Best Scenic Drives in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Delaware Water Gap Scenic Drive: From Portland, PA, to Grey Towers (outside Milford)


This 38.2-mile linear drive pursues the Pennsylvania shore of the unfettered Delaware River upstream through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (NRA) to the charming old grace of Milford. S…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Portland, PA - Scenic Drives - 38.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Lancaster Valley Amish Country Tour: From Morgantown to Lancaster


This 73.5-mile drive traces a serpentine path through the Lancaster Amish Country, avoiding for the most part the highly promoted tourist routes. It offers glimpses of Amish life and despite following…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Morgantown, PA - Scenic Drives - 73.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Mount Davis - Pennsylvania Highpoint


Highpoint rank by height: 33rd. As you drive in this area, you'll probably see road signs cautioning you to watch for bears and for slow-moving, horse-drawn carts used by the Amish people in the regio…
From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Salisbury, PA - Scenic Drives
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press

#4. Gettysburg National Military Park Auto Tour


This 19.5-mile, lobed and circuitous drive follows the auto tour route through the national military park, retracing the chronology of the battlefield and tagging each of the 16 interpretive stops, bu…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Gettysburg, PA - Scenic Drives - 19.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Carlisle - Tuscarora State Forest Auto Tour: From Carlisle to the Forest Loop west out of Alinda


This relaxing, 76-mile backroads tour travels quiet highways and the gravel forest roads of Tuscarora State Forest, incorporating the forest’s own 26-mile designated auto tour; brochures for the fores…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Carlisle, PA - Scenic Drives - 76 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Adams County Scenic Valley and Historic Conewago Tours


Two scenic loop drives explore outward from Gettysburg like mismatched butterfly wings; they may be toured together or separately. The western loop, the 35.5-mile Scenic Valley Tour brushes a chapter…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Gettysburg, PA - Scenic Drives - 35.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Columbia County Covered Bridges Tour: Loop Swings North from Interstate 80 at Bloomsburg


This drive makes a 51.7-mile, open-ended loop that can be extended by half a dozen side trips that range between 200 feet and 11.5 miles round trip for a tally of 11 covered bridges. An ideal compleme…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Bloomsburg, PA - Scenic Drives - 51.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Bucktail State Park Natural Area Scenic Drive: From Lock Haven to Emporium


This drive follows Bucktail Trail Highway for 73.5 miles, closely paralleling the West Branch Susquehanna River and its headwaters through an impressive, mostly forested canyon, designated a state nat…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Lock Haven, PA - Scenic Drives - 73.5 miles
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#9. Seaway Trail - Presque Isle Drive: New York to Ohio Border


This driving tour explores nearly 46 miles of the southern shore of Lake Erie, passing through wine and Concord grape country and the port city of Erie. A 15-mile round-trip side excursion to Presque…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
North East, PA - Scenic Drives - 46 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Hex Highway - Hawk Mountain Tour


This 84-mile drive journeys past a remarkable lineup of picturesque stone and frame Pennsylvania bank barns adorned in hex signs—the colorful Pennsylvania Dutch folk art that brings good fortune. Trav…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Fogelsville, PA - Scenic Drives - 84 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Laurel Highlands Scenic Drive: From Fort Ligonier to the National Road


This 42.5-mile drive follows the twists and turns of Pennsylvania Highway 381 as it journeys south through the attractive Laurel Highlands Region. Visits to public and private parks and preserves add…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Ligonier, PA - Scenic Drives - 42.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Allegheny Plateau Scenic Drive: From Lock Haven to Sweden Valley


This unhurried 65.5-mile drive explores the Pennsylvania Black Forest–Allegheny Plateau country, snaring rim views and visiting fire towers and remote forest parks. This north-central Pennsylvania dri…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Lock Haven, PA - Scenic Drives - 65.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. National Road Heritage Park Tour: From Washington, Pennsylvania, to the Mason-Dixon Line


This drive covers 64 miles of the 90-mile National Road Heritage Park in Pennsylvania and offers an unforgettable journey through the past. It follows the trace used by native peoples, American militi…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Washington, PA - Scenic Drives - 90 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. West-Central Pennsylvania Amish Country Tour: From Indiana to Plumville


This nostalgic 36.7-mile lasso-shaped tour explores the verdant, rolling hills north of Indiana, passing covered bridges, churchyard cemeteries, the honest images of Amish life, and the quaint village…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Indiana, PA - Scenic Drives - 36.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Pocono Mountains Loop: Circuit Swings North from Honesdale


This 66.3-mile circuit travels quiet mountain highways through the Pocono Mountains of Wayne County. From historic Honesdale, the leisurely route swings north, pinches to the Upper Delaware Scenic and…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Honesdale, PA - Scenic Drives - 66.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Elk Country Scenic Drive: From Weedville to Emporium


This 45.6-mile drive along a lightly traveled highway and backroads hugs the Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek and twists its way through the prime elk habitat of Elk and Cameron counties. Here, Penn…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Weedville, PA - Scenic Drives - 45.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Loyalsock Creek Scenic Drive: From Montoursville to U.S. Highway 6 near Russell Hill


This 69.3-mile drive follows Loyalsock, Little Loyalsock, and Mehoopany creeks through the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, blending rural and wooded canyon-and-rim images. On its northeast-arcing w…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Montoursville, PA - Scenic Drives - 69.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. South Mountain Range Forest Tour: Loop South through Michaux State Forest


This quiet, 56-mile loop explores the flank and ridge of South Mountain, overlapping, in part, with the 19-mile Michaux State Forest Self-guided Automobile Trail. As the automobile trail has an interp…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Mont Alto, PA - Scenic Drives - 56 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Cook Forest - Clarion River Tour: Circuitous Route between Marienville & North Bank Clarion River


This 53.7-mile circuit out of Marienville visits the virgin trees of Cook Forest State Park, pursues the curvaceous Clarion River, and makes a wildlife stop at Buzzard Swamp before it draws to a close…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Marienville, PA - Scenic Drives - 53.7 miles
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#20. Delaware River Scenic Drive: Interstate 95 to Easton


beauty of the Pennsylvania shore along the Delaware Wild and Scenic River; revisits Christmas night 1776, when George Washington made his historic crossing of an icy Delaware River; and vividly recall…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Pennsylvania"
Taylorsville, PA - Scenic Drives - 55.8 miles
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