Scenic Route 6

Freedom behind the wheel

There is great freedom in travel and it is found on the 400+ scenic miles of PA Route 6. Truly, it is a journey like no other in Pennsylvania. Even National Geographic agrees, calling PA Route 6 “one of America’s most scenic drives,” and the Weather Channel picked Route 6 as it's Pennsylvania choice for "Amazing Road Trips to Take In Every State!"

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Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Located in the Tioga State Forest, the Pine Creek Gorge, typically referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, stretches for over 45 miles with depths of nearly 1500 feet. The dynamic topography features stunning forested views and steep canyon walls. Colton Point State Park on the west rim and Leonard Harrison State Park on the east rim of the canyon are the "Must See" vistas to visit.

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Tioga-Hammond Lakes Recreaction Area

The Tioga-Hammond Lakes recreation area has an abundance of camping options, hiking and biking trails, picnic sites, boat launches and overnight mooring for campers.

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The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

Learn how Pennsylvania became a global leader in forest products, and how today’s sustainable forestry practices are helping to ensure we have healthy forests for both industry and recreation for generations to come.

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Allegheny Reservoir

Surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny Reservoir are in the center of one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation areas in the northeastern United States.

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Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Sky Walk

Named “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints in the World” by the Culture Trip, U.K, the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is an engineering masterpiece with a rich history and one of the most stunning views you’ll see in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Year Round Ideas

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April is Artisan Trail Month on Route 6

Celebrate the region's creative makers all along US Route 6.

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Art in the Wilds

Art in the Wilds is a juried fine-arts show held in Evergreen Park in Kane each year near the end of June. Featuring artists from a variety of mediums, high quality food vendors, a student art show and art demonstrations, admission is free.

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Autumn leaf viewing

Route 6 was made for Autumn leaf viewing. While traveling on Route 6, you’ll take in breathtaking views of unspoiled forests and mountains in the Pennsylvania Wilds, perfectly ideal for a relaxing fall road trip.

Wellsboro Dickens of a Christmas

Rekindle the old-fashioned Christmas spirit at Wellsboro’s annual Dicken’s of a Christmas celebration in the historic town of Wellsboro, located in the eastern side of Route 6.

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About Scenic Route 6

Like I-80 is to the southern corridor, Scenic Route 6 is your northern connector to many of Pennsylvania Wilds Landscapes, with easy detours to some of the most unforgettable cultural and natural experiences, from charming Wellsboro to Warren and from the breathtaking heights of the PA Grand Canyon to the similarly spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. Stop off in Galeton and explore Pennsylvania’s rich logging heritage at the Lumber Museum. Don’t miss the famous Bark Peelers’ Festival each July, a historical celebration of the wood hick and the traditional logging activities of Pennsylvania. Enjoy contests, festivities, vendors and more.

 

Moving east-to-west or west-to-east, conquer a multi-day and exhilarating road trip that explores the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds, Dark Skies, and the Pine Creek Valley & PA Grand Canyon. Had enough of the car? Pull the bikes off the rack and the hiking boots out of the trunk and hook up with Pine Creek Rail Trail in the east and the North Country National Scenic Trail in the west. Along the way, discover eight state parks just a short drive off the Route.

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PA Route 6 Alliance

The PA Route 6 Alliance provides in depth traveler information for US Route 6 in Pennsylvania, a State Heritage Corridor. Approximately 3.5 million people travel historic US Route 6 through Pennsylvania each year; the PA Route 6 Alliance provides information and itineraries for visits to historic sites, national and state parks, artist studios, and quaint rural towns that remind us of the true America.

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Art in the Wilds

Art in the Wilds is an outdoor juried fine art show set in beautifully wooded Evergreen Park in the center of Kane, Pennsylvania.

Evergreen Park
Kane PA 16735

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, ...

454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton PA 16922

CJ's Spirits, LLC

CJ Spirits is a craft distillery located in Kane, Pa along the famous Route 6 corridor in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. They craft our spirits from the ground up using fresh local ingredients,...

120 Willow Run Dr.
Kane PA 16735

Colton Point State Park

On the west rim of Pine Creek Gorge, the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged...

927 Colton Road
Wellsboro PA 16901

Denton Hill State Park

Denton Hill State park is located in the upper reaches of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Situated on the northern slope of Denton Hill, the park’s elevation ranges from 1800 to 2400 feet above sea-level. T...

454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton PA 16922

Emerge Healing Arts and Spa/Boutique and Gallery

Our gallery features a diverse offering of over 20 local artist's handcrafted works including: photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, fibers, and ceramics. Also browse our selection of Jane Ired...

28 Central Avenue
Wellsboro PA 16901

Endless Mountain Music Festival

Enjoy 16 days with 16 concerts in the PA Wilds and feel the timeless beauty interwoven with nature and music when you visit the Endless Mountain Music Festival. Experience the passion of classical orc...

Mansfield University, Wellsboro, Cherry Springs State Park, Knoxville & Tioga
PA

Highland Chocolates

Located on Route 6 in Wellsboro, Highland Chocolates creates extraordinary chocolates by extraordinary people! We are a non-profit enterprise that provides vocational training and employment for adul...

