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!"



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

Plan Your Trip

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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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

A unique shopping experience in a 100 year old former Hardware Store with 125 Vendors and Consigners. Antiques, Primitives, Vintage, Hand Crafted, Collectibles, and Gifts

27 West Main Street
Galeton PA 16922

Alicia Dankesreiter, Bradford Regional Airport

The Bradford Regional Airport offers daily commercial service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport. Rental cars are available onsite. Our full service restaurant is open for lunch and di...

212 Airport Road
Lewis Run PA 16738

Allegheny Outfitters

Allegheny Outfitters is a family owned and operated business with one canoe and kayak livery and an outdoors store along the Allegheny River in northwest Pennsylvania. The outdoor store carries gear ...

430 Pennsylvania Avenue West
Warren 16365

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

ArtWorks on the Summit

ArtWorks on the Summit is an artist-run cooperative, with a gallery/store, located at 54 Fraley Street in Kane, Pennsylvania.

54 Fraley Street, Suite 2
Kane PA 16735

Bendigo State Park

The 100-acre Bendigo State Park is in a small valley surrounded by picturesque hills. About 20 acres of the park is developed, half of which is a large, shaded picnic area. The forest is predominantly...

533 State Park Road
Johnsonburg PA 15845-0016

Cameron County Artisan Center

The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is located in Emporium which is the county seat. The refurbished drug store houses the chamber of commerce offices and showcases artwork from m...

34 E Fourth Street
Emporium PA 15834

Chapman State Park

The 805-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Adjacent to state game lands and Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational ...

4790 Chapman Dam Road
Clarendon PA 16313-2830

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

Cornplanter State Forest

Named in honor of Chief Cornplanter,the famous Native American leader of the Seneca tribe, who maintained peace between the fledgling United States government and the Iroquois from 1784 to 1812. Today...

Crary Art Gallery

Boasting a year-round schedule of changing art exhibitions, the Crary Art Gallery is dedicated to promoting the fine arts by bringing noteworthy art to the region and highlighting the works produced a...

511 Market Street
Warren PA 16365

Deane Center for the Performing Arts

The Deane Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to providing a venue, programs, and classes offering exceptional arts and entertainment to meet the diverse interests of area residents. We also o...

104 Main St
Wellsboro Pennsylvania 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

Elk State Park

The 3,192-acre Elk State Park is in the rugged mountains of northern Pennsylvania. The 1,160-acre East Branch Lake is large enough for unlimited horsepower boating and is great for waterskiing. The la...

533 State Park Road
Johnsonburg PA 15845-0016

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

Flickerwood Wine Cellars

Flickerwood Wine Cellars is located in the Heart of Kinzua Country in Northwestern Pennsylvania and is entirely family built and operated. The winery gift shop offers many unique handcrafted items. Re...

309 Flickerwood Road
Kane PA 16735

From My Shelf Books & Gifts

The best bookstore in the Pennsylvania Wilds. We are an all-service, eclectic, friendly, "old-fashioned", mom-and-pop owned, independent bookstore. At any time, we have over 60,000 books in stock. We ...

7 East Avenue
Wellsboro PA 16901

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

Hummingbird Cafe

Hummingbird Cafe is a from scratch restaurant featuring homemade Breads, Soups, and Desserts and incorporating locally sourced ingredients. We serve Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Thursday - Sunday, Clo...

123 Main St
Tidioute PA 16351

Johnsonburg Community Center

Located in the Historic District of Johnsonburg, Elk County, the Johnsonburg Community Center will soon reach a major milestone of 100 years of Community Service - providing a multitude of programs to...

600 Market Street
Johnsonburg Pa 15845

Kane Family Drive In Theater

The Kane Family Dive In Theater is a historic icon along Route 6. In operation since 1952, we feature family entertainment every weekend April through August; as well as special, post season events. ...

6627 Route 6 East
Kane PA 16735

Kane Lawn and Garden, LLC.

We are one of the leading Lawn and Landscape contractors including a retail garden center, with unique plant materials.Our company provides a diversity of services which include commercial, residentia...

Kathleen Schnell, Cottage Glassworks

COTTAGE GLASSWORKS is my Fused Glass Art Studio; all my life I have worked with art and creating, this has been my dream come true. I am very blessed to offer fused glass items...from night lights, d...

13 Dantz Run Road Ext.
Wellsboro PA 16901

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

Lightwaves Engraving & Gift Shoppe

We offer "Custom Engraving For That Unique Gift" We have Vintage, Antiques and Giftware from some of the area's most Talented Artisans.

408 W Main St
Smethport Pa 16749

Little Sister's Big Rig

Little Sister's Big Rig is a locally owned and family operated food trailer and catering business. Executive Chef Chrissy Schneider is a 2006 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of ...

296 Viaduct Road
Mt Jewett Pennsylvania 16740

Logyard Brewing LLC

Logyard Brewing is a top-of-the-line craft-brewery opening in Kane, PA. Utilizing the best equipment available, owners with a proven track record of success, and innovative beer varieties Logyard is ...

103 N Fraley St (Tasting Room) and 20 Wetmore Ave (Brewery Production Site)
Kane PA 16735

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

Miller's Store Blackwell

The Miller Family of Blackwell Pennsylvania has a small store that serves the needs of the locals and visitors. On a hot day in the summer one can buy water, soda, juice, and ice cream, while in the w...

