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 its 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 Recreation 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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Our local tourism partners provide on-the-ground tips, maps, itineraries and more.

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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