11724 Route 6
Wellsboro PA 16901

Hills Creek Complex

Located in scenic Tioga County, the 407-acre Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Camping, cabins, sw...

111 Spillway Road
Wellsboro PA 16901-9676

Kinzua Bridge State Park

The 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park offers visitors a chance to walk the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk. Located in McKean County, this park is the home of the newly reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The Viaduct, o...

296 Viaduct Rd.
Kane PA 16735

Leonard Harrison State Park

On the east rim of the canyon, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colto...

4797 Route 660
Wellsboro PA 16901-8970

Lyman Run State Park

The 595-acre Lyman Run State Park is in scenic Potter County. Maples and cherries dominate a mixed northern hardwood forest that surrounds the 45-acre Lyman Run Lake, making a most scenic setting.

454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton PA 16922-9301

Miller's Purely Maple

We are a family-run maple farm operating in Tioga County. Our sugar bush encompasses over five-hundred acres and seven thousand taps, and the sap collected from our trees is processed into quality map...

2766 Hills Creek Lake RD
Wellsboro Pennsylvania 16901

Patterson State Park

Located in a remote area, Patterson has two rustic picnic pavilions for visitors to enjoy a quiet lunch. Patterson is a trailhead for the Susquehannock Trail, a favorite of backpackers.

454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton PA 16922

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Store

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum store (known as the Foreman's Room) is stocked with numerous souvenir items, hand-made wooden objects and natural products unique to the area. The shop is open during no...

5660 US Route 6, MP 188
Ulysses PA 16948

Pine Creek Outfitters, Inc

Established in 1984. Pine Creek Outfitters takes pride in helping you experience the natural wonder of this great region, and show you great skill, professionalism, and concern for your outdoor ex...

5142 Route 6
Wellsboro Pennsylvania 16901

Prouty Place State Park

The five-acre Prouty Place State Park is five miles southwest of PA 44 along Long Toe Road. This remote park offers access to hunting, fishing and hiking within the surrounding Susquehannock State For...

454 Lyman Run Road
Galeton PA 16922

Susquehannock State Forest

Susquehannock State Forest derives its name from the Susquehannock tribe that once inhabited the region. It comprises 265,000 acres in Potter, Clinton and McKean counties. The forest grows some of the...


Tioga State Forest

Tioga State Forest derives its name from the Seneca phrase "meeting of two rivers." It covers 161,890 acres in Bradford and Tioga counties. The forest hosts the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the "Gr...


Vaughn, Jessie

I am a self taught watercolor artist. My style is realism and I especially enjoy painting the wildlife and flora around my log cabin studio. I also love teaching all ages and seeing the surprise and d...

7-9 Main St
Coudersport PA 16948

Forest Press / ANF Visitors Bureau

Forest Press, a division of the ANF Visitors Bureau, is a non-profit multimedia company whose mission is to celebrate authentic American experiences in places like the Allegheny National Forest. Our goal is to capture the spirit of this hidden corner of the world so that others will come to appreciate these places as much as we do. Developing a new product can be an adventure in itself, much like barreling down the Allegheny River, climbing through what were once Native American hunting grounds, or snowshoeing across miles of fresh fallen snow at a place called Willow Bay. The thrill is in the experience and in knowing there is always something new to discover just ahead. Forest Press works with non-profit organizations, companies and individuals to tell engaging stories that inform and inspire.To creative memorable keepsakes, informative books and documentary style DVDs that represent this place we call home.

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Center features a PA Wilds Conservation Gift Shop. Indoor bathrooms available during center operating hours. Verizon cell phone coverage is available but limited. No wi-fi. Food truck is available on site (seasonal hours) and vending machines year round. The Park offers: Environmental Education and Interpretation, Hiking, Geocaching, Hunting, Pavilion, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing, Winter Activities, Visitor Center.

Cherry Springs State Park

Attendance at astronomy programs is limited; visitors must register in advance. Camping on the astronomy field is also very limited and must be reserved well in advance.

Colton Point State Park

Colton Point State Park has a rustic campground with no showers or electricity. Reservations cannot be made; it is a first-come, first-served facility. No cell phone coverage and no WiFi. The nearest gas station is 15 miles away from the park. Firewood is not available for sale on site. Activities: Camping, Hiking, Pavilion, Picnicking

Hills Creek Complex

Activities: Biking, Camping, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Fishing, Hiking, Pavilion, Picnicking, Water Activities, Wildlife Viewing, Winter Activities

Leonard Harrison State Park

Leonard Harrison State Park has no cell phone coverage and no WiFi. The nearest gas station is 10 miles away from the park in Wellsboro, PA. Firewood is not available for sale on site. Campsites are reservable in advance. Activities: Camping, Hiking, Pavilion, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing, Visitor Center

Tioga County Visitors Bureau

When you visit Tioga County, you'll find a wealth of things to do and see. Be sure to stop in our Visitor Center on Route 660 west of Wellsboro - on the way to the East Rim of the PA Grand Canyon! Vis...

2053 Route 660
Wellsboro PA 16901