Allegheny Plateau Scenic Drive From Lock Haven to Sweden Valley

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

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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 drive lazily curls between two U.S. Highways for a superb woodland wander. It starts on the banks of the West Branch Susquehanna River in historic Lock Haven and swings north through and along the edge of three state forests: Sproul, Tiadaghton, and Susquehannock. Atop the Allegheny Plateau, the tour delivers fine views spanning the Black Forest, Pine Creek drainage, and neighboring ridges. Vertigo-inducing, open-cage fire towers and peaceful state parks complete the tour package. Special attractions: Heisey Museum; Cherry Springs and Patterson state parks; mountain views; autumn foliage; mountain laurel; hiking, fishing, relaxing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Allegheny Plateau Scenic Drive: From Lock Haven to Sweden Valley Professional Review and Guide

"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 drive lazily curls between two U.S. Highways for a superb woodland wander. It starts on the banks of the West Branch Susquehanna River in historic Lock Haven and swings north through and along the edge of three state forests: Sproul, Tiadaghton, and Susquehannock.

Atop the Allegheny Plateau, the tour delivers fine views spanning the Black Forest, Pine Creek drainage, and neighboring ridges. Vertigo-inducing, open-cage fire towers and peaceful state parks complete the tour package. Special attractions: Heisey Museum; Cherry Springs and Patterson state parks; mountain views; autumn foliage; mountain laurel; hiking, fishing, relaxing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Lock Haven
Distance: 65.5
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Ole Bull State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Allegheny Plateau Scenic Drive: From Lock Haven to Sweden Valley

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May 2018