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Old 07-01-2015, 12:13 PM   #29
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I sure hope i settles down, but I don't expect water levels to get back to near normal for at least another week or two. When we went to check on the sites we had reserved we found one site #14 had about 2 to 3" of standing water while #15 was a little better but still waterlogged. Actually any of the sites 1 thru 15 are going to have problems. We drove around the park and most all of the other sites we saw looked usable.
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If you're going to the Wellsboro/Grand Canyon of PA area, Ives Run is the CG you want to stay at. My review, my pics

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Hi Lori - looks like a really nice cg. We are starting with whispering winds and see where we go from there. We usually wander a bit....guess that's why we have an rv. It's unusual to see so much space between sites...which i like. It's usually rack-um and packum tight.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:27 PM   #32
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Ricketts Glen State Park has always been a favorite. Be sure to hike the Falls Trail, 3.5 miles and passes 18 waterfalls.

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Old 07-18-2015, 01:16 PM   #33
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I wanted to thank you all for the PA vacation suggestions. As usual all of your thoughts and comments were incredibly welcomed and we had an awesome time. We just returned from a terrific trip to the Allegheny mountains. We took Rt 6 which was a beautiful road but lots of construction. We stayed Whispering Winds RV Campground and where super happy staying there (Thanks to Dave and Nola's recommendation). Home Owners Ann and Wayne Halloway were wonderful hosts. Friendly and helpful. The campground was very well kept, super clean, and everything was delightful. We parked next to a beautiful babbling brook and listened to it every night by the fire and while sleeping. The rest room and showers were clean and new looking. Even the picnic tables were brand new too.

We spent the week hiking for the most part which was the goal of this trip. The first stop was the Kinzua railroad bridge which was really cool. It is a 310' tall iron tressle that was partially knocked over by a tornado in 2006 or something like that. It provides awesome views of the valley as you can walk out on the tressle. We also hiked down a very steep trail to the bottom of the valley which was also a well worth while hike. The Kinzua Creek trail was pretty steep but well marked and maintained. They are building a tourist center to help draw more people to the attraction.

We stopped at the Kinzu hydroelectric dam which was another worth while stop. dozens of giant carp over 3' long were swimming around by the shore. The dam rumbles with the thunder of the falling water. Another day spent hiking the trailhead at Morrison. This was a rough hike but a gorgeous forest. We were the only people on the trail (no cell service) and it was some really step trails down old creek beds surrounded by giant moss covered boulders. It was muddy and we saw all sorts of great prints. A fresh bear paw print was cool...but the thing tht gave me pause was about 3 or 4 hours into the hike I found what looked like a big cat track. I didn't think PA had big cats...but 4 finger prints, no nails and a main pad with 3 loops made me stop and think. no cell service hours into a really steep overgrown trail in the middle of a national forest, overhead boulders perfect for a cat ambush. We weren't top of the food chain that day...but I put it out of my mind and pushed on. What a great workout.

Last place hiking place of note was Hector's falls in Ludlow pa. Was hard to find but not too hard a hike. The falls were 2 or 3 stories tall but a beautiful location. Again we were the only people there and no cell service was typical. It was definitely worth the hike.

The one 'You absolutely have to stop here place' was Bells Meats. Family Owned & Operated | Jack Bell Meats & Poultry | Kane, Pennsylvania. We bought sausage there...OMG. The best sausage I've ever had and I grew up in an Italian family with roots in Brooklyn. The place just made me happy. Sausage heaven.

So that's my thank you to all of you. Once again crowd sourcing my vacation was successful.
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Glad it all worked out so well.
And, yes, there ARE moutain lions and bears in PA.
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Bears I'm used to..even had one walk into my camp long ago. Big cats were the surprise I wasn't thinking about. Thanks
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Bears I'm used to..even had one walk into my camp long ago. Big cats were the surprise I wasn't thinking about. Thanks

Well they gotta eat too! But the see us and become scaredy cats. We see tracks. Never seen a cat.
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Rt 6 is a great drive. You can see the Pa Lumber Museum and the Kinzua bridge or what's left of it. Tioga Hammond Lakes in Tioga County is a great campground.Some water and electric and some full hookups. Hills creek is another nice Pa State Park with electric hookups.
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Rt 6 was a great drive but way too much construction last week. We took Rt 6 there and Rt 80 back.
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If you like history, you shouldn't miss visiting Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

You might also enjoy tour of Falling Water, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most unusual creations. Fallingwater | Home

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