Weekend Road Trips for the Fall
Trips to the beach, mountains, and rivers are now in the rear-view mirror, as the Fall season is upon us. Or are they? Fall means back-to-school, preparing for the holidays (if you’re on top of things), and settling back into a daily routine. These three, coffee fueled micro-adventures are sure to keep you motivated when the seasons start to change here in Pennsylvania.
Known as the “Pennsylvania Grand Canyon”, the Pink Creek Gorge in Tioga State Forest is one an 800-foot-deep gorge carved into the Allegheny Plateau. A 65-mile-long Rail Trail with plenty of public access and parking spots allows you to make this an intense 130-mile, round trip ride from Jersey Shore, PA to Wellsboro PA, or a relaxing, simple cruise up and down various sections of the trail. Visit the area when the leaves change color and let the mountains completely surround you in the bright Fall foliage, we all love. As water levels in the creek are usually lower in the Fall, be sure to come back in the Springtime if you’re looking to kayak or raft the class II-III whitewater offered on Pine Creek.
Wildly popular with locals, Raystown Lake is nestled in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, between Harrisburg and Altoona. Motorboats, including houseboats, stroll this 8,000-acre lake, located just outside of Huntingdon, PA. Revered by anglers, Raystown is home to the PA state record for striped bass, a whopping 53 pounds! A 118-mile shoreline, and 21,000 acres of public land allow land-lovers to enjoy the area as well. The Allegrippis Trail system, referred by some as PA’s best mountain bike trails, is located along the banks of Raystown Lake. Fast, flowing trails offer mountain biking that can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike.
A little closer to us here in Danville, PA, Halfway Dam is an awesome day trip. Located within R.B. Winter State Park, Halfway Dam offers hiking, biking, camping, and swimming off a 300-foot wide sand beach. R.B. Winter State Park is a 695-acre section of the larger Bald Eagle State Forest. Situated in a low lying basin, Halfway Dam is surrounded by rocky ridges and cool running creeks perfect for short excursions and full day hikes or bike rides, alike.
Every year we all look forward to summer, but summer is short. The Fall that follows is just as exciting and offers so much to do outdoors. From deep river gorges, to mountain top lakes, PA is an outdoor lover’s dream. Boil Line Coffee wants to inform you, our customers and friends, about all the area has to offer. Sometimes it just takes a little reminder, and a little coffee, to get motivated. Now, go grab some coffee, and get out there!