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GREAT LAKES OF NORTH AMERICA
PENNSYL V ANIA
DON’T MISS
Nature takes pride of place
● BEH
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ULT at Erie, situated on Lake Erie’s
TOUR
, Va
lley
coastline. Start at the Tom
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Ridge Environmental Center
facility features rarely-seen
at Presque Isle gaining an
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and ar
tefacts.
overview of the state park
Be through interactive exhibits, a
● SUPER SHOPPING:
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a
short orientation fi lm and, more
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directly, the windows of the
remium

or The Crossings P centre’s 75ft tower. Presque
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Isle itself is a nature-lover’s
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savings of 25-65%. V
dream, boasting miles of
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hiking, biking and (in winter)
● MOUNT W
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,
cross-country skiing trails.
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Water sports await the
the
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line
,
activity-inclined, while golden
the
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beaches lure the relaxation-
provides a memorable view
minded. Bird fanciers should
● FALLING
WA
TER
, Mill

visit in spring or autumn,
Run
: ar
chi
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ank
Llo
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Wr
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t’s
bre
ath
tak
ing
when the Isle’s 320 species,
ma
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ce
in s
out
h-w
est
many of them migratory,
Pen
nsy
lva
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are most active.
seeking out, as is a second
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Begin your return
Lloyd W
right classic, K
Knob, in nearby Chalk Hill.
The amazing
Fallingwater
Sample ‘tin-can life’ aboard the the Fireworks Capital of America
submarine USS Requin, roar and home to Warner Brothers’
with dinosaurs, or contemplate First Theater. Built in 1907, the
masterpiece architectural casts original silent fi lm theatre has
at Carnegie Science Center, been carefully recreated within
Carnegie Museum of Natural the $10million Cascade Center
History and Museum of Art entertainment complex. Watch
before challenging your senses a live performance at Stage 3
at the Andy Warhol Museum. at the Warner Theatres, have a
Irresistible culinary temptations meal at Mill Street Grille, then
abound in The Strip District; cap off the evening with cool jazz
A typical covered
bridge
a perfect follow-up to a day of at The Basin.
sight-seeing or retail therapy.
For a touch of nature’s artistry,
● America’s fi rst piano built in 1775; its fi rst
The Liberty Bell
take a side-trip on any of the
daily newspaper published in 1784; the fi rst STATE
medicinal application of oxygen in
hundreds of sightseeing trails
SECRETS
1885; and the fi rst car licence plate
that crisscross south-west to carry a state’s website URL all
Pennsylvania.
occurred in Philadelphia.
Head north again and you
● Arguably the best-known weather
divert into the bizarre, fi rst in
forecaster in the country, Punxsutawney Phil, a
Mars, complete with its own
reluctant groundhog, emerges from his burrow each
alien space ship, and then
year on February 2 (Groundhog Day). If he sees his
shadow, the country faces six more weeks of winter;
in Evans City, home of
if not, spring will arrive early. Every year, crowds
the zombie hordes, at least
gather at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney to
cinematically. Several scenes
witness Phil’s emergence.
from 1968 fi lm Night of the
● Established in 1897, northern Pennsylvania’s
Living Dead were shot in
Route 6 became part of the highway system in 1925,
downtown Evans City and connecting the East Coast to the West Coast and
the Evans City Cemetery.
securing its place as one of the country’s longest and
most scenic highways.
Further on is New Castle,
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