One of the most spectacular places to visit in western Pennsylvania is an old-​growth forest in the Hearts Content National Scenic Area within the Allegheny National Forest. A timber company gave the property to the U.S. Forest Service in the early 1920s, and today this area is home to one of the last…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Hearts Content National Scenic Area
One of the most distinctive places to explore in Pennsylvania is Erie Bluffs State Park. Located west of the City of Erie, the park sits along more than a mile of lakefront near Lake City, west of the mouth of Elk Creek and north of PA Route 5.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A quick escape into the Pennsylvania wilds
One of the most wonderful trail additions in western Pennsylvania has been the Great Allegheny Passage which runs 150 miles between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md., where it joins the C&O Canal Towpath and continues to Washington, D.C.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A scenic trail from Pittsburgh to D.C.
Sometimes winter brings surprises. Some are massive, like a burying storm; and some are almost unnoticed, like an unexpected bird on a branch. Now is the season to look for the Eastern Bluebird, whose flash of color can be as brilliant as a winter sky after a big snow or as delightful as…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Bring on the winter blues
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