain Top.

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