Ole Bull State Park

Ole Bull State Park consists of 132 acres along the Kettle Creek Valley in Potter County. This area is called the Black Forest because of its once dense tree cover, mountainous terrain and wilderness ...

31 Valhalla Lane
Cross Fork PA 17729-9701

PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge

PA Wilds Conservation Shops are gift shops run by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our physical and online stores focus on locally-made and value-adde...

296 Viaduct. Rd
Kane PA 16735

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

Peterson, Susan

Located on Field Street in Kane, PA. Field Street Boots is your locally owned source for everyday outdoor durable work wear, for the most reliable labels. The largest selection of footwear and appare...

18 Field St
Kane pa 16735

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

Pop's is all about good old-fashioned hands-on fun, with games, gifts and events for kids of all ages. Find board games, comics and books by local authors and creators, also Pennsylvania crafted gifts...

25 Main Street
Wellsboro PA 16901

Potter County Artisan Center

The Potter County Artisan Center features locally made products and works of art made by passionate artists and craftsman in Potter County, PA.

227 North Main Street
Coudersport PA 16915

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

Rossman, Jennifer

The Austin Dam Memorial Park is the site of the 2nd worst flood in Pennsylvania history, taking place in 1911 not more than two years after the Dam was built. This tragedy left 78 people dead and a t...

5384 State Route 872
Austin PA 16720

Sinnemahoning State Park

Surrounded by Elk State Forest, Sinnemahoning is on the First Fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek and has picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and deep valleys. There is an abundance of wildlife...

4843 Park Road
Austin PA 16720

Sizerville State Park

The 386-acre Sizerville State Park is nearly surrounded by Elk State Forest and is near the largest blocks of state forest in the state. Sizerville has many interesting recreational and natural opport...

199 E Cowley Run Road
Emporium PA 15834

Straub Brewery, Inc.

“Since 1872 …” are the two words that represent the beginning of a story that has been unfolding for over 144+ years. The saga is powerful, a history of the antiquity of the United States, the ...

303 Sorg Street
St. Marys Pennsylvania 15857

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 in my beautiful Gallery/Studi...

7-9 Main St
Coudersport PA 16948

Victoria Theatre

The Victoria Theatre has been entertaining the residents of Tioga County since the early 1900's. A recent restoration has brought this one screen movie theater back to life. Digital projection a...

222 Main Street
Blossburg PA 16912

Warren Antiques and Giftware

Warren Antiques & Gift ware, not only has Antiques!! We carry hand made Jewelry, local artists who paint & sketch, we have vendors who make beautiful end tables, coffee tables, etc. out of re-purpose...

306 2ND AVE
WARREN PA 163652407

Wellspring Home & Garden

We are an art and artisan shop selling pieces by local artists. Our store is sponsored by Journey Health and the Forest Warren Mental Wellness Association to provide employment to individuals who have...

110 East St. Clair St.
Warren PA 16365

Wild Air Yoga

Wild Air Yoga is a small locally owned yoga studio nestled in the heart of the Pa Wilds, in Cameron County. At Wild Air yoga we strive to bring the healing factors of yoga and the great outdoors toget...

107 Cherry St. Suite 2
Emporium Pa 15834

Wolfe's General Store

Wolfe's General Store is a Deli, gift shop, convenience store and gas station all rolled into one! Located in Pine Creek Valley.

14167 PA - 414
Slate Run

Woodsmen Show

We are a local Rotary club that hosts the annual Woodsmen Show at Cherry Springs State Park. We also do several other fund-raising projects. With those dollars we donate thousands of dollars to intern...

Yorkholo Brewing Company

Small artisanal brewery/eatery focused on rustic farmhouse style ales & utilizing local ingredients as much as possible in our dishes. Our rustic ales are brewed with local raw grains & coolship cool...

19 N. Main St.
Mansfield Pennsylvania 16933

Albinas Guest House

Small town vacation rental flanking the Allegheny National Forest and just a short drive to Benezette. Full house with washer and dryer.

215 Kane st.
Wilcox Pa 15870

Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast

Frosty Hollow is a 10 room B & B in Potter County that has been in business for 25 years. We have a gift shop - the Country Mercantile - that our guests and the community enjoy!



Gunner's has been a locally owned establishment since 2004 and has been under new ownership since 2013. When stepping into Gunners Restaurant & Inn you'll be sure to take a step back in time, from our...

33 South St. Marys St
St. Marys PA 15857

La Belle Auberge Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to La Belle Auberge, a grand Victorian B&B built in 1907, located on the beautiful gas-lit boulevard in the heart of Wellsboro, only minutes from the scenic Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and Rails...

129 Main Street
Wellsboro PA 16901

Lakeview Store

Store, Cabin rentals, RV Camping

8270 1st Fork rd
Austin Pa 16720

Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse

The Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse is located on Historic U.S.Route 6 three miles east of downtown Coudersport. It is an independent motel and restaurant owned and managed by Chris & Paul Herzig for 39...

U.S. Route 6 East (3 miles from downtown Coudersport)
Couderport Pennsylvania 16915

Susquehannock Lodge

A warm and friendly country Lodge on scenic Route 6. Accommodations for groups of up to 40 people in private and semi-private rooms. Enjoy cross country skiing, hiking, stargazing or kick back and r...

5039 US Route 6 West
Ulysses PA 